SaaS SIG: Blueprint for SaaS Operational Best Practices




    Presentation Overview

    Wednesday’s panel of the SaaS SIG brings together SaaS technologists to discuss key infrastructure and development challenges in enabling scalable and maintainable on-demand platforms. What are the pros and con’s of multi-tenant versus multi-instance? Who’s delivering state-of-the-art user interface design, customization, interoperability and speed? Topics include techniques for integrating SaaS with proprietary customer applications and maintaining compatibility. We’ll examine hosting and datacenter best practices, security, provisioning and winding-down of services. The session investigates proprietary and open source tools and platforms that facilitate application development and delivery. Come hear SaaS technology experts offer their perspectives on these key issues.



    Gerhard Eschelbeck, CTO and Vice President of Engineering

    Gerhard Eschelbeck is the CTO and vice president of engineering of Qualys, Inc. a leading provider of on demand vulnerability management. Gerhard was named one of Infoworld's 25 Most Influential CTO's in 2003 and 2004. Gerhard’s research has been features in publications including the Wall Street Journal and Economist, and he has testified before Congress on security. He earned Masters and Ph.D. degrees in computer science at University of Linz, Austria, where he still teaches regularly in the field of network security.


    Eric Larkin, Chief Technology Officer and Founder

    As CTO and co-founder, Eric Larkin leads technology product strategy and execution for Arena PLM as well as supervising technical operations. Prior to co-founding Arena Solutions, Eric managed electromechanical projects at D2M, Inc., and managed hardware product development at Storm Technology, a manufacturer of consumer image-capture devices. Eric holds master's degrees in electrical engineering and manufacturing systems engineering as well as bachelor's degrees in philosophy/religious studies and mechanical engineering from Stanford University.



    John Koenig, President, Riseforth Inc.


    SaaS Conference Chair:

    John Koenig, President, Riseforth Inc.


    SaaS SIG Co-Chair:

    Stacey Curry, Principal, BA Venture Partners


    Event Logistics


    DLA Piper Rudnick Gray Cary LLP.

    2000 University Avenue

    (note: These are the tall buildings west of Hwy. 101 on the corner of University Avenue and Woodland Avenue in the University Circle complex.) East Palo Alto, CA 94303

    Tel: 650.833.2000


    6:30 - 7:00 p.m. Registration/Networking

    7:00 - 9:00 p.m. Presentation



    $15 at the door for non-SDForum members

    No charge for SDForum members

    No registration required