Esri Developer Summit Keynote Will Dispel Misconceptions about the Cloud

IT Expert Steve Riley to Give Opening Address

March 5, 2012

Redlands, California—Steve Riley, technical leader, office of the chief technology officer (CTO) at Riverbed Technology, will provide the Keynote Address at this year's Esri Developer Summit. Riley's keynote, entitled In the Cloud, Everything You Think You Know Is Wrong, will seek to dispel myths and misunderstandings about the cloud and give a fresh perspective on geospatial development in decentralized data environments.

"For the 'digital native' generation, the cloud is the computer," says Riley. "There's no time for old-time lamentations about the good old days. To succeed today, you have to develop, manage, and secure for tomorrow."

Riley has more than 23 years of experience in information technology, with an emphasis on information security, local- and wide-area networks, and cloud computing. Before joining Riverbed, he worked at Amazon Web Services and Microsoft, where he specialized in information security, compliance, and policy. During that time, he traveled the world to speak at numerous telecommunications, information security, and Microsoft technical conferences.

The Esri Developer Summit will take place from March 26 to 29 at the Palm Springs Convention Center in Palm Springs, California. To register for the summit, visit

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