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2012 Fukuoka Ruby forum
Sponsor: Fukuoka Ruby Business Hub Promotion Committee

Fukuoka Ruby Business Hub Promotion Committee

February 23, 2012

Heian Ballroom, Hotel Okura Fukuoka

Time Program
13:30-13:45 Short Talk 1
Katsutoshi Arie
Chairman, Fukuoka Ruby Business Hub Promotion CommitteeShort Talk 2
Hiroshi Ogawa
Governor of Fukuoka Prefecture
13:45-14:30 Ceremony
2012 Fukuoka Ruby Award
14:30-14:40 Intermission
14:40-16:25 John DillonKeynote 1: New Business with the Cloud (tentative)
John Dillon
CEO, Engine Yard, Inc.

John has over 20 years of experience in executive leadership positions and has delivered several successful exits as CEO of well-known technology companies including and Hyperion as well as Navis, the leading provider of shipping logistics software. Prior to his CEO roles, John held sales management positions at Oracle and Arbor Software and was a systems engineer at EDS (Electronic Data Systems). John holds an MBA from Golden Gate University and began his career with a B.S. in engineering from the U.S. Naval Academy, serving for five years as an engineer in the nuclear submarine service.

Derek CollisonKeynote 2: Is being beautiful enough?
Derek Collison
CTO and Chief Architect, Cloud Application Platforms, VMware Inc.

Ruby is a beautiful language by all accounts, but is that enough to enable new opportunities in the ever changing landscape? This talk will discuss the changes and trends within the industry that have given rise to incredible opportunities for new languages and technologies to play significant roles.

Derek Collison is widely regarded as an expert in distributed and cloud computing systems. With tenures at VMware, Google, and TIBCO, he specializes in distributed systems architecture and high performance event based systems. His current focus is Cloud Computing and Platform as a Service (PaaS) systems such as Cloud Foundry, which he designed and architected.

16:25-16:45 Intermission
16:45-17:50 Presentations
Recipient of the 2012 Fukuoka Ruby Award
18:00-19:00 Networking
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