Dr. Ilyas Iyoob is a Distinguished Engineer with IBM Global Technology Services. He has pioneered the application of Operations Research to Cloud Computing. He is in the forefront of developing Cloud Analytics, which includes the algorithms for IT Supply Chain Optimization, Virtual Data Center Capacity Planning, and Automatic Scaling and Provisioning of Virtual Machines. He has spent over 10 years providing strategic and tactical decision support to the office of the CIO. Dr. Iyoob holds multiple patents in Cloud Analytics which has become the rosetta stone of Cloud Brokerage. He routinely speaks at International conferences and his work has been published in a number of peer reviewed journals worldwide. In 2001, he was awarded the "World Mechanics Prize" by the University of London.