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CloudFest 2020

March 14 - 19, 2020 | Europa-Park | Germany

The Intelligent Cloud: An examination of AI in the Cloud ecosystem.

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7000+

Participants

250+

Speakers

200+

Exhibitors

72

Countries

5

Parties

1

Festival

See The Future in 20/20

CloudFest 2020 is the second in a three-year theme arc. We began with hyperscale enablement: go big or go home! Now we will explore how AI helps you maximize the potential that hypervisor partnership offers. The Intelligent Cloud allows AI to manage and distribute complex workloads, with smart tools that make interoperability and scale more cost-effective and efficient. It’s a tech paradigm that is coming up quickly, and CloudFest will help pave the way so you can be in the driver’s seat. CloudFest will explore how the cloud industry is preparing for the AI evolution in terms of technology, oversight, economics, and morality.

CloudFest 2019: Video Recap

CloudFest 2019 Recap: We Worked Hard and Played Hard

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Standard Pass

399€*
  • Access to all event locations
  • Catering, including lunch and coffee breaks
  • Parties and networking events
  • CloudFest event bag
  • Bus Shuttle from hotels to main venue

VIP Pass

1199€*

All benefits of the Standard Pass

  • VIP status with distinctive badge
  • VIP Event admission
  • Personal concierge
  • Exclusive lunch restaurant with gourmet catering
  • VIP treatment at all event hotels
  • VIP Shuttle
  • Access to VIP Lounge
  • Access to 1-on-1 tables
  • Access to VIP section at nightlife event

*the ticket prices not include VAT

General Overview

Welcome to CloudFest 2020—where the entire cloud ecosystem gathers to share knowledge, solve problems, and form new alliances. Here, our partners and attendees become as much a part of the program as the inspiring speakers who take to the stage. CloudFest embraces and celebrates the cloud industry, showcasing everything new and exciting in technology and internet innovation. Join us in a place where like-minded thinkers and visionaries collaborate to move beyond the hype and push the cloud industry forward.

Legend

Separate registration required Open to all attendees

Weekend

March 14 - 15

Hackathon

Event

All Day Hackathon
Registered hackers only

Monday

March 16

Partner Day

Event

9 am Registration Opens
10 am Hackathon
Registered hackers only

Night

7 pm Heat Up Party

Tuesday

March 17

Main Event

Event

8 am Registration Opens
9 am Cloud Fair Opens
9 am Welcome Speech Main Forum
6 pm Cloud Fair Closes

Night

7 pm VIP Event
7 pm Loud in the Cloud Music Festival
10:15 pm Night Talk
11 pm Karaoke

Wednesday

March 18

Main Event

Event

8 am Registration Opens
9 am Cloud Fair Opens
9 am Welcome Speech Main Forum
6 pm Cloud Fair Closes

Night

7 pm ConneXion Party
11 pm Karaoke

Thursday

March 19

Main Event

Event

8 am Registration Opens
9 am Cloud Fair Opens
9 am Welcome Speech Main Forum
5 pm Cloud Fair Closes

Night

7 pm Closing Event
11 pm Karaoke

The Intelligent Cloud: An examination of AI in the Cloud ecosystem

The overall cloud market is $250b and growing at 32% annually. AI is still a relatively small part of this, comprising $202.5 million in 2015—but forecast to reach $11.1 billion by 2024. It’s important to remember that humans have been taking swings at AI for over 60 years, and other technological building blocks had to be arranged—each a milestone in its own right—in order to get us to where we are today, and where we’re poised to reach tomorrow. The amount of processing power and the speed of data throughput required for high-performance artificial intelligence place functional AI right in the Cloud’s wheelhouse.

Hyperscalers are positioned to be the creators of AI products; with AWS, IBM Cloud, Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud as the top four. Service providers can leverage their deep relationships with existing cloud-service clients to provide bespoke AI solutions across the business spectrum. The economic effect is then amplified out into the world by orders of magnitude as costs drop, productivity rises, and data is processed more effectively to surface game-changing insights. Getting ahead of the curve on AI constitutes a prime opportunity to deliver maximum change for your customers.

Theme Tracks

Cybersecurity

What can take down the internet? Can AI stop it? Can we stop it without AI? We will explore keeping bad actors out, immediately identifying and stopping abuse to prevent internet-crippling level threats.

AI Driven Uptime

Can AI can help route around problems? Humans are not good at proactive predictive analysis for things like traffic spikes. It’s an inherent human limitation: nobody has the cognitive bandwidth to manage hyperscale uptime manually!

Sales and Marketing

How to use AI for account-based marketing? We will show how ISVs can implement algorithms/AI to help their customers make better decisions with AI as a product component.

AI Reselling

AI enablement will be table stakes sooner rather than later, as a step in the cloud’s evolution. Very few companies can achieve this on their own, so you as a Service Provider fulfill a crucial role in the cloud ecosystem by helping your customers step up.

AI and The Human Brain

The whole idea of meditation in general is processing the information thrown at you so you can deal with life. You’re essentially managing a DDOS attack. Mindfulness lets you process everything.

Line Up

Headliners

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

Tatiana Tropina

Cybercrime Expert

Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Criminal Law

Tatiana Tropina

Cybercrime Expert

Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Criminal Law

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

Dr. Ye Huang

Head of Solution Architects, Alibaba Cloud DACH & CEE region

Alibaba

Dr. Ye Huang

Head of Solution Architects, Alibaba Cloud DACH & CEE region

Alibaba

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

Daniel Kraft

Chief Developer

Namecoin Project

Daniel Kraft

Chief Developer

Namecoin Project

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

Will Pemble

CEO

GOAL BOSS

Will Pemble

CEO

GOAL BOSS

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

Graeme Hackland

CIO

Williams F1 Team

Graeme Hackland

CIO

Williams F1 Team

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

Bhavin Turakhia

CEO & Founder

Flock

Bhavin Turakhia

CEO & Founder

Flock

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

Hank Shocklee

Producer

Public Enemy

Hank Shocklee

Producer

Public Enemy

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

Brian Behlendorf

Inventor of the Apache Webserver

Brian Behlendorf

Inventor of the Apache Webserver

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

Location

Europa-Park | Rust | Germany

CloudFest is returning to the legendary Europa-Park, the exclusive resort that has hosted our global festival since 2012. Located in the heart of Europe where Germany, France, and Switzerland come together, Europa-Park hits all the right notes with its impressive facilities, impeccable service, and ease of accessibility—all with an extra “wow” factor on top. Completely different from your typical cookie-cutter conference venues, Europa-Park delivers a backdrop that is grand in scale yet intimate in feel, effortlessly communicating the essence of the CloudFest “work hard, play hard” culture.

Address for navigation systems

Europa-Park-Strasse 2
77977 Rust
Germany

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Become a partner

There is no substitute for being here.
More than 7,000 of your potential customers, peers, and technology leaders will attend CloudFest 2020 in Rust, Germany (March 14-19) for a full week of innovation, opportunity, and celebration. There will be hundreds of exhibits, as well as insightful keynotes by leading voices in technology, deep dives into the industry’s latest advancements, and an agenda full of exciting activities. This is the festival that goes all day and all night, and you won’t want to miss a thing!
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Our 2019 Partners

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

Diamond PLUS Partners / Title Sponsors

Diamond Partners

Platinum Partners

»I’ve never been to a conference that combines so much hardcore serious learning and education sessions with the craziest, most amazing parties you have ever seen!«

Will Pemble, Founder of web.com and CEO of GoalBoss

»My experience with CloudFest is amazing, it’s one of the best conferences that I have been to!«

Hank Shocklee, Producer of Public Enemy

»As an exhibitor, CloudFest is providing a platform to connect with partners to be able to talk the services that OVH offers!«

Hiren Parekh, Senior Director of Cloud Services, EMEA at OVH