Ok, so that’s not my “real” title. But recently I was asked to present in place of my company’s President, and this was the title bestowed to me by a marketing individual. In the press release, my title was listed as “Global Manufacturing Cloud Security Lead”. After I regained my composure from laughing hysterically at this misnomer, I replied-all to the message (which also included the President and the CFO in the message) jokingly requesting a raise and corner office.

All jokes aside, I will be presenting on October 11th, 2011 at Automation Alley in Troy at the event titled “A Day in the Clouds: Cloud Computing as a Growth Catalyst” on Secure Cloud Utilization Strategies. I’ll be discussing types of cloud security models, potential security issues, and how to mitigate those risks in the cloud.

Below is a link to the event on Automation Alley’s website, as well as some others that have picked up the story. If all goes well perhaps a video recording of the event will also be made available.

Media mentions of the event so far:

  • Automation Alley event page
  • Local Fox News mention by Murray Feldman in the Business events portion of the broadcast
  • WJR on-air live – Frank Beckmann
  • Great Lakes IT Report
  • Royal Oak Tribune and Patch on-line newspapers

From the Automation Alley site (modified to include my name):


  • Scott Caulk, VP Product Management, IDV Solutions
    Turbulence in the Cloud: Designing Business Intelligence Software Fit for the Firmament
  • Greg Frazier, Owner, Marsnet Software
    Cloud Computing Enabling Elastic Growth
  • Tatiana Melnik, Attorney, Dickinson Wright PLLC
    Cloud Computing and the Law: Concerns and Best Practices
  • Paul Czarnik, Chief Technology Officer, Compuware
    Cloud Performance: What Cloud Application Performance Means to the Business
  • Paul Miner (note: substituting is Matt Moldvan), Chief Technology Officer, Security Inspection Inc.
    Secure Cloud Utilization Strategies: How to Leverage Capabilities and Maximize Cost Savings

8:30 – 9:00 a.m. Registration and networking
9:00 a.m. – noon Program

Members – Pre-registration: $20; At the door: $30
Non-members – Pre-registration: $40; At the door: $50
Pre-registration closes October 7, 2011 at close of business.