5th Annual UNC Charlotte Cloud and Mobile Computing/SaaS Conference


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5th Annual UNC Charlotte Cloud and Mobile Computing/SaaS Conference

Software as a Service (SaaS) has become a common delivery model for many business applications, including accounting, collaboration, customer relationship management (CRM), management information systems (MIS), enterprise resource planning (ERP), invoicing, human resource management (HRM), content management (CM) and service desk management. SaaS has been incorporated into the strategy of all leading enterprise software companies. One of the biggest selling points for these companies is the potential to reduce IT support costs by outsourcing hardware and software maintenance and support to the SaaS provider; however there are still many concerns surrounding security, legal, performance, and technical issues. 

This conference, hosted by the College of Computing and Informatics (CCI) at UNC Charlotte, will provide insight and answers for both IT and business professionals. The audience will include prospective customers of SaaS solutions (including non-technical business personnel), application service providers, infrastructure providers, technology providers, and associated support providers.

This conference will be held on Wednesday, April 24, 2013 on the UNC Charlotte Campus. It will start at 8:00 AM and conclude at 5:30 PM. CEU and CPE credits will be offered.

Our list of distinguished speakers includes:

Geoff Ables, C5 Insight
Ehab Al-Shaer, UNC Charlotte
Greg Artzt, Punc Technologies, Inc.
Mark Boggs, Verizon Wireless
Richard Brasser, rFactr
Shahab Choudhry, Propelics
Ted Claypoole, Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice
Jeremiah Cook, Varrow, Inc.
Steve Costa, InMage Systems
Denny Deaton
Philip Dodds, Dataset IO
John Espey, Reward Summit
Ben Harrison, DealCloud, Inc.
Brian Hitney, Microsoft
Henry Ijams, BillZap
Igor Jablokov, Blackstone Entrepreneurs Network
Josh Jewett, Family Dollar
John Kirkpatrick, Campus Grumble, Inc.
Michael Krumpe, Verizon Terremark
Abhishek Mehta, Tresata
Scott Middelbrooks, Perficient
Oneyka Nchege, Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated
Jeremy Olson, Tapity
Doug Rubin, Compass Group N. America
Chad Stachowicz, MindsMesh, Inc.
Ben Weiner, Titan Global Services
Paul Wetenhall, Charlotte Research Institute
Adam Zeck, Fast Market Holdings


To register from your computer or mobile device go to cci.uncc.edu/saas2013.  And don't forget to share with your social networks.  You can tweet us at #SAASUNCC13.

Registration closes April 21, 2013 at 11:59 PM.

On-line registration categories and rates include:

$125.00 Individual Registrant

$90.00* Special Association Member (*$125 after on-line registration deadline). Each association will be sending registration information to their members, which will include a specific registration code. Associations include: 

    • NCTA
    • NCHICA
    • CISSP
    • CrTec
    • IToLogy
    • CASN Business
    • BIG
    • SIM

If you are a member of one of these associations and haven’t received registration information, yet, please contact your association.

If you have any general event or registration questions, please contact us at (cci-events@uncc.edu).

Contact Marjorie Bray (Marjorie.Bray@uncc.edu) if you are interested in more information on sponsorship opportunities.

This year's sponsors include:

Gold Sponsor

Charlotte Research Institute 

Table Sponsor

Cardinal Innovations -  WCSR logo 4-13-11


Peak 10  Windstream Hosted Solutions  c5insight-logo  Inmage Logo Microsoft logo - Bronze - 9-7-11

About The College of Computing and Informatics 

The college of Computing and Informatics is the largest and most comprehensive technology program in North Carolina, and one of the largest in the nation offering scale and critical mass in cutting-edge research and innovation.  CCI provides academic programs in computer science, software and information systems, information technology, and bioinformatics and genomics.  It is also the home to leading research centers and institutes, including the Cyber Defense and Network Assurability (CyberDNA) Center, the Bioinformatics Research Center, the Charlotte Visualization Center, the Complex Systems Institute, and the Diversity in Information Technology Institute.  Active research awards currently total $35 Million.  

About UNC Charlotte

UNC Charlotte is North Carolina’s urban research university. It is the fourth largest campus among the 17 institutions of the University of North Carolina system and the largest institution of higher education in the Charlotte region. Fall 2012 enrollment exceeded 26,000 students, including 5,000 graduate students. 


  • When

  • April 24, 2013
    8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Eastern Time

  • Where

  • Cone University Center
    UNC Charlotte
    9201 University City Blvd.
    Charlotte, NC 28223

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