Three Cloud Companies present at Geekwire Cloud Summit - Amazon, Google, Microsoft

I went to Geekwire Cloud Summit and it was a mini reunion of Gigaom's publishing staff. Barb Darrow posted on the big 3.

It is no understatement to say that public cloud computing is revolutionizing how technology is used. Executives from the top three public cloud providers—Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud Platform—spoke at the GeekWire Cloud Tech Summit in Bellevue, Wash. this week.
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Microsoft (MSFT, -0.13%) and Amazon are courting major software companies to run their operations on their respective clouds, and many—Tableau (DATA, +1.44%), Salesforce (CRM, -0.44%), Workday (WDAY, +0.92%)—are doing so.
”We want to win both big customers and the software companies selling to those customers,” Scott Guthrie, Microsoft’s executive vice president of cloud and enterprise, said at the conference.

Another good talk was the VC chat which had 3 people I used to work at Microsoft.

Cloud computing is changing the technology world and creating opportunity for hundreds of new companies — so how are investors thinking about which ones to put their investment behind?

Three Seattle-area venture capitalists — Frank Artale of Ignition Partners; S. “Soma” Somasegar of Madrona Venture Group; and Sheila Gulati of Tola Capital — spoke on stage Wednesday at the inaugural GeekWire Cloud Tech Summit about the state of the cloud computing industry and opportunities they see for related technologies and startups.

The panelists all agreed that it’s an exciting time for cloud technology — and that this is only the beginning.

“We are early in this game, and it’s a game that is fundamentally changing how computing happens,” Gulati said. “Cloud is the new operating system.”

The discussion, moderated by Seattle angel investor Charles Fitzgerald, ranged from the most attractive cloud-related areas of investment to how Seattle is becoming the cloud capital of the world.