M/C Partner's Gillis Cashman to Explore Impact of Cloud Computing on Communication Infrastructure and Service Providers at COMPTEL PLUS CEO Breakfast
February 21, 2012
Gillis Cashman, managing partner at M/C Partners, will be the featured speaker at the CEO Breakfast, which will be held in conjunction with the COMPTEL PLUS Spring 2012 Convention & EXPO, which is taking place April 15-18 in San Francisco.
Cashman will speak to the invitation-only gathering of CEOs about how the migration to cloud computing is changing the distribution and consumption of traditional communications, IT and media services. He also will address what opportunities and threats the move to the cloud poses for service providers and existing communications infrastructure.
"Communication network and service providers are playing an ever more critical role in the evolution of computing. In recent years, growth of computing power has far outpaced growth of capacity of access networks," said Cashman. "As computing migrates from the device into the cloud, this dynamic can no longer persist. Pervasive "intelligent" broadband networks are the foundation of cloud computing. The delivery and consumption traditional communication, IT and media services will change dramatically, disrupting the existing value chains and resulting in the creation of new products and services, new business models and new companies at the intersection of these industries."
As managing partner at M/C Partners, Cashman leads the broadband infrastructure and services portion of the firm's portfolio. He currently serves as chairman of Baja Broadband, and is on the Board of Directors of Zayo Group, Corelink Data Centers, CSDVRS, GTS Central Europe and PlumChoice. In the past, he has been on the board of ICG Holdings (sold to Level 3), City Signal Communications (sold to Cavalier Telephone), Elantic Networks (merged with Cavalier Telephone), FDN Networks (merged with NuVox Communications) and Cavalier Telephone (sold to PAETEC), as well as holding a Board of Director observer seat at NuVox Communications (sold to Windstream) and Telution (sold to CSG). Prior to joining M/C Partners, Cashman was with Salomon's Telecommunications Corporate Finance Group, where he focused on mergers and acquisitions. He earned an A.B. in Economics with distinction from Duke University.
The CEO Breakfast is scheduled from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. on Monday, April 16. It is an invitation-only event, open to C-level executives at COMPTEL member companies. For more information, please e-mail Tracy MacDonald.