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The Stanford Center for Professional Development has collaborated with the Computer Science Department to offer one of the most uniquely taught and interesting courses offered on Cloud computing in all of academia. Taught by Dr. Timothy Chou who has over twenty years of technology industry experience including serving as president of Oracle OnDemand and founder of three companies, the course last year featured the follow speakers:
Bruce Chizen – former President & CEO, Adobe
Erich Clementi – General Manager, IBM Cloud Computing (NYSE: IBM)
Lars Daalgard – President & CEO, Successfactors (NASDAQ: SFSF)
Vic Gundontra – Vice President, Engineering, Google (NASDAQ: GOOG)
Reid Hoffman – Executive Chairman and Co-Founder, LinkedIn
Jeffrey Jordan – President & CEO, Opentable (NASDAQ: OPEN)
Rick Rudman – President & CEO, Vocus (NASDAQ: VOCS)
Randy Spratt – Executive VP, CIO & CTO, McKesson (NYSE: MCK)
As of late August, the speakers for Autumn, 2010 have not been announced.
Dr. Timothy Chou also makes the course materials available online, including his book, Introduction to Cloud Computing. You can find the entire Cloud Computing CS309 course presentations and materials online at this link.
Bottom line: Stanford’s Center for Professional Development does an outstanding job with its programs, I have attended them in the past and they are excellent. Be sure to check out Dr. Tim Chou’s book on cloud computing. It is free and is a fast, highly informative read about cloud computing.