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2022

MARCH 22 - 24, 2022 | EUROPA-PARK

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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.

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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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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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