Last month I spoke on Cloudstack at the SDN summit and was also part of an expert panel.
Georgina asked me then if Cloudstack would be interested in future participation, and I've just received this email.
There are two opportunities:
1. Broadband World Forum Amsterdam2. Software Defined Enterprise Summit in Palo Alto, California
I'm happy to take 1. if no one else from Europe is available.As for 2. I'll leave it to the forum.
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From: Wilczek, Georgina C <Georgina.C.Wilczek@informa.com>
Date: Thu, Jun 26, 2014 at 5:21 PM
Subject: Speaking arrangements for Broadband World Forum, Amsterdam, 21-23 October 2014
To: Chris REID <firstname.lastname@example.org>
I hope all is well with you and that you are enjoying the summer sunshine!
Further to our conversation below, I just wanted to touch base to let you know that I have pencilled you in for the 'Advantages of Cultivating a More Open Approach' panel discussion in our SDN track at the Broadband World Forum on Wednesday 22nd October at 5:30pm - 6pm.
Although this may sound late in the day, the event is still likely to be very well attended, as it is a prominent topic, and the
Awards are also that evening too.
I am aware that it may not be you actually attending in the end, but one of your CloudStack colleagues, so please let me know one your speaker is finally confirmed and we will update the copy accordingly.
Meanwhile, I have a quick extra opportunity to put your way - we are running a Software Defined Enterprise Summit in Palo Alto, California on 28-29 October (the following week) and would love to include a similar discussion at this event, which is examining the Software Defined Data Centre and other network virtualization solutions for the enterprise community. Is this something that CloudStack would be able to participate in? Please let me know if so. If you could pass me on to whomever might be able to cover it, I'd be grateful.
Many thanks and all best wishes,
Research Manager, Broadband World Forum, and Head of Content, Network Virtualization Global Events
Informa Telecoms & Media
My upcoming events:
Broadband World Forum, Amsterdam, 21-23 October 2014 http://www.broadbandworldforum.com/
Software Defined Enterprise USA, Palo Alto, CA, 28-29 October 2014 http://softwaredefinedevent.com/
Carrier Network Virtualization, Palo Alto, CA, 9-11 December 2014 http://carriernetworkvirtualization.com
From: Chris REID <email@example.com>
Sent: 22 May 2014 14:09
To: Wilczek, Georgina C
Subject: Re: Speaking invitation for Broadband World Forum, Amsterdam, 21-23 October 2014Georgina
Really appreciate the offer.
What I have done is pushed your email out to several Cloudstack folks in mainland Europe who also speak at events etc. and know the SDN/NFV world.
Once we have discussed who can do it, I will ensure you have the appropriate details...I could well be me though.
As Cloudstack is part of Apache(we are all volunteers), sponsoring events is extremely difficult, but that said if you or any of your peers would like us tospeak at any events about our amazing open source solution, please contact me and I'll attempt to arrange something.
On Wed, May 21, 2014 at 10:57 AM, Wilczek, Georgina C <Georgina.C.Wilczek@informa.com> wrote:
Hello! I hope all is well with you.
It is with great pleasure that I write on behalf of Informa Telecoms & Media to invite you to speak at Broadband World Forum 2014 in Amsterdam within our prominent Virtualization track on SDN, Network Functions Virtualization and the Software-Defined Data Centre, on 21st and 22nd October 2014.
Informa's Broadband World Forum(Amsterdam, 21-23 October 2014) is the world’s largest Broadband event, attracting 7,000+ decision-makers from across the globe. Now celebrating its 14th anniversary year, the event is the definitive place to meet the whole broadband industry in one place at one time. It comprises 15 streams, many workshops and a very popular exhibition running alongside the event on all 3 days. Please see www.broadbandworldforum.com for further information.
Here is a link to the preview brochure for your reference:
I do hope you are free to join us. Can you please let me know your availability?
Research Manager, Broadband World Forum
Informa Telecoms & Media
Tel. +44 (0)20 7017 3365