HostingCon 2011 Keynote Presentations

(Ping! Zine Web Hosting Magazine) – HostingCon 2011 is just about eight weeks away – August 8-10 2011 in San Diego, California – and we’ve already announced most of the program for this year’s event, including the introductory keynote by Simon Wardley, a researcher in CSC’s Leading Edge Forum, and a widely renowned speaker on cloud computing, technology and business innovation.

As the event draws nearer, we wanted to discuss our other keynote speakers, and address our overall strategy for how those keynote presentations will serve to frame and connect the program as a whole.

Wardley’s Monday keynote, titled “Situation Normal, Everything Must Change,” (4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.) will wrap up day one with a session intended to motivate and inspire HostingCon attendees to take their businesses to new heights and into new territories. In his presentation, he will use cloud computing as an example to discuss how the evolution of technology creates management challenges, and how modern businesses require both order and chaos.

Tuesday’s keynote (10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.) will take a more academic turn, as Antonio Piraino, vice president and research director at the hosting-focused and well regarded Tier1 Research delivers a session titled “Are You Ready for Hosting 3.0. “Backed by the substantial research resources of Tier1, Piraino will provide a kind of state-of-the-union, complete with valuable insight into the next phase of cloud computing. He’ll address some of the decisions hosts will face in striving to compete in this new environment, along with the threats and opportunities cloud computing presents to the hosting market.

Finally, our Wednesday morning keynote (10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.) will offer an industry leader’s perspective, as Birger Steen, recently appointed CEO of hosting software firm Parallels offers a look at the road ahead for the hosting and cloud services business, backed by research conducted internally at Parallels in an effort to better understand the opportunities that exist in the hosting market for its service provider partners.

Like most of this year’s HostingCon program, our keynotes combine high-level thinking about the hosting market with feet-on-the-ground research data and practical advice you can take immediate action on in your own business.
I’m looking forward to HostingCon 2011 tremendously. Hopefully I’ll see you there.

Liam Eagle
HostingCon 2011 Co-Chair