Gary Thompson is the Co-founder and CEO of CLOUD, Inc. (www.cloudinc.org), a non-profit technology standard consortia founded in March 2009 and based in Austin, Texas. CLOUD has been featured as a keynote speaker at SWIFT's annual Sibos conference in October 2010 in Amsterdam and will be speaking at TEDxAustin on February 19, SXSW Interactive on March 14 and leading a panel at XBRL22 in Brussels the week following the European Identity Conference. Prior to CLOUD, Gary has been involved with numerous startups, all of which push the leading-edge of their industries, including his most recent role as founding VP of Sales and Marketing of Kimbia, Inc., a Web 2.0 online fundraising company for Giving Power™. Gary also served in several sales management capacities at Apple, Inc. over two decades. Former Governor Bush appointed Gary to the eGovernment Task Force for the State of Texas in 1999, and Gary was reappointed by Governor Perry to the Texas Online Authority until 2004. Gary’s education includes a BA from Northwestern University, an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management and a JD, University of Texas School of Law. Gary is deeply involved in the Austin community, having participated in the Leadership Austin Essential Class of 2004-2005 and currently serving as Board President for the local chapter of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/garyleethompson
European Identity Conference 2011
May 11, 2011
Cloud Standardization: From Open Systems to Closed Clouds?