Mario Mueller, Chair of Open Data Center Alliance and BMW VP, to Keynote at TM Forum's Digital Disruption 2013

SAN JOSE, Oct. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Open Data Center Alliance (ODCA) today announced that Mario Mueller, ODCA's  chair and VP of IT Infrastructure at BMW, will keynote at TM Forum's Digital Disruption 2013 taking place at the San Jose Convention Center on October  28 - 31st.  Mueller will provide an overview of collaboration activities between TM Forum and ODCA and will discuss BMW's enterprise cloud implementation, which is based on ODCA's cloud usage models and requirements.

"We're honored to be joining the impressive line-up of expert speakers presenting at Digital Disruption 2013 and look forward to demonstrating how enterprises are using ODCA usage models today to deploy cloud services that are interoperable, secure and free of vendor lock-in," said Marvin Wheeler, executive director, Open Data Center Alliance. "We welcome and encourage all Digital Disruption 2013 participants to attend Mueller's session to gain an understanding of ODCA usage models and to see how ODCA leadership and its members are driving the enterprise ready cloud forward."

Mueller will discuss the ODCA BMW cloud implementation during the Enterprise Dimension Fireside Chat panel session taking place on Tuesday, October 29 at 11:30am. The BMW cloud strategy is highlighted in a video and discussed in detail in the recently released Open Data Center Alliance: Private Cloud Strategy at BMW white paper. The paper has been developed by ODCA to serve as a model for helping other enterprises establish their own path to the cloud and as a resource solution providers can use to identify requirements for enterprise ready cloud service delivery. 

ODCA was launched in 2010 and since then the organization has released over 25 enterprise cloud and big data usage models and requirements documents focused on Secure Federation, Automation, Common Management and Policy, and Transparency. These usage models have been extremely instrumental in the development of new products from ODCA cloud solution provider members and have been adopted by ODCA leadership companies representing a wide range of vertical market segments and including BMW, Capgemini, China Unicom, Lockheed Martin, NAB, NTT Data, T-Systems, UBS and Verizon Terremark. All ODCA usage models are available for download on the ODCA website.

ODCA is a proud sponsor of TM Forum's Digital Disruption 2013. Visit the conference website for a complete list of sponsors, keynote speakers, the agenda, and registration information, and follow hashtag #dd13 for the latest event developments on Twitter. Industry analysts, journalists and bloggers interested in scheduling a one-on-one meeting with Mueller at Digital Disruption 2013 may contact Russ DeVeau at

About The Open Data Center Alliance
The Open Data Center AllianceSM is an independent IT consortium comprised of global IT leaders who have come together to provide a unified customer vision for long-term data center requirements. ODCA is led by a twelve member steering committee.  Intel serves as technical advisor to the Alliance. Forecast is ODCA's premier cloud computing event where ODCA leadership and its members come together with industry to address best practices for enterprise ready cloud implementations. Forecast 2014 dates will be announced later this year. More information about ODCA publications, membership, including information about how to become a member, can be found at the organization's website:, and on Facebook, LinkedIn, Slideshare, Twitter, and YouTube.

Russ DeVeau
Open Data Center Alliance 
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