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CloudFest 2019

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

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

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

Accommodations

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

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

Line Up

Headliners

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

Mark Carlson

Co-Chair, SNIA Technical Council

SNIA

Mark Carlson

Co-Chair, SNIA Technical Council

SNIA

Mark A. Carlson, Principal Engineer, Industry Standards at Toshiba, has more than 35 years of experience with Networking and Storage development and more than 18 years experience with Java technology. Mark was one of the authors of the CDMI Cloud Storage standard. He has spoken at numerous industry forums and events. He is the co-chair of the SNIA Cloud Storage and Object Drive technical working groups, and serves as co-chair on the SNIA Technical Council.

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

XAYA Project, CTO

Daniel Kraft

XAYA Project, CTO

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

Graeme Hackland

CIO

Graeme Hackland is the Williams CIO, joining in January 2014. This is Graeme’s 20th season in Formula One. 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. 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. Graeme featured in Computing UK’s Top 100 CIOs in both 2016 and 2017.

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. Turakhia joins us on the NamesCon stage to share vital insights and statistics on the ngTLD industry, followed by a fireside chat and Q&A, where we will learn how he achieved his successes, and we explore the lessons that companies in the domain space can take away from his experiences.

Hank Shocklee

Producer

Public Enemy

Hank Shocklee

Producer

Public Enemy

Hank Shocklee is a 2013 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee and a 2018 GRAMMY Hall of Fame inductee as a founder & producer of seminal hip hop group Public Enemy and the Bomb Squad. A sonic architect who has worn many hats in the music business throughout the years including as a DJ, music producer, sound designer and scorer for film and TV as well as serving as a senior level music executive at Universal Records. Artistic and commercial success at the level of the groundbreaking Public Enemy records of the 1980’s and 1990’s, would be a capstone of accomplishment for most producers but Shocklee has also been a force behind many cult classic and breakthrough music and film projects during the last two decades plus, including artists Mary J. Blige, Anthony Hamilton,Ice Cube, LL Cool J, Slick Rick and films such as Ridley Scott’s American Gangster, Spike Lee’s Do The Right Thing, Ernest Dickerson’s Juice and countless others. Sampling in music is now a part of the mainstream culture and Hank Shocklee, is one of the culture leaders who helped bring the art of sampling to the forefront by creating techniques such as filtering, multiband micro-loop sampling, introducing the use of sine waves to create kick drums and bass lines, truncating and mapping samples on keyboards and drum machines and using tuning to create warping in his productions in the late 80’s–early 90’s. With his production outfit the BOMB SQUAD, these techniques were cemented via his landmark albums with Public Enemy such as ‘It Takes A Nation of Millions To Hold Us Back’ and ‘Fear Of A Black Planet’, two albums which consistently rank high amongst most of the ‘greatest albums of all time’ lists. After establishing his successful run as a music producer, Shocklee ventured into his executive side, first with his S.O.U.L. label [an acronym for Sound of Urban Listeners] joint venture and then in a role as Senior Vice President of the Black Music Division for MCA/Universal Records during the period of 1990-1999. Shocklee’s name became synonymous with sampling shortly after creating the BOMBSQUAD style. Since his landmark albums he has been constantly at the center point of debates on copyright laws and studied by pop culture historians and academics alike. As a constant student and developer of numerous audio production and sampling techniques, he has been both an inspiring force for music producers and a disruptor of music industry politics. Always seeking new and innovative ways to transform the audio arts, most recently Shocklee has launched his NYC based company Shocklee Entertainment, to develop a new variety of projects and various new music releases that will explore electronic, techno and hip hop vibrations which he calls the Future Frequency. Most recently he has produced and executive produced music for Ninja Tune Recording artist Emika and postpunk legends The Pop Group and has been featured in music documentaries “808″produced by Atlantic Records and “SoundBreaking,” a decade long series started by the late Sir George Martin and completed by his son Giles Martin. Ever continuing to expand his reach in many facets of entertainment and culture, he also works with audio and consumer tech startups as a consultant and enjoys coaching and mentoring music students as a visiting artist at some of the leading music schools in the U.S. including Berklee College of Music, The Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music at NYU, The New School for Jazz &Contemporary Music and the Boston Academy of Arts.

Brian Behlendorf

Inventor of the Apache Webserver

Linux Foundation

Brian Behlendorf

Inventor of the Apache Webserver

Linux Foundation

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.

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.

General Information

Saturday, March 23

Hackathon
(non-public)
2 pm

Sunday, March 24

Hackathon
(non-public)
10 am

Monday, March 25

Registration Opens for Exhibitors 9 am
Hackathon
(non-public)
10 am
Come2Gather Party 7 pm
Karaoke  11 pm

Tuesday, March 26

Registration Opens 8 am
cloud.FAIR Opens 9 am
Welcome Speech main.FORUM 9 am
cloud.FAIR Closes 6 pm
VIP Event 7 pm
Lords of Uptime Concert
powered by
Dell Technologies
 9 pm
night.TALK
powered by
Open-Xchange
10:15 pm
Karaoke  11 pm

Wednesday, March 27

Registration Opens 8 am
cloud.FAIR Opens 9 am
Sessions Begin main.FORUM 9 am
cloud.FAIR Closes 6 pm
ConneXion Party
powered by
Sectigo + CodeGuard
7 pm
Karaoke
powered by
SaneBox
 11 pm

Thursday, March 28

Registration Opens 8 am
cloud.FAIR Opens 9 am
Sessions Begin main.FORUM 9 am
cloud.FAIR Closes 5 pm
Havana Night
powered by
Sectigo + CodeGuard
6 pm
Karaoke  11 pm

Friday, March 29

BizBrunch 10 am

LINE UP

Headliners

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

Passes

Standard Pass

399 € (VAT not included)

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

VIP Pass

1199 € (VAT not included)

All benefits of standard admission, plus:

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

Become a partner

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

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

Partners 2019

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

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Diamond Partners

Platinum Partners

Gold Partners

Associations

Media Production Partner

Media Production and Technology Partners

Media Partners