ORG University of California, Los Angeles Title BIO Director, UCLA Software Licensing Instructor/Advisor, Contracting for Cloud Computing Services Thomas Trappler (www.thomastrappler.com) has extensive experience leading enterprise-wide IT procurement and vendor management initiatives and negotiations. He is a nationally recognized expert in cloud computing risk mitigation via contract negotiation and vendor management, and was named a "Cloud Luminary" by CA Technologies alongside such distinguished thought leaders as Vivek Kundra, Nicholas Carr and Timothy Chou. Dubbed the "Cloud Contract Advisor" by Computerworld, Mr. Trappler has presented at numerous events, including Cloud Expo, CA World, Security Threats Conference, Educause Annual Conference, The Business of Cloud Computing Conference, and the Security Professionals Conference. He writes a monthly column for Computerworld regarding cloud computing contracts, co-authored the book "Contracting for Cloud Services", and has published articles on cloud contracting and open source software for Educause Quarterly. Mr. Trappler has lectured at UCLA and the Polytechnic Institute of New York University, and co-developed and teaches "Contracting for Cloud Computing Services",the original seminar focused on cloud computing contract issues.