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December 2014 Marketing Meeting


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December 2014 Marketing Meeting

  1. 1. December 16, 2014 December Marketing Community Meeting
  2. 2. 2 Agenda Vancouver Summit Update Industry Events and OpenStack Days o Plan Review and Providing Feedback o Details for OpenStack Pavilions at 1H15 Events o Calls for Papers Slides and Replay
  3. 3. 3 Vancouver Summit Update May 18-22, 2015 Vancouver Convention Center The following information will be published at by December 22: • Sponsorship Prospectus • Discount hotel room blocks at eight hotels located within walking distance to the convention center • Visa invitation letter form • Summit FAQ page The executable electronic sponsorship contract will be made available for signature at 11:00am CT on January 28, 2015. All of this information will also be announced on the marketing mailing list. Please direct all summit questions to
  4. 4. 4 2015 Industry Event Target Audiences The event plan reflects these audiences: • Enterprises and Gov’t: C-level, IT Management, Architects, Developers • Service Providers • Open Source Developers • Community and Potential Ecosystem Members • Application Developers and Tool Companies o Targeting second half events with recommendations from the new application ecosystem working group • Telcos o Requesting input from new Telco working group
  5. 5. 5 2015 Global Events Calendar – Draft for Input On Marketing Wiki at - let’s review it now • Open to and editable by the public • Provide your input on industry events! See Instructions tab to o Tell us your firm is attending, sponsoring or exhibiting (update column G) o Provide feedback or new ideas on events (update column H) o Add vendor-independent industry events to the calendar (insert row by date, and complete all columns) • Let us know your firm is participating in an OpenStack Day by adding your company name and contact info in column H • If interested in holding an OpenStack Day in your region, please send an email to
  6. 6. 6 Cloud Expo Europe Participation Details March 11-12 in London, England, UK OpenStack has a section in the Open Cloud & Developer Park Space for 3 or more companies to participate. Package includes: • Kiosk o Plasma screen o Back wall panel carrying partner logo and messaging o Electricity and lighting • Slot in Open Cloud & Developer Park Presentation Circle: o 20 minute presentation session, self-led o You can scan your leads to your session • Marketing campaign: o Logo to appear on:  Promotional e-mails  Website homepage  Company name and profile in the show guide o Personalized promotions provided o Nominate 20 contacts for VIP telemarketing on your behalf • Cost: 4500 GBP per participating company • Canonical confirmed, many others interested • Email if interested, by January 31, 2015
  7. 7. 7 Connect 2015 Participation Details April 21-22, 2015 in Melbourne, Victoria, AU OpenStack Forum on April 21, Expo April 22. Package includes: • Silver sponsorship/branding • Informative/topical speaking spot on OpenStack Forum agenda o 9am-5:30pm event on Day 1 • Counter in OpenStack Pavilion on Day 2 o In front or front side of Hall o Counter and branding graphics. o Wireless Internet included o A/V, lead scanners will be extra • A 25 minute presentation in the CONNECT ICT theater on the expo floor • 1 full conference pass • $8,000-10,000 AU + VAT (limited to 8, cost goes down with more participants • Aptira, Rackspace, Red Hat confirmed; others interested. • Email if committed, by January 31, 2015.
  8. 8. 8 Calls for Papers (1) • Slots may be available for Linux Conference Australasia (LCA) o January 13, 2015 in Auckland, New Zealand o Zq0yVvyA6_KRyrp-hU9PITJCqNs/viewform • FOSDEM o January 31- February 2, 2015 in Brussels, Belgium o Accepting submissions for stands, lightning talks and talks in developer rooms o participation-part-two/
  9. 9. 9 Calls for Papers (2) • Cloud Expo Europe o March 11-12, 2015 o OpenStack has two on-expo-floor theater slots for community speakers to represent the Foundation o Contact if interested, by January 31, 2015 • Interop o April 27-May 1, 2015 in Las Vegas, NV o Asking for ecosystem input on sponsored (e.g. paid) sessions or vendor tech panels o Contact if interested, by January 31, 2015
  10. 10. 10 Calls for Papers (3) • SDN & NFV Cloud Expo Europe o April 29, 2015 in London, England, UK o OpenStack is offered a theater speaking slot o Contact if interested, by January 31, 2015 o In addition, see proposed agenda/topics then contact Ruki Rehman at • CeBIT AU o May 5-7, 2015 in Sydney, NSW, Australia o OpenStack track under development; Chris Kemp keynoting and speaking in track o Contact Charlie Hamer at
  11. 11. 11 Calls for Papers (4) • Cloud Expo East, DevOps Summit, Big Data Expo, IoT Expo, SDDC Expo (all co-located, different tracks) o June 9-11, 2015 in New York City, NY o Deadline December 31, 2015 o 15east.htm • Gigaom Structure North America o June 17-18, 2015 in San Francisco, CA o Deadline March 20, 2015 o 2015/speakers/speaker-proposal/
  12. 12. 12 Calls for Papers (5) • DevNation o June 21-25, 2015 in Boston,MA o Open thru January 7, 2015 o in.ww • Cloud World Forum Europe o June 24-25, 2015 in London, England, UK o No deadline listed o
  13. 13. 13 Calls for Papers (6) • OSCON o July 20-24, 2015 in Portland, OR o Deadline February 2, 2015 o 2015/public/cfp/360o deadline listed • CloudOpen North America (co-located with LinuxCon) o August 17-19, 2015 in Seattle, WA o Open thru May 1, 2015 o north-america/program/cfp
  14. 14. 14 Calls for Papers (7) • CloudOpen Europe o October 5-7, 2015 in Dublin, Ireland o Deadline June 17, 2015 o europe/program/cfp • USENIX LISA o November 8-13, 2015 in Washington, DC o Deadline April 17, 2015 o participation AND participation/papers-posters
  15. 15. 15 Calls for Papers (8) • Supercomputing 15 o November 15-20, 2015 in Austin, TX o Deadline for full and half day workshops February 7, 2015  More info at o Deadline for technical program February 16, 2015  More info at program/technical-program. o All submissions (not yet open):
  16. 16. Thank you! Replay and slides available on marketing wiki: ndation/Marketing