October 30, 2014

$1,000 (save $150 on each course if you register for both Intro to Cloud and Cyber Security)

Course runs from 8:00am - 5:00pm. Registration fee includes course materials, campus parking, catered breakfast and lunch.


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About the Program

More and more CIO surveys report that top IT executives view cloud computing as a key resource necessary to maintain an effective and secure global IT infrastructure for 21st-century business. To address this need, UC San Diego's Rady School of Management and Sentek Global are jointly developing a new series of executive programs in cloud computing. This course explains the key technologies and business imperatives behind cloud computing. The program will be taught by experts in computer science, IT systems and business strategy and will present technology concepts, the business imperatives, review current practice, and present the future opportunities for senior IT and business management, innovators and information entrepreneurs.

The rapid growth of the digital economy has resulted in major Internet and technology companies building massive datacenters distributed around the globe. The same companies are now providing advanced tools for individuals, businesses and entrepreneurs for developing applications and services that run in the "cloud." Are enterprise servers and dedicated data centers going the way of the dinosaur? Will cloud computing be the ultimate solution for outsourcing IT functions? This course will answer these questions and more, and give you technical insights and the tools needed to make decisions about this critical trend in IT.


  • Understand the technology, not the hype
  • Explore cutting-edge cloud strategies to increase business competitiveness
  • Understand the costs and benefits of cloud
  • Learn how to assess which applications will migrate into the cloud and which ones will not
  • Learn best practices and migration strategies for IT and business


This course was designed for executives of any sized business looking for new ways to gain competitive business advantage, CIO and Senior business executives with responsibility for IT strategy, Executives from infrastructure vendors, Entrepreneurs and innovators.


Terry August
Assistant Professor of Innovation, Technology and Operations

August's research broadly spans information systems and operations management with current interests in the economics of network software, production and service management, pricing and policy associated with network goods, and the interaction of digital piracy and security risk. Currently, he is investigating the control of information security risk using economic incentives.

August has co-founded two information technology start-up companies and worked in research and development and operations for the Clorox Company. He has consulted for Honeywell, GlaxoSmithKline, Herbalife and Time Warner Cable.

He received a 2010 National Science Foundation CAREER award. It will provide $530,000 in research funding and was granted by the National Science Foundation (NSF) Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering, under the Trustworthy Computing program. August received his Ph.D. in the field of operations, information & technology from the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University in 2007.

Cameron Matthews
Chief Technology Officer and Chief Security Officer for Sentek Global.

Mr. Matthews has over 25 years of experience in security engineering, system architectures, software engineering, and program management. His experience ranges across many verticals including the defense industry, healthcare and medical informatics, security, electronic commerce, transportation, telecommunications, and education.

Mr. Matthews created Sentek Global’s commercial security practice, currently leads all 5 of our penetration testing teams, has trained commercial development teams on secure architectures and Secure Software Development Lifecycles, and has lead Sentek Global’s DIACAP information assurance teams (consisting of over 40 ISSE’s, Validators, and Liaisons) who have performed risk assessments and security posture reviews of many thousands of U.S. military information systems.

Mr. Matthews has also been on the inside of the security architectures and systems of some of the world’s largest banks and trading floors and was a key engineer for some of the most advanced cryptographically-secure e-commerce protocols.

Prior to joining Sentek Global, Mr. Matthews held CTO and VP of Software Engineering positions at a number of San Francisco- and San Diego-based commercial companies.

Mr. Matthew’s unique blend of experience is what allows him to address cybersecurity issues for every aspect of business, from the IT department to the boardroom.