Tonight we had our first Kevy Connects event at the Atlanta Tech Village with over 250 registered attendees and a panel of Atlanta cloud software leaders including Reggie Bradford of Oracle / Vitrue, Michael Cohn of Cloud Sherpas, Bill Nussey of Silverpop, and Ed Trimble of Kevy. For the event, our goal was to bring together some of the major Software-as-a-Service companies in town to learn from each other and explore how we can continue to expand Atlanta’s strength in the world of cloud-based applications.
Here are a few takeaways from the first Kevy Connects event:
- Cloud-based software, while it’s been around for well over a decade, is one of the fastest growing software segments and shows no signs of slowing down
- Most companies that were originally averse to putting their information in the cloud due to security, availability, etc have come around and are now comfortable with it
- Integration of cloud apps is a big challenge for the industry and an opportunity for new entrants
- Atlanta’s extensive history of successful B2B software companies provides a strong foundation for the next generation of cloud-based software.
Overall, tonight’s event was a big success and we look forward to bringing the local cloud community together on a regular basis.
What else? What are some of your takeaways from the event and the impact of the cloud?