Update: Here's a link to the video of the session. I STRONGLY recommend watching this while going through the slides as many of the slides are pictures without captions and won't make as much sense by themselves:
The two most attractive benefits of cloud computing for enterprises are greater business agility and reduced IT spending. Unfortunately, most enterprises have little more than an intuitive sense for how these things will actually come to fruition. In this session, we'll examine business agility and IT spending against a fun and diverse backdrop of historical parallels! First, we'll gain an understanding of business agility through the lessons of aerial dogfighting by a noted fighter pilot. Next, we'll examine communist central planning models and why we should look to the free market to help structure our IT departments. Finally, we'll learn what Great Britain's coal usage in the late 1800s can tell us about IT spending in the world of cloud computing. Hang on for a wild ride!