Women and Cloud Computing, Part II: Four Leading Ladies in the Cloud Conversation

Women and Cloud Computing, Part II: Four Leading Ladies in the Cloud Conversation

This series of articles shines a light on impactful female figures in cloud computing and seeks to spark a conversation on the place of women in technology.

Two thousand twelve looks to be a breakout year for several standout members of the cloud computing community, all of whom just happening to be of the female persuasion. Anticipate big things from this dynamic quartet throughout the year.

Vanessa Alvarez

As an analyst for Forrester Research, Ms. Alvarez has consistently developed a formidable reputation as an expert on storage architecture and strategy. Last year, The Next Web hailed her as one of twenty-five most influential people in cloud computing in terms of Twitter activity; Alvarez earned an enviable PeerIndex score of 66, a well-respected indicator of authority and trustworthiness.

Her stance at the vanguard of cloud computing as it evolves has allowed her to straddle both social media and traditional news; Bloomberg TV, Forbes, and CNNMoney are just a few of the prestigious outlets who regularly seek out her opinion on all things cloud.

Denise Dubie

Multihyphenate Dubie — an editor of impressive sources such as CIO.com, writer for outlets like ComputerWorld, and technological whiz — also factored among TNW’s major leagues of cloud computing voices. She primarily concentrates her opinion on issues of service assurance, management of information technology, and automation. Dubie currently serves as the New Media Principal at CA Technologies and maintains the crisp and comprehensive blog site, Service Assurance Daily.

Riitta Raesmaa

A 67 score on PeerIndex underscores the heft of Ms. Raesmaa’s notoriety and industry-wide respect. This Helsinki-born entrepreneur locates the cloud among the other critical components in the constellation of current technology: enterprise 2.0, social media, and SaaS. “Always in beta,” as is her motto, Raesmaa maintains a bilingual blog (readable in both English and Finnish), @Raesmaa. The self-professed bookworm also served as a founding partner for Sopima.

Renee Schmidt

Schmidt, a dynamo in the conversation on women in technology, helms the popular blog SheBytes. She also co-founded major New York City cloud host Madison Technology, which continues to earn clout as a major provider of Infrastructure as a Service, or IaaS. The cloud computing guru emphatically examples how women can comport themselves as ladies without sacrificing technological authority; Schmidt’s affinity for stilettos has yet to stop junkets like Fox News from enlisting her point of view on the cloud and female entrepreneurship.

Read: Women and Cloud Computing, Part I

By Jeff Norman

Jeff Norman

Jeff Norman is a freelance writer currently based in New York City. He's moved into writing about cloud computing from substantial work in culture and the arts. He earned his undergraduate degree in English at Stanford and has studied at Oxford and Cambridge.

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