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About: Watalon: WatalOn is an online life and computing marathon.

About: Aditya (Ed) Watal: Aditya (Ed) Watal is a Senior Investment Manager with Kavan Life. Watal is responsible for Kavan’s investments in Life and Computing verticals. He is also the founder of Guzool.com a Cloud based Workspace and Cloud Platform company that is the main supporter of the CARMA: Open Cloud Standard, proposed by Watal. He is also an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the New York University. At NYU, Watal is responsible for helping define the Cloud computing curriculum for its School of Continuing Professional and Studies(SCPS). Watal in his role as a true cloud evangelist writes actively for various leading media publications and is the author of Cloud Basics, the first book in the series Cloud: The Paradigm Shift. His second book called Cloud Standards is due to hit the stands later in 2012. Watal’s contributions extend beyond Cloud Computing as well. Some of his notable contributions include Watal’s Community First:9 Elements of Corporate Strategy, a novel approach to bring fresh thinking beyond Michael Porter’s Five Forces of Competition; Watal’s Innovation Curve, a body of work that is further development on the work of Nobel Prize winner Simon Kuznets. Watal shares his pristine thoughts through his rather reticent blog Watalon.com. Prior to Kavan Life Watal worked as an Analyst in at major financial institutions and a Consultant with global system integrators that provided him with a rock solid foundation for his research and writing.

To learn more about the Series ‘The Paradigm Shift’ you can choose one of the following. Kavan Life on Twitter or Kavan Life Blog.

About: Kavan Life: Kavan Life and Computing is an India based early stage investment firm that incubates ideas and start-ups. You can follow it on twitter or its blog.

About: Community First: Community First is a theory of Aditya (Ed) Watal described under 9 Elements of Corporate Strategy a lecture that Aditya (Ed) Watal is working on.

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In the News:

Rethinking Private Clouds
Veteran IT management consultant Aditya Watal is urging trading firms to look at private clouds in a new light, starting with the greater use of open source technology. He would also like to see mainframe-based, back office systems move to private clouds, and a cloud offering for buy-side firms that combines fund processing, operations and IT services. – Read Full Article

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