CEO Rob May to Speak to Event Attendees on the Importance of Taking Control of Business Data in the Cloud

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., May 2, 2013 — / — Backupify, the leading provider of cloud-to-cloud backup and recovery solutions for Software as a Service (SaaS) applications, will be participating in several upcoming CIO events to share best practices on protecting digital assets in the cloud. According to a recent Aberdeen Group report, “SaaS Data Loss: The Problem You Didn’t Know You Had,” 80 percent of survey respondents reported some form of SaaS application in their organization and of that group, a third had experienced data loss within these applications. With more data in the cloud than ever before, data backup is a key component of any IT strategy.

Rob May founded Backupify in 2008, helping to create the first cloud-to-cloud backup solution. He serves as the company’s chief strategist and under his leadership, Backupify has secured $19.5 million in venture capital funding and is now backing up more than 1,000,000 accounts in total. A frequent speaker at cloud events, Rob also actively contributes to publications including Wired and Xconomy.

A thought leader in the cloud backup space, Rob May will present at the following CIO-level events:

  • CIO Cloud Summit, New York, NY, May 7-8, 2013. Rob May will present “Gaining Cloud Confidence: Take Control of your SaaS Data,” an open discussion covering ongoing developments in cloud backup and recovery solutions that allow for better administrative controls. For more information, visit
  • 10th Annual MIT Sloan CIO Symposium, Cambridge, MA, May 22, 2013. Rob May will participate in the symposium’s afternoon keynote panel, “The Evolving Cloud Agenda,” discussing the changing value proposition and usage scenarios for cloud services and helping CIOs and other key decision-makers understand what value contribution cloud computing will deliver in the foreseeable future. The panel will also feature Michael Hickins , Editor, CIO Journal, Wall Street Journal;Jodi Euerle , Commercial CIO, GE Oil & Gas; John Roese , CTO, EMC; and Richard Dorough , Managing Director, PwC Forensic Services. For more information, visit
  • Third Annual CIO of the Year Awards hosted by the Boston Business Journal and Mass High Tech, Boston, MA, June 27, 2013. Backupify will help honor this year’s award recipients for their dedication, innovation and leadership in technology.Rob May will also present to attendees the challenges and opportunities for businesses moving toward cloud computing. For more information, visit

For more information on Backupify, visit

About Backupify
Backupify is the leading backup provider for cloud application data, offering an all-in-one archiving, search and restore solution for the most popular online services including Google Apps, Salesforce, Facebook, Twitter and more. Backupify ensures that companies can access and control the data they entrust to these systems and prevents data loss from external threats, user error or service failure. Backupify was founded in 2008 and is based in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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