April 30 – May 2, 2024 | Stanford University in Palo Alto, CA

2024 Cloud Forum Schedule

Tuesday, 4/30

Date/Time (PDT)SessionSession Assets
11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.Registration check-in and Lunch
at the Jen-Hsun Huang Engineering Center Mackenzie Room
1 – 1:45 p.m.Opening/Survey results
1:45 – 2:15 p.m.Presentation: “Telling Our Story: The Somewhat Painful, Probably Never-Ending Search for Cloud Metrics
Rick Rhoades, Penn State University
2:15 – 2:45 p.m.Presentation: “Cloud Security Strategy: An Approach
Shelley Rossell, University of Chicago
2:45 – 3:15 p.m.Break
3:15 – 4 p.m.Lightning Talks
4 – 4:30 p.m.Presentation: “Meeting Our Users With Cloud Checkups
Matthew Rich, Northwestern University
4:30 – 5 p.m.Presentation: “Attracting Researchers to the Cloud
Jan Cheetham, University of Wisconsin-Madison
5 – 6 p.m.Travel by bus to the Reception
6 – 9 p.m.Reception at the Computer History Museum

Wednesday, 5/1

Date/Time (PDT)SessionSession Assets
8 – 8:45 a.m.Breakfast – Mackenzie Room
8:45 – 9 a.m.Welcome
9 – 9:45 a.m.Researcher Presentation: “More than just Research: Understanding and Addressing Gun Violence with a Data-driven and Community-engaged Approach
Susan Burtner, Northwestern University
(register to join virtually)
9:45 – 10:30 a.m.Researcher Presentation: “Digital Healthcare using Consumer Devices and Cloud Computing
Peter Washington, University of Hawaii
(register to join virtually)
10:30 – 10:45 a.m.Break
10:45 – 11:30 a.m.Researcher Presentation: “Artificial Intelligence for Animal Farming: Cloud Computing and Automation
João Dorea, University of Wisconsin-Madison
(register to join virtually)
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.Panel: How can cloud enablement best support researchers?
Susan Burtner, Northwestern University
Peter Washington, University of Hawaii
Joao Dorea, University of Wisconsin – Madison
Jason Armbruster, University of Colorado
(register to join virtually)
12:30 – 1:30 p.m.Lunch – Mackenzie Room
1:30 – 2 p.m.Presentation: “Rapid Evaluation of AI Tools
John Bailey, Washington University in St. Louis
2 – 2:30 p.m.Presentation: “New Developments and Challenges in Using Large Language Models in Academic Settings with Azure Service
Anna Alber, Chapman University
Phillip Lyle, Chapman University
2 – 2:45 p.m.Break
2:45 – 3:15 p.m.Presentation: “Leveraging the Cloud in Response to Campus Demands for AI
Timothy A Werth, Purdue Global
Justin Ward, Purdue Global
3:15 – 3:45 p.m.Presentation: “With Great Capability Comes Great Cost (Containment)
David Love, Stanford University
3:45 – 4 p.m.Break
4 – 5:30 p.m.Unconference
5:30 – 6 p.m.Break
6 – 8 p.m.Dinner

Thursday, 5/2

Date/Time (PDT)SessionSession Assets
8 – 9 a.m.Breakfast – Mackenzie Room
9 – 11:15 a.m.Workshop: “Beyond the Bill: FinOps Culture and Cloud Financial Responsibility”
11:15 – 11:30 a.m.Break
11:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.Presentation: “CloudBank at Five Years
Rob Fatland, University of Washington
12 – 1 p.m.Lunch – Mackenzie Room
1 – 1:30 p.m.Presentation: “Flattening the learning curve: A comprehensive training paradigm
Priya Desai, Stanford University
1:30 – 2 p.m.Presentation: “Landing Zone Accelerator at CU Boulder
Jason Armbruster, Colorado University – Boulder
2 – 2:30 p.m.Presentation: “Azure Infrastructure as Code Framework
George Kopf, Princeton University
2:30 – 3 p.m.Break
3 – 3:30 p.m.Presentation: “Does your DaaS still Dazzle?
Chris Manly, Cornell University
3:30 – 4 p.m.Presentation: “Overcoming Nephophobia: Case Studies
Kari Robertson, University of California Office of the President
4 – 5 p.m.Open Discussion and Wrap-up


Cloud Forum Timeline

  • Nominations for Research Presentations Opens: September 27, 2023
  • Call for Proposals Opens: October 16, 2023
  • Nominations for Research Presentations Closes: November 3, 2023
  • Call for Proposals Closes: November 27, 2023
  • Researcher Notification: December 1, 2023
  • Speaker Notification: January 4, 2024
  • Schedule Posted: February 1, 2024
  • Registration Opens: February 1, 2024
  • Cloud Forum Convenes: April 30 – May 2, 2024