Steven Woodward

CEO, Cloud Perspectives

Steven Woodward is CEO of Cloud Perspectives and is the leader of the NIST (National Institute of Standards for Technology) Cloud Carrier and Cloud Auditor Sub-Groups within the Cloud Computing Reference Architecture. He is a leading contributor to NIST, TM Forum, Object Management Group Cloud Standards Customer Council, Canadian Cloud Council, IEEE and the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Joint Collaboration Activity working groups. Steven represents the Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance at the Shared Services Canada Architecture Advisory Committee and is influencing the Canadian Federal Government Cloud Computing Strategy. Steven is also one of the founding directors at the Canadian Chapter of the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA). In addition to cloud standards and best practices guides, he authored the “Cloud Computing Solution Measurement” chapter in the 2012 CRC Press published book, “The IFPUG Guide to IT and Software Measurement.” A frequent international instructor, keynote presenter and leader, he continues to help establish realistic roadmaps, plans, contracts, SLAs and governance practices for cloud computing.