The Top 14 Cloud Computing Conferences and Events in 2016

cloudsmicroThings 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, containers — 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 14 cloud computing conferences for 2016. If you’re looking for top-notch speakers, vendor demos, and networking opportunities, look no further.

Webinar: The Cloud Diversification Conundrum

Date: Tuesday, June 21st  2016

Time: 11 :00  PST | 2:00  EST |  7:00 UK

Duration: 45 minutes

About: The state of enterprise cloud is a multi-platform, hybrid environment…are you ready to diversify?

Join Julius Sinkevicius, former Director Windows Azure Business Development at Microsoft and Vittaly Tavor, Cloudyn’s Co-Founder and VP Products, as they explore a ‘Cloud-First strategy’ and the benefits reaped by employing the right mix of public, private, and hybrid cloud. Experience and examples using solutions for effective management of the multi-cloud and proven methods for cost allocation among multiple platforms will also be shared.

Learn how to fully realize your cloud potential: Gain visibility, promote cloud accountability

Don’t miss this opportunity to gain insight from these industry experts

DevNexus 2016

Date: February 1517
Location: Georgia World Congress Center, Atlanta, GA
Notable Speakers: Over 100 Industry thought-leaders

About: The ninth annual DevNexus conference will be held  February 15-17 2016at the Georgia World Congress Center in Downtown Atlanta, GA. DevNexus 2016 features 102  speakers from a variety of backgrounds spread out across seven unique tracks. Featured tracks at DevNexus 2016 include: data and integration, Java/JavaEE/Spring, HTML5 and Javascript, alternative languages, cloud, agile and tools, and mobile.

Learn more here.

Digital Transformation Summit 2016

Date: March 7
Location: Sky City, Auckland, New Zealand
Notable Speakers: Diane Hennessey, Silverstripe; Dr. Dragos, International Speaker & Award-winning filmmaker; Gavin Jones, Managing Director ANZ, Pivotal; Hamish Carr, Digital Program Diretor, IAG

About: A digital business is one that is seen to be at the forefront of innovation and disruption but digital businesses are more than that. Truly transformative organizations are able to grow their organizations becoming product/service leaders and blurring traditional industry boundaries. This event will go beyond the hype and investigate what challenges and impact digital transformation is having on Kiwi organisations and how we can grow and organise our talent capabilities…

Learn more here. 

GCP Next 2016

Date:March 2324
Location: Pier 48, San Francisco, CA
Notable Speakers: Urs Holzle, SVP, Technical Infrastructure, Google; Diane Greene, SVP, Google; Jeff Dean, Senior Fellow, Google

About: Join the largest gathering of the Google Cloud Platform community to explore the latest developments in cloud technology. GCP Next 2016 will feature technical sessions across four tracks: Data and Analytics, Infrastructure and Operations, App and Services Development, and Solutions Showcase.

Learn more here.

DevOps Days

Date: April-July April-July
Location: Multiple
Notable Speakers/Vendors: Varies

About: DevOps Days is the conference that brings development and operations together. These roadshow-style conferences consist of a mixture of traditional sessions, ignite talks, and the unique “open space” format that DevOpsDays is known for.

DevopsDays is a technical conference, aimed at developers, sysadmins and anyone else involved in technology, whether expert or beginner.

Learn more here. 

Interop Las Vegas ’16

Date: May 2 6
Location: Mandalay Bay Convention Center, Las Vegas, NV
Notable Speakers: Martin Casado, SVP and General Manager, Networking and Security Business Unit, VMware; Amin Vahdat, Google Fellow and Networking Technical Lead, Google

About: Centered around the robust network and IT architecture, Interop’s conference offers a balance of technical skills training and strategic thinking. Informative keynotes and sessions also give an inside look at groundbreaking technology. Tracks at Interop include applications, leadership, cloud connect, wireless & mobility, collaboration, software-defined networking, security, storage, networking, and virtualization and data center.

Learn more here.

Gartner Application Architecture, Development and Integration Summit

Date: May 23-24
Location: London, UK
Notable Speakers/Vendors: Gartner analysts, research directors, and fellows.

About: As mobile, cloud and the Internet of things transform businesses, your application strategy must evolve to seize new opportunities. Prepare for your digital future at Gartner Applications Summit 2016. Update your app strategy with the latest insights on mobile, cloud, analytics, user experience and APIs.

The Applications Summit was designed for individuals in the following roles: Enterprise Architects, Applications. IT Executives, and Portfolio Managers

Learn more here. 

Cloud Foundry Summit 2016

Date: May 2425
Location: Santa Clara, CA
Notable Speaker: TBA

About: Cloud Foundry Summit North America gathered 1500+ attendees in 2015. Whether you are just getting started or a Cloud Foundry expert, the Cloud Foundry Summit has something for you. Learn everything you need to contribute to the project, deploy software services, and operate the platform. Hear success stories from across the industry vertical or tell everyone how Cloud Foundry has transformed your business.

Learn more here.

Cloud Identity Summit 2016

Date: June 6-9
Location: New Orleans, LA
Notable Speakers/Vendors: Jason Arrington, Product Manager, Ping Identity; Ian Glazer, Vice-Chair, Management Council, IDESG; Eve Maler, VP of Innovative and Emerging Technology, ForgeRock

About: Hosted and coordinated by Ping Identity, Cloud Identity Summit is the leading cloud identity industry event.  Since 2010, CIS has brought together the best of industry and enterprise presenters and experts to share insights and to synthesize new ideas.  Delegates get to hear true thought leadership grounded in profound knowledge of real-world identity and security trends, challenges and solutions. Cloud Identity Summit 2016 features over 30 master classes, and over 100 technical sessions.

Learn more here.


Date: June 19-21
Location: Seattle, WA
Notable Speakers/Vendors: Docker Executives

About: DockerCon is a great opportunity to meet and network with the thriving, growing and exciting container community.With over 3,000 expected attendees, DockerCon 2016 will be the largest Docker event to date. DockerCon 2016 is a three-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.

Learn more here.


Date: August 28 – September 1
Location: Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas, NV
Notable Speakers/Vendors: VMware executives

About:  Join other business and technology professionals, and VMware experts and executives as we all come together to share the stories of our successes over the last year, learn from each other and inspire each other to realize greater achievements in virtualization.

Attendees at VMworld can Choose from more than 250 technical and content-rich sessions and labs covering the latest in virtualization innovations in the data center for storage, networking, security, management, workforce mobility and hybrid cloud services.

Learn more here.


Date: September 18-22
Location: San Francisco, CA
Notable Speakers/Vendors: TBA

About: In 2016, there’s more Java to learn than ever before. Join the team at Oracle for the annual JavaOne conference to learn the latest in Java cloud and DevOps technology in the Java, DevOps and the Cloud track, This track covers the important role Java plays in cloud development, as well as orchestration techniques used to effectively address the service lifecycle of cloud-based applications, and supporting big data technologies such as Hadoop. Track sessions will cover topics such as SaaS, PaaS, DevOps, continuous delivery, containers, microservices, big data, and other related concepts.

Learn more here.

Date: September 19-20
Location: London, UK
Notable Speakers/Vendors: Sabine Bernecker-Bendixen, Speaker, Author, and Consultant; Mark Imbriaco, Operable CEO & Cofounder

About: DevOps, Continuous Delivery, Cloud, Microservices, Automation, Big Data, Containers and Datacenter Operating Systems are changing how software is Developed and Operated. Content about technical solutions abounds but the same cannot be said for Software Operability, IT operating models and how to plan and organize IT Operations.

Learn more here.

Dreamforce by Salesforce

Date: October 4-7
Location: San Francisco, CA
Notable Speakers/Vendors: TBA

About: 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.

Register here.

 AWS re:Invent 

Date: November 28- December 2
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Notable Speakers/Vendors: TBA

About: Join the largest gathering of the global Amazon Web Services community at AWS re:Invent 2016. Whether you are an existing customer or new to the cloud, you will leave AWS re:Invent with the knowledge and skills to refine your cloud strategy, improve developer productivity, increase application performance and security, and reduce infrastructure costs.

Learn more here.

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