I will be giving a couple of talks at Interop in New York City on October 20 and October 21.  Please let me know if you will be attending the conference and feel like talking about the cloud.  My abstracts are as follows:

Wednesday, October 20: 11:00 AM–11:45 AM

Location: Free Ed Room 2

Creating New Revenue Streams Using the Cloud: Associated Press Case Study - Sponsored by Microsoft

The Associated Press is the world’s largest syndicator of news content. Period. For them, the cloud offers the opportunity to further operationalize this asset, focus on the business challenges on hand and less on the infrastructure challenges. Join us for a case study in how they have used the Dallas data marketplace and other key building blocks of the Windows Azure Platform to create a new business opportunity. They will discuss their challenges, the approach, and lessons to date.

Thursday, October 21: 11:00 AM–11:20 AM

Associated Press Case Study: How to Use the Cloud to Monetize Content - Sponsored by Microsoft

Location: Cloud Zone Theater

Few companies appreciate archived data like the Associated Press. Normally archived data refers to info we never plan to use other than on an exception basis. Yet we will still incur costs like computer hardware and software, electric power, and human resources. Why not monetize that information via a data marketplace? This how-to session will do just that. We will walk through how you can use the “Dallas” data marketplace as AP did. You’ll learn how to create a cloud-based information marketplace that allows monetization of content via a unified provisioning and billing framework. Additionally, we will show how “Dallas” enables developers and information workers to easily discover, purchase, and manage premium data subscriptions for current or new business needs, via the Windows Azure platform. Join us and see it in action!