Jeff Kaplan, Host of Cloud Innovators Summits

The Cloud Innovators Summits showcase the latest innovations and best practices for success being generated by today’s rapidly expanding array of Cloud solutions, strategies, providers and users.

Our intimate, executive forums focus on the key business issues facing leading Cloud providers and enterprise decision-makers, and provide a collaborative atmosphere where industry leaders can share their experiences and perspectives candidly in a peer-to-peer networking environment.

The Summits are organized and hosted by THINKstrategies, the only independent consulting firm dedicated entirely to helping its clients better understand the business implications of the transformation of the software and technology industry from a product-centric to a services-driven marketplace. Since 2001, THINKstrategies has been helping its clients capitalize on these opportunities.

In 2010, THINKstrategies created the Cloud Computing Showplace, the largest vendor-independent online directory and best practice resource center, with over 2300 company listings divided into over 90 application, industry, technology and service categories.

History of Summits

In 2011, THINKstrategies hosted the first Cloud Channel Summit aimed at bringing together senior-level executives to discuss the unique challenges and new models for building successful partnering relationships in the Cloud. The success of the Cloud Channel Summit inspired us to host the executive forum again in 2012 and 2013.

In 2012, we launched a second executive forum focused on how the Cloud can enable organizations to capitalize on Big Data and deliver more powerful analytics capabilities to produce better business intelligence (BI) called the Cloud Analytics Summit. We hosted this event a second time in 2013.

In 2014, we are launching our latest event focused on the unprecedented business opportunities and key challenges associated with the rapidly evolving world of the ‘Internet of Things’ (IoT), called the Connected Cloud Summit. This event will bring together the leading providers of Cloud-based IoT solutions and corporate executives who are in the vanguard of deploying these new technologies to gain a competitive advantage in their respective industries.

Helping Companies

We are also leveraging our skills and experiences to help companies organize and host their own user conferences, partner summits and other corporate events. Here are some of the companies we’ve helped in the past year:

Contact us if you’d like to learn how you can participate in our upcoming events, or if you need help planning and hosting your corporate event.

About the Cloud Computing Showplace

The Cloud Computing Showplace is the largest, vendor-independent, online directory and industry best practice resource center in the Cloud market, with over 2300 solutions divided into over 90 application, service, technology and industry categories in the Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) and Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) areas, including Managed Services. For more information, go to, or contact

About THINKstrategies, Inc.

THINKstrategies is the only independent strategic consulting firm which focuses entirely on helping enterprise decision-makers, solution providers and investors capitalize on the unprecedented business opportunities created by the shift of the technology industry from a product-centric to a services-driven orientation, including Cloud Computing, Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) and Managed Services. For more information, visit, or contact