VentureBeat, the leading news site for innovation in business, today announces the finalists for its Innovation Showdown at their CloudBeat 2011 conference. Ten finalists – ranging from new and emerging businesses to industry veterans – will take the stage to showcase how they are using new technologies to drive the cloud revolution.
During the Innovation Showdown, the finalists will take the stage and have four minutes each to deliver a dynamic presentation on how their products or services are disruptive cloud technologies. Each finalist will present to a team of industry experts, venture capitalists and actual enterprise customers. The team of experts will then deliberate to determine the overall winner, who will receive an editorial with VentureBeat, introductions to potential customers and investors, as well as other prizes. All 10 finalists have also been invited to attend a special boot camp session hosted by Sequoia Capital.
Without further ado, the 10 Innovation Showdown finalists are:
• GigaSpaces Technologies
• Oxygen Cloud
• Zadara Storage.
“The ten finalists represent the most innovative, forward thinking companies that are truly changing the cloud landscape,” said Matt Marshall, editor-in-chief and founder of VentureBeat. “Each company’s presentation will deliver a first-hand look at the technologies that are driving this sector and deliver a preview of what the future looks like. We can’t wait for the companies to take the stage and battle it out for the honor of being the number one cloud technology at CloudBeat 2011.”
Taking place December 1, the Innovation Showdown will be held at The Hotel Sofitel San Francisco Bay in Redwood City, California.
VentureBeat (venturebeat.com), founded in 2006 to cover news and perspective about innovation for forward-thinking executives, has emerged to become one of the “best blogs on the Web” according to the New York Times. VentureBeat runs several conferences, including GamesBeat, MobileBeat and CloudBeat. It also produces DEMO.com, the leading conference for emerging technology product launches.
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