In four short months, it will be that time again. And there’s one thing I can promise you: The next Cloud Summit will be unlike anything you’ve experienced to date. As the premier industry event dedicated to bridging the gap between technological innovation and commercial success, Cloud Summit reaches a major milestone in 2019 when it marks its 10th anniversary: Cloud Summit X. “X” represents the intersection of inspiration and innovation. This is where you can unlock the infinite potential of cloud to accelerate your business. Fast. If you build, buy or sell cloud and digital technology, take a look at the top 10 reasons Cloud Summit X is the must-attend event of the year:
- Commercialize your own IP
We’re launching two exciting initiatives to help ISVs commercialize emerging technologies through our infinite ecosystem. At Cloud Summit X, you’ll be introduced to the winners from the Comet Competition, a challenge dedicated to identifying and enabling tech startups to take their IP to market. You’ll also hear about Connect, a new program that will forever change how vendors develop, distribute and marketing their products and services.
- Interact with 1,600+ like-minded attendees
Given a greater focus on networking, you’ll find it easier than ever to make valuable business connections. With over 1,600 people—including industry influencers, experts, executives and partners from all over the world—you can network like a rock star during your time at Cloud Summit X.
- See world-class speakers in action
At Cloud Summit, you’ll listen to some of the industry’s most prominent thought leaders and industry executives. In fact, last year’s attendees are still talking about the thought-provoking keynotes delivered by SAP’s Bill McDermott and VMware’s Sanjay Poonen. Expect no less in 2019. Stay tuned for big announcements on our speaker lineup.
- Gain access to relevant content
Choose from eight learning tracks and dozens of breakout sessions across three main categories: Infinite Ecosystem, Hyperscale Digital Platform and Proven Go-to-Market Support. From presentations, panels, workshops, technical labs and certifications, we’ve curated our tracks to give an in-depth look at topics affecting the entire industry.
- Advance your technology IQ
In 2019, you’ll find deeper technical content and more hands-on labs and workshops that can help you take your skills to a new level. Plus, take advantage of in-depth training and certifications led by Azure and AWS that can fast-track your technical chops and help your business thrive.
- Get “Powered by CloudBlue”
If you’ve been wanting to learn more about this hyperscale platform and how you can get in on the action, here’s your chance. With a separate learning track dedicated to CloudBlue and how it’s revolutionizing the industry, you can attend numerous breakouts led by top business leaders and explore how to accelerate speed to market and revenue in the digital economy.
- Hear the buzz at Cloud Showcase
Now that we nearly doubled our Cloud Showcase hours in 2019, you’ll have a lot more opportunities to explore the latest SaaS, IaaS, XaaS and IoT solutions from 75+ vendors. As a bonus, check out the Cloud Showcase Pub Crawl on Tuesday night to chat and learn from your fellow attendees in a fun, casual environment.
- Learn from Women in Technology
The Women in Technology event brings together the industry’s most powerful and influential female executives to lead a panel discussion that’s as empowering as it is informative. Open to anyone who’s interested, this is a great opportunity to hear directly from women who are changing the face of cloud.
- Explore the city by the bay
Dubbed America’s finest city, San Diego is the perfect backdrop for Cloud Summit. The Hilton San Diego Bayfront hotel not only offers stunning views of the ocean and city skyline, it is within walking distance to many of San Diego’s most exciting attractions including the vibrant Gaslamp Quarter and Padres’ Petco Park.
- Have the time of your life
Who doesn’t like a good party? Cloud Summit X will host its final night celebration at the world-famous Petco Park, a state-of-the-art stadium that’s home to the San Diego Padres. See why it was named the #1 ballpark in America while you enjoy awe-inspiring fireworks and breathtaking views of the city.
Now that you have 10 solid reasons to attend Cloud Summit X, I hope to see you there. As the largest gathering of resellers, service providers and vendors on the planet, it’s an event you won’t want to miss.
Plus, register now and you can still save $200 with our early-bird pricing until December 21, 2018. Learn more at the Cloud Summit website.