Questex’s Silverlinings Announces the Cloud Executive Summit, an Exclusive Two-Day Symposium to Discuss and Debate the Challenges and Opportunities Presented by the Cloud

Event to Host First Ever Cloud Innovation Awards; Submission Deadline is October 27

NEW YORK, Oct. 12, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Questex’s Silverlinings today announces the Cloud Executive Summit, an exclusive two-day symposium built for senior executives looking to discuss and debate the challenges and opportunities presented by the cloud industry today. Blueplanet, a division of Ciena, has signed on as a Platinum Partner, along with Supporting Partners AvidThink, Dell’Oro Group, and Women Leaders in Data and AI. The event takes place December 6-7 at the Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa in Sonoma, CA. Register here.

Silverlinings Founder Steve Saunders said, “We’re excited to bring senior cloud executives together in-person to discuss the critical challenges and opportunities in the cloud industry. From automation, AI, multi-cloud and cloud-native 5G to telco cloud, security, cost-optimization and sustainability, we’ll cover all of the key topics that tech leaders are facing.”

The Cloud Executive Summit is produced by both the Silverlinings and Fierce Telecom editorial teams and offers a robust program including cloud business cases, interactive agile workshops as well as keynotes, panels and moderated small group discussions that will help attendees identify and solve deployment challenges presented by industry experts.

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Aisha Tahirkheli, Managing Director for Cloud at KPMG
  • Serena Blanks, Deputy Director for Architecture & Engineering, City of San Diego
  • Dara Meath, SVP, CTO, Build-a-Bear
  • Hagai Pen, Head of Americas Operation Simplified, AWS
  • Michael Dale, CTO,
  • Carolyn Duby, Field Chief Technology Officer, Cloudera
  • Joe Kodali, Senior Director of Compliance, Cariloop
  • Jerry Dawkins, Ph.D, CISO Global Chief Technology Officer
  • Anne Flanagan, Former Head of Cross-Product Policy Strategy, AR/VR/XR and Metaverse, Meta; International Tech Policy Expert
  • Roy Chua, Founder and President, AvidThink
  • Mauricio Sanchez, Senior Research Director, Dell’Oro Group
  • Dave Bolan, Research Director, Dell’Oro Group
  • Leonard Lee, Executive Analyst and Founder, neXt Curve

Plus, exclusive research on key issues such as multi-cloud operations, cloud security, automation, AI, cost-effectiveness will be unveiled at the symposium. The Cloud Executive Summit will allow attendees to learn from hyperscalers and service providers successfully deploying cloud services and will provide a multitude of opportunities to network with key players in the industry throughout the event, including an offsite reception at a nearby winery.

View the agenda here.

Cloud Executive Summit Speaking Proposals
The Silverlinings Cloud Executive Summit offers sessions to discuss and debate the challenges and opportunities presented by the cloud industry today. Thought-leaders with deep technical, business and practical expertise in cloud are encouraged to submit a proposal. Submit a speaking proposal here through October 13.

The Cloud Innovation Awards
The Cloud Innovation Awards program will celebrate exceptional innovations that are driving improvements and transforming the cloud industry. An expert panel of judges will review all submissions and determine which companies demonstrate innovative solutions that have the greatest potential to save money, engage customers, or revolutionize networks and the industry overall. The Awards are judged on technical innovation, effectiveness, competitive advantage, financial impact and true innovation. Winners will be announced at an awards event on December 7 during the Cloud Executive Summit. Make a submission here through October 27.

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About Silverlinings
Silverlinings provides analysis and strategy for the 21st Century Cloud Infrastructure Revolution – the single largest communications transformation of all time. Through independent, original reporting Silverlinings helps cloud network architects’ separate reality from marketing fluff and untangle the complexities of cloud infrastructure. Whether it’s integrating new and old technology, providing security, improving visibility, merging public and private clouds, avoiding cloud lock-in, managing edge networks, and deploying 5G into the cloud, we do the dirty work and sniff out the scoops to bring you the only site where cloud network architects can find a reputable daily source of news, analysis and strategy for cloud infrastructure, and have a laugh at the same time.

About Fierce Telecom
FierceTelecom is the telecom industry’s daily monitor. FierceTelecom’s independent team of experienced editors provides relevant and insightful information on the dynamic telecom market, covering topics ranging from fiber deployments, virtualization of telecom and cable networks, partnerships with big cloud providers, edge computing, business deals and competition. FierceTelecom provides its readers — which include stakeholders from the entire telecom and cable industry such as service providers, equipment vendors, telecom customers and analysts — with thoughtful news and analysis on this competitive marketplace.

About Questex
Questex helps people live better and longer. Questex brings people together in the markets that help people live better: travel, hospitality and wellness; the industries that help people live longer: life science and healthcare; and the technologies that enable and fuel these new experiences. We live in the experience economy – connecting our ecosystem through live events, surrounded by data insights and digital communities. We deliver experience and real results. It happens here.

Media Contact
Charlene Soucy
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Questex Technology Group