HostingCon 2013 Set for June 17-19 in Austin

(Ping! Zine Web Tech Magazine) – HostingCon, the premier industry conference and trade show for web hosts and cloud service providers, is bringing together the best and brightest thought leaders, executives and subject matter experts in the industry. From June 17-19th in Austin, Texas, these speakers will help attendees ‘Raise Your Game’ by transforming ideas into innovation and opportunities.

Here are just a few of the 90+ speakers presenting at HostingCon:

Lance Crosby, Chief Executive Officer – SoftLayer Technologies
Erik Martin, General Manager – Reddit
Robert Miggins, SVP Business Development – PEER 1 Hosting
Elliot Noss, President and CEO – Tucows Inc.
Emil Sayegh, CEO and President – Codero Hosting
Shane Menking, President and CFO – Data Foundry
Marco Houwen, Founder & CEO – LuxCloud
Ben Welch-Bolen, CEO –
Dallas Kashuba, Co-Founder – DreamHost
Antonio Piraino, Chief Technology Officer – ScienceLogic
John Jason Brzozowski , Fellow and Chief IPv6 Architect – Comcast Cable Communications
Dmitry Sotnikov, COO – Jelastic
Igor Seletskiy, CEO – CloudLinux
Russell Reeder, President and COO – (mt) Media Temple
Peter Hopper, CEO and Co-Founder – DH Capital
Bruce MacFadyen, CFO – FireHost
Frank Stiff, President – Cheval Capital, Inc.
Jeff Hunsaker, President – US Ops – UK2 Group, Inc.
Dev Chanchani, CEO – INetU, Inc.
Pat Matthews, VP and GM – Rackspace Cloud
Dave Wright, Founder and CEO – SolidFire
Joseph Williams, Managing Director, SaaS Partners – Microsoft

The HostingCon conference program is delivered across four tracks with more than 40 educational sessions. These unbiased, educational presentations, either individually-presented or by panelists, target timely and relevant topics including:

  • How to Outcompete and Out Earn Your Largest Rivals
  • Cloud Diversification: The Next Wave of Infrastructure Optimization
  • Market Update 2013: Where We Are and Where We Are Going
  • Hot Legal Issues in Hosting: How Not to be an Enforcement Target
  • The Future of Customer Privacy
  • Addressing Big Data Needs Outside of the Cloud
  • Build a Revenue Stream for Life with Hybrid Hosting Services
  • Building Your Cloud Services Business Through Differentiation
  • Build or Buy? How to Grow Your Small to Mid-Sized Hosting Business
  • Fund Your Growth – Debt vs. Equity
  • Next Gen Cloud: Build Your Own PaaS
  • Lessons Learned from Windows Azure Web Sites
  • International Expansion to Europe and Asia
  • Monetizing Developer Hosting

In addition to the educational sessions, three general panel sessions are being presented titled, “How to Build a Cloud: Technologies, Pitfalls and Challenges,” “Building Value On Top of Your Hosting,” and “The Internet in 2020: The Fight For Our Future.” Rounding out HostingCon’s conference program is a keynote titled “Paradigm Shift: How to React in the Face of Industry Change”, delivered by Max Wessel, a recognized expert in the field of innovation, current Business Innovation Leader at SAP North America and former Fellow at Harvard Business School’s Forum for Growth and Innovation.

“HostingCon is highly recognized in the web hosting and cloud infrastructure industry for its unbiased, timely and relevant educational program,” stated Philbert Shih, a HostingCon Advisory Board member. “It is the go-to-event for the information and tools required to create a compelling business vision and a robust road map for moving forward in profits and growth.”

About HostingCon

HostingCon is the premiere industry conference and trade show for web hosting and cloud services providers. In its ninth year, HostingCon brings the industry together including cloud providers, web hosts, multi-tenant data centers, colocation providers, infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS), platform-as-a-service (PaaS), ISVs and other infrastructure providers who make the Internet work to network, learn and grow. HostingCon is an iNET Interactive event. For details about HostingCon, visit