Stuart Murray has worked internationally in the IT industry for over 25 years, helping clients derive value from their investments. His experience re-architecting the IT service departments of client organizations has led to the alignment of IT with the business and has made the provision of services significantly more effective and efficient.
With experience leading engagements in business architecture, application architecture, data architecture, and technology architecture as well as process re-engineering, Stuart has created a datacenter product framework incorporating business and operational practices and a datacenter processing model to return superior efficiency and flexibility into major institutions.
He has extensive experience in application dependency analysis allowing highly optimized and risk averse datacenter migration strategies and plans to be developed.
A passion for delivering value through technology and the application of technology to deliver real business benefit are key drivers in Stuart's ideology.
He has written several articles for trade journals and has delivered talks on end-to-end service management and the journey to the cloud.
Kevin L. Jackson is a senior information technologist specializing in information technology solutions that meet critical Federal Government operational requirements. Currently he serves as Vice President and General Manager, Cloud Services with NJVC, one of the largest IT solutions providers supporting the United States Department of Defense.
Before joining NJVC, Mr. Jackson served in various senior management positions with Dataline, LLC; Cryptek Inc.; IBM; and JP Morgan Chase. In 2012, he was named Cyber Security Visionary by U.S. Black Engineer and Information Technology magazine.Mr. Jackson retired from the U.S. Navy, earning specialties in Space Systems Engineering, Airborne Logistics, and Airborne Command and Control. He also served with the National Reconnaissance Office, Operational Support Office, providing tactical support to Navy and Marine Corps forces worldwide.
Mr. Jackson is the founder and author of Cloud Musings (http://kevinljackson.blogspot.com) and the Founder and Editor of Government Cloud Computing on Ulitzer electronic magazine (http://govcloud.ulitzer.com). His first book, GovCloud: Cloud Computing for the Business of Government, Government Training Inc., was released in March 2011. Kevin is a co-author of the Intelligence and National Security Alliance whitepaper entitled Cloud Computing: Risks, Benefits, and Mission Enhancement for the Intelligence Community.
Kevin has been deeply involved in the broad collaborative effort between industry and the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology on the Federal Government's adoption of cloud computing technologies. He is the Chairman of the Network Centric Operations Industry Consortium's Cloud Computing Working Group, and his formal education includes a Master of Science, Electrical Engineering (Computer Engineering), a Master of Arts degree in National Security and Strategic Studies, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Aerospace Engineering.