THE CLOUD WAS BUILT FOR THIS
When we explored hyperscale enablement in 2019, we said “Go big or go home”… and then everybody had to stay home! Now CloudFest surges back amid a global pandemic as we take stock of the strengths, weaknesses, risks, and opportunities that are revealed by a globe-spanning threat like COVID-19. The internet’s original architects could not imagine the types of content and commerce that would populate the global network or the types of devices we would be using—but they correctly envisioned that the internet would come through when it was needed most.
CloudFest returns on an all-digital platform to tackle the second part in our three-year theme arc: The Intelligent Cloud: a study of AI in the Cloud ecosystem. We’re also connecting CSPs and great experience designers with our second theme of Web Pros in the Cloud. You, the cloud professional, have an important role to play in the future of technology—so join us at CloudFest 2021 and let’s build something great.
CloudFest has proudly provided tickets to its global events for free since 2004. That’s a lot of free sessions, parties, concerts, and Colosseo nights over the years! We’re proud to have built THE central convening event for the world’s cloud executives who come to learn, socialize, and do business. This brave new world has brought change for everybody, so we focused on building a CloudFest digital environment that’s a worthy successor to our free in-person events. We intend to remain that central convening event for the cloud industry with CloudFest 2021, and are building a program that proves it.
As we build out the best digital event in the cloud industry, we are sticking with free. We value the entire community’s participation and don’t want to turn anybody away. However, we are asking those who are able to pay to do so, to help us keep it free for those who cannot. The average cost of attending the event we are building is 40 € per participant. Today with our registration link we introduce the CloudFest Digital Honesty Box. If you receive value from your CloudFest experience and have the means to pay, please choose your amount below. Either way, we can’t wait to see you in 2021!
Since CloudFest 2021 is reaching the entire world at once, we’ve divided the agenda into Core Time and Territory Tracks. The Core Time focuses on globally-relevant trends and ideas, while the Territory Tracks drill down into relevant content for Cloud professionals in Asia, Europe, and the Americas in association with local partners. These tracks are where you can dive deep into topics that hit close to home. You’ll find speaking opportunities in our Keynote, Breakout, and Masterclass venues. The key speaking slots for our Diamond partners will be at around 5-6 pm CET.