Enterprise Cloud 2.0: The Future of Enterprise Computing

Fall 2021

Cloud service providers offer convenience. Need to scale up capacity or scale it down? They deliver. Need to extend your on-prem workload controls to public cloud providers? They don’t deliver. Thus the paradox; you hear, “why aren’t you using the public cloud, as they offer so many conveniences?” At the same time, you hear, “why are you using a public cloud as they don’t offer controls needed to protect your brand?” In this keynote session, Nick Lippis and Ernest Lefner introduce Enterprise Cloud 2.0 and the work being done within the ONUG Community to enable its build and rid us of this trade-off.


Nick Lippis is an authority on corporate computer networking. He has designed some for the largest computer networks in the world. He has advised many Global 2000 firms on network strategy, architecture, equipment, services and implementation including Hughes Aerospace, Barclays Bank, Kaiser Permanente, Eastman Kodak Company, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), Liberty Mutual, Schering-Plough, Sprint, WorldCom, Cisco Systems, Nortel Networks and a wide range of other equipment suppliers and service providers.

Mr. Lippis is uniquely positioned to comment, analyze and observe computer networking industry trends and developments.

Ernest co-founded ONUG with Nick Lippis after realizing that the user community needed to take control of their own destiny and expedite the network transformation. At the time he was VP of the Internetwork Engineering organization at Fidelity Investments and under his leadership Fidelity hosted the first ONUG in Boston in February 2013.

A 12-year veteran of Fidelity, Ernest was responsible for leading the team that engineered world class network, security, and application delivery services driving value to the customer beyond infrastructure management. Ernest also managed the Network and Voice service portfolio as well as Global Network Operations LAN/WAN teams and has held various technical and leadership roles.

I’m the Co-Founder and Co-Host of The Tech Fugitives Show. The show covers IT news with a dash of science. Mix in some humor and it becomes… “Tech Talk that doesn’t Suck!”

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