2015 Schedule

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Thursday, Oct 1
10:00am — 11:30am
Galvanize (Golden Triangle) - No Sessions
82 attending

Scaling + Security for Your Cloud Strategy

Over the past decade we have seen technology evolution accelerate at an unprecedented pace. New platforms, new solutions—even entirely new business models—are emerging so fast that it’s no wonder it’s so difficult for today’s start up businesses to keep up. And at the center of it all? The cloud….a term so overused and over-hyped that you can ask 10 different people what it is and get 10 different answers.

We'll help you find the cloud strategy that aligns with your evolving needs as a startup.


  1. Autumn Salama, Director, Solutions Management at Zayo
  2. Chris Gallo (Softlayer)
  3. Erik Adelson (Softlayer)

10:00 am Event Start
10:00 - 10:30 am Networking HH
10:30 am Panelists introduce themselves
10:30 - 11:00 am Panel Discussion with Autumn, Chris & Erik
11:00 - 11:30 am Q&A from the Audience
11:30 am Thank you's


Autumn Salama

Autumn Salama is the Director of Solutions Management for Cloud Infrastructure at Zayo. In her role she is responsible for complete product life cycle management including new product development and marketing for Zayo’s cloud services portfolio. Prior to joining Zayo, Mrs. Salama held several different operational management roles at Latisys (acquired by Zayo in February) including overseeing the implementation team, critical infrastructure group and network operations center at various different time periods. Mrs. Salama holds a B.S. in Computer Information Systems from the Metropolitan State College of Denver.

Erik Adelson
Erik has been working in the hosting industry in both the USA and Japan for over 10 years. After graduating from Wayne State University in Detroit with a Degree in Computer Science, he worked as a software developer and systems engineer in the automotive and aerospace sectors. While in Tokyo, Erik worked for Rakuten's ISP/Hosting division followed by 2 years in the financial markets yelling and screaming on a trading floor. After his 5 year stint in Japan he has spent the most recent years working at startups and web hosting companies. Now based in Austin, Texas he enjoys eating BBQ, travelling, and working on sports cars.

Christopher Gallo
Christopher Gallo is a Developer and Systems Administrator with a passion for optimization and performance. Now Chris works as a Developer Advocate, helping other developers plug into SoftLayer’s API, along with contributing to SoftLayer’s open source projects and preaching the glories of automation. Chris started his career on the front lines of support and has worked as a full-time systems administrator for a large-scale shared hosting environment, a professional services systems administrator and a senior developer responsible for keeping a fleet of appliances online.