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Glad You Asked.
Here’s Why You Should Attend CloudFest








You Have to Be at CloudFest
if You Work in the Cloud

Get ready to join the actual decision-makers who shape the future of the internet. 

Industry leaders make big moves at CloudFest. Whether you’re a global hyperscale platform or an emerging service provider, your path to greater success starts at this event. As an attendee or partner, CloudFest is where you build your brand, form strategic partnerships, and set yourself on the path for greater growth in a one-of-a-kind environment.


»The people at this conference control and influence 90-plus percent of the internet.«

Bhavin Turakhia

Founder and CEO,

CF22 Intel Sonja Pierer

»CloudFest is one of the main events we have in Europe, and we are definitely planning to be back at CloudFest 2023.«

Sonja Pierer

Director Business Consumption, Intel


»It was amazing. Thank you, team!«

Patrick Pulvermueller

CEO, Acronis


»I hadn’t been to CloudFest before, and I was surprised by how huge and well-organized it is. It’s overwhelming—it’s wonderful!«

Dr. Wolfgang Oels

CTO, Ecosia

Join us to

Form new partnerships to reach your business goals
Be the first to see new technologies as soon as they’re revealed
Take advantage of non-stop networking at a European amusement park
Experience the best parties in the industry.
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2023 Theme

The Resilient Cloud

Business continuity in the face of disruption requires resilient architecture: everyone working in the Cloud must learn how to maximize uptime, avoid data loss, and not sacrifice speed for security. Unlocking those journeys for your customers requires resilience for every unique circumstance—including some that haven’t been invented yet. Find out more about our key theme and its sub-themes, and how CloudFest can help you become future-proof!

Meet our First Speakers

Day 1: The Digital Supply Chain

Sandra Wachter

Prof. of Technology and Regulation

University of Oxford

Inside the Black Box

You’ll explore how you can leverage the momentum of rapid digital transformation to reinvigorate the supply chain and revolutionize how people are hired, collaborate, and get things done. When open-source tools run up against walled gardens, this can get complicated—but CloudFest will help you to make it work.

Speaking on Day 1 is Sandra Wachter, Professor of Technology and Regulation at the University of Oxford. As a privacy and GDPR-reform advocate who focuses on ethics in AI and robotics, Wachter works on how to make algorithms function fairly, even when you don’t know exactly what they’re doing.

Day 2: Protectors of the Internet

Yuliana Shemetovets


Belarusian Cyber Partisans

The Front Lines of Cyber Warfare

CloudFest will help you reach your internal security and delivery enablement goals while making sure your customers’ data stays safe in your hands. Beyond commercial cybersecurity, we’re bringing you lessons from actual cyber warfare.

The Cyber Partisans have claimed responsibility for attacks against Russian and Belarusian infrastructure to prevent the movement of Russian troops, as well as the release of government and police data—and they’ve been helping protesters and activists to safely communicate. The group is anonymous, even to each other—but activist and Cyber Partisans spokesperson Yuliana Shemetovets joins us on Day 2 for a conversation about fighting a war using data. 

day 3: Retention is the New Acquisition

Andrew Cotton

Professional big Wave Surfer

Go Big or Go Home 

This year we will directly equip you with skills to maximize revenue, by keeping you squarely focused on fulfilling the evolving needs of your existing customers—making them more valuable to your reputation as well as your bottom line.

Risk management and knowing when to go with the flow are useful skills in business and in life, so we’re bringing you a true expert: Andrew Cotton is a professional big wave surfer who has conquered some of the biggest breaks in the world—from Portugal and California to Australia and Hawaii. 

Cotty has learned his lessons in resilience the hard way… you’ll see when you meet him on Day 3!

day 3: Retention is the New Acquisition

Internet Heroes

Paul Vixie

Co-Inventor of the DNS

Currently the VP of Security at AWS, this Internet Hall of Famer wrote the original ARPANET delivermail application. He contributed to the Domain Name System (DNS), and is also responsible for protocols such as sendmail, which supports SMTP.

Michael “Monty” Widenius

Creator of MySQL and MariaDB

As the godfather of databases, Monty put the M in LAMP. He was a champion of open source culture before it was “cool”, from North America to Asia! Monty is also a founder and partner at OpenOcean, a VC firm dedicated to empowering tomorrow’s leaders in the data economy.

Local Hero

Adrian Stanek

The MSP Next Door

Adrian is the CTO of webbar, whose office is just 200m from Europa-Park. He’ll explain the strategies and ethics around serving SMBs right here in the area.

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Christoph Herrnkind

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Philbert Shih

Structure Research


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Jeroen Burks



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Per Esbensen


CO-founder, CEO

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Rodolphe Frering


Chief Marketing Officer

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Miss Group

CEO / Co-Founder

Max Burianek



David Bahcecioglu

Controlware GmbH

Consultant Data Center & Cloud

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Roland Löffler

qwertiko GmbH



Varun Parikh

ByteNAP Networks LLC



Maria Rochkova

Neterra Ltd.

Product Manager Cloud

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Ramin Navvabpour

Digital Startup Gate GmbH



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Check Point

Channel Manager NL


Umair Jallani

Whitehats LLC

Manager Technical

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Giuliano Di Biase

Controlware GmbH

Technical Consultant Automation & DevOps

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Magnus Bliss

Siemens Digital Logistics

Senior Supply Chain Consultant

Arthur Fischer

Controlware GmbH

Technical Consultant DevOps and Automation

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Anton Paulenko

AdEx Beratungs GmbH & Co. KG


Simon Jotzo SAP

Simon Jotzo

SAP Concur

Solution Sales Executive

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Marina Hidalgo Jaén


Head of Marketing


Max Oehmicke

Axel Springer SE

Senior Systems Engineer IAM

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Andrea Alesani

GDSC Paris-Saclay

Technical coordinator

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Nils Domin


Owner, Web- and Softwaredeveloper

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Tom Blijleven


Marketing Manager

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Laura Huppertz


System Admin

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Anna Noack


Product Owner

Always Keep Growing at CloudFest

Whether you’re a small, large, or hyperscale operation—or even a startup—you’ll find exceptional value in attending CloudFest. Because you don’t just want to grow: you want to grow in the right ways. Our main-stage keynotes and panel discussions will inform and inspire you, and our CloudFest Academy workshop series will help you stay up to date on the latest tools and techniques in service delivery.

Brand Building

All eyes are on you at CloudFest! With up to 7,000 internet infrastructure professionals in attendance, you can take full advantage of an engaged crowd to help establish your reputation within the global marketplace.

Connecting with Decision-Makers

One of CloudFest’s most exceptional features is our ability to put you in front of the Who’s Who of the industry. With a week of events and activities attended by some of the Cloud’s key influencers and purchasers, our festival offers your company many opportunities to make new connections and forge strategic alliances.

Market Intelligence

Thanks to our week-long series of compelling presentations and workshops, coupled with a trade show floor teeming with the latest products and solutions, your ability to gain a keen understanding of the market and its overall dynamics is second to none when you take part in our festival.

Brand Differentiation

Branding is a significant element associated with a businesses’ success, and CloudFest offers the most effective platform to reach this objective. Differentiate yourself from your competitors, promote your company’s message, and maximize your overall marketing efforts during a week-long event dedicated to your success.

Product/Service Showcase

CloudFest is the place to reinforce the role you play as an innovator in the global market. With such a captive audience of attendees, what better venue to debut a new product or service than in front of an engaged crowd of professionals hungry for insights into your company and its offerings?


Getting to across the table from old, new, and potential customers can often prove next to impossible. CloudFest breaks down those barriers by giving you an environment founded on connecting with your target audience: re-establish old relationships and ignite new ones here!

New Partner Connections

Progressive brands understand the doors open to them by working with hyperscalers in this new, converged space—and our large-scale festival is your access point to the full range of companies who are eager to explore these opportunities.


Stay intimately connected to the market by seeing first-hand what new products and services are available and in turn, better understand the revenue streams that new channel partners can potentially fill. Research and surveillance keep your company ahead of the competition.

High-Level Exposure

Hyperscalers join CloudFest at a premium level, and get critical touchpoints to showcase the value their operations offer. An exhibition space, presentation time in our largest forum, a seat at the table during one of our panel discussions, and the ability to conduct a boot-camp deep dive into your operations puts you front and center of a captive and eager audience.

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Build Your Brand

Get Cloud-famous by meeting and associating with the most influential decision-makers in the internet infrastructure industry. Make sure your brand is both well-known and taken seriously.

Growth Hacking

Get immediate face-time with the large-scale—and hyperscale—service providers and platforms that can bring you new partners as well as an exponential number of new customers.

Hire Better People

The CloudFest Hackathon attracts some of the most skilled and creative developers, UX experts, and designers working in the Cloud. These specialized professionals can be hard to meet—but it’s easy at CloudFest.

Why wait? Start your CloudFest Journey!

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CloudFest 2023 Tickets

Standard Pass

399 € excl. VAT
March 21 – 23, 2023

The Standard Pass is like general admission at a sports stadium or concert: you get the run of the venue, plus free lunch and coffee breaks; as well as free shuttle service from Offenburg.


  • Access to the entire CloudFest venue at Europa-Park and its hotels, March 21 – 23, 2023.
  • Invitation to all of the main parties networking events
  • Event bag with CloudFest documentation
  • Participation in Keynote, Breakout, and Masterclass tracks, and Exhibition Hall
  • Catering, including lunch and coffee breaks
  • Free shuttle from Offenburg to Rust and back

VIP Pass

999 € excl. VAT
March 21 – 23, 2023

The VIP Pass is like box seats at a sports stadium or convert: you get everything included in the Standard Pass, plus VIP-only perks like free shuttle service around Europa-Park in high-end cars.


  • All benefits from the Standard Pass
  • Chauffeured luxury car service between venues and EP hotels
  • Exclusive high-level networking events
  • Hotel VIP treatment and concierge service
  • Access to VIP Lounge
  • Special lunch restaurant with gourmet catering


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