Cloud computing is the fastest growing segment in information technology today. Cloud IaaS will grow 32.8 percent in 2015, according to Gartner, and IT spending on cloud solutions is set to surpass on-premise solutions soon. Other analysts are making similar claims.
Things move fast in the cloud. The market is growing at an astounding rate, but it’s also consolidating as the world’s leading tech firms lock into fierce competition. All the while, the technology is advancing and proliferating so quickly that it can be hard to keep a handle on all of the changes— PaaS, SaaS, IaaS, AWS, APIs, VMs, CDNs — it can all get a little dizzying.
Here at Solutions Review, we do our best to provide IT professionals with the top cloud platforms best practices, news and buyer’s guides, but sometimes you need a little extra push, the kind you can only get in person.
We understand, and that’s why we’ve created this list of the top six cloud computing conferences for Summer 2015. If you’re looking for top-notch speakers, vendor demos, and networking opportunities, then look no further.
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Date: Various dates in June
Location: New York, San Francisco, Tokyo, London, Amsterdam
Notable Speakers/Vendors: Google Execs, Avaya, Snapchat, DeNA, Outfit7
Google Cloud Platform is going on tour!
Throughout June 2015, the Google Cloud Platform team will hold live events in five major cities across the globe: New York, San Francisco, Tokyo, London and Amsterdam.
At Google Next events, Google customers and developers will talk about their experiences with the company’s cloud computing technology, and guests will get a first-hand look at Google Cloud Platform.
Schedules and specific events vary from city to city, so be sure to consult Google’s official event page before attending.
Google will also live stream keynote speeches for those unable to attend, a full schedule is available here.
Cloud Identity Summit 2015
Date: June 8-11
Location: La Jolla, CA
Notable Speakers/Vendors: Andre Durand – Ping Identity Chairman and CEO, Ian Glazer – Salesforce senior director for security, Bob Blakley – CITIGROUP global head of informaiton security
Set in beautiful La Jolla, on the rugged California coastline, Cloud Identity Summit brings together the industry’s brightest experts with seasoned practitioners who are living this changing world on a daily basis. Unlike broad-based conferences or hacking conventions, CIS is focused and intense, with three days of content-packed tracks in an environment deliberately structured to maintain the face-to-face interactions that often lead to big moments.
QCon New York
Date: June 10-12
Location: New York City, NY
Notable Speakers/Vendors: Coinbase Head of Data Science Rob Witoff, Netflix UI Technical Lead Jafar Husain, Google Apps Group Engineering Lead Micah Lemonik, Etsy Director of Security Rich Smith
Software is Changing the World. QCon empowers software development by facilitating the spread of knowledge and innovation in the developer community. A practitioner-driven conference, QCon is designed for technical team leads, architects, engineering directors, and project managers who influence innovation in their teams.
QCon starts with 2 days of tutorials on Monday and Tuesday, June 8-9 followed by the full 3-day conference from Wednesday, June 10-12. The conference will feature over 100 speakers in 6 concurrent tracks daily covering the most timely and innovative topics driving the evolution of enterprise software development today. The setting is the beautiful, centrally-located Marriott at Brooklyn Bridge in New York City.
Gigaom Structure 2015
Date: June 17-18
Location: San Francisco
Notable Speakers/Vendors: Executive VP of Microsoft Cloud and Enterprise Group Scott Guthrie, Google VP of Technical Infrastructure Urz Holzle, Amazon CTO Werner Vogels
As we consider what’s next for IT, the use of cloud-based resources is becoming the primary direction leading us to more agility, quicker time-to-market, and doing this all at a reduced cost. At the same time, infrastructure must evolve to handle tens of billions of devices coming online. Join us as we tackle the big questions emerging in computing and IT.
Meet the innovators and thinkers who are building infrastructure for the next decade. Hear the biggest names in cloud make predictions and forecasts about our future at Structure 2015.
Date: June 22-23
Location: San Francisco
Notable Speakers/Vendors: Docker Executives
DockerCon 2015 is a two-day, multi-track conference organized by Docker, Inc. The conference will feature topics and content covering all aspects of Docker and the surrounding ecosystem and will be suitable for Developers, DevOps, Systems Administration and C-level executives.
Dreamforce by Salesforce
Date: September 15-18
Location: San Francisco
Notable Speakers/Vendors: Keynote speech from Salesforce Chairman & CEO Marc Benioff
Dreamforce brings together thought leaders, industry pioneers, and thousands of your peers for four high-energy days of fun, inspiration, networking, and giving back. With over 1,500 sessions and thousands of live solutions from the world’s largest cloud ecosystem, Dreamforce has tailored content specific to your industry, role, and company size. Whether you’re a company of five or a Fortune 500, you’re going to see a boom in success by coming to Dreamforce.
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