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WELCOME TO CLOUDFEST

CloudFest is back, and we’re ready to connect the global cloud computing industry in person once again. We’ve learned a lot over the past year, and we’re ready to deliver an even bigger, more engaging event experience that will surprise even longtime attendees.

The world’s largest cloud industry event is ready to once again take over a major European amusement park to facilitate new partnerships, deep knowledge sharing, and the best parties the industry has ever seen. We do this because we love technology, we love people, and we’re excited for the possibilities that emerge when brilliant humans connect.

THIS IS CLOUDFEST

—get ready to live on the edge!

THEMES FOR 2022

The Intelligent Edge

Now that everything can be everywhere, service providers must explore the best ways to connect, secure, and streamline edge services to the hypervisor-based cloud hosting experience—and monetize those efforts as efficiently as possible. The industry must also learn how the edge will change jurisdictional authority, regulation, privacy, chain of data custody, and customer identifiability.

Our New Digital World

There is no bigger issue to the Cloud right now than trying to determine what the new status quo looks like. Two years from the start of the global pandemic, this health checkup will examine the digitization of our world and its infrastructure—and what changes are yet to come. What will even the near-term future look like?

The Sustainable Cloud

The exponential growth of the cloud has brought us to a bottleneck over energy usage—soon, every provider will need to focus on the sustainability of their infrastructure and operations.
At CloudFest, we’ll examine the innovations that will help us overcome this challenge so growth can continue, even helping your cost structure along the way.

FORMER SPEAKERS

Max Schrems

lawyer, author, and privacy activist

Max Schrems

lawyer, author, and privacy activist

Max Schrems is an Austrian lawyer, author, and privacy activist. Notably recognized as the individual who filed a complaint against the European arm of Facebook to prohibit the further transfer of data to the United States, a privilege established via the EU Commission's Safe Harbour Agreement and one he claimed was in direct violation of EU privacy laws. His actions were the ultimate catalyst to the accords dismantling and served as an important voice in the creation of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR.) Schrems’ on-going fight to ensure data protection led him to found noyb, “none of your business,” an organization dedicated to closing the gap between privacy laws and the reality of corporate practice.

Edward Snowden

Former Intelligence Community Officer & Whistleblower

Edward Snowden

Former Intelligence Community Officer & Whistleblower

Edward Snowden has been called "The most wanted man in the world". The U.S. computer professional achieved international fame after disclosing in June 2013 thousands of classified documents that he acquired while working as an NSA contractor. Edward's leaked documents revealed numerous global surveillance programs, many of them run by the NSA and the Five Eyes with the cooperation of telecommunication companies and European governments. A subject of controversy, Snowden has been variously called a hero, a whistleblower, a dissident, a patriot and a traitor. Like never before, his disclosures have fueled debates over mass surveillance, government secrecy, and the balance between national security and information privacy. On June 9, four days after the press first exposed a secret NSA program based on his leaks, Edward Snowden made his identity public. On June 14, 2013, the U.S. Department of Justice charged him with two counts of violating the Espionage Act and theft of government property, punishable by up to 30 years in prison. Edward flew to Moscow, where he remained in the airport transit zone for 39 days, during which time he applied for asylum in 21 countries. On August 1, 2013, Russian authorities granted him asylum. He lives nowadays in an undisclosed location in Russia. (Source: Wikipedia.com)

Marie Douglas

VP, Global Technology Service ProvidersIBM

Marie Douglas

VP, Global Technology Service Providers

IBM

Marie Douglas is Vice President, Global Technology Service Providers (CSPs, MSPs, ISVs) Sales for IBM. She is responsible for and leads her team to work with Technology Service Providers, a NextGen segment that builds solutions for Customers based on solving a business problem with technology which include one or more IBM offerings. At IBM, she has been in a myriad of positions such as Channels Development, WW Sales Leader, and Business Partners Sales, all of these positions have made her a strong advocate for IBM’s ecosystem. Marie is a graduate of Franklin Pierce College with a dual major in Marketing and Business. She has received recognition at IBM with awards such as Golden Circle in 2007 as well as two Tivoli General Manager’s Team Awards.

Birgitta Jonsdottir

Politician

Birgitta Jonsdottir

Politician

Birgitta Jónsdóttir is a Politician and a former parliamentarian for the Civic Movement & Pirate Party in the Icelandic Parliament & chairman for IMMI (International Modern Media Institute). Birgitta helped create two political movements since 2009, the Civic Movement and the Pirate Party 2013, both parties were successfully elected to the Icelandic Parliament. She was selected as one of the International Politician of the Year in 2016 by Der Spiegel and shortlisted for the WTN awards in policy in 2014. Birgitta is a longtime activist and was a WikiLeaks volunteer and spokesperson in 2010. She played a crucial role in the WikiLeaks release of

Ian khan

Technology futurist

Ian khan

Technology futurist

Three times TEDx Speaker, Author and Technology Futurist, Ian is a leading voice in the technology space. Author of Meaningful Conversations, Cloud Wars, The Internet of Things (IoT) A Concise Introduction, The Internet of Things & the Future of Innovation, Make Me Like You, 21 Steps & Get Ahead, Ian is deeply passionate about helping audiences simplify their understanding of Technology and how to uncover more value. Ian is a frequent contributor to industry publications, including McGraw Hill Education, Huffington Post, & Techvibes and is the host of the Innovation Times Podcast. Passionate about helping newer generations develop key technology understanding, Ian also works with educational institutions & nonprofit organizations. His recent work includes Chang School (Ryerson University), Schulich School of Business (York University) and others. Ian is also a founding member of IOTAC (Internet of Things Association of Canada), Canada’s Only Internet of Things Advocacy group and Nonprofit dedicated at providing a platform & advocacy support for IoT initiatives in Canada. His latest book is “Meaningful Conversations- Value Creation in the Era of Digital Disruption”, targeted at technology industry professionals seeking to create more value from where they are and with what they have. Ian also holds a PMP designation and lives in Toronto, Canada with his wife and son. Follow Ian on twitter at @IanKhanlive or visit him at www.IanKhan.com

Fabian Thylmann

Foundermindgeek (Youporn, pornhub)

Fabian Thylmann

Founder

mindgeek (Youporn, pornhub)

Fabian Thylmann started his programming career right out of school in 1997 by founding a company focused on statistical analysis and high-traffic websites. He then started the Manwin Group (now MindGeek) in 2004 which he grew to be the largest adult entertainment operator in the world in just five years. The sites in its network included YouPorn, PornHub, MyDirtyHobby, Brazzers and others which generated over 16 billion hits per month combined. Fabian stepped down from the company and sold his stake in October 2013 to focus on investing in early-stage startups through his new company, SN Invests, and to operate a co-working space in Brussels called SN-Cube.

Patricia Florissi

VP, Global CTO for Sales & Distinguished EngineerDell Technologies

Patricia Florissi

VP, Global CTO for Sales & Distinguished Engineer

Dell Technologies

Our Next speaker is Patricia Florissi. Patricia is Vice President and Global Chief Technology Officer (CTO) for Sales. As Global CTO for Sales, Patricia helps define mid and long term technology strategy, representing the needs of the broader Dell EMC ecosystem in strategic initiatives. Patricia is the creator, author, narrator, and graphical influencer of the educational video series Dell EMC Big Ideas.

James Gosling

Inventor of Java

James Gosling

Inventor of Java

James Gosling received a BSc in Computer Science from the University of Calgary, Canada in 1977. He received a PhD in Computer Science from Carnegie-Mellon University in 1983. The title of his thesis was "The Algebraic Manipulation of Constraints". He has built satellite data acquisition systems, a multiprocessor version of Unix, several compilers, mail systems and window managers. He has also built a WYSIWYG text editor, a constraint based drawing editor and a text editor called `Emacs' for Unix systems. He spent many years as a VP & Fellow at Sun Microsystems. At Sun his early activity was as lead engineer of the NeWS window system. He did the original design of the Java programming language and implemented its original compiler and virtual machine. He has been a contributor to the Real-Time Specification for Java, and a researcher at Sun labs where his primary interest was software development tools. He then was the Chief Technology Officer of Sun's Developer Products Group and the CTO of Sun's Client Software Group. He briefly worked for Oracle after the acquisition of Sun in 2010. After a brief stint at Google, he became the chief software architect at Liquid Robotics where he spent his time writing software for the Waveglider, an autonomous ocean-going robot. In May of 2017 he became a Distinguished Engineer at Amazon Web Services. Awards: The Economist Innovation Award, The Flame Award USENIX Lifetime Achievement Award, Officer of the Order of Canada, a fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery, the IEEE John von Neumann Medal, and a long list of patents.

Brian Behlendorf

InventorApache Webserver

Brian Behlendorf

Inventor

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.

Eugene Kaspersky

CEOKaspersky lab

Eugene Kaspersky

CEO

Kaspersky lab

Eugene Kaspersky is a world-renowned cybersecurity expert and successful entrepreneur. He is the Chairman and CEO of Kaspersky Lab, the world’s largest privately-held vendor of endpoint protection and cybersecurity solutions. Eugene began his career in cybersecurity accidentally when his computer became infected with the ‘Cascade’ virus in 1989. Eugene’s specialized education in cryptography helped him analyze the encrypted virus and understand its behavior and then develop a removal tool for it. In 1990 Eugene started gathering a team of like-minded enthusiastic researchers to create the AVP Toolkit Pro antivirus program. Four years later the University of Hamburg recognized this as the most effective antivirus software in the world. In 1997 Kaspersky Lab was founded, with Eugene heading the company’s antivirus research. Eugene holds an Honorary Doctorate of Science from Plymouth University, and was named as one the Top Global Thinkers by Foreign Policy Magazine in 2012.

Tatiana Tropina

Cybercrime ExpertMax 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.

Mark Shuttleworth

FounderCanonical Ltd.

Mark Shuttleworth

Founder

Canonical Ltd.

Mark founded Thawte, an internet commerce security company in 1996 while studying finance and IT at the University of Cape Town. In 2000 he founded HBD, an investment company, and created the Shuttleworth Foundation to fund innovative leaders in society with a combination of fellowships and investments. In 2002 he flew to the International Space Station as a member of the crew of Soyuz mission TM34, after a year of training in Star City, Russia. After running a campaign to promote code, science and mathematics to aspiring astronauts and other ambitious types at schools in SA, he started work on Ubuntu. Today he lives on the lovely Mallards botanical garden in the Isle of Man, along with 18 ducks, the equally lovely Claire, two black bitches and the occasional itinerant sheep.

Dr. Buzz Aldrin

Apollo 11 astronautNasa

Dr. Buzz Aldrin

Apollo 11 astronaut

Nasa

Buzz Aldrin was born in Montclair, New Jersey on January 20, 1930 to Marion Moon — the daughter of an Army Chaplain — and Edwin Eugene Aldrin — a Colonel in the Air Force, a ScD from MIT, and an aviation pioneer. Buzz attended West Point Military Academy, graduating third in his class. He then joined the Air Force, flying 66 combat missions in Korea, shooting down two MIG-15's, and receiving the Distinguished Flying Cross. After a tour of duty in Germany flying F100's, he earned his Doctorate of Science in Astronautics at MIT and wrote his thesis on Manned Orbital Rendezvous. In 1963 NASA selected Aldrin to become the first astronaut with a doctorate degree. Known as “Dr. Rendezvous,” the docking techniques he devised for spacecraft in orbit became critical to the success of the Gemini and Apollo programs and are still used today. He also pioneered underwater training techniques to simulate spacewalking and, in 1966, performed the world’s first successful spacewalk and later set a EVA record of 5 ½ hours. On July 20, 1969, Buzz and Neil Armstrong became the first two humans to set foot on another world. The world’s largest television audience in history at that time — 600 million people – witnessed this unprecedented heroic endeavor. Upon returning, Buzz was decorated with the Presidential Medal of Freedom — the highest American peacetime award — along with numerous intentional honors, including the Congressional Gold Medal. Col. Aldrin has remained at the forefront of efforts to ensure America’s continued leadership in human space exploration. He devised a master plan for missions to Mars and has received three US patents for his schematics of a modular space station, reusable rockets, and multi-crew modules. He founded Starcraft Boosters, Inc. — a rocket design company — and Buzz Aldrin’s ShareSpace Foundation — a nonprofit devoted to addressing science literacy for children. Dr. Aldrin is an author of eight books including his best-selling autobiography “Magnificent Desolation.” He continues to inspire today’s youth with his illustrated children’s books “Reaching for the Moon” and “Look to the Stars.” He has also authored two space science-fact-fiction novels: “The Return” and “Encounter with Tiber.” His latest book — “Mission to Mars: My Vision for Space Exploration” — was published in 2013. As one of the leading space exploration advocates, Buzz continues to chart a course for future space travel and is passionate about inspiring the younger generations of explorers and innovators.”

Marietje Schaake

Member of the European Parliament

Marietje Schaake

Member of the European Parliament

Marietje Schaake has been serving as a Member of the European Parliament for the Dutch Democratic Party (D66) with the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe (ALDE) political group since 2009. She serves on the International Trade committee, where she is the ALDE spokesperson on transatlantic trade and digital trade. Schaake also serves on the committee on Foreign Affairs and the Subcommittee on Human Rights. Furthermore, Marietje Schaake is the Vice-President of the US Delegation and serves on the Iran Delegation and the Delegation for the Arab peninsula. In 2017 she was the Chief of the European Union Election Observation Mission in Kenya and is the founder of the European Parliament Intergroup on the Digital Agenda for Europe. She is a Member of the Global Commission on the Stability of Cyberspace and is a Young Global Leader and a Member of the Global Future Council on Future of Digital Economy and Society with the WEF.

Steve Wozniak

CO-FounderApple

Steve Wozniak

CO-Founder

Apple

A Silicon Valley icon and philanthropist for more than thirty years, Steve Wozniak has helped shape the computing industry. In 1976, Wozniak and Steve Jobs founded Apple Computer Inc. with Wozniak’s Apple I personal computer. The following year, he introduced his Apple II personal computer. In 1981, he went back to UC Berkeley and finished his degree in electrical engineering / computer science. For his achievements at Apple, Wozniak was awarded the National Medal of Technology by the President of the United States in 1985, the highest honor bestowed on America’s leading innovators. His television appearances include ABC’s Dancing with the Stars and The Big Bang Theory.

Jimmy Wales

FounderWikipedia

Jimmy Wales

Founder

Wikipedia

Jimmy Donal Wales is a U.S. Internet entrepreneur, wiki pioneer, and technology visionary, who is best known as the Founder of Wikipedia, an international collaborative free content encyclopedia on the Internet, and the Wikimedia Foundation. He is co-founder of Wikia, a privately owned free web hosting service he set up in 2004.

Sir Tim Berners-Lee

Inventor of World Wide Web

Sir Tim Berners-Lee

Inventor of World Wide Web

Sir Tim Berners-Lee invented the World Wide Web in 1989 while working as a software engineer at CERN, the large particle physics laboratory near Geneva, Switzerland. Sir Tim understood the unrealized potential of millions of computers connected together through the Internet and envisioned the Web as a global information sharing space. Sir Tim proposed what was to become the World Wide Web with a proposal specifying a set of technologies that would make the Internet truly accessible and useful to the world.. Despite initial setbacks and with perseverance, by October of 1990, he had specified the three fundamental technologies that remain the foundation of today’s Web : HTML, URL, and HTTP. He also wrote the first Web page editor/browser (“WorldWideWeb”) and the first Web server (“?httpd“). By the end of 1990, the first Web page was available. By 1991, people outside of CERN joined the new Web community, and in April 1993, from much encouragement from Sir Tim and his colleagues, CERN announced that the World Wide Web technology would be available for anyone to use on a royalty-free basis. Since that time, the Web has changed the world, arguably becoming the most powerful communication medium the world has ever known. Whereas only just over one half of the people on the planet are currently using the Web the Web has fundamentally altered the way we teach and learn, buy and sell, inform and are informed, agree and disagree, share and collaborate, meet and love, and tackle problems ranging from putting food on our tables to curing diseases. In 2009, Sir Tim recognized that the Web’s potential to empower people to bring about positive change remained unrealized by billions around the world. Announcing the formation of the World Wide Web Foundation, he once again confirmed his commitment to ensuring an open, free Web accessible and to all where people can share knowledge, access services, conduct commerce, participate in good governance and communicate in creative ways. In 2012 Sir Tim co-founded the Open Data Institute with Sir Nigel Shadbolt, which seeks to show the value of open data, and to advocate for the innovative use of open data to affect positive change across the globe. A graduate of Oxford University, Sir Tim is a professor at Massachusetts Institute of Technology at the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) andin the Computer Science Department at Oxford University.

Laura dekker

Youngest person to Circumnavigate the globe

Laura dekker

Youngest person to Circumnavigate the globe

Laura Dekker, the youngest person ever to sail around the globe. She traveled 27,000 miles in two years, completing the entire journey alone, and was aged just 16 when she finished. Laura starred in the 2013 film “Maidentrip”, which documented her incredible journey and the obstacles she faced.

CLOUDFEST 2021 RECAP

Our first fully-digital event brought the cloud service provider community together in the face of a global pandemic. We learned from top industry leaders as well as special guest stars who revolutionized computing and e-commerce as we know it. Three days of learning, sharing, networking, and celebration set the Cloud community up for success in the year ahead—and we even managed to put on a rock concert! Here’s how it went down.

SEE OUR 2021 SPEAKERS!

Cassie De Pecol

First Woman to Travel Every Country in the World

www.cassiedepecol.com

Cassie De Pecol

First Woman to Travel Every Country in the World

www.cassiedepecol.com

Cassie De Pecol, is the CEO of Expedition 196 LLC and the Founder of Her International Inc., a nonprofit organization dedicated to funding female-driven businesses that address the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Considered the most prolific traveler of her time, Cassie holds two Guinness World Records for traveling to every country in the world alone (196+ countries), is recognized in the National Women’s History Museum, and has been invited to travel into space with Virgin Galactic. She is a keynote speaker, brand ambassador, Ironman athlete, author of 'Expedition 196: A Personal Journal from the First Woman on Record to Travel Every Country', app CEO of 'World Fitness by Cassie', and content creator. From August of 2015 on, Cassie has spoken in front of over 16,000 university and high school students as well as corporate and non-profit industry professionals during her 196 country Expedition and thereafter. From the TED stage, to WDS in front of 3,500 individuals, to NYU to Yale to UCONN and many other prominent universities both in the US and around the world, Cassie has become a highly requested speaker for motivation, entrepreneurialism, sustainability, women’s achievement and making history. Visit her website at www.cassiedepecol.com to learn more.

James Gosling

Inventor of Java

James Gosling

Inventor of Java

James Gosling received a BSc in Computer Science from the University of Calgary, Canada in 1977. He received a PhD in Computer Science from Carnegie-Mellon University in 1983. The title of his thesis was "The Algebraic Manipulation of Constraints". He has built satellite data acquisition systems, a multiprocessor version of Unix, several compilers, mail systems and window managers. He has also built a WYSIWYG text editor, a constraint based drawing editor and a text editor called `Emacs' for Unix systems. He spent many years as a VP & Fellow at Sun Microsystems. At Sun his early activity was as lead engineer of the NeWS window system. He did the original design of the Java programming language and implemented its original compiler and virtual machine. He has been a contributor to the Real-Time Specification for Java, and a researcher at Sun labs where his primary interest was software development tools. He then was the Chief Technology Officer of Sun's Developer Products Group and the CTO of Sun's Client Software Group. He briefly worked for Oracle after the acquisition of Sun in 2010. After a brief stint at Google, he became the chief software architect at Liquid Robotics where he spent his time writing software for the Waveglider, an autonomous ocean-going robot. In May of 2017 he became a Distinguished Engineer at Amazon Web Services. Awards: The Economist Innovation Award, The Flame Award USENIX Lifetime Achievement Award, Officer of the Order of Canada, a fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery, the IEEE John von Neumann Medal, and a long list of patents.

Oleg Stavitsky

CEO and Co-Founder

Endel

Oleg Stavitsky

CEO and Co-Founder

Endel

The CEO and Co-Founder of Endel, Oleg Stavitsky innovates at the intersection of technology, art, and wellness. In 2018 he founded Endel to make AI-powered mindfulness accessible to all. The company’s core technology Endel Pacific creates personalized, adaptive soundscapes to reduce stress, improve sleep, and boost productivity — all backed by neuroscience and the science of the circadian rhythm. Endel is the Apple Watch App of the Year 2020. Prior to Endel, in 2013 Stavitsky co-founded BUBL, a brand that applies digital art methods to kids apps, BUBL was featured by Apple and acquired by Fox&Sheep, one of top-three biggest kids apps publishers. Along with an elite design and coding team, Stavitsky has built seven BUBL apps, all of which have received an App Store Editor's Choice award, and many of which were selected to Best of App Store lists. Before BUBL, Stavitsky was a Features Editor at Igromania, Russia's biggest gaming magazine, and a producer at KranX Production, a videogame producing center founded by the creators of cult-classic PC titles like Vangers and Perimeter. Oleg also founded the award-winning V3 Agency, which he grew to 40 people and sold in 2016 to Berlin-based fintech company Aureum. V3 built apps for some of the biggest Berlin startups, including Kitchen Stories (acquired by Bosch) and Memorado, and also won numerous awards, including the Google Design Award, iF Design Award, and German Design Award. Leveraging his diverse experiences in the confluence of gaming, digital and mobile technology, art, design, science, and consumer trends, Stavitsky continues to create unique businesses that impact millions of people and open the doors to meaningful experiences and further innovation.

Sir Alex Younger

Former head of the British Secret Intelligence Service

MI6

Sir Alex Younger

Former head of the British Secret Intelligence Service

MI6

Alex Younger was a career intelligence officer in Britain’s Secret Intelligence Service, MI6 for over 30 years. While working in intelligence operations he served in Europe, the Middle East and Afghanistan. He was appointed as Director of Counter Terrorism in 2009. He became Chief in 2014, a post he held for six years. During this time, he focused on the digital transformation of the Service and, as an attendee of the National Security Council, advised the UK Government during a period of significant geopolitical change. Prior to SIS, Alex served in the British Army as an infantry officer. He attended St Andrews’ University.

Aaron Draplin

Graphic Designer

Draplin Design

Aaron Draplin

Graphic Designer

Draplin Design

Located in the mighty Pacific Northwest, the Draplin Design Co. proudly rolls up its sleeves on a number of projects related to the Print, Identity and Illustration categories. We make stuff for Coal Headwear, Union Binding Co., Richmond Fontaine, Esquire, Nike, Wired, Dinosaur Jr, Timberline, Chunklet, Eaux Claires Music Festival, Poler, Incase, Sub Pop Records, Fender, Marc Maron, Cobra Dogs, Jill Soloway, Sasquatch Music Festival, Rhett Miller, Old 97s, Jason Isbell, Nixon Watches, Bernie Sanders, Patagonia, Target, Chris Stapleton, NASA/JPL, John Hodgman, Timex, Ford Motor Company, Woolrich and even the Obama Administration, if you can believe that. We’ve traveled the world telling our story, with over 450 speaking fiascos under our belt and counting! We co-created Field Notes with our older brother Jim Coudal, and our memo books are sold in over 2,500 stores worldwide, with limited-edition special editions shipped quarterly to a booming subscriber list. Our six Skillshare classes are raging along, teaching kids all over the world. Our first book titled Pretty Much Everything came out on May 17, 2016 on Abrams Books, which incredibly, is in its eighth printing. Our roster of DDC Merch is up to 260 products and growing! You’ll see those goodies at DDC merch tables from coast to coast or in our online shop. We pride ourselves on a high level of craftsmanship and quality that keeps us up late into the wet Portland night.

Michel Paulin

CEO

OVHcloud

Michel Paulin

CEO

OVHcloud

Michel Paulin has spent most of his career in the IT, telecom and internet sectors. He was Chief Executive Officer of Neuf Cegetel, for which he made the initial public offering, Méditel (now Orange Morocco) and SFR. His appointment is part of a new phase in the development of OVHcloud. Michel PAULIN will oversee the implementation of the "Smart Cloud" strategic plan, aimed at consolidating OVHcloud's position as an alternative leader in the cloud sector.

Heidi Zak

Co-Founder & CEO

ThirdLove

Heidi Zak

Co-Founder & CEO

ThirdLove

Heidi Zak is the Co-Founder and CEO of ThirdLove, the third largest online bra and underwear company in America. Zak left her job at Google with the dream of offering a better option, a “ThirdLove” where women don’t have to choose between comfort and beauty. ThirdLove is the only brand to offer half-cup bras and more than 80 bra sizes, and the Company is proud to have donated over $40 million worth of products to women in need. Zak has been recognized as Fortune's 40 Under 40, EY Entrepreneur of the Year, National Retail Federation's Disruptors, Fast Company’s Most Creative People and Goldman Sachs' 100 Most Intriguing Entrepreneurs. In addition to contributing a weekly column to Inc.com, Zak is committed to advancing more women in tech and is an active angel investor in female-founded companies. She graduated from Duke University and holds an MBA from MIT Sloan. Prior to launching ThirdLove, Zak held a variety of roles at Google, Aeropostale, McKinsey and Bank of America. In her spare time you can find her working out, or chasing after her two kids.

Sir Tim Berners-Lee

Inventor of World Wide Web

Sir Tim Berners-Lee

Inventor of World Wide Web

Sir Tim Berners-Lee invented the World Wide Web in 1989 while working as a software engineer at CERN, the large particle physics laboratory near Geneva, Switzerland. Sir Tim understood the unrealized potential of millions of computers connected together through the Internet and envisioned the Web as a global information sharing space. Sir Tim proposed what was to become the World Wide Web with a proposal specifying a set of technologies that would make the Internet truly accessible and useful to the world.. Despite initial setbacks and with perseverance, by October of 1990, he had specified the three fundamental technologies that remain the foundation of today’s Web : HTML, URL, and HTTP. He also wrote the first Web page editor/browser (“WorldWideWeb”) and the first Web server (“?httpd“). By the end of 1990, the first Web page was available. By 1991, people outside of CERN joined the new Web community, and in April 1993, from much encouragement from Sir Tim and his colleagues, CERN announced that the World Wide Web technology would be available for anyone to use on a royalty-free basis. Since that time, the Web has changed the world, arguably becoming the most powerful communication medium the world has ever known. Whereas only just over one half of the people on the planet are currently using the Web the Web has fundamentally altered the way we teach and learn, buy and sell, inform and are informed, agree and disagree, share and collaborate, meet and love, and tackle problems ranging from putting food on our tables to curing diseases. In 2009, Sir Tim recognized that the Web’s potential to empower people to bring about positive change remained unrealized by billions around the world. Announcing the formation of the World Wide Web Foundation, he once again confirmed his commitment to ensuring an open, free Web accessible and to all where people can share knowledge, access services, conduct commerce, participate in good governance and communicate in creative ways. In 2012 Sir Tim co-founded the Open Data Institute with Sir Nigel Shadbolt, which seeks to show the value of open data, and to advocate for the innovative use of open data to affect positive change across the globe. A graduate of Oxford University, Sir Tim is a professor at Massachusetts Institute of Technology at the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) andin the Computer Science Department at Oxford University.

Alexander Troshin

HPE-AMD Category & Business Development Lead | DACH & CERTA

Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Alexander Troshin

HPE-AMD Category & Business Development Lead | DACH & CERTA

Hewlett Packard Enterprise

 

Matthias Pfefferle

Head of Product Development WordPress

IONOS

Matthias Pfefferle

Head of Product Development WordPress

IONOS

Matthias Pfefferle started blogging in 2002 using b2, the predecessor of WordPress, he maintains a dozen of WordPress Plugins and Themes, held talks on WordCamps and WordPress Meetups, contributed to the WordPress Core and is an active Member of the WordPress Hosting Community. He is also part of the IndieWeb and Fediverse movements, with the mission to build a decentralized and self hostable alternative to the big walled garden social networks. At IONOS, he is leading the "Product Development WordPress" team, which helps customers to easily install, stetup and maintain their WordPress installations.

Jason Soroko

CTO of PKI

Sectigo

Jason Soroko

CTO of PKI

Sectigo

Jason has 20 years of experience researching, innovating, educating markets, developing intellectual property, and contributing to national-level guidance and consortium standards. He works closely with enterprise companies daily to synthesize managed PKI security solutions that meet real-world operational needs.

Divya Shukla

Community Manager

Urban Skill

Divya Shukla

Community Manager

Urban Skill

Community Manager at Urban Skill-CloudMojo

Matt Foley

EMEA Director of Field Application Engineering

AMD

Matt Foley

EMEA Director of Field Application Engineering

AMD

Matt Foley is the EMEA Director of Field Application Engineering at AMD. Prior to joining AMD, Matt enjoyed a 17-year career with Hewlett-Packard in both America and Europe. During this time Matt led teams in server product development, OEM sales and Cloud presales; and he spearheaded the business development efforts which dramatically expanded the presence of standard datacenter equipment in the global telecommunications network. Matt holds a Masters degree in Business Administration from the Bauer College of Business at the University of Houston. He also holds Bachelors degrees in both Electrical Engineering and History from the University of Notre Dame.

Alberto Medina

Developer Relations Engineer

Google

Alberto Medina

Developer Relations Engineer

Google

Alberto works as a DRE at Google and is on a mission to make content creation on the web sustainable for everyone.

Deepak Maheshwari

Senior Visiting Fellow

ICRIER

Deepak Maheshwari

Senior Visiting Fellow

ICRIER

Deepak Maheshwari has a keen research interest in the interplay of policy with technological innovations and socio-economic development, especially in the Digital Ecosystem. A thought leader and an oft-invited speaker, his views have been widely published and cited. He is a Senior Fellow at Centre For The Digital Future (CDF); a Senior Visiting Fellow at Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations (ICRIER); a Distinguished Fellow at Consumer Unity and Trust Society (CUTS) and Advisory Board Member at the Software Freedom Law Centre, India (sflc.in). He has led public policy function in Symantec / NortonLifeLock; MasterCard; Microsoft and Sify over more than two decades with responsibilities spanning India, ASEAN and China. He has served as Global Chair of the IEEE Internet Initiative; Secretary of the ISP Association of India; Chair of the BSA Asia-Pacific Policy Committee, Chair of the AMCHAM India Cyber Security Committee and on the Board of IIM Ahmedabad-Idea Telecom Center of Excellence. He was also a member of the Committee on Artificial Intelligence and the Working Group on Cloud Computing, both constituted by the Government of India. A strong believer in the transformative power of public-private partnerships, he co-founded the National Internet Exchange of India (NIXI) and the ITU-APT Foundation of India. A graduate in engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, he also has a degree in law.

Vipul Parashar

Techincal Devops Lead

SHL

Vipul Parashar

Techincal Devops Lead

SHL

About Me: My father brought his 1st computer which was an Intel-386, I was 7 years old. Since that day, I have crashed many hard-disks, Broke many CD-Rom's, Assemble & disassemble computer countless time, Literally played all the video games & learnt everything that is about a Computer, Our bread & Butter. The first operating system, I touched was Windows3.1 with MS-DOS. I have almost worked & troubleshooted every OS Microsoft ever constructed. Being said that, My best friend these days are - Linux and MACOS. With an overall experience of nearly 3 decades, I have perfected myself to be the Core System Technician, With real knowledge on every cloud system that exists in the market, Obviously leaving some least important ones.

Ravish Gupta

CEO

Webspiders Interweb Private Limited

Ravish Gupta

CEO

Webspiders Interweb Private Limited

Ravish Gupta is the Founder & CEO of WIPL (WIPL.COM) a 20-year-old Managed Service Provider and Web hosting Company. Ravish is an enthusiastic individual who is passionate not just about technology but also automobiles, hiking & road bikes. He is an active member of Young Indians which is an integral part of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) where he has been promoting entrepreneurship & Digital Transformation for the growing SMEs. He's also the organizer for Cloud Leadership Summit held in Goa & Thailand, an exclusive event & conference where India's top 40 Web & Cloud hosting companies have regularly participated. He currently lives in Jaipur, India

Wiebke Melcher

PRSP & Cloud28+ Program Manager DACH

Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Wiebke Melcher

PRSP & Cloud28+ Program Manager DACH

Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Wiebke Melcher has been Partner Ready Service Provider (PRSP) Program Manager and Cloud28+ Lead for the DACH region since November 1, 2017. She is working with the existing partners on the development and execution of joint go to market initiatives as well as onboarding new partner. In addition to her role, Wiebke is part of HPE’s Diversity & Inclusion Council and Lead of the Women Network Ratingen

Elisabeth Klughardt

Working Group Lead

i2Coalition

Elisabeth Klughardt

Working Group Lead

i2Coalition

Elisabeth Klughardt, i2Coalition staff member, supports The Domain Name Association Working Group to achieve its goal of increasing awareness, fostering adoption, and providing access within and outside of the domain name industry. Following The DNA merger with i2Coalition in 2020, the Working Group is dedicated to furthering the mandate together and provide an even stronger voice for those who build the Internet.

Yash Shah

CEO and Co-Founder

Clientjoy

Yash Shah

CEO and Co-Founder

Clientjoy

I did Mechanical Engineering from NIT-S and worked as an Investment Banker before founding Clientjoy. I am a CNBC TV-18 Young Turk, an MITx Bootcamper and a Kairos Fellow. At Clientjoy, I serve as it’s Chief Executive Officer with core responsibilities including Financial Management, Strategy and Business Development. Apart from Clientjoy, I serve on the Mentor Board of Entrepreneurship Cells at various reputed institutes including NIT-S, SOCET & VGEC. I have also been Guest Faculty at various MBA Institutes including LJIMBA and GNLU. I have been a speaker at various Entrepreneurship & startup events including ones at IIM-A & IIT-B
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