Cloud Computing and Software-as-a-Service – The Next Revolution in Computing

Tuesday, October 5, 2010 - 2:54pm


Wednesday, October 27, 2010
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Computer Science Conference Room, Harold Frank Hall Rm. 1132

HOST: Divy Agrawal

SPEAKER: Klaus Schauser
Founder and Chief Strategist, AppFolio

Title: Cloud Computing and Software-as-a-Service – The Next Revolution in Computing


Klaus Schauser will talk about Cloud Computing and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), a $100 Billion market opportunity and the next revolution in computing. He will include his own experience and lessons learned from the companies he founded and products he helped create: GoToMyPC, GoToMeeting, and AppFolio. All of these are leaders in Software-as-a-Service.


Dr. Klaus Schauser is Founder and Chief Strategist of AppFolio, a new Software-as-a-Service Startup in Santa Barbara that raised $30M of VC funding. Klaus was Founder and CTO of Expertcity/CitrixOnline from 1999 through 2006. Klaus was the visionary behind GoToMyPC, GoToAssist, and GoToMeeting. Klaus led the technical teams responsible for building these products as well as the teams responsible for building and maintaining the infrastructure to securely and reliably operate the products upon. Klaus combines visionary leadership and years of expertise in overseeing technological developments. As a professor of computer science at the University of California, Santa Barbara, Klaus is a widely published research scientist with extensive experience developing scalable, highly parallel computing environments. Klaus holds a Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley and has received numerous academic awards.