WEF to SXSW: The Global Cloud Revolution
What if we put our collective technical expertise and resources to creating something more impactful than the next incremental addition to Twitter? Developing nations have an untapped potential to become regional hubs for research and development. Ideas are in abundance, but how can we help fuel this drive with essential tools and make them a reality? How can the cloud revolution enable these nations to grow into global think tanks?
In this session, World Economic Forum Young Global Leader Winston Damarillo will address the reason he sees the scarcity of computing resources as a matter of national security. The implementation of cloud has the potential to turbo-charge entrepreneurship in developing nations around the world – through allowing aspiring organizations to access high capacity computing power without the need to invest in hardware, software, network, and real-estate space, maximizing scarce energy resources.
The session will include the benefits of the cloud with respect to social development, indigenous innovation and economic growth, as well as the ways that we can leverage our Silicon Valley resources and expertise to change the world in ways that parallel the impact of Facebook and Twitter on our global network.
Winston Damarillo is a proven serial entrepreneur with a track record of building successful technology start-ups. His past entrepreneurial endeavors include several companies which Winston grew to profitability and subsequently sold to major IT players: Gluecode Software, an open source application infrastructure company which was acquired by IBM in 2005, Logicblaze, acquired by Iona Technologies in 2007, and Webtide, acquired by Intalio in 2009. Winston is also the chairman of the board of directors for Exist, an award-winning leader in enterprise software development, and MaestroDev, a collaborative software development automation company.
Prior to his entrepreneurial endeavors, Winston was among the highest performing venture capital professionals at Intel, having led the majority of his investments to either a successful IPO or a profitable corporate acquisition. In addition to leading Morphlabs, Winston is also involved in several organizations that are focused on combining the expertise of a broad range of thought leaders with advanced technology to drive global innovation and growth.
In 2011, Winston was selected as a Commissioner in the TechAmerica Foundation Commission on the Leadership Opportunity in the U.S. Deployment of the Cloud (CLOUD2)/State and Local Government (SLG), which will enable state and local governments to better serve their citizens by optimizing their use of cloud technologies and solutions.
As one of the prestigious Young Global Leader (YGL) honorees for 2010 and an active participant of the World Economic Forum, Winston is working with other leaders in business, government, academia and other disciplines to understand global challenges and trends and create a brighter future through the Open Cloud Initiative.
Winston is a trustee of the Philippine Development Foundation (PhilDev), an organization committed to social development initiatives for Filipinos in the Philippines and around the world by developing programs and supporting partnership initiatives in science, technology, innovation and entrepreneurship.
Winston holds a B.S. in Industrial and Mechanical Engineering from the De La Salle University.