Tim Crawford is an internationally renowned thought leader in the areas of Cloud Computing and IT Optimization Strategies. Tim has over 20-years of experience as an IT practitioner and held senior IT leadership roles with global organizations such as Stanford University, Knight-Ridder, Philips Electronics, and National Semiconductor. Tim speaks at industry conferences and has written for leading publications including InfoWorld, PC Magazine and VAR Business. Tim also serves on a number of boards including the Society for Information Management (SIM) San Francisco Bay Area Chapter, the Golden Gate University Alumni Association and Data Center Pulse. Tim received an MBA in International Business with Honors and a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Information Systems both from Golden Gate University.