Miami Finance Forum Hosts CEO Power Breakfast in the Cloud 6/9/11

CEO Power Breakfast: “Breakfast in the Cloud: What You Need to Know About Cloud Computing”
Miami Finance Forum
7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m., Thursday, June 9
The Bankers Club
2 South Biscayne Blvd.
Miami, FL 33131
Members: $20; Non-members: $55

Leading South Florida Technology Executives To Discuss Practical Applications
Of Cloud Computing For Legal, Financial And Other Professional-Services Firms

Miami Finance Forum’s CEO Power Breakfast and Discussion Moderated by Kaufman, Rossin & Co., Features Speakers from Terremark, CareCloud, Compuquip Technologies and ICG

The Miami Finance Forum (MFF) will serve as host to a “CEO Power Breakfast” and panel discussion titled, “Breakfast in the Cloud: What You Need to Know about Cloud Computing.” The panel, moderated by Jorge Rey of Kaufman, Rossin & Co., will seek to demystify cloud computing and answer the main question on the minds of legal, finance and other professionals: “What exactly do ‘I’ need to know about cloud computing, and how can it support my business goals?” Unlike other panels that have covered cloud in broad, technical terms, this high-level discussion will provide practical strategies and tactics to leverage cloud services to benefit businesses. The event takes place at 7:30 a.m. Thursday, June 9, at The Bankers Club, 2 South Biscayne Blvd., Miami, FL 33131.

At the event, industry leaders will take a narrow approach to discuss and reveal practices that specifically relate to South Florida businesses in the professional-services industries. In addition, panelists will explore ways that cloud services can reduce a company’s IT expenses, enhance computing power, leverage software as a service (SaaS) applications and protect critical data.

Panel speakers include Marvin Wheeler, chief strategy officer with Terremark Worldwide, the operator of the Network Access Point (NAP) of the Americas, the only facility of its kind specifically designed to link Latin America with the rest of the world. The NAP of the Americas was sold to Verizon last month for approximately $1.5 billion to accelerate Verizon’s cloud computing strategy. Other speakers include:
· Albert Dosal, President & CEO, Compuquip Technologies
· Ed Gross, President, ICG
· Albert Santalo, Founder, President & CEO, CareCloud

The Miami Finance Forum (MFF) is a not-for-profit organization supporting the growth of South Florida’s network of finance and investment professionals. It is dedicated to expand the knowledge base and professional practices of its members while ensuring the region continues to attract and retain top talent. Its membership roster is comprised of professionals experienced in private equity, hedge funds, venture capital, commercial banking, investment banking, wealth management, legal, accounting and other related professional-services industries. Since its founding in 2006, the MFF has been known for its event series, including its panel discussions, private roundtables, and happy hour mixers. More information is available at

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