SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Cloud Connect Chicago, produced by UBM Tech, announces Revlon, a global beauty care company, as the winner of the Innovation through Cloud in Enterprise (ICE) Awards. As the premier technology event for the cloud community, featuring the latest technologies, strategies and innovations, Cloud Connect, in partnership with Everest Group, announced the winner during this week's event taking place through Wednesday, October 23 at McCormick Place in Chicago. For more information visit: cloudconnectevent.com/chicago/.
The ICE Awards program honors companies who have successfully integrated cloud into their enterprise infrastructure to streamline business operations. Revlon received the award during the Cloud Connect keynote this morning, in recognition of their successful migration to a private cloud, which reduced costs and increased efficiency while improving consumerization.
"Revlon is honored to be recognized as a winner in the first annual ICE Awards," said David Giambruno, SVP & CIO, Revlon, Inc. "By sharing our story, we hope to inspire others who are looking to transform their IT environments through the cloud."
The inaugural ICE Awards are the result of Cloud Connect's partnership with Everest Group, an advisory and research firm on global service. Revlon was named the winner today after making the shortlist of previously announced finalists. The other three finalists included:
"Revlon demonstrated how the cloud can drive new innovation in business and we're pleased to celebrate their accomplishments," said Steve Wylie, Cloud Connect General Manager. "We are excited to host an awards program, honoring the companies that have achieved success through the adoption of cloud solutions, and also want to congratulate each finalist for their collaborative efforts to positively transform business processes."
To download the case study around Revlon's enterprise transformation through private cloud, visit Everest Group's website.
Cloud Connect Chicago is taking place this week, featuring five tracks of conference content: Amazon Web Services & Eucalyptus, CloudStack, OpenStack, Platform-as-a-Service and Virtualization & Private Cloud, and an expo floor with leading vendors showcasing the latest in cloud technologies. Cloud Connect Chicago is co-located with The Big Data Conference, another UBM Tech event.
About Cloud Connect
Cloud Connect, produced by UBM Tech, is the defining event of the cloud computing industry and the only venue where attendees learn how to leverage the cloud ecosystem to develop new services, revenue streams and business models.As both a conference and an exhibition, Cloud Connect's goal is to chart the course of cloud computing's development by bringing together enterprise IT professionals, developers, infrastructure and service providers and cloud computing innovators. Cloud Connect offers three days of in-depth boot camps, panel discussions and access to a host of industry experts, all designed to help organizations weigh their cloud options and drive transformation. For more information visit: www.cloudconnectevent.com.
About UBM Tech
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