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  • Sunday | 12:00pm
    • Registration Open Hours

      Registration Open Hours

      The HostingCon registration desk is open for registrations, badge pickup and questions during these times.

      Location: Exhibit Hall A/B Foyer
      Track: Registration Open Hours
  • Sunday | 1:00pm
    • Using Containers to Meet Customer Needs, Grow Business and Generate Revenue

      Using Containers to Meet Customer Needs, Grow Business and Generate Revenue

      The release of Docker 1.0 a year ago is making a significant change in how software developers and application administrators leverage cloud infrastructure. While there may not be a swift fundamental shift away from hypervisors to containers, failing to make a few key changes to your business could have a significant impact.

      This workshop will address all aspects of implementing containers from technology, business plan and how to overcome challenges of implementation. Learn how to add value by make it easier for customers to deploy containers in your environment.

      William Bell

      Speaker:  William Bell
      Location: Room 10
      Track: Pre-Conference Training Workshop
    • Workshop - TBA

      Workshop - TBA

      Workshop Session TBA

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      Location: Room 9
      Track: Pre-Conference Training Workshop
  • Sunday | 3:00pm
    • Practical Guide to Setting Up PaaS

      Practical Guide to Setting Up PaaS

      Ryan Kekos and panel TBA

      Ryan Kekos

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      Ryan is currently the CEO at GearHost, a scalable and reliable high-end cloud hosting company that specializes in Microsoft technologies and a strong focus on customer service. Beginnings don’t get much humbler than starting a company in your Mom’s basement, and that’s just what Ryan did. A major computer nerd and techie since childhood, Ryan built his own computer and didn’t bat an eye at creating software from scratch to save a few bucks. It’s no big surprise that he started his career at Microsoft, before eventually leaving the technology giant to start his own web hosting company. Take it from Mark Zuckerberg and Sean Parker, turning down Microsoft is an indicator you are on the brink of something big! While GearHost has since grown from being a one-man show to a leading provider of web hosting, Ryan’s commitment to his customers and to providing the best technology there is, has remained the same. GearHost has kept their basement-casual attitude and mixed it with corporate-level business practices, because that’s just who they are. And you can count on that.

      Speaker:  Ryan Kekos
      Location: Room 10
      Track: Pre-Conference Training Workshop
    • Build and Retain a Kick-Ass Global Team

      Build and Retain a Kick-Ass Global Team

      Russ Broomell and panel TBA

      Russ Broomell

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      As VP of Operations at GlowTouch Technologies, Russ is focused on maximizing value for clients and partners. He has over 25 years of experience building software and brings to the table technology expertise across multiple verticals. Throughout his career, he has helped businesses make profitable sense of leading-edge technology in multiple organizational roles.

      Russ is a driver of “out of the box” thinking and creative technological change and specializes in helping GlowTouch's clients accelerate growth. Russ and his team are responsible for structuring and optimizing high performance hybrid development teams, managing projects, cultivating relationships and exceeding client expectations.

      Speaker:  Russ Broomell
      Location: Room 9
      Track: Pre-Conference Training Workshop
  • Sunday | 5:00pm
    • General Session

      General Session

      General Session

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      Location: Room 11 A/B
      Track: General Session
  • Monday | 7:30am
    • Networking Breakfast

      Networking Breakfast

      Networking Breakfasts are open to all registered HostingCon Full Conference Attendees, Single Day Attendees and Exhibitors. Grab some a coffee or juice and a bite to eat and enjoy some conversation with fellow attendees.

      Location: Ballroom Lobby
      Track: Networking Breakfast
    • Registration Open Hours

      Registration Open Hours

      The HostingCon registration desk is open for registrations, badge pickup and questions during these times.

      Location: Exhibit Hall A/B Foyer
      Track: Registration Open Hours
  • Monday | 9:00am
    • Leads Leads Leads! Get More Leads!

      Leads Leads Leads! Get More Leads!

      Alec Baldwin told us about the leads, "These are the new leads. These are the Glengarry leads. And to you they’re gold, and you don’t get them…they’re for closers" (Foley & Caracciolo Jr., 1992).

      Speculation on the explosive growth of cloud adoption by Enterprise and SMBs reported by the press would seem to imply that potential leads should be plentiful and ripe for the picking. So where do we get the Glengarry leads?

      More and more hosting providers struggle to get qualified leads into their sales funnel and close them into customers. With the big providers only getting bigger, how does the small to medium sized hosting company get those coveted leads? We will delve into the key to success, uncovering how buyer engagement has changed, and how to attract and convert qualified leads into customers.

      You will walk away with practical real world strategies to ensure that your sales funnel is always full.

      Makiko Ara

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      Makiko is the co-founder of TPM, a marketing and design agency focused on the hosting and cloud industry.

      She helps her customers connect their products and services to buyers through unique and beautiful digital experiences. She manages digital and print media for clients in hosting, tech, retail, hospitality, non-profit, and e-commerce.

      As the lead for digital marketing projects, she works with clients to develop and execute digital media marketing projects for web and print media.

      She firmly believes that visual and emotional triggers to be at the heart of any successful digital marketing campaign and hopes that she can help hosting providers borrow from the successes of companies in other industries and sectors.

      Speaker:  Makiko Ara
      Location: Room 11 A/B
      Track: Sales and Marketing
    • Chnis Mondin ICANN

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      TBA

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      Location: Room 10
      Track: Issues and Trends
    • Stealing from Rackspace is OK

      Stealing from Rackspace is OK

      This session will provide answers to more than ten legal questions that that heads of major hosting companies wish they hadn’t had to pay for.

      You will receive real world practical advice on:

      Which agreements a lawyer should look at, and which you can roll the dice on.
      Why lawyers cost so much, and how to get your money’s worth.
      Why getting sued isn’t the worst thing in the world, but what can be.
      Where to find legal forms to help jump start your business.
      What to do when the FBI shows up at the door. What to do when your competitor does.
      Why you should answer the phone when State Farm calls.
      How to make it more likely that the big roll-up in the sky will buy you.

      You will receive concrete, actionable, guidance that you can put to immediate use in your company.

      David Snead

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      David Snead is an attorney in private practice in Washington D.C. His practice focuses exclusively on representing Internet infrastructure companies. With expertise in abuse, transactions and international operations, he provides general counsel services to companies in twenty different countries. He has spoken extensively on subjects of importance at conferences ranging from HostingCon to Interop.

      Speaker:  David Snead
      Location: Room 9
      Track: Management
    • Managing Remote Operations Teams

      Managing Remote Operations Teams

      Advances in technology and ubiquitous connectivity worldwide have made the utilization of a dispersed workforce more common. Whether that remote team is located across the street, city, state or country, management styles and approaches will have to be adjusted to accommodate this imminent, new dynamic.

      Corporate leadership will need to motivate and manage these virtual teams very differently than on-site personnel, whether they are hired internally or outsourced to a third-party support company.

      Sagi Brody

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      Sagi joined Webair in 1998. Sagi is responsible for all technical infrastructure, design, and operations. With his help, the company has seen an increase in web sites and servers hosted by over 1000%. Sagi has been involved in all aspects of the hosting and data center industry including: site surveys and selection, data center build out and upgrades, fiber network design and build, authoring of all client interfaces, designed software for data center and server automation, cloud computing, green data center technologies, resource management, staffing, and budget planning. Sagi has built the companies Content Delivery Network (CDN) that now provides high speed downloads from anywhere in the world – among many other achievements.

      Speaker:  Sagi Brody
      Location: Room 8
      Track: Technology
  • Monday | 10:00am
    • Why Domain and Hosting Cannot Be the Future For Service Providers

      Why Domain and Hosting Cannot Be the Future For Service Providers

      Many hosting companies have strengthened the pure players by not offering cloud services, website builders or managed e-commerce. For them, an e-commerce solution seems to be a niche product that is tough to sell to their customers. But what many miss in their strategy is that managed e-commerce offers a high customer lifetime value and enables them to gain long term profit in the SMB market.

      This session discusses the benefits of a managed e-commerce solution and its role within a well-rounded hosting portfolio. Key statistics surrounding the customer lifetime value of e-commerce customers and typical conversion rates of pure hosting customers to an e-commerce solution will be provided.

      Wilfried Beeck

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      Wilfried Beeck is the CEO and founder of ePages and also co-founder of Intershop, a company that he took public in 1998 and helped to grow into a global leader of enterprise e-commerce solutions. Since 2002 ePages works with many of the world’s leading hosting providers and telecoms to deliver cloud based commerce solutions to their SMB clients.

      Speaker:  Wilfried Beeck
      Location: Room 11 A/B
      Track: Sales and Marketing
    • A Clear View of Securing Privileges in the Cloud

      A Clear View of Securing Privileges in the Cloud

      While a recent report has implicated the exploitation of privileged accounts in 80 to 100 percent of all advanced security incidents, they still go largely unprotected across cloud environments due to immature defense strategies around this critical security layer.

      This session will discuss how privileged accounts in cloud environments are at a critical juncture of control and management. In public, private and hybrid clouds and SaaS environments, an attacker who has gained access to privileged account credentials has control of the entire infrastructure.

      Attendees of this session will walk away with an understanding of the challenges in protecting these accounts, as well as the critical nature of doing so in order to secure cloud environments and meet audit and compliance requirements. They will also learn how to implement full monitoring and control over all privileged and administrative credentials that are required to manage cloud environments.

      A case study of CyberArk’s work with a leading managed cloud services company will to shared to give actionable takeaways for how other organizations can achieve the same level of privileged account management and security.

      Speaker:  
      Location: Room 10
      Track: Issues and Trends
    • Year in Review: Hosting M&A What's Different and Impact on Competition

      Year in Review: Hosting M&A What's Different and Impact on Competition

      2014 marked a change for M&A in Hosting (Shared, Dedicated, Managed, Cloud, IAAS, etc.) as the proportion of transactions for products/markets/technologies increased sharply relative to consolidations.

      This panel will discuss what happened in the M&A market in 2014 and 2015, the trends that had been building to cause these changes, what experts are projecting for the future and what hosters need to be doing to maximize the value of their businesses.

      Topics include current transactions and transaction values; how slowing revenue growth rates affect the market, how the growth posted by AWS competitors is causing changes to business plans, the change in M&A focus away from consolidation and what investors are looking for among others.

      Hillary Stiff

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      Hillary Stiff is Managing Director of Cheval Capital. Ms Stiff has been an investment banker and CFO for over 20 years, completing acquisitions and raising capital for companies in the telecommunications and internet industries.

      Over the last fifteen years, Ms. Stiff has focused on acquisitions in the hosting and ISP industries and has completed over 260 hosting and ISP transactions. Ms. Stiff's clients have included companies such as NTT/Verio, The Endurance International Group, Hostopia, Web.com and Lunarpages among many others.

      A related service Ms. Stiff provides her clients is a weekly acquisition Opportunities List. This list summarizes the hosting and ISP companies available for sale and is distributed weekly to hundreds of active buyers. (Generally this list includes over 30 companies available for sale.)

      Cheval Capital, Inc. is a boutique Investment Bank that specializes in helping companies make acquisitions, raise capital and navigate complex financial events. Cheval's services are based on the insights and experience its principals have gained from completing close to $2.0 billion of transactions in a variety of businesses. This experience, when coupled with Cheval's high level of service and support can lead to better transaction terms, faster completion and less management distraction.

      Cheval Capital is a member of the FINRA and SIPC.

      Ms. Stiff can be reached at hstiff[at]chevalcap.com or 703-549-8602.

      Liam Eagle

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      Liam Eagle covers the Internet infrastructure business for 451 Research, focusing on managed hosting, cloud and mass-market hosting. Prior to joining 451 Research, Liam closely covered the hosting services market as Editor-in-Chief of Web Host Industry Review for more than 10 years – giving him a front-row seat for many of the transformative trends that shaped the business, including the emergence of virtualization and cloud technologies, and the development of the partner ecosystem that underpins the hosting market.

      At the WHIR, Liam managed a full-time editorial team of four, along with dozens of freelancers, bloggers and other outside contributors. In several years as Co-Chair of HostingCon, he built the educational program for one of the industry’s most highly regarded and well-attended events. Liam has spoken at HostingCon, Parallels Summit, the Open-Xchange Summit and other industry events. He holds a Bachelor of Journalism degree from Ryerson University in Toronto.

      Ditlev Bredahl

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      Ditlev is an Internet and hosting industry veteran, with more than 15 years experience leading hosting and technology companies.

      As CEO of OnApp, he has led the company's dramatic growth from its launch in July 2010 to become a leading provider of software for hosts.

      After a few years in roles for the European Parliament, Ditlev moved into the rapidly-growing Internet sector in the mid-1990s. He quickly developed a reputation as an entrepreneur and a specialist in start-up and turnaround scenarios.

      Before founding OnApp, Ditlev led UK2 Group's hosting companies as MD and CEO, and spearheaded the launch of VPS.NET, which now operates one of the world's five largest public clouds.

      Ditlev has an MBA in International Business from the European Institute for Public Affairs and Lobbying in Brussels, and a degree in Economics from AAU, Denmark. Ditlev is Danish, lives in the UK but travels frequently to speak at events around the world.

      Ted Chang

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      Ted Chang is Director of Corporate Development at GoDaddy where he oversees M&A execution activities for the company including the recent acquisitions of Archeo and Mad Mimi. Ted joined GoDaddy from Intuit where he helped lead M&A, investments and other strategic initiatives in the small business and consumer finance spaces. Prior to that, Ted was a private equity investor focusing on technology companies and investment banker advising clients on M&A and capital raising activities.

      Ted holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and BA from UCLA. He’s a proud father and husband and avid Phoenix Suns fan.

      Speakers:  Hillary Stiff, Liam Eagle, Ditlev Bredahl, Ted Chang
      Location: Room 9
      Track: Management
    • Building The Cloud of Your Dreams

      Building The Cloud of Your Dreams

      This session will examine what cloud promises are not being fulfilled by providers in the basic cloud, middle market, mega clouds and the tech barriers preventing delivery of those promises.

      A case study will be offered to show how a cloud product to ensure full potentials were met with no legacy restrictions. Challenges and solutions will be offered including infrastructure / hardware / networks options, strategic partnerships such as SolidFire SSD to deliver on power and price transparency (key market barriers).

      Speaker:  
      Location: Room 8
      Track: Technology
  • Monday | 11:00am
    • Hosting 3.0: What Does it Look Like

      Hosting 3.0: What Does it Look Like

      Industry CEOs candidly discuss some of the top issues facing hosters today. What is working in today’s market and what is not? What is going to define the market in the next five years? Are we moving into Hosting 3.0 or is too much of the industry stuck in the past and headed for trouble?

      Erward Osckar

      Reed Caldwell

      Philbert Shih

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      Philbert Shih is the Founder and Managing Director of Structure Research, an independent research and consulting firm devoted to the hosting and cloud infrastructure services market. Mr. Shih has covered the hosting infrastructure space for over a decade.

      Prior to founding Structure Research, Mr. Shih was the first hosting analyst hired after Tier1 Research was sold to The 451 Group (2005) and spent six years as Senior Analyst for Hosting. In this role, Mr. Shih helped launch Tier1's coverage of hosting in international markets and was the lead and contributing author to all of the company's quarterly and bi-annual hosting infrastructure sector reports.

      Prior to joining Tier1 Research, Mr. Shih spent more than four years covering the web hosting industry - three of them as Senior Staff Writer for The Web Host Industry Review's online and print publications. At theWHIR, Mr. Shih covered companies in the consumer, SMB and enterprise hosting, cloud and colocation segments.

      Mr. Shih's coverage in the sector is global in scope and extends across the broader Internet infrastructure value chain - including companies in the SaaS and automation software markets. Mr. Shih is a regular speaker at industry events and has been quoted in various publications such as theWHIR.com, The Globe and Mail, Computerworld, InfoWorld, Bizjournals, eWeek, The Houston Chronicle, The Deal and The E- commerce Times.

      Mr. Shih holds an MA in Political Science from the University of British Columbia with a specialization in political-economic development.

      Raul Martynek

      Zachary Smith

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      Zachary is co-founder and CEO of Packet, a bare metal cloud provider engineering specifically for container workloads. He has a successful history of managing high growth companies, from operations through finance/fund raising and product development. Most recently, Zachary was an early member of the management team at Voxel, a NY-based cloud hosting company with a focus on infrastructure automation that sold to Internap (NASDAQ: INAP) in 2011 for 35MM.

      Speakers:  Erward Osckar, Reed Caldwell, Philbert Shih, Raul Martynek, Zachary Smith
      Location: Room 6A
      Track: General Session
  • Monday | 12:00pm
    • Networking Lunch

      Networking Lunch

      Peer Networking Lunches are open to everyone with a Full Conference Pass or a Single Day Pass. Lunch tickets are required. Lunch tickets can be found in your attendee badge back pocket. Enjoy a break from the educational sessions with some fantastic food and dessert. Sit by someone you don’t know and meet someone new!

      Location: Room 6 B/C/F
      Track: Networking Lunch
  • Monday | 1:30pm
    • People, Process and Platform: How to Think About Digital Analytics

      People, Process and Platform: How to Think About Digital Analytics

      Digital analytics is a constantly changing field. It seems that there is a new data source or measurement tool almost every month. But if you build a smart, flexible analytics organization you can be ready for almost any change.

      This presentation with Google Analytics advocate Adam Singer, will talk about how getting the right people, implementing the right processes, and using the right technology platform will help you stay current in measuring marketing & sales performance so you can get the greatest return on investment and measure progress in marketing efforts.

      Speaker:  
      Location: Room 11 A/B
      Track: Sales and Marketing
    • Cloud Industry Growth Projections

      Cloud Industry Growth Projections

      This session will provide a data driven-overview of the hosting and infrastructure services market. Structure Research will present its proprietary marketshare data and project the sector's growth trajectory. In addition, the session will look at demand and supply data from select global data centre markets.

      The analytics presented in this session will be set against the backdrop of the leading directional trends driving the sector today.

      Philbert Shih

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      Philbert Shih is the Founder and Managing Director of Structure Research, an independent research and consulting firm devoted to the hosting and cloud infrastructure services market. Mr. Shih has covered the hosting infrastructure space for over a decade.

      Prior to founding Structure Research, Mr. Shih was the first hosting analyst hired after Tier1 Research was sold to The 451 Group (2005) and spent six years as Senior Analyst for Hosting. In this role, Mr. Shih helped launch Tier1's coverage of hosting in international markets and was the lead and contributing author to all of the company's quarterly and bi-annual hosting infrastructure sector reports.

      Prior to joining Tier1 Research, Mr. Shih spent more than four years covering the web hosting industry - three of them as Senior Staff Writer for The Web Host Industry Review's online and print publications. At theWHIR, Mr. Shih covered companies in the consumer, SMB and enterprise hosting, cloud and colocation segments.

      Mr. Shih's coverage in the sector is global in scope and extends across the broader Internet infrastructure value chain - including companies in the SaaS and automation software markets. Mr. Shih is a regular speaker at industry events and has been quoted in various publications such as theWHIR.com, The Globe and Mail, Computerworld, InfoWorld, Bizjournals, eWeek, The Houston Chronicle, The Deal and The E- commerce Times.

      Mr. Shih holds an MA in Political Science from the University of British Columbia with a specialization in political-economic development.

      Jabez Tan

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      Speakers:  Philbert Shih, Jabez Tan
      Location: Room 10
      Track: Issues and Trends
    • How To Stop Your Office From Becoming A Woman's Battlefield

      How To Stop Your Office From Becoming A Woman's Battlefield

      Women represent over 51% of the workforce but they aren’t filling tech jobs, which is a drain on innovation and a threat to your businesses.

      Learn how to recruit and add woman to your company in a way that respects your company culture, meets your HR standards and increases the pool of knowledge in your business.

      Speaker:  
      Location: Room 9
      Track: Management
    • Stronger Security To Maximize Profits

      Stronger Security To Maximize Profits

      This session will discuss importance of reputation and trust on the internet and how hosting companies can partner with their customers.

      Learn ecommerce security best practices and what new threats are targeting hosting providers and website owners.

      Speaker:  
      Location: Room 8
      Track: Technology
  • Monday | 2:30pm
    • Capturing the Managed WordPress Hosting Market

      Capturing the Managed WordPress Hosting Market

      WordPress is the most widely-used content management system in use by a significant margin and the application most commonly deployed by users on web hosting infrastructure. Because it is an open source tool, its popularity has not historically translated into revenue for service providers, outside of driving the consumption of infrastructure.

      Recently, a group of specialist providers has carved out a new market for premium hosting services, based on a model for handling WordPress workloads with performance optimized infrastructure and specialized managed services. A growing group of traditional hosting providers is joining this market, treating WordPress more like a part of the hosting software stack.

      In this session, a panel of experts in delivering managed WordPress hosting will outline the opportunity these services represent, while discussing user requirements, architectural best practices, product positioning and general strategic challenges.

      Liam Eagle

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      Liam Eagle covers the Internet infrastructure business for 451 Research, focusing on managed hosting, cloud and mass-market hosting. Prior to joining 451 Research, Liam closely covered the hosting services market as Editor-in-Chief of Web Host Industry Review for more than 10 years – giving him a front-row seat for many of the transformative trends that shaped the business, including the emergence of virtualization and cloud technologies, and the development of the partner ecosystem that underpins the hosting market.

      At the WHIR, Liam managed a full-time editorial team of four, along with dozens of freelancers, bloggers and other outside contributors. In several years as Co-Chair of HostingCon, he built the educational program for one of the industry’s most highly regarded and well-attended events. Liam has spoken at HostingCon, Parallels Summit, the Open-Xchange Summit and other industry events. He holds a Bachelor of Journalism degree from Ryerson University in Toronto.

      Speaker:  Liam Eagle
      Location: Room 11 A/B
      Track: Sales and Marketing
    • The New Cloud Playbook Emerges

      The New Cloud Playbook Emerges

      US and UK operators typically sees Asia as underserved by network infrastructures, with complex regulatory environments and at least two to three years’ lag time behind them in the development of cloud technologies and services. But this is just one lens.

      A number of economies (in both developed and developing Asia) we studied exhibit reverse characteristics- being relatively well connected, with streamlined regulatory framework and considerable investment in cloud computing. There is evidence of a fast improvement in domestic technological competencies, especially in areas of cloud engineering and management. Additionally, foreign cloud players have increasingly emerged as important investors in a number of Asian economies, looking to get a piece of the action.

      How far along Asia’s cloud computing market has come and where the opportunities lie? How big will the cloud market get? Which cloud suppliers will be the big winners?

      Agatha Poon

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      Poon has been a market research professional for 12 years, and has been a regular speaker at numerous professional gatherings and industry events, including PTC, CommunicAsia, BrightTalk, and Cloud Computing Expo. Poon joined Tier1 Research in April of 2010, bringing expertise in cloud computing and enterprise network migration strategies. She is instrumental in the overall global consulting and research activities with a particular focus on the enterprise segment. She closely follows the strategies, business models, and coverage of the leading global and regional telecommunications carriers and managed service providers as it relates to their cloud computing strategies.

      Prior to joining Tier1 Research, Poon was a senior analyst at Yankee Group for more than 10 years, tracking a wide range of research topics including managed services, IP telephony, WAN optimization, application acceleration, cloud computing deployment models, and cloud management solutions. Before Yankee, she worked as a research analyst in Frost & Sullivan’s Telecommunications Service group where she primarily focused on network access technologies. Poon has a high degree of familiarity with the Greater China and Japanese markets, having spent time in these markets as part of her career.

      Poon holds a B.A. degree and an M.B.A. degree in marketing from Ohio University. She was awarded a full scholarship for the MBA program at Ohio University. In addition to her native Cantonese, Poon speaks English and Mandarin fluently.

      Speaker:  Agatha Poon
      Location: Room 10
      Track: Issues and Trends
    • How ISVs and Service Providers Can Partner to Optimize the SMB Cloud Market Opportunity

      How ISVs and Service Providers Can Partner to Optimize the SMB Cloud Market Opportunity

      This panel includes a diverse set of Cloud ISVs, service providers, distributors, tool providers, and platform providers who are all working in a cohesive approach to accelerate the growth of Cloud IT among SMBs.

      Steve Zimba

      Speaker:  Steve Zimba
      Location: Room 9
      Track: Management
    • DevOps and the Enterprise Private Cloud

      DevOps and the Enterprise Private Cloud

      This panel will address the needs of DevOps and how cloud service providers fulfill these needs.

      Markus Latzel

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      Markus Latzel has a track-record of high-technology research and serial entrepreneurship. Currently, Markus is CEO of Palomino System Innovations Inc, a Software Development company based in Toronto, Canada.
      Markus is a member on the Precarn National Expert Advisory Committee, Ontario Centres of Excellence, and the Martin Walmsley Research Fellowship. Palomino is a collaborative partner of the Telecom Application Research Alliance, Dalhousie University, StFX University, and the Business Intelligence Network.

      Speaker:  Markus Latzel
      Location: Room 8
      Track: Technology
  • Monday | 3:30pm
    • Context and the Power of Framing: Biasing Your Offer with Irrational Neuromarketing

      Context and the Power of Framing: Biasing Your Offer with Irrational Neuromarketing

      [Would like to discuss doing this presentation as a keynote or general session]

      People don't make "rational” decisions. Your online offers may be laid out in a logical way, and that is costing you a lot of money. Understand the latest in neuromarketing research to bias visitors subconsciously, and make it more likely that they will take the desired action on your landing page.

      Learn the power of framing, irrational anchors, and visual biases. Find out what motivates your primitive reptilian brain, and how to skyrocket online conversion rates!

      Tim Ash

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      Tim Ash is the author of the bestselling book Landing Page Optimization, and CEO of SiteTuners, a landing page optimization firm that offers conversion consulting, full-service guaranteed-improvement tests, and software tools to improve conversion rates. SiteTuners has worked with hundreds of clients, large and small, including Google, Facebook, American Express, CBS, Sony Music, Universal Studios, Verizon Wireless, Texas Instruments, and Coach.

      Tim is a highly-regarded presenter at industry conferences such as Search Engine Strategies, eMetrics, PPC Summit, Affiliate Summit, PubCon, Affiliate Conference, and LeadsCon and many others. He is also the founder and chairperson of Conversion Conference the first conference focused on improving online conversions. Tim is a contributing columnist for numerous publications and host of the weekly Landing Page Optimization podcast on WebmasterRadio.fm.

      Speaker:  Tim Ash
      Location: Room 11 A/B
      Track: Sales and Marketing
    • The Gateway Drug to Get Customers to Buy More and Stay Happy

      The Gateway Drug to Get Customers to Buy More and Stay Happy

      The hosting industry has gone through a paradigm shift. Savvy providers now sell much more than just a domain name and giving customers what they want is key.

      SMB consumers want everything easy and at their fingertips and have the ability to do it on their own. By understanding the the recent trends in the SMB market, you can begin to tailor your offering to attract newer, younger customers, keeping them happy, healthy and buying more.

      Trevor Harries-Jones

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      For over 4 years Trevor has been integrally involved with Yola, and committed to bringing small businesses online. With a strong background in Internet and software practices he has been instrumental in developing Yola to become a leading SaaS provider of websites and web services helping small businesses achieve success online.

      Yola is changing the way a business markets itself by providing affordable, easy-to-use tools that seamlessly integrate an online presence on the web, mobile devices, social platforms, and local directories. Hosting millions of customers worldwide, Yola has developed channel partnerships with blue-chip partners including Google, HP and Amex to effectively reach SMB’s, globally.

      Before Yola, Trevor was Senior Vice President of Finance at OpenTV (OPTV), where he was a key member of the executive team. He also spent more than six years with PricewaterhouseCoopers in San Jose and Cape Town. Trevor graduated with a Bachelors degree in Commerce from the University of Cape Town, and is both a California CPA (Inactive) and a Chartered Accountant (SA).

      Speaker:  Trevor Harries-Jones
      Location: Room 10
      Track: Issues and Trends
    • How Moving to OpenStack Benefits Customers and Affects Your Bottom Line

      How Moving to OpenStack Benefits Customers and Affects Your Bottom Line

      This session will discuss the benefits of making the move to OpenStack—from flexibility and versatility to agility to a more collaborative environment. This is a great opportunity to learn how to drive consumer benefit without the customer knowing about cloud.

      Jeff King

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      Jeff King is the General Manager of Hosting, Commerce and Security at Go Daddy. Prior to joining Go Daddy, Jeff spent 10 years at eBay, where he most recently lead the integration, platform strategy and partnerships for Magento, the world's leading open source commerce platform. During his tenure at eBay, Jeff was also responsible for driving key platform initiatives including eBay's Next Generation Search platform and Trust & Safety.

      Before eBay, Jeff held positions in product development, marketing and ecommerce at some of Silicon Valley's most celebrated success stories, including Apple, Hewlett-Packard Co., IBM and Sun Microsystems. A Silicon Valley native, King is an active angel investor and advisor to several cloud and ecommerce start-ups. Follow Jeff on twitter @kingjeff2

      Speaker:  Jeff King
      Location: Room 9
      Track: Management
    • Cybersecurity Panel

      Cybersecurity Panel

      TBA

      Speaker:  
      Location: Room 8
      Track: Technology
  • Monday | 4:30pm
    • Lance Crosby Keynote

      Lance Crosby Keynote

      Lance Crosby, founder of SoftLayer, an IBM Company, will deliver the Keynote Address for conference attendees on Monday, July 27, 2015.

      Lance Crosby

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      Lance Crosby is the founder and visionary behind SoftLayer, an IBM Company. He is responsible for managing the overall success and growth of the company. Prior to SoftLayer, Mr. Crosby spent five years with The Planet as chief operations officer where he managed all operations including sales, provisioning, product selection, managed services, application development, engineering, information security, business development, and legal departments. Serving in prior executive management roles at Catalog.com and Dallas Internet, he brings extensive experience in leadership and management skills coupled with extensive technical skills in software and hardware environments. Mr. Crosby holds bachelors’ degrees in finance and management, a Master of Science in finance and Master of Business Administration from Tarleton State University, a part of the Texas A&M University System. Mr. Crosby’s legal education includes a Juris Doctor from Texas Wesleyan School of Law. He is a licensed attorney in the state of Texas and is an active member of the State Bar of Texas.

      Speaker:  Lance Crosby
      Location: Room 6A
      Track: Keynote
  • Monday | 5:30pm
    • Opening Networking Reception - Sponsored by DH Capital

      Opening Networking Reception - Sponsored by DH Capital

      The casual atmosphere of these social networking events make it easy for like-minded people to share thoughts, experiences and visions. Official HostingCon Networking Events are free to attend for all paid attendees. The Opening Networking Reception is Sponsored by DH Capital. It will be held on the West Terrace of the San Diego Convention Center.

      Location: West Terrace
      Track: Networking Events
  • Tuesday | 7:30am
    • Networking Breakfast

      Networking Breakfast

      Networking Breakfasts are open to all registered HostingCon Full Conference Attendees, Single Day Attendees and Exhibitors. Grab some a coffee or juice and a bite to eat and enjoy some conversation with fellow attendees.

      Location: Ballroom Lobby
      Track: Networking Breakfast
    • Registration Open Hours

      Registration Open Hours

      The HostingCon registration desk is open for registrations, badge pickup and questions during these times.

      Location: Exhibit Hall A/B Foyer
      Track: Registration Open Hours
  • Tuesday | 9:00am
    • Agile’s Not Just for Development Anymore

      Agile’s Not Just for Development Anymore

      In an industry as competitive as web hosting, it's important to differentiate yourself from the competition, which means marketing efficiency is everything.

      Learn how to take the same agile framework used for software development and apply it to marketing. You’ll hear how this strategy can benefit your marketing efforts and ideas on implementation.

      Speaker:  
      Location: Room 11 A/B
      Track: Sales and Marketing
    • How To Stop Patent Trolls & Copyright Abusers From Stealing Your Money

      How To Stop Patent Trolls & Copyright Abusers From Stealing Your Money

      Trolls drain money from your business. This panel will discuss what you can do today to stop this. Panelists will provide you with checklists and real world advice on how to respond to trolls of every kind. You will also learn how your efforts will make a real difference taming these trolls.

      An Internet business can lose its entire profit for the year fighting or settling with a troll. What do we need to do to fight back?

      David Snead

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      David Snead is an attorney in private practice in Washington D.C. His practice focuses exclusively on representing Internet infrastructure companies. With expertise in abuse, transactions and international operations, he provides general counsel services to companies in twenty different countries. He has spoken extensively on subjects of importance at conferences ranging from HostingCon to Interop.

      Speaker:  David Snead
      Location: Room 10
      Track: Issues and Trends
    • Build or Buy? Case Study On Growth Strategies For Small to Mid Sized Hosts

      Build or Buy? Case Study On Growth Strategies For Small to Mid Sized Hosts

      A post-acquisition case study will be presented comparing the numbers to an equivalent lift in accounts through an organic growth strategy. This session will evaluate the full costs of both strategies and get practical insight into options for growth.

      There continues to be a lot of M&A activity in the hosting industry but what is discussed generally tends to be about large acquisitions. Not much is heard about the motivations nor the details of how these transactions tend to be structured.

      This session will focus solely on the implications for a small to mid-sized hoster trying to come to terms with these two approaches and the associated costs, risks and considerations of each.

      Hartland Ross

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      Hartland Ross is President and founder of eBridge Marketing Solutions Inc, an online marketing agency and consulting firm catering to B2B technology companies. Hartland has been working in the sales and marketing of web based technology companies since 1999. He is well recognized and regarded in the hosting industry having worked with over 250 hosting and SaaS, PaaS and IaaS companies. These companies rely on Hartland and eBridge for advice and recommendations on their marketing, industry direction and strategies for growth. Hartland has also facilitated events and spoken at numerous conferences and presentations. He is a regular blogger at www.thewhir.com and is often interviewed or quoted in various case studies and articles.

      Speaker:  Hartland Ross
      Location: Room 9
      Track: Management
    • Clicks, Not Cash: Give Users a Free SEO boost

      Clicks, Not Cash: Give Users a Free SEO boost

      Search engine rankings are the lifeblood of any website, especially for those with an ecommerce focus. Yet the world of search rankings can appear to be the ultimate black box. So what can you do as a host to help improve your customers’ search rankings?

      This session will discuss what you as a host can do to positively affect search rankings. Get an understanding of how working with the right performance tools can help your customer to search engine success.

      Maria Karaivanova

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      Maria Karaivanova heads the Strategic Partnerships team at CloudFlare, focusing on developing and expanding the CloudFlare partner ecosystem.

      Prior to joining CloudFlare Maria was an investor at Intel Capital specializing in consumer internet and enterprise investments. Before Intel, she held positions in business development, corporate strategy, intellectual property management and finance at the Boeing Company, Expedia and Citibank. An avid traveller and passionate about international development, Maria has worked in six countries.

      Maria holds an MBA from Harvard Business School. She is an active advisor of early stage entrepreneurs and serves on the HBS Angels Selection Committee.

      Speaker:  Maria Karaivanova
      Location: Room 8
      Track: Technology
  • Tuesday | 10:00am
    • How To Position Your Cloud Services To Compete With AWS, Azure, and Google

      How To Position Your Cloud Services To Compete With AWS, Azure, and Google

      During this session, hosting providers will learn a variety of techniques for building their own strategy to compete against the likes of Amazon Web Services, Azure and Google. No matter what your cloud business model, a variety of skills are needed including scaling, hardware and software procurement, and provisioning tools.

      This session will also feature information on how to build a scalable, sustainable cloud service set that adds value beyond what is available from the top providers. Attendees will discuss marketing, service description, and sales strategies based on client business strategy and ongoing experience for end users.

      Speaker:  
      Location: Room 11 A/B
      Track: Sales and Marketing
    • The Roadmap To Internet Privacy - Fixing the Cloud's NSA Problem

      The Roadmap To Internet Privacy - Fixing the Cloud's NSA Problem

      Warrantless surveillance is eroding confidence in the cloud and as a result causing real harm to Internet innovation. Is there a path to fixing this and restoring consumer faith in the Internet? What is at risk if we don’t?

      This panel will propose common sense solutions for tackling this hot issue. In addition, participants will receive concrete guidance on how to properly and effectively process law enforcement requests.

      Christian Dawson

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      Christian Dawson joined ServInt in 1998. He was appointed Chief Operating Officer in 2009. In his current role, he is responsible for the overall management of ServInt’s business operations, including sales, marketing, business development and customer support. His focus on ServInt’s product and service offerings, integrated with his cultivation of the Company’s public presence, have helped ServInt increase its market share every year.

      Mr. Dawson also created and introduced the ServInt Green Hosting Initiative in 2008. Chairman and co-founder of the Internet Infrastructure Coalition (i2Coalition), his insights and ideas have been published in leading industry publications, including Virtualization Journal, Bandwidth Properties, and Web Host Industry Review.

      Mr. Dawson earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Leadership from the University of Richmond and an MBA from the University of Maryland.

      Speaker:  Christian Dawson
      Location: Room 10
      Track: Issues and Trends
    • Staying Successful in the Days of the DIY’s

      Staying Successful in the Days of the DIY’s

      The growing number of DIY low-cost websites hurts profits of a hosting business, agency or web professional. This panel discussion session will explore how to remain competitive and create new revenue opportunities by delivering added value solutions and services on top of the website.

      Attendees will hear unique insights from an exec who’s company works with 7000+ web pros and tips and examples of how to best upsell and bundle additional solutions effectively.

      Ran Oelgiesser

      Speaker:  Ran Oelgiesser
      Location: Room 9
      Track: Management
    • Accelerated Data Security in the Cloud

      Accelerated Data Security in the Cloud

      Today, the volume of data in the public cloud is exploding as users and businesses continue to embrace its benefits. Data is moving into the cloud at a faster pace while mobile and BYOD make data accessible from anywhere. The result is an increase in the number of access points into a domain. With this shift in the industry, there is a new challenge to address the resultant risk vector.

      This session will explore the primary qualities organizations should seek in a contemporary cloud data security solution, such as smarter policies and unification, to meet the modern needs of a secure enterprise.

      Speaker:  
      Location: Room 8
      Track: Technology
  • Tuesday | 11:00am
    • Exhibit Hall Open Hours

      Exhibit Hall Open Hours

      The Exhibit Hall will be open during these times.

      Location: Exhibit Hall A/B
      Track: Exhibit Hall
  • Tuesday | 12:00pm
    • Networking Lunch

      Networking Lunch

      Peer Networking Lunches are open to everyone with a Full Conference Pass or a Single Day Pass. Lunch tickets are required. Lunch tickets can be found in your attendee badge back pocket. Enjoy a break from the educational sessions with some fantastic food and dessert. Sit by someone you don’t know and meet someone new!

      Location: Exhibit Hall A/B
      Track: Networking Lunch
  • Tuesday | 2:00pm
    • Capitalizing on Social Media Management

      Capitalizing on Social Media Management

      This session will present an engaging and informative insight into the real business challenges of effective social media management facing SMB’s – from an operational perspective (efficiency, risk management) and brand management perspective. It will also discuss the evolution of the social media management industry to address needs.

      There is a broad opportunity for hosting companies to capitalize on the social media management industry by expanding offerings to grow and retain customers. This educational session focuses on how the social media management industry has evolved for business, rather than from the consumer perspective, and the opportunity facing the hosting provider industry at large.

      Background:

      Social media has become an established industry and its rapid growth appears to be continuing. As more innovative platforms and technologies emerge, businesses have more options and greater flexibility in capitalizing on the benefits of social media, yet, the very characteristics that make social media such a powerful marketing tool also present some significant challenges to business.

      Estimates by industry consultants indicate that there were approximately 1.8 billion social network users across the globe in 2014 and that user numbers were continuing to increase. These estimates also indicate that expenditure on social media advertising in the USA ?is expected to increase to approximately $8.4 billion in 2014, up from estimates of between $5 billion and $6 billion in 2013.

      The industry is now an ecosystem of technologies and solutions, and the SMB market have a need and desire to source - however accessing and evaluating solutions for an SMB is a timing consuming process – creating the perfect opportunity for hosting companies to expand their distributed offerings to grow and retain their customers.

      Anthony Owen

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      Manalto Inc. provides Social Media ERP software solutions for the Hosting industry(s), allowing for the development of a new revenue stream. Manalto enables both SMBs and Enterpises to centrally build and manage their brand and local engagement across multiple social media networks, at scale - with the consistency, reliability and simplicity expected from an enterprise-grade system.

      Speaker:  Anthony Owen
      Location: Room 11 A/B
      Track: Sales and Marketing
    • Will Making Encryption Easy Fix The Internet?

      Will Making Encryption Easy Fix The Internet?

      Does encryption build your business or drive customers away? There’s an increasing awareness that encryption is hugely important, but nobody’s using it because it’s hard. Why is encryption so important, and what can we do to drive adoption?

      The panel will discuss tools that exist and the pros and cons of incorporating them into your products. You will also learn how your efforts may result in increased customer acquisition.

      Speaker:  
      Location: Room 10
      Track: Issues and Trends
    • Expanding Infrastructure Globally

      Expanding Infrastructure Globally

      The Internet is creating unprecedented opportunities as new consumers across global markets come online every day. Yet, how will your business provide an exceptional experience to all of your current and potential customers? What is your strategy for deploying, expanding and monitoring your global infrastructure and reach? Is it based on intelligence or guessing? How will your business make decisions across competitive data center, cloud and CDN landscapes?

      This presentation gives tips and examples on how to implement technical and business growth strategies that will help enterprises reach the next billion online.

      Speaker:  
      Location: Room 9
      Track: Management
    • Wholesale Superstructure: Evolving Cloud via Tech Innovation

      Wholesale Superstructure: Evolving Cloud via Tech Innovation

      Information Technology (IT) service providers have historically struggled between the huge capital expenditure and long development cycles of building their own cloud versus the thin margins and limited flexibility of using public retailers such as Amazon Web Services (AWS).

      The emergence of wholesale cloud, and the technologies that make it possible, is revolutionizing how and by whom enterprise IT is delivered. Wholesale cloud is the game-changing third option between building your own (BYO) cloud and public Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), and provides the advantages of each minus any of the drawbacks.

      We are entering a new realm of cloud computing as the next wave of technical innovations from emerging startups brings the dawn of Cloud 2.0, and with it, a new era of IT transformation and agility. The global market for cloud services is expected to grow from $131 billion in 2013 to $244 billion by 2017 (source: PwC), and wholesale cloud presents tremendous opportunities for a growing segment of service providers to gain a competitive advantage and effectively compete against larger players.

      This session is for anyone interested in discovering the latest breakthroughs in cloud technology and learning more about the benefits and features of wholesale cloud. If you are looking to grow your cloud business, or just getting started, this session is for you.

      Sheng Yeo

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      Sheng Yeo, OrionVM CEO, co-founded OrionVM while attending the University of Technology in Sydney, Australia. From their dorm room his team hatched an idea to build an IaaS company using a completely new technology blueprint. Sheng leads the team as CEO and drives innovation within the firm, supported by his versatile background, detail-oriented nature and strong management skills. Sheng has worked across every function of a company and brings over seven years of technology experience to the organization.

      He received recognition by the EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2013, he has been a lecturer for undergraduate and post-graduate Cloud Infrastructure subjects at the University of Technology in Sydney, Australia and has presented at several industry conferences including Aus-Cloud, Tech23, the NICTA NSW Government Cloud Briefing and a CeBIT Presentation on the Use of Cloud Infrastructure.

      Speaker:  Sheng Yeo
      Location: Room 8
      Track: Technology
  • Tuesday | 3:00pm
    • Ask The Experts Q&A

      Ask The Experts Q&A

      Meet HostingCon's expert presenters and ask them anything! Come to the back of the exhibit hall for your chance to personally interact with conference speakers.

      Speaker:  
      Location: Exhibit Hall A/B Ask The Experts Lounge
      Track: Ask The Experts
  • Wednesday | 7:30am
    • Networking Breakfast

      Networking Breakfast

      Networking Breakfasts are open to all registered HostingCon Full Conference Attendees, Single Day Attendees and Exhibitors. Grab some a coffee or juice and a bite to eat and enjoy some conversation with fellow attendees.

      Location: Ballroom Lobby
      Track: Networking Breakfast
  • Wednesday | 8:00am
    • Registration Open Hours

      Registration Open Hours

      The HostingCon registration desk is open for registrations, badge pickup and questions during these times.

      Location: Exhibit Hall A/B Foyer
      Track: Registration Open Hours
  • Wednesday | 9:00am
    • The Art of Cross-Selling and Upselling

      The Art of Cross-Selling and Upselling

      Are you getting the most out of your investments? Do your customers know everything you offer? How could your marketing be more effective without spending a dime on ads?

      This session will explore strategies and tactics for getting your customers to spend more money with your company.

      Monish Sood

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      Sr. Marketing Manager, Microsoft Corporation

      Mr. Sood has a proven track record of growing business through marketing. Over the past six years at Microsoft, he helped launch major products and programs targeting hosting service providers. Sood established the Microsoft Hosting Summit as the premier industry event for top Microsoft Hosting partners globally. He developed and published the annual Microsoft Customer Cloud Study that highlights key customer insights across small, medium, and large enterprises worldwide. Sood has over a decade of experience in the hosting and cloud industry with a focus on digital marketing, press and analyst relations, and integrated marketing communications.


      Before joining Microsoft, Sood served as the director of marketing at HostMySite.com, where he was responsible for the planning, direction, and implementation of all marketing strategies, including product positioning, advertising, customer service, and technical support that helped to grow the company significantly in 5 years. Previously, he was with IBM and Informix.


      Sood holds a Bachelor’s degree in advertising from the William Allen White School of Journalism and Mass Communications, University of Kansas.

      Speaker:  Monish Sood
      Location: Room 11 A/B
      Track: Sales and Marketing
    • Add on Offerings for Hosts to Increase Revenue and Profit

      Add on Offerings for Hosts to Increase Revenue and Profit

      This panel will discuss the latest marketing offerings to give customers what they need and increase hosts revenue through simple ad ons customers can purchase easily and directly.

      Ricardo Lasa

      Speaker:  Ricardo Lasa
      Location: Room 10
      Track: Issues and Trends
    • Go Global Strategy - How to Get it Right

      Go Global Strategy - How to Get it Right

      This session will focus on managing a business that has both a global audience and glocal strategy. Using ResellerClub as a case study, the session will discuss how a global approach with the right local mix can work wonders.

      Also discussed will be the nitty gritties of running such a business and managing talent that is culturally diverse.

      Shridhar Luthria

      Speaker:  Shridhar Luthria
      Location: Room 9
      Track: Management
    • DBaaS: #1 Value Added Service for every Cloud Service Provider

      DBaaS: #1 Value Added Service for every Cloud Service Provider

      This presentation is aimed at a very broad audience including IT Manager, CxO, DevOps, and database users, and provides a high level introduction to Database as a Service with a focus on DBaaS with OpenStack Trove. It will also explain how cloud service providers can use DBaaS and it will explore the many benefits it provides.
       
      It presents some practical examples of benefits achieved in adopting DBaaS, and shares learnings from the adoption process, and highlights some potential pitfalls.  It concludes with a description of the capabilities of OpenStack Trove, and presents a view of the roadmap of features for upcoming releases.

      Speaker:  
      Location: Room 8
      Track: Technology
  • Wednesday | 10:00am
    • Evaluating the First Year nTLDs

      Evaluating the First Year nTLDs

      This panel will address the expectations of new TLDs and how they compared to the adoption rates. We'll discuss which new TLD launches have been the most successful and identify how registrars can best approach this potential customer base.

      The panel will identify missed opportunities within the sales process for new TLDs – What strategies are working? What tools should registrars offer customers? How is churn looking? How best to educate users?

      Finally we'll look at expectations of how new TLDs will evolve over the next year and how registrars can best adapt.

      Speaker:  
      Location: Room 11 A/B
      Track: Sales and Marketing
    • Safeguarding Data in the Cloud

      Safeguarding Data in the Cloud

      As enterprises look to select cloud service providers (CSP), they need to understand how CSPs will safeguard their confidential and sensitive data in cloud environments.

      Today, CSPs must provide data security solutions that will protect their customer’s data from system administrators who don’t need to see the data in the clear and adversaries who become system administrators from stolen credentials. In short, enterprises want to maintain control of their data and look for CSPs to help them fulfill their secure cloud deployment objectives.

      This session will discuss successful CSP case studies who have delivered cloud data security solutions using advanced encryption, centralized key management and cutting edge access controls and policies.

      See how global CSPs can assure their customers’ sensitive data remains private and secure, protected from damaging data breaches, and satisfy the full range of reporting, compliance and regulatory requirements needed.

      Learn in this session how to proactively address security in the cloud so that your organization isn’t next week’s data breach headline, protect intellectual property and comply with data privacy and system integrity regulations and how to combine context-aware user access, high performance encryption for data-at-rest and operational control into a single system that seamlessly interacts with existing IT systems.

      Speaker:  
      Location: Room 10
      Track: Issues and Trends
    • Understanding the Value of Performance in the Cloud

      Understanding the Value of Performance in the Cloud

      Public cloud infrastructure is a fast-growing market saturated with offerings. Based on data collected through monitoring performance of the world's largest public cloud providers, this presentation will help attendees understand the complex and confusing marketplace of cloud pricing and performance from a customer’s perspective.

      The session will also explain how public cloud providers can streamline the cloud adoption process by proactively addressing and educating an audience with pricing and performance information through a standardized process.

      Kenny Li

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      Kenny Li is the co founder of Cloud Spectator, an analyst agency standardizing performance and pricing in the IaaS Industry. Since 2011, Li has led the performance-monitoring group of Cloud Spectator, which tracks IaaS performance across the largest public cloud providers in the market today. Tests include synthetic stress tests and application workload simulations to help businesses quickly understand, compare, and select public cloud providers for their IT needs.

      Speaker:  Kenny Li
      Location: Room 9
      Track: Management
    • Hacked! The Increasing Threat of Compromised Web Servers

      Hacked! The Increasing Threat of Compromised Web Servers

      Compromising of web servers is rapidly approaching large-scale mass production. Cyber criminals use factories of compromised web servers for malware distribution, spamming, DDoS attacks and other illicit activities. A malicious web site damages the reputation of the IP address associated with it, resulting in those IP addresses being blocked and negatively impacting customer experience.

      This session will outline threats facing hosting providers and provide strategies for mitigation.

      Speaker:  
      Location: Room 8
      Track: Technology
  • Wednesday | 11:00am
    • Exhibit Hall Open Hours

      Exhibit Hall Open Hours

      The Exhibit Hall will be open during these times.

      Location: Exhibit Hall A/B
      Track: Exhibit Hall
  • Wednesday | 12:00pm
    • Networking Lunch

      Networking Lunch

      Peer Networking Lunches are open to everyone with a Full Conference Pass or a Single Day Pass. Lunch tickets are required. Lunch tickets can be found in your attendee badge back pocket. Enjoy a break from the educational sessions with some fantastic food and dessert. Sit by someone you don’t know and meet someone new!

      Location: Exhibit Hall A/B
      Track: Networking Lunch
  • Wednesday | 1:00pm
    • Ask The Experts Q&A

      Ask The Experts Q&A

      Meet HostingCon's expert presenters and ask them anything! Come to the back of the exhibit hall for your chance to personally interact with conference speakers.

      Speaker:  
      Location: Exhibit Hall A/B Ask The Experts Lounge
      Track: Ask The Experts
  • Wednesday | 3:00pm
    • Exhibitor Awards & Prize Giveaways

      Exhibitor Awards & Prize Giveaways

      Come to the Exhibit Hall to see if you have won! Exhibitor Awards & Prize Giveaways will be held at this time.

      Location: Exhibit Hall A/B
      Track: Exhibit Hall
  • Wednesday | 6:00pm
    • Closing Networking Reception - Sponsored by Giglinx Global

      Closing Networking Reception - Sponsored by Giglinx Global

      The casual atmosphere of these social networking events make it easy for like-minded people to share thoughts, experiences and visions. Official HostingCon Networking Events are free to attend for all paid attendees. The Closing Networking Reception is Sponsored by Giglinx Global and will be held poolside at the Marriott Marquis adjacent to the San Diego Convention Center.

      Location: Marriott Marquis Pool
      Track: Networking Events