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Will Cloud Computing Really Be Bigger Than The Internet?

Lecture Center for Global Humanities Lecture/Seminar Series

Jacqueline Vanacek

Jacqueline Vanacek

Vice President and Cloud Computing Evangelist with SAP

Do you use Facebook? Then you’re in the cloud! Store songs in iCloud? Clearly in the cloud! Twitter? You’re a cloud expert!

With adoption skyrocketing, cloud computing is destined to become the new computer model for the next 20-25 years. Combined with mobility, social media apps and “big data,” cloud will have an even greater impact than the early Internet--on how we live, work, govern, and even educate!

Welcome to the next big IT inflection point!

In this talk, we’ll learn about what “the cloud” is and explore real stories of how it’s bringing the world together in ways not possible before. The ways we create business, predict natural disasters, reinvent transportation, promote democracy, expand the Genome and deliver higher education are all being reinvented by the cloud.

How is the cloud affecting YOU? Join us for a fun talk on what’s here now—and what’s coming!


Jacqueline Vanacek is a Vice President and Cloud Computing Evangelist with SAP, the largest enterprise software provider in the world. She is also a U.S. Commissioner on the Federal and State-Local Cloud Commissions to transform government. She blogs regularly on Forbes and contributes to the U.S. High Tech Lobby policy blog.

Jacqueline shared her Sand Hill Group study’s findings with U.S. Departments of State and Commerce on how cloud impacts job creation and economic growth. She also engages with the European Union and is educating several Asian nations on their cloud opportunity.

Jacqueline worked in the technology industry for 25 years and currently resides in Silicon Valley.
Follow @JacquelnVanacek on Twitter for how cloud is reinventing our world.


A reception will be held at 5pm at the UNE Art Gallery


Center for Global Humanities


(207) 221-4335

CGH Lecture Series Jacqueline Vanacek
6:00 PM
WCHP Lecture Hall

Portland Campus

Free and open to the public