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CloudFest 2019

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March 23-29, 2019 | Europa-Park | Germany

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Where cloud-industry decision-makers gather from all over the world for a truly immersive networking and deal-making experience. This is the industry’s unmissable conference.

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Welcome to CloudFest 2019—everything you loved about WHD.global, only bigger, bolder, and reflecting the entire cloud ecosystem. It’s a place where partners and attendees become as much a part of the program as the inspiring speakers who take to the stage. CloudFest embraces and celebrates the cloud industry, showcasing everything new and exciting in technology and internet innovation. Join us in a place where like-minded thinkers and visionaries collaborate to move the cloud industry forward.

Accommodations

Never worry about where you are going to lay your head down at night —CloudFest offers an abundance of hotels with various themes, facilities, and amenities to meet the diverse needs of all of our attendees. Check out our listing of premium accommodations to learn more!

Accommodations
»This is the place where you will learn about everything that is related to change in the world.«
Ian Khan, Technology Futurist

Line Up

Headliners

CloudFest draws celebrities, newsmakers, influencers, and experts from around the world in the fields that matter to us – technology, government, media, and beyond. They come to communicate the kinds of important insights into advancing technology and the democratic web that makes CloudFest one of the best content-driven technology events of the year. Here is the line-up for 2019 so far.

Tatiana Tropina

Cybercrime Expert

Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Criminal Law

Tatiana Tropina

Cybercrime Expert

Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Criminal Law

Tatiana Tropina has more than 10 years of involvement in both legal research and various applied cybercrime projects at the international level. This includes carrying out a cybercrime study for the ITU Global Symposium of Regulators 2010, serving as a consultant to the UNODC Comprehensive Cybercrime Study 2013, World Bank's World Development Report 2016, Atlantic Council's report "Big Data: A Twenty-First Century Arms Race", and many others. Tatiana was the first Russian lawyer to defend a PhD thesis on cybercrime (Far Eastern Federal University, 2005). She also holds a Master of Communications Management degree from Business School of Strathclyde University, Glasgow, UK. She calls Freiburg, Germany her home, but mostly lives up in the air.

Dr. Ye Huang

Head of Solution Architects, Alibaba Cloud DACH & CEE region

Alibaba

Dr. Ye Huang

Head of Solution Architects, Alibaba Cloud DACH & CEE region

Alibaba

Dr. Ye HUANG received his PhD in Grid Computing from University of Fribourg, Switzerland. After very active publication and academic community services during his research work in Fribourg, Dr. Ye Huang switched to industry in 2011 and worked in a variety of enterprises in Germany as full-stack DevOps engineer and Cloud architect. Now, Dr. Ye HUANG is the head of solution architect of Alibaba Cloud DACH and CEE region, and is responsible for Alibaba Cloud's products and solutions oriented designing and implementation in DACH and CEE region, including but not limited to topics like infrastructure, multi-Cloud, BigData, Artificial Intelligence and Alibaba ET Brain solutions.

Daniel Kraft

Chief Developer

Namecoin Project

Daniel Kraft

Chief Developer

Namecoin Project

Daniel Kraft studied mathematics and physics at the University of Graz, Austria, where he obtained two Master's degrees in Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics. He then wrote his PhD thesis about shape optimisation with the level-set method, and obtained his degree with distinction in the IGDK 1754 doctoral program (collaboration between the University of Graz and the Technical University of Munich). Daniel has published eight scientific papers in peer-reviewed journals so far in various fields, from geometric measure theory to blockchain technology. He has been involved in cryptocurrency development since 2013, and has been the lead blockchain developer for the revolutionary Namecoin and Huntercoin projects since 2014. He has also contributed to free software from Firefox, GCC and GNU Octave to Bitcoin Core. After leaving his senior developer role at Google Zurich to work full time on the XAYA project, Daniel wishes to further develop and innovate in blockchain technology.

Will Pemble

CEO

GOAL BOSS

Will Pemble

CEO

GOAL BOSS

Will Pemble is an American Entrepreneur and Executive Coach. As the creator of the Goal Boss Leadership Platform, will is known for his innovation, dynamic style, broad experience, and genuine enthusiasm for business and life. He has appeared on Netflix, ABC’s Good Morning America, Discovery Channel’s Daily Planet and countless other media. Will built and sold Web.com, and has been founding and growing businesses of all shapes and sizes for over 25 years. As a facilitator and keynote speaker, Will's feedback scores consistently rank in the 94th percentile, setting him apart from industry colleagues and peers alike. Will coaches his clients on leadership, team dynamics, strategic planning, scaling up, marketing, and business operations. Being an avid learner, Will has earned certifications as a stockbroker, Certified Flight Instructor, Certified Product Manager, technical trainer, commercial instrument pilot, Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer, Cisco Certified Network Associate, and Certified Professional Behavioral Analyst, and forklift operator, to name just a few. Will lives in San Francisco with his wife and two children, where his hobbies include cycling, rowing, pyrotechnics, robotics, and backyard roller coaster engineering.

Graeme Hackland

CIO

Williams F1 Team

Graeme Hackland

CIO

Williams F1 Team

Graeme Hackland is the Williams Group Chief Information Officer, joining one of the World’s leading Formula 1 Teams in January 2014. Graeme has over 22 years’ experience in Formula 1. Graeme serves on the company's Executive Committee and leads the IT Risk Committee. Williams brought Graeme on board to drive the digital and information technology transformation programme. An acknowledgement of the work of the men and women of Williams and our dedicated sponsors and technical partners has Graeme in the Hottopics.hl Global Top 100 CIOs in 2017 as well as Computing UK Top 100 CIOs in 2016, 2017 and 2018 and the CIO 100 in 2017 and 2018. Graeme is a Fellow of BCS, a member of the IEEE and IEEE Computer Society and holds a National Diploma in Electronic Engineering (LC) from Natal Technikon, South Africa. Outside of work Graeme is a husband, father, and ultra-marathon runner.

Bhavin Turakhia

CEO & Founder

Flock

Bhavin Turakhia

CEO & Founder

Flock

Bhavin Turakhia has been in the domain name industry for over 20 years, and has achieved success that most of us could only dream of. His is a fascinating story, starting out as a young person in India, and bootstrapping a small web hosting startup that he turned into a billion dollar empire. Bhavin is a problem solver, leader, and visionary with tremendous insights to share about leadership styles that work in the tech space, and how our industry can develop real business strategies that produce results.

Hank Shocklee

Producer

Public Enemy

Hank Shocklee

Producer

Public Enemy

Hank Shocklee is a rap and hip-hop pioneer. He is a co-founder of rap group Public Enemy, legendary producer of countless hip-hop classics along with his production team The Bomb Squad, former high-powered record label executive, and recent inductee into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. For over the last decade, he has been working to help music find its proper place in the digital world. He has been in on the innovation as record labels, copyright holders, and musicians have worked to adapt to new models of distribution and payment. Through his group Shocklee Entertainment, he seeks to find the ‘future frequency’ that takes us to new places in music, art, and commerce, using the Internet as a vehicle. Come hear him tell us what that future frequency will bring.

Brian Behlendorf

Inventor of the Apache Webserver

Brian Behlendorf

Inventor of the Apache Webserver

Brian Behlendorf was a primary developer of the Apache Web server, the most popular web server software on the Internet, and a founding member of the Apache Software Foundation. He has also served on the board of the Mozilla Foundation since 2003 and the Electronic Frontier Foundation since 2013. He was the founding CTO of CollabNet and CTO of the World Economic Forum. Most recently, Behlendorf was a managing director at Mithril Capital Management LLC, a global technology investment firm.

General Information

Saturday, March 23

Hackathon
(registered hackers only)
2 pm

Sunday, March 24

Hackathon
(registered hackers only)
10 am

Monday, March 25

Registration Opens 9 am
Hackathon
(registered hackers only)
10 am
Come2Gather Party 7 pm
Karaoke  11 pm

Tuesday, March 26

Registration Opens 8 am
Cloud FAIR Opens 9 am
Welcome Speech Main Forum 9 am
Cloud FAIR Closes 6 pm
VIP Event 7 pm
Loud in the Cloud Music Festival
powered by
Dell Technologies
 7 pm
Night Talk
powered by
Open-Xchange
10:15 pm
Karaoke  11 pm

Wednesday, March 27

Registration Opens 8 am
Cloud FAIR Opens 9 am
Sessions Begin Main Forum 9 am
Cloud FAIR Closes 6 pm
ConneXion Party
powered by
Sectigo + CodeGuard
7 pm
Karaoke
powered by
SaneBox
 11 pm

Thursday, March 28

Registration Opens 8 am
Cloud FAIR Opens 9 am
Sessions Begin Main Forum 9:30 am
Cloud FAIR Closes 5 pm
Havana Night
powered by
Sectigo + CodeGuard
6 pm
Karaoke  11 pm

Friday, March 29

BizBrunch 9 am

LINE UP

Headliners

CloudFest draws celebrities, newsmakers, influencers, and experts from around the world in the fields that matter to us – technology, government, media, and beyond. They come to communicate the kinds of important insights into advancing technology and the democratic web that makes CloudFest one of the best content-driven technology events of the year. Here is the line-up for 2018 so far.

Passes

Standard Pass

399 € (VAT not included)

  • Valid for the whole event
    Enjoy inspirational keynote presentations, educational breakouts, exploring new cloud technologies and services, exceptional networking opportunities, and entertaining social activities.
  • Entrance to Main Forum, Breakout Sessions, and Cloud Fair
    Learn from the leaders of the cloud industry and visit cutting-edge technologies with full access to the three primary arenas at CloudFest.
  • Catering, incl. lunch and coffee breaks
    Enjoy complimentary lunches, coffee, drinks, and food during the primary event days to keep you energized and engaged throughout CloudFest.
  • Come2Gather Party
    Join us for this casual welcome reception on Monday evening! Raise a few drinks, network, relax, and have fun with colleagues and new friends. It’s the perfect way to kick-off your CloudFest experience.
  • ConneXion Party
    No one wants to miss our famous ConneXion Party! Each year we go all-out to create an evening filled with dazzling entertainment, spirits, great food, and amazing hospitality at the biggest networking party at CloudFest.
  • Havana Night
    It’s new, it’s sexy, and guaranteed to be overflowing with fun … welcome to the debut of CloudFest’s Havana Night! Taking a cue from the quintessential Cuba experience, Havana Night will offer our guests a night dripping in all manner of first-class indulgence. Exotic food, artful drinks, premium cigars, and alluring music designed to get you moving is just a taste of what you can expect when you let the rhythm of Cuba take you away.
  • Event bag with CloudFest documentation
    Every attendee receives a keepsake event bag filled with giveaway items and promotions.
  • Free shuttle from Offenburg to Rust and back
    Nearby Offenburg station provides easy access to all major airports. During the event, our Offenburg bus shuttles will be running back and forth between CloudFest, Offenburg station, and overflow hotels all day long – just hop on and enjoy a ride for free!

VIP Pass

1199 € (VAT not included)

All benefits of standard admission, plus:

  • VIP status with distinctive badge
    Everything about being a VIP is special, even your conference badge is distinctive to easily identify you as the VIP that you are. Keep your badge with you at all times to guarantee fast and easy access to all of the special events, privileges, and benefits you deserve
  • VIP Event admission
    It’s the hottest ticket at CloudFest – available ONLY to VIP pass-holders. If you’re a VIP guest and have reserved your spot for the VIP event, you will enjoy an exclusive evening of gourmet food and entertainment surrounded by industry leaders, event sponsors, and speakers.
  • Personal concierge
    As a CloudFest VIP, you can call your own personal concierge service to help you make any arrangements you may need – from travel questions and meeting requests to locating personal items. All you have to do is ask.
  • Special lunch restaurant with gourmet catering
    CloudFest has reserved a special restaurant lunch-service for VIP attendees. At Restaurant Venezia, you and your fellow VIPs will be able to enjoy a delicious meal and superior service in a relaxed environment.
  • VIP treatment at all event hotels
    VIPs staying at one of the official CloudFest conference hotels will receive a premium guest experience – including an elevated level of recognition and service, free use of your in-room mini-bar, laundry service, and more.
  • Access to VIP Lounge
    At CloudFest, there’s always something exciting going on. But sometimes you just need to break away from the crowd to have a quiet meeting, find a refreshing drink, or charge your phone. The CloudFest VIP Lounge is your private club oasis in the heart of all the action.
  • Access to 1-on-1 tables
    All VIPs have access to our 1-on-1 tables. These are areas set off from the Cloud Fair with individual tables arranged in a quiet area for personal meetings and discussion away from all the traffic.

Become a partner

There is no substitute for being here.
More than 7,000 of your potential customers, peers, and technology leaders will attend CloudFest 2019 in Rust, Germany (March 23 – 29) for a full week of innovation, opportunity, and fun. There will be hundreds of exhibits, as well as insightful keynotes by leading voices in technology, deep dives into the industry’s latest advancements, and an agenda full of exciting activities. You won’t want to miss a thing!

Get In TouchExhibiting
»Control the value chain, guide the end customer, choose partners who need you, monetize every interaction. It’s your job to solve real problems for the end customer – no matter whether the cloud is on premise, hybrid or even multi-cloud«
Lukas Hertig, Plesk

Partners 2019

In 2018, CloudFest was pleased to welcome some of the most globally recognized companies from the cloud, hosting, and internet infrastructure spaces to our annual gathering—and we anticipate 2019 to be even bigger, better, and bolder than last year. Join us again (or perhaps for the first time!) as a partner and be a champion of everything that is new and exciting in the world of technology and internet innovation.

Diamond PLUS Partners / Title Sponsors

Diamond Partners

Platinum Partners

Gold Partners

Associations

Media Production Partner

Media Production and Technology Partners

Media Partners