Patrick Kerpan

Patrick Kerpan
CTO, Cohesive Flexible Technologies

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Patrick Kerpan is the President and chief technology officer (CTO) for CohesiveFT, the provider of Secure Cloud Container Solutions including Elastic Server for virtual image management and VPN-Cubed for cloud networking. In these roles, Kerpan is responsible for directing product, technology and sales strategy.

Kerpan brings more than 20 years of software experience to the role of CTO and was one of CohesiveFT’s founders in 2006. Previously he was the CTO of Borland Software Corp which he joined in 2000 through the acquisition of Bedouin, Inc., a company that he founded. Kerpan was also the vice president and general manager of the Developer Services Platform group at Borland, where he was instrumental in leading the Borland acquisition of StarBase in 2003.

Before founding Bedouin, Inc., Kerpan was a managing director responsible for derivatives technology at multiple global investment banks.

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Location: Portland_Ballroom
Tags: cloud
Patrick Kerpan (Cohesive Flexible Technologies)
Average rating: ***..
(3.29, 7 ratings)
The cloud is surrounded by many claims but how many of these stand up to scrutiny. How many are based on fact or are simply wishful thinking? Is cloud computing green, will it save you money, will it lead to faster rates of innovation? We explore this subject and look at the dirty little secrets that no-one wants to tell you. Read more.
Location: Portland_Ballroom
Sam Johnston (Google), Benjamin Black (Boundary), Subra Kumaraswamy (eBay Inc), Mark Masterson (CSC), Patrick Kerpan (Cohesive Flexible Technologies), Stephen O'Grady (Redmonk)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 5 ratings)
Do standards matter in the cloud, are they important or a pointless waste of time which is more likely to inhibit innovation rather than benefit it? Read more.
Location: Portland_Ballroom
Tags: cloud, api, debate
George Reese (enStratus Networks LLC), James Duncan (Joyent), Subra Kumaraswamy (eBay Inc), Mark Masterson (CSC), Patrick Kerpan (Cohesive Flexible Technologies), Stephen O'Grady (Redmonk)
Average rating: **...
(2.80, 5 ratings)
One of the major concerns around cloud computing is lock-in but can open APIs solve this problem. Are they enough to create portability and interoperability between providers? Can Open APIs mean that a proprietary platform can be a friend to the open source world? Read more.
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