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Joe Weinman was most recently Senior Vice President, Telx, responsible for leading cloud services business development and strategy. He joined Telx with over 30 years of experience in executive leadership positions at AT&T, Hewlett-Packard, and Bell Laboratories, in areas such as corporate strategy, business development, product management, operations, and R&D.

Named a Top 10 Cloud Computing Leader by TechTarget, Weinman is a frequent keynote speaker, blogger and the founder of Cloudonomics, a rigorous, multidisciplinary analytical approach leveraging economics, behavioral economics, statistics, calculus, computational complexity theory, simulation, and system dynamics to characterize the sometimes counter-intuitive multi-dimensional business, financial, and user experience benefits of cloud computing and other on-demand, pay-per-use business models. He is the author of Cloudonomics: The Business Value of Cloud Computing, published by John Wiley & Sons and available worldwide in hardcover and ebook. He is also the chair of the IEEE Intercloud Testbed executive committee.

Mr. Weinman has been awarded 20 U.S. and international patents in areas such as line coding, simulation and workflow, consumer goods, wireless technologies, telecommunications, cloud and distributed computing, web search algorithms, and homomorphic encryption. He is also a recipient of the AT&T Architecture Award, the AT&T Patent Achievement Award, and multiple AT&T Distinguished Speaker Awards.

He has had a variety of articles and talks published in the print and/or on-line editions of The New York Times, Business Week, Entrepreneur, Forbes, Wired, CNN Money, Business Communications Review, Global Telecoms Business, BillingOSS Magazine, InformationWeek, GigaOM, Salon, VON, the ACM, the IEEE, CIO Magazine, and The AT&T Technical Journal, and occasionally contributes to his own blogs, Cloudonomics.com and The Network Effect. He has also been selected as a Netflix Cloud Prize judge, featured in Art and Living magazine, appeared multiple times on Asian, U.S., and European television, is frequently quoted in the U.S. and international magazine, newspaper, and online media, and appears in a number of on-line videos such as the New York Times Timescast, The Street, and for various companies and events.

He received a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in Computer Science from Cornell University and the University of Wisconsin - Madison respectively, and completed Executive Education at the International Institute for Management Development in Lausanne, Switzerland.

He is currently or has been a member of a well-known Silicon Valley Venture Capital Technology Advisory Board, the IBM Advanced eBusiness Council, the Cisco Global Customer Advisory Board, the Intel Communications Board of Advisors, the Veritas (now Symantec) Utility Computing Advisory Board, the Hitachi Technology Advisory Council, the EMC Customer Advisory Council, the Technology Manager's Forum Corporate Advisory Board, where he has been a Best Practice Awards judge, the Technology Advisory Board of a Silicon Valley start-up, and supported initiatives and events of the World Economic Forum, the United Nations / International Telecom Union, the United States FCC and State Department Public-Private Partnership U.S. Telecom Training Institute He is a past Chairman of the joint National Science Foundation / Industry Advisory Board of the Center for the Management of Information at the University of Arizona. He is a member of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, and serves on the program planning committees of a number of cloud computing conferences including TechWeb's Cloud Connect and the IIR Telecom Cloud Summit, the Pacific Telecommunications Council, the Board of Directors of the University of Southern California Institute for Communications Technology Management, and the 4G Americas Board of Governors.

He has been Master of Ceremonies, keynoted, moderated, judged, presented, and/or been a panelist at numerous events globally, including:

      The United Nations International Telecommunications Union and ITU Technical Symposium;

Analyst events, e.g., Gartner ITxpo, IDC, IIR Telecom Cloud Summit (Europe and Asia), Tier1 Research (Hosting and Cloud Transformation Summit), the 451 Group ICE (Information, Communications, Entertainment), GilderTech Telecosm, Yankee Group; and Light Reading/Heavy Reading's Ethernet Expo Americas, Telecommunications Industry of America/GlobalComm Masterclass, and Future of Optical Networking events;

Vendor events, e.g., for Alcatel-Lucent, AT&T, BEA, Cisco, EMC, Hitachi Data Systems, HP, IBM, MetaSwitch, Niksun, SAP, Sonus Networks, and Veritas (now Symantec);

Publisher events, e.g., Forbes' Telecosm, Capacity Media, CDM Media, Giga Omni Media's Structure, VentureBeat CloudBeat, IDG's Cloudworld U.S. and Cloud & Data Center World Korea, CEO/CIO China, Disaster Recovery Journal, Contingency Planning and Management, Enterprise Systems Journal, GDS Publishing, CIO Magazine, Techweb's VoiceCon, Interop NYC, Interop LV, and Cloud Connect, Dealmaker Media's "Under the Radar";

Industry association events, e.g., Argyle Executive Forum, the Churchill Club, GSMA's Mobile World Congress, SWIFT Sibos, Pacific Telecommunications Council, India's NASSCOM, Telecommunications Management Forum Management World and Management World Americas, Telco 2.0, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Technology Time Machine, CLOUD, Cloudcom, and Globecom, the International Federation of Information Processing (IFIP), the Software and Information Industry Association, South by Southwest; the Technology Manager's Forum, the New England Business and Technology Association, and the Insurance Accounting and Systems Association;

Exhibitions, e.g., the Federal Office Systems Exhibition, GITEX/GulfComms (Gulf IT Expo, Dubai), the Hong Kong Banking and Finance Exhibition;

Trade association events, e.g., the United States Telecom Association, the Software & Information Industry Association, the Confederation of Indian Industry, the Telecommunications Industry Association, the Vancouver Board of Trade, and the American Chamber of Commerce (Beijing).

University and Institute events, e.g., The Milken Institute, NYU, University of Southern California Institute for Communications Technology Management, University of Pennsylvania Law School, Hong Kong Polytechnic, Fairleigh Dickinson University, and the Technology Institute of Monterrey (Mexico);

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Prior to Telx, he led the Communications, Media, and Entertainment segment globally for Hewlett-Packard's Business Solutions organization, with responsibility for a multi-hundred million dollar software portfolio and a team spanning the Americas, EMEA, and Asia/Pacific.

Prior to HP, he was an executive at AT&T, where he led the assessment and creation of strategic solutions and new offers based on emerging technologies and next generation business models, such as high definition immersive video conferencing, utility, grid, and cloud computing, unified communications and collaboration, web services, application services, IP Video, Display over IP, Radio Frequency Identification / Electronic Product Codes, advanced optical networking, storage and information lifecycle management, intelligent networking, next generation management, and application-aware networking; developed alliance relationships; and evaluated firms for possible M&A or equity investments.

Previously, he led engineering and operations for AT&T's Business Continuity organization responsible for the end-to-end process of ensuring IT continuity, reliability, availability, and performance for AT&T and its customers. This included analysis, architecture, engineering, planning, implementation, operations, and incident management. In addition, he has developed advanced simulation tools and object management software to support risk management, DR planning, process engineering, reliability, SLA engineering, and financial analysis.

Until 1996, he led the Quality, Process, and Business practice of AT&T Bell Laboratories, where he led a team of over 100 consultants in business process reengineering, quality, ISO 9000, the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, software quality assurance, and project management. This team supported AT&T's unprecedented success in winning three Baldrige awards and Japan's Deming Prize. Prior to that he headed the global sales efforts for AT&T Bell Labs consulting services, where he successfully initiated global consulting for AT&T through engagements with European banks, IT service firms, and telecoms.

He has consulted, trained, and lectured industry and government clients and audiences throughout the U.S., Canada, Mexico, South America, Western Europe and Scandinavia, the Middle East, India, Mainland China / Hong Kong, South Korea, Japan, and Australia. He has led teams and initiatives spanning business development, strategic alliance development, global sales, mergers and acquisitions and equity investments, strategic planning, product marketing and management, engineering economic analysis, software development, systems engineering, operations planning, business strategy, technology strategy, business continuity and disaster recovery, systems and business unit integration planning, and process engineering and reengineering consulting, training, and/or automation projects for domestic and international paper, metals, computer, retail, banking, and telecommunications companies as well as postal, defense, and communications agencies in the U.S. government.

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