Although I was not present, by all accounts PACT's Phorum 2012 Cloud Computing Conference held yesterday at World Cafe Live was a big success, and served its purposes in bringing together and creating a sense a community among participants in the area's Cloud Computing industry, as well as highlighting Philly's capabilities nationally.
Phorum Advisory Board Chair Bob Moul told Philly Tech News by email that 430 people signed up (capacity was about 400) although he doesn't have final attendance figures yet, "and we've had overwhelming positive response". Don Norbeck, a bicoastal executive (Philly & California) with Cloud joint venture VSE tweeted: "another great session and great conversations in between faith in #Philly tech restored again".
There really hadn't been a high quality event like this in Philadelphia focusing on enterprise computing in a long time.
UXFlip, which provides a platform for building native mobile apps and was in DreamIt Ventures' 2011 Philly class, was Demo Pit “Best in Show” winner, as voted by conference attendees. The other finalists were online interactive video content provider cWyze and West Chester-based online employee scheduling platform ReadySetWork, which was acquired early this month by West Chester-based payroll services provider PrimePay .
You can view the slides from the presentations at Phorum here.
Another useful resource is a list of firms represented at the Phorum.
Videos are said to be coming.
Planning is already underway for Phorum 2013.
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