June 05, 2012
AMSTERDAM, the Netherlands, June 5 — GigaOM, a global technology media company, today announced a growing lineup of top-tier speakers for GigaOM Structure:Europe 2012, taking place 16-17 October 2012 in Amsterdam. For the first time in Europe, GigaOM's flagship cloud computing conference will bring together hundreds of global innovators shaping the future of technology.
Visionary executives, government leaders and entrepreneurs are lining up to speak at Structure:Europe. Headliners include Neelie Kroes, VP of the European Commission and European Digital Agenda Commissioner; Werner Vogels, CTO and VP of Amazon; Jason Hoffman, Founder and CTO of Joyent; Mok Oh, Chief Scientist at PayPal; JP Rangaswami, Chief Scientist at salesforce.com; Willie Tejada, SVP and GM of the Enterprise Cloud Division at Akamai; Zorawar 'Biri' Singh, Senior VP and GM of Cloud Services at HP; Eirikur Hrafnsson, Co-Founder and CEO of GreenQloud; Ross Mason, Founder and CTO of MuleSoft; Devesh Garg, Co-Founder, President and CEO of Tilera. More speakers will soon be announced.
"When we announced the first-ever Structure:Europe, hundreds of potential speakers raised their hands to join the lineup, and we've already had hundreds of early registrations – proving the cloud industry is thriving in Europe," said Bobbie Johnson, Europe editor for GigaOM. "From Neelie Kroes to Werner Vogels, the speakers at Structure:Europe are not just the top leaders in cloud computing in Europe, but worldwide, and their presentations are sure to spark engaging debate among conference attendees."
Celebrating its fifth anniversary in the United States, Structure is the must-attend conference for the top executives, investors, entrepreneurs and technology directors innovating, shaping and defining the cloud computing industry. GigaOM is taking Structure to Europe to meet strong demand from the European tech industry for a forum where top thinkers can gather to debate the opportunities and challenges in the global cloud industry.
Two Days Packed With Sessions
At the inaugural Structure:Europe event, speakers and attendees will engage in interactive panels, fireside chats, and engaging roundtables to discuss how cloud computing can drive innovation in software, communications, chips, servers, networking and other building blocks of the computing industry. Top innovators from Europe and Silicon Valley will join GigaOM editors to debate topics such as big data, PaaS, green cloud initiatives, and global regulation – paying special attention to how European industries are innovating with cloud technologies. GigaOM Pro analysts will present overviews of key trends shaping the European cloud industry, and comment on Europe's advances in mobile, broadband and communications infrastructure.
Structure:Europe will host a LaunchPad event to recognize top European startups in the cloud computing industry. The 10 best startups or major product launches will present their companies in front of an audience of VCs, angel investors, tech journalists, and other conference attendees. Startups less than 12 months old with innovative technologies powering cloud computing, internet infrastructure, or big data applications can apply online to take part in Launchpad. The closing date for entries is 31 August 2012 at 11:59 pm PDT.
Business leaders, IT professionals, investors, entrepreneurs, and anyone else interested in the future of computing and the Internet should register right away to ensure their place at the number one cloud computing conference.
Some of the world's most influential companies have already lined up to sponsor Structure:Europe, including headline sponsor Equinix and primetime sponsors Joyent, Red Hat and SoftLayer. Other sponsors include SQLstream, Interxion, DataSift, Versant, Lyatiss and Inktank. Structure:Europe is expected to sell out sponsorships at all levels. European and global technology companies that want to gain visibility among the movers-and-shakers of the cloud computing industry should contact Mike Sly at eventsales(at)gigaom(dot)com or +1-415-235-0358 to learn more about sponsorship and exhibition opportunities.
Founded in 2006, GigaOM has grown into the leading independent voice on emerging technologies and the disruption of media. The GigaOM news network's online audience of 5.5 million monthly unique readers relies on its definitive coverage of cloud, mobile, cleantech, consumer web and media. GigaOM Events bring together the people innovating, shaping and defining the ongoing evolution of the technology industry. GigaOM Pro offers the highest quality research and analysis of emerging technology markets and the companies making a difference in those sectors.
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