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CLOUDFEST

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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!

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Andreas Weiss

Head of Digital Business Models

eco

Andreas Weiss

Head of Digital Business Models

eco

 

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.

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.

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.

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.