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The Canadian Cloud Council and Boast Capital have just announced a 2-day enterprise conference called The Cloud Factoryto be held from April 7 and 8, 2014 in the beautiful resort town of Banff.

This Cloud Factory will bring together senior executives, corporate M&A teams, venture capitalists, enterprise startups, industry disruptors, technology thought leaders and global media to discuss disruptive innovations in cloud computing, big data and enterprise technology.

The conference has major focus on Women in Technology – featured tech women leaders include Linda Cureton, Former CIO of NASA; Theresa Payton, Former CIO of the US Federal Government; Paula Long, Founder and CEO of Data Gravity; Whitney Bouck, GM at Box; Cynthia Stoddard, CIO at NetApp; Perry Hewitt, Chief Digital Officer at Harvard University; Michelle Zatlyn, Cofounder of CloudFlare and C100 Charter member; Janet Wood, EVP at SAP; Shelley Kuipers, CEO of Chaordix; and Tori MacLean, Cofounder of BeauCoo.

“It is an honor to participate in this event alongside so many powerful women and discuss disruptive innovations in the enterprise,” said Linda Cureton, Former CIO of NASA. Linda just retired from NASA following a 34-year career as a civil servant and has started a new venture.

Day 1 of the conference is titled Democratizing the Enterprise and Day 2 of the conference is titled Growth Hacking the Enterprise.

“Many companies today are beginning to apply analytics to support specific parts of their business. However, significant efficiency gains remain for those organizations able to leverage their unstructured data to improve business processes.” said Paula Long, Cofounder and CEO of DataGravity. Paula recently raised $30 million in Series B funding from Andreessen Horowitz, and previously was the Cofounder of EqualLogic, which was acquired by Dell for $1.4 billion. Paula will share techniques for making smart investments in analytics to gain competitive advantage and explosive growth.

The Cloud Factory will feature keynote presentations, fireside chats, panel discussions, enterprise startup pitches, demo stations and post-event excursions and activities, and will culminate in the first ever Canadian Cloud Awards dubbed as the Oscar’s of Cloud Computing.

“We have assembled an all-star lineup of enterprise technologists and industry leaders and are expecting nothing short of an earth shattering event,” said Robert Hart, CEO of The Canadian Cloud Council. “The Cloud Factory intends to bridge the gap between Canadian innovation, funding and global commercialization and our message is simple – if the Canadian enterprise expects to remain competitive, agile, profitable and customer-focused, they need to leverage cloud computing as a net new way of doing business. There are quite simply no excuses left to delay or half-heart cloud adoption.”

Learn more and register for Super Early Bird pricing here: thecloudfactory.io.