SAN MATEO, CA--(Marketwire - Oct 23, 2012) - SnapLogic, the leader in enterprise cloud integration, today announced the formation of its CIO Advisory Board, bringing valuable expertise from several veteran CIO heavyweights to guide SnapLogic in its mission to solve enterprises' integration challenges. With membership spanning active and former CIOs from Global 2000 organizations like Accenture, Deloitte, Disney, Electronic Arts, GE, Hilton and HP, the team of advisors is tasked with uncovering data-related trends in SaaS and cloud computing, as well providing counsel regarding SnapLogic's technology direction and economic model.
"Smart companies recognize the value of putting themselves in their customers' shoes, and I'm glad to see that SnapLogic is already seeing big dividends from its inaugural advisory board meeting," said Marina Levinson, chair of SnapLogic's CIO Advisory Board and founder and CEO of CIO Advisory Group. "We've assembled a rock star team of CIOs, who bring over 100 years of combined enterprise IT expertise across industries to the task of revolutionizing integration for enterprises moving to the cloud with SnapLogic."
In addition to Levinson, SnapLogic's CIO Advisory Board members include:
- Sheila Jordon, senior vice president of communication and collaboration IT,
- Dennis Self, CIO and vice president, Gilead Sciences
- Mark Tonnesen, CIO and senior vice president, Electronic Arts
- Shelton Waggener, senior Vice President, Internet2
- Robert Webb, consultant, former CIO and senior vice president, Hilton Hotels
Topics discussed in the board's first quarterly meeting ranged from the pace of cloud and big data adoption across functions, industries and geographies, to cloud and on-premise pricing models. One clear area of consensus across the board is that enterprises today are looking for a flexible approach that prevents application lock-in; whether as part of their mergers and acquisitions strategies, or to empower their business users to more easily benefit from the latest cloud apps. Another area of agreement is that self-service information access is key to reducing the workload on enterprise IT and to accelerating and empowering business units.
"It's powerful and humbling to sit at a roundtable with brilliant IT leaders and benefit from their first-hand knowledge of the fast changing technology landscape," said Gaurav Dhillon, chairman and CEO of SnapLogic. "I look forward to working with our CIO Advisory Board as we indentify more ways to relieve enterprises of their integration pain points, and help CIOs keep pace with new cloud initiatives, SaaS applications, and big data."
SnapLogic is the leader in enterprise cloud integration, transforming how companies connect business applications on-premise and in the cloud. With the award-winning SnapLogic Integration Platform, organizations can easily and securely connect a variety of applications or data sources together, while achieving radically better performance and faster implementations than with traditional integration technologies. SnapLogic offers a scalable enterprise integration hub, a browser-based drag and drop visual designer, and a rich library of connectors (called Snaps).
Based in San Mateo, Calif., SnapLogic's products are used by prominent companies in the Global 2000. SnapLogic is funded by leading venture investors, including Andreessen Horowitz and Ignition Partners. For more information, call +1.888.494.1570 or visit www.snaplogic.com.
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