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BUILDING

CLOUDFEST

TOGETHER

March 23 - 25, 2021 | Online

BUILDING

CLOUDFEST

TOGETHER

March 23 - 25, 2021 | Online

3 DAYS, 3 THEMES

DAY 1

THE INTELLIGENT CLOUD

proudly presented by

The Intelligent Cloud empowers AI to manage and distribute complex workloads, with smart tools that make interoperability and scale more cost-effective and efficient. CloudFest 2021 will explore concrete case studies, use cases, partnerships, and analyses of the ever-closer future of AI—in terms of technology, oversight, economics, and morality.

DAY 2

WEB PROS IN THE CLOUD

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CSPs and CSVs specialize in uptime, scalability, and analytics. Web Professionals specialize in design and creativity. Together you move mountains: Web Pros and hyperscale platforms teamed up to save countless SMBs during the COVID-19 pandemic, and CloudFest is fostering more strong partnerships by inviting top Web Professionals to the festival.

DAY 3

THE SECURE CLOUD

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Safety is the #1 rule, and the threat landscape grows ever more complex. CloudFest 2021 will focus on the tools, processes, and partnerships required to deliver and demonstrate safe computing environments for your clients and end customers.

 

THE CLOUD WAS BUILT FOR THIS

CloudFest returns on an all-digital platform 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 has delivered when it was needed most, just as its architects predicted—now let’s take it to the next level. 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 together.

AGENDA SNEAK PREVIEW

Three days, three themes, three parties—and many ways to learn and share: CloudFest is putting its spin on digital events! Here's a taste of what you can expect as the world's biggest cloud computing conference returns. These sessions shake up our presentation style: we kicked out PowerPoint and replaced it with fast-paced conversations and high production values. This is only the beginning: get ready to see these three days fill up with more speakers and expert panels. Our agenda will help you spark conversations of your own on our networking-first platform, so reserve March 23-25 for CloudFest 2021!

DAY 1

THE INTELLIGENT CLOUD

MARCH 23

The trusted foundation of the Cloud

Rebecca Weekly, Intel | Hannes Schwaderer, Intel

Are current server system designs still good enough for a bright digital future?

Sebastian Noelting, RNT Rausch

How Will We Store Exabytes of Machine-Created Data?

Rainer Kaese, Toshiba

Software Performance and Efficiency in the Cloud

George Chaltas, Intel

GAIA-X: Reshaping Data Infrastructure for Europe and the World

Andreas Weiss | Oliver Mauss | Markus Leberecht | Rainer Sträter | OVH

AI and Radical Lullabies

Oleg Stavitsky, Endel

Loud in the Cloud Music Festival

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DAY 2

WEB PROS IN THE CLOUD

MARCH 24

VERISIGN KEYNOTE

Verisign

Don't Just Make It Pop—Make It Rock!

Aaron Draplin, Draplin Design Co.

Fireside Chat - James Gosling

James Gosling, Inventor of Java

Transformation of Hosting Business to Meet Evolving Web Pros Requirements

Virtuozzo

Doing good – feeling good? Let´s talk charity!

Leoni Rossberg, Entrepreneurs for Knowledge | Soeren von Varchmin, CloudFest

Targeting SMBs: How COVID-19 Should Change Your Target Market

Connection Party

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DAY 3

THE SECURE CLOUD

MARCH 25

Security Services Market Overview & Forecast for 2021

Phil Shih, Structure Research

What You Need To Change About Your Strategy Post-Pandemic

Fourth-Generation Espionage: Spy Games, Super-States, and Cybercrime

Sir Alex Younger, Former head of the British Secret Intelligence Service - MI6

The Journey that Changes Everything

Cassie de Pecol, First Woman to Travel Every Country in the World; Speaker, Author and Creator

Defining Cybersecurity Enforcement Responsibility

Intel, Verisign, Sectigo

Cloud Unchained Party

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SEE OUR 2021 SPEAKERS!

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.

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.

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.

Diarmuid Daltún

CEO

csquare.ai

Diarmuid Daltún

CEO

csquare.ai

Customer centric commercially focused tech entrepreneur, musician and world citizen. Proud member of the hosting and cloud industry since 2007, recent vegetarian (for the planet) and now honoured CEO and Co-Founder of csquare.ai on a mission to democratize green AI.

Rainer Kaese

Senior Manager

Toshiba

Rainer Kaese

Senior Manager

Toshiba

Rainer Kaese has been with Toshiba for over 25 years. He initially specialized in application specific ICs, managing the ASIC Design Center, and later the Business Development Team for ASIC- and Foundry Products. He is currently responsible for the introduction of Toshiba’s Enterprise HDD products into Datacenters, Cloud Computing and Enterprise applications.

Tim Owens

Co-Founder

Reclaim Hosting

Tim Owens

Co-Founder

Reclaim Hosting

Tim Owens worked in higher education for over 9 years before going full-time with Reclaim Hosting in 2015. In 2012 he launched Hippie Hosting, which empowered over 150 people across the globe to build a space of their own on the web. He worked at the University of Mary Washington for 3 years as a part of the Division of Teaching and Learning Technologies helping build the Domain of One’s Own project that provides domains and hosting to UMW students, faculty, and staff. Today Reclaim Hosting provides educators and institutions with an easy way to offer over 20,000 students domains and web hosting that they own and control. Our goal is to make the process of offering a flexible web space and domain name to your students as easy as possible and giving you the support you need to make it all happen.

Oliver Mauss

CEO

PlusServer Group

Oliver Mauss

CEO

PlusServer Group

Dr. Oliver Mauss is CEO of the PlusServer Group since July 2018. In addition to the management of the operational business, he drives forward plusserver’s transformation to a Managed Cloud Service Provider as well as the development of new business areas. He looks back on more than 20 years of experience in the hosting and telecommunications industry. Initially as Managing Director of 1&1 Internet AG, he managed one of the largest hosting providers in Europe. Before joining 1&1, he held various positions within the Vodafone Group, including head of business customer segment. Oliver Mauss studied in Aachen, Germany, where he received his PhD in Electrical Engineering.

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.

Sebastian Noelting

CEO

RNT Rausch

Sebastian Noelting

CEO

RNT Rausch

Sebastian has been a doer for 25 years: He founded his first company directly after finishing school. After holding several leading positions, among others at 1&1 Internet AG, his career as interim manager led him to RNT Rausch GmbH, former Rausch Netzwerktechnik GmbH, whose management he took over in 2008. His daily ambition: to optimize IT or create completely new server and storage solutions that solve problems such as performance, storage space, high availability or data throughput in data centers or big data environments. His specialties: Software-defined storage, cloud computing, virtualization. Since 1998, RNT considers itself as reliable partner, solution provider and developer, enabling technology innovations. Organizations as well as data centers around the globe trust in the standard and individual solutions to advance their business. Based on self-developed hardware or solutions of long-time partners, RNT choses the fitting software for the operation of server or storage cluster and builds tailor-made solutions – delivery, launch and support are included as well!

Simon Besteman

CEO

Dutch Cloud Community

Simon Besteman

CEO

Dutch Cloud Community

Simon has been driving the Dutch presence at CloudFest since 2014 and is the organiser of the Dutch Night@CloudFest. He is director of the Dutch Cloud Community, the industry group uniting the Hosting and Cloud industry in the Netherlands. He is a frequent blogger, podcaster and speaker at industry events.

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.

George Chaltas

Director, Strategic Customer & Visual Cloud Engineering

Intel

George Chaltas

Director, Strategic Customer & Visual Cloud Engineering

Intel

George Chaltas is the Director for Strategic Customer & Visual Cloud Software Performance in Intel’s Cloud and Enterprise Solutions Group. He leads a worldwide team of software engineers who partner with Cloud Service Providers and their customers to increase the performance and efficiency of their workloads. George has more than 30 years of experience in software development and performance. Prior to joining Intel in 1998, he was a software engineer and engineering manager at Digital Equipment Corporation. He holds Masters Degrees in both Computer Science and Music Theory from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. In his spare time he builds model trains and composes music.

Dr. Kai Martius

Member of the Board & CTO

secunet AG

Dr. Kai Martius

Member of the Board & CTO

secunet AG

Dr. Kai Martius is CTO and member of the Management Board of secunet AG. He is responsible for technology, development, product management and certification. From 2007 to 2015, he headed the business unit High Security/Public Sector. Kai Martius has been with secunet since 1999, the year of his doctorate in electrical engineering at the TU Dresden. Dr. Martius is one of the key architects of SINA and has extensive experience in the design, implementation and deployment of cyber security products in the public sector.

Andreas Weiss

Head of Digital Business Models

eco

Andreas Weiss

Head of Digital Business Models

eco

 

Stephan Teinert

Head of Cloud Sales

Wortmann AG

Stephan Teinert

Head of Cloud Sales

Wortmann AG

Stephan Teinert has more than 6 years of experience in the Cloud Services Provider Business in the DACH region, particularly in Germany. Stephan is the current Head of Cloud Sales at Wortmann AG, one of the most successful independent Cloud distributor and service provider in Germany. Stephan started working as a Sales Manager at Wortmann AG in June 2013 and moved into a new position as Head of Cloud Sales in July 2015. Based on his experience at Wortmann AG. Besides having expertise in cloud services, Stephan is very familiar with the relationship between VADs and German mid-sized companies. The focus is to enable different partners for cloud services. In the past 6 years the terra cloud enables over 4000 partners for cloud- or managed services Stephan holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Economics from Bielefeld University.

Rebecca Weekly

Vice President

Intel

Rebecca Weekly

Vice President

Intel

Rebecca leads the team that drives nearly every aspect of our hyperscale platform execution across strategic planning, hardware and software enabling, marketing and sales. Together they shape the development, production, and engagement strategy of Intel’s hyperscale solutions to ensure we are delivering the best value for our customers with enthusiasm and urgency. She drives strategic collaborations with key partners including OxMs, ISVs & OSVs to ensure ecosystem readiness that meets our customer needs. In her "spare" time, she’s the lead singer of a funk & soul band, Sinister Dexter, was professionally trained in dance (tap, modern, and jazz), and is an experienced choreographer. She loves investing and mentoring diverse technical talent to help build our pipeline. She has two amazing little boys, and loves to run (after them, and on her own). Rebecca graduated from MIT with a degree in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering.

Marcus Singer

Field Applications Engineer Datacenter Solutions

Intel

Marcus Singer

Field Applications Engineer Datacenter Solutions

Intel

Marcus Singer is a Senior Field Application Engineer for Server & Storage Solutions in Datacenter, covering the top LOEM & ODM accounts in Germany. With more than 30 years being in several different Technical and Sales oriented roles in the IT Industry, e.g., working for Storage companies, his focus is clearly on high performant Server and Storage solutions. Prior joining Intel in 2015, Marcus deployed the first Network Attached Storage solutions in EMEA back in the 90’s and was also the first to setup Hybrid NAS/SAN solutions in mission critical environments.

Ruslan Synytsky

CEO

Jelastic

Ruslan Synytsky

CEO

Jelastic

CEO and co-founder of Jelastic PaaS, a company that delivers a turnkey multi-cloud platform for ISVs, MSPs, and cloud hosting providers. Java Champion and two-times Duke’s Choice Award winner. Expert in large-scale distributed applications and enterprise platforms. Designed the core technology of the Platform-as-a-Service that runs millions of containers across a decentralized network of independent data center providers worldwide. Designed and created solutions for National Data Center (NDC) and National Antarctic Scientific Centre (NASC) of Ukraine. Was one of the key engineering leads at the National Space Agency of Ukraine. Focusing on development of cutting edge cloud solutions and business relations around it.

Leoni Rossberg

Program Manager

Entrepreneurs for Knowledge

Leoni Rossberg

Program Manager

Entrepreneurs for Knowledge

With a dedication to fight inequality, Leoni has worked in the humanitarian aid sector for the last few years. She has gained wide-ranging field experience in various crisis contexts in South Africa, Madagascar, Lebanon, and Jordan. Leoni mainly worked in refugee camps with a special focus on Child Protection programming. After finishing her MBA in CSR & NGO Management, she started to work with Entrepreneurs for Knowledge and helped develop the Foundation as a Service concept. With this service, she and her team make a simple donation a really great experience for everyone involved: impactful school projects for underprivileged children are supported by companies or individuals who are motivated to do something meaningful. A Win-Win-Situation for everyone.

Hannes Schwaderer

Country Manager

Intel

Hannes Schwaderer

Country Manager

Intel

Hannes Schwaderer has been the Country Manager of Intel Germany GmbH since October 2018 and is responsible for all Sales and Marketing related operations. Prior he led the development and execution of solutions for all vertical end-customer segments in Germany as the Head of Enterprise Sales. In 2011, Hannes served as the Director Energy Sectors of the EMEA region and was responsible for the design and implementation of industry-specific solutions within the electricity, oil and gas sector. In addition to his role as Managing Director at Intel GmbH, he has been responsible for the company’s business activities in Central Europe from August 2004 until July 2015. He began his career at Intel in 1994 as Retail Marketing Manager. In 1998, he continued to work as EMEA Market Development Manager and took on the position as Marketing Manager for Central Europe in the following year. From August 2002 to August 2011, he was responsible for all marketing and sales activities as Country Manager for Germany and Austria. Furthermore, Hannes Schwaderer acts as the President of Initiative D21, Europe's biggest partnership and serves on the Advisory Board of the Institute for Ethics in Artificial Intelligence at Technical University of Munich.

Markus Leberecht

Senior Cloud Solutions Architect

Intel

Markus Leberecht

Senior Cloud Solutions Architect

Intel

Markus Leberecht has spent his career at Intel holding a variety of individual and managerial roles in technical sales since joining the company in June 2006. He currently holds the position of a Senior Cloud Solutions Architect and is specializing in cloud service provider infrastructure. He holds a doctorate degree from the University of Technology, Munich, Germany, and furthermore is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and a Google Cloud Certified Professional Cloud Architect.
»My experience with CloudFest is amazing, it's one of the best conferences that I have been to!«
Hank Shocklee
Producer of Public Enemy

GENERAL AGENDA*

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. Each day will focus on one of our core themes of The Intelligent Cloud, Web Pros in the Cloud, and The Secure Cloud.

Monday

March 22

Pre Event

10 amAttendee move-in
6 pm - 8 pmPre-Opening: Cyber Monday
8 pmCome2Gather
Tuesday

March 23

The Intelligent Cloud

2 pm - 8 pmCORE TIME
8 pmLoud in the Cloud Music Festival
Wednesday

March 24

Web Pros in the Cloud

6 am - 8 amTerritory Track: Asia
10 am - 12 pmTerritory Track: Europe
2 pm - 8 pmCORE TIME
8 pmConnection Party
10 pm - 12 amTerritory Track: America
Thursday

March 25

The Secure Cloud

6 am - 8 amTerritory Track: Asia
10 am - 12 pmTerritory Track: Europe
2 pm - 8 pmCORE TIME
8 pmCloud Unchained Party

* all times in UTC+1

PARTNERS

A GLOBAL DIGITAL EXPERIENCE

This virtual conference delivers the elements you know from our in-person events—and more—in a brand-new way, on a platform built for networking. CloudFest 2021 features a packed agenda with keynotes, live streams, expert round tables, region-specific learning, and prime connection opportunities.

CONTENT AND SESSIONS

  • Live expert sessions and panels
  • On-demand content
  • Global and region-specific programming
  • Hands-on Workshops
  • Expert Q&A and roundtables

NETWORK AND INTERACTIVITY

  • 1-on-1 video chats
  • Networking lounge
  • Gamification
  • Intuitive matchmaking
  • Live polls and quizzes

VIRTUAL EXHIBITION / SPONSORSHIP

  • Virtual company areas
  • Live chat with partner companies and industry associations
  • Latest product updates
  • Promotional offers and swag
  • Business and partnership opportunities
»We had very positive feedback from our keynote, the audience was actually very engaged and we had a tremendous amount of follow-up after that!«
Patricia Florissi
VP & Global CTO for Sales at Dell Technologies

ADVANTAGES OF A DIGITAL CLOUDFEST

Did you ever think CloudFest itself would actually be in the Cloud? It’s not just a necessity, but also an opportunity to try newer methods of sharing and networking. We all long for face-to-face contact, but what matters most is connection—and CloudFest is all about connections. We’re going digital this year because we know we can set you up for better business outcomes despite the pandemic.

  • On-demand access to amazing content
  • Save time and money: lower barrier to attendance
  • Leave a smaller environmental footprint
  • Networking-first platform with powerful content streaming
  • Integrate CloudFest with your workday with smart timezone management
  • Connect with a wider community than ever

FORMER SPEAKERS

CloudFest’s rock-star speakers have included CEOs, technologists, visionaries, scientists, extreme athletes… and actual rock stars. From within the Cloud industry and beyond, our speakers will give you fresh insights to help you tackle your business challenges—and see the world from a new perspective. The speakers for CloudFest 2021 will be announced in January. Meanwhile, these are just a few of the speakers that have graced our stages—and the tradition of blowing your mind is set to continue.

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.

Will Pemble

CEOGOAL 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.

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 Engineer Dell 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.

Göran marby

CEOICANN

Göran marby

CEO

ICANN

Göran Marby brings over 20 years experience as a senior executive in the Internet and technology sector, as well as his leadership as Director General at the independent regulatory body Swedish Post and Telecom Authority (PTS), where he worked closely with international organizations and standards bodies. Prior to this, he served as CEO and founder of Appgate, a Swedish security software company (now Cryptzone in the U.S), where he grew the organization to a global company with customers in 35 countries and operations in the U.S. Before his seven years at Appgate, he was CEO for the advanced networks company Cygate Group (now owned by TeliaSonera) where he spearheaded operations in five countries with revenues in the range of 120 million euros. And as Country Manager for Cisco in Sweden, Marby led sales of all products and services. He currently serves on several Boards including: The Swedish Broadband Forum, The Swedish E-identification Board and the Body of European Regulators for Electronic Communications (BEREC). Marby, age 53, holds a Bachelor of Science in Finance from the University of Gothenburg, School of Business, Economics and Law, and is married with three kids. He is fluent in English and Swedish and is a Swedish national.

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.

Bhavin Turakhia

CEO & FounderFlock

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.

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.
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