Educational Session Schedule

Monday, April 03
12:00 PM - 6:00 PM

  • Room:   West Hall Foyer
  • Session Number:  RHM
  • Monday, April 03, 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Tracks: 
Stop by the registration desk to pick up your attendee or exhibitor badge.  We're also here to help with any questions you might have about the conference.

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Monday, April 03
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

  • Room:   408B
  • Session Number:  WS1
  • Monday, April 03, 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
  • Tracks: 
Learn how to start with the right goals, support your sales funnel, position yourself as a thought leader, build meaningful connections, and connect the dots between LinkedIn, lead generation, sales acceleration, and closing new customers.
Speaker
Joshua Feinberg

Vice President and Co-Founder
SP Home Run Inc.

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  • Room:   408A
  • Session Number:  WS2
  • Monday, April 03, 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
  • Tracks: 
Culture is misunderstood and often discounted as a touchy-feely component of business. But it’s not about an intangible vibe, what’s written on the walls or the office furniture. Companies that have great culture attract better talent,  statistically  have better financial growth, attain high employee engagement, build strong teams and have...
Speaker
Dave Gilbert

The Big Cheese
Cavemen Consulting
Workshop Leader

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Monday, April 03
4:30 PM - 5:15 PM

  • Room:   409AB
  • Session Number:  SNS1
  • Monday, April 03, 4:30 PM - 5:15 PM
  • Tracks: 
Join us for HostingCon’s first-ever Speed Networking event!  In this interactive session, you’ll meet a new colleague every three minutes where you’ll exchange business cards and do a quick introduction.  After those three minutes are up, it’s time to meet someone else in this fast-paced session.  You’ll have the chance...
Speaker
Andy Grider

Marketing Manager
Penton
Speaker

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Monday, April 03
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

  • Room:   Petree Hall C
  • Session Number:  HCGS
  • Monday, April 03, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
  • Tracks: 
The first of three Official Networking Events kicks off on Monday with the HostingCon Game Show where everyone plays along to win prizes and have fun!

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Tuesday, April 04
6:30 AM - 7:15 AM

  • Room:   LA Hotel - Olympic Room
  • Session Number:  YOGA
  • Tuesday, April 04, 6:30 AM - 7:15 AM
  • Tracks: 
For Information and RSVP click here.

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Tuesday, April 04
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM

  • Room:   West Hall Foyer
  • Session Number:  RHT
  • Tuesday, April 04, 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Tracks: 
Stop by the registration desk to pick up your attendee or exhibitor badge.  We're also here to help with any questions you might have about the conference.

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Tuesday, April 04
8:00 AM - 9:15 AM

  • Room:   Level 400 Rooms Foyer
  • Session Number:  NB1
  • Tuesday, April 04, 8:00 AM - 9:15 AM
  • Tracks: 
Grab your morning coffee and enjoy a selection of breakfast foods while conversing with fellow attendees.

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Tuesday, April 04
9:00 AM - 9:50 AM

  • Room:   408B
  • Session Number:  BB1
  • Tuesday, April 04, 9:00 AM - 9:50 AM
  • Tracks: 
Channel partners and resellers form a critically important source of revenue for many service providers and in some cases are the basis for all revenue. This panel will address how to catapult your relationships from good to great as you consider both vendor and partner perspectives and the critical components of...
Speakers
Dean Ara

Principal
Total Product Marketing
Panelist

Terry Hedden

CEO
Marketopia
Panelist

Nicole Henderson

Editor in Chief
WHIR
Moderator

Hartland Ross

President
eBridge Marketing Solutions
Panelist

John Sternal

Director of PR and Social Media
Merit Mile
Panelist

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  • Room:   408A
  • Session Number:  SI1
  • Tuesday, April 04, 9:00 AM - 9:50 AM
  • Tracks: 
You run a hosting company. You've got great *documentation* and a killer *support team*. You know - you just KNOW - that if you could get the two of them talking, great things could happen. They're perfect for each other! They share the same interests! Their kids would be so...
Speaker
Brett Dunst

Vice President, Corporate Communications
DreamHost

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  • Room:   409AB
  • Session Number:  TT1
  • Tuesday, April 04, 9:00 AM - 9:50 AM
  • Tracks: 
Hosting and cloud providers have to compete with large scale public clouds today, while providing white-glove service and much higher quality support to their customers. Public cloud providers use smart software to monitor, manage large scale clusters and lower their operational expenses. This session focuses on using intelligent software and...
Speaker
Ajay Gulati

Co-Founder and CEO
ZeroStack
Speaker

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Tuesday, April 04
10:00 AM - 10:50 AM

  • Room:   408A
  • Session Number:  SI2
  • Tuesday, April 04, 10:00 AM - 10:50 AM
  • Tracks: 
With mobile app revenues reaching $88 Billion USD in 2016, top log aggregation companies raising over $120M USD to date (including a $229M IPO) and application performance monitoring companies raising over $500M USD to date (including a $115M IPO and $3.7B acquisition), it's clear that apps are an area of...
Speakers
Jordan Jacobs

VP of Products
SingleHop
Panelist

Dave Koston

CTO
Help.com
Moderator

Nick Nelson

Chief Strategy Officer
StackPath
Panelist

Frank Stiff

President
Cheval Capital, Inc.
Panelist

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  • Room:   408B
  • Session Number:  BB2
  • Tuesday, April 04, 10:00 AM - 10:50 AM
  • Tracks: 
Interested in eDiscovery and intelligent data storage? Join the roundtable conversation as we discuss emerging technologies like semantic search and what it means to finally find and organize all your unstructured content in an intelligent way.
Speaker
Jon McCarrick

Partner Technology Evangelist
Acronis
Speaker

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  • Room:   409AB
  • Session Number:  TT2
  • Tuesday, April 04, 10:00 AM - 10:50 AM
  • Tracks: 
The emergence of the Software-Defined Wide Area Network (SD-WAN) disrupts the status quo and brings the favorable economics of broadband to the enterprise, connecting users to applications on any network, anywhere and from any device. SD-WANs are also disrupting the way enterprise networks are deployed, managed and delivered – and...
Speaker
Nav Chander

Senior Director, Service Providing Market
Silver Peak
Speaker

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Tuesday, April 04
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

  • Room:   Petree Hall D
  • Session Number:  GS1
  • Tuesday, April 04, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Tracks: 
This panel will address what effect the new administration will have on the technology industry.   Topics will include: Open internet Network security; possible executive order on cybersecurity/reclassification of networks to “critical infrastructure” Internet fragmentation Government access to data
Speakers
Bryan Bogensberger

Founder/CEO
Quiver Media Inc
Panelist

John Crain

Chief Security, Stability & Resiliency Officer
ICANN
Panelist

Robert DeVita

Chief Sales Officer
fifteenfortyseven Critical Systems Realty (1547)
Moderator

Eli Scher

Chairman and CEO
New Continuum Data Centers
Panelist

David Snead

Board and Public Policy Working Group Chair
Internet Infrastructure Coalition / I2Coalition
Panelist

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Tuesday, April 04
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Sponsored by:  i2Coalition
  • Room:   Petree Hall C
  • Session Number:  GDE1
  • Tuesday, April 04, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • Tracks: 
Must have a HostingCon All Access Pass to attend. To RSVP click here. Lunch will be provided. Many tech companies today are talking about parental leave, but what impact does this have on your business? In this session, we will outline the business importance of parental leave, sharing GoDaddy’s case study of...
Speakers
Wilfried Beeck

CEO
ePages
Panelist

Elisabeth Kurek

VP, Partner Growth
uberall
Moderator

Lori McLeese

Global Head of Human Resources
Automattic
Panelist

Sam Renkema

CEO
SpamExperts
Panelist

Katee Van Horn

VP of Global Engagement & Inclusion
GoDaddy
Speaker

Rob Wisniewski


Co-Speaker

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Tuesday, April 04
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

  • Room:   Concourse Hall
  • Session Number:  NL1
  • Tuesday, April 04, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
  • Tracks: 
Enjoy a wide selection of lunchtime fare while chatting with fellow attendees.

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Tuesday, April 04
1:30 PM - 3:45 PM

  • Room:   408B
  • Session Number:  BBRT
  • Tuesday, April 04, 1:30 PM - 3:45 PM
  • Tracks: 
Speakers
Wynn Corliss

Chief Operating Officer
Sóshlr
Speaker

Ilissa Miller

CEO
iMiller Public Relations
Speaker

Mike Riolo

Chief Commercial Officer
Virtuozzo
Speaker

Todd Robinson

CEO
BoldGrid
Speaker

Hartland Ross

President
eBridge Marketing Solutions
Speaker

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  • Room:   408A
  • Session Number:  SIRT
  • Tuesday, April 04, 1:30 PM - 3:45 PM
  • Tracks: 
Speakers
Dave Gilbert

The Big Cheese
Cavemen Consulting
Speaker

Ajay Gulati

Co-Founder and CEO
ZeroStack
Speaker

Grant Kirkwood

CTO
Unitas Global
Speaker

Jim O'Hara

President
Ecwid, Inc.
Speaker

John Sheputis

President
Infomart Data Centers
Speaker

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  • Room:   409AB
  • Session Number:  TTRT
  • Tuesday, April 04, 1:30 PM - 3:45 PM
  • Tracks: 
Speakers
Nicholas Bellinger

Co-Founder, CTO
Datera
Co-Speaker

Bill Borsari

Director of System Engineering
Datera
Co-Speaker

Sagi Brody

CTO
Webair
Speaker

Mark Cox

CEO
Web Hosting Pros
Speaker

Jon McCarrick

Partner Technology Evangelist
Acronis
Speaker

Ashley Stephenson

CEO
Corero
Speaker

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Tuesday, April 04
4:00 PM - 5:15 PM

  • Room:   Petree Hall D
  • Session Number:  KEY1
  • Tuesday, April 04, 4:00 PM - 5:15 PM
  • Tracks: 
People are the weakest security link. They can be manipulated or influenced into unknowingly helping hackers break into their organization’s computers. You’ll learn how easily you can be an unsuspecting victim who can be manipulated into handing over the keys the kingdom, if you haven’t done so already. Kevin Mitnick...
Speaker
Kevin Mitnick


Keynote

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Tuesday, April 04
5:15 PM - 7:15 PM

Sponsored by:  ABB, Inc.
  • Room:   Petree Plaza
  • Session Number:  ONR
  • Tuesday, April 04, 5:15 PM - 7:15 PM
  • Tracks: 
Don't miss the Opening Networking Reception!  You'll enjoy drinks and appetizers while you chat with fellow attendees and check out the exhibitor booths.  

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Wednesday, April 05
6:30 AM - 7:15 AM

  • Room:   The LA Hotel - Olympic Room
  • Session Number:  YOGA
  • Wednesday, April 05, 6:30 AM - 7:15 AM
  • Tracks: 
For info and to RSVP click here.

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Wednesday, April 05
7:00 AM - 6:30 PM

  • Room:   West Hall Foyer
  • Session Number:  RHW
  • Wednesday, April 05, 7:00 AM - 6:30 PM
  • Tracks: 
Stop by the registration desk to pick up your attendee or exhibitor badge.  We're also here to help with any questions you might have about the conference.

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Wednesday, April 05
8:00 AM - 9:15 AM

  • Room:   Level 400 Rooms Foyer
  • Session Number:  NB2
  • Wednesday, April 05, 8:00 AM - 9:15 AM
  • Tracks: 
Grab your morning coffee and enjoy a selection of breakfast foods while conversing with fellow attendees.

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Wednesday, April 05
9:00 AM - 9:50 AM

  • Room:   408A
  • Session Number:  SI3
  • Wednesday, April 05, 9:00 AM - 9:50 AM
  • Tracks: 
Open source technology is a key enabler for hosters worldwide. But, when does it make sense to move to a commercially supported open source solution? There are many factors to consider, including how to get the best performance and efficiency at the lowest TCO, how to leverage intergrated solutions, how...
Speakers
Pavel Emelyanov

Chief Software Architect
Virtuozzo
Panelist

George Karidis

CEO
Virtuozzo
Panelist

Todd Robinson

CEO
BoldGrid
Panelist

Philbert Shih

Managing Director
Structure Research
Moderator

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  • Room:   408B
  • Session Number:  BB3
  • Wednesday, April 05, 9:00 AM - 9:50 AM
  • Tracks: 
How can you increase sales through your WordPress eCommerce site? This session discusses best practices for SMBs to attract more customers, inspire trust in your customers, and increase conversion. A slow loading page is the number one reason customers bounce from eCommerce sites before converting. Starting with basic SEO techniques...
Speaker
Suzanne Aldrich

Lead Solutions Engineer
Cloudflare
Speaker

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  • Room:   409AB
  • Session Number:  TT3
  • Wednesday, April 05, 9:00 AM - 9:50 AM
  • Tracks: 
On-prem infrastructure, private cloud and managed services delivered cost-effectively, securely and easily and without ever touching the internet. Leverage interconnection fabrics and direct network connectivity to CSPs/MSPs to securely expand your ecosystem and future-proof business.
Speaker
Sagi Brody

CTO
Webair
Speaker

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Wednesday, April 05
10:00 AM - 10:50 AM

  • Room:   409AB
  • Session Number:  TT4
  • Wednesday, April 05, 10:00 AM - 10:50 AM
  • Tracks: 
As of early 2017, Google Chrome will begin requiring that all websites have encryption, or the search engine will trigger a warning that the site is unsafe. At first, the new rules will only apply to websites that take passwords or credit card information, but over the year, the rules...
Speaker
Jeff Barto

Trust Strategist
Symantec
Speaker

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  • Room:   408B
  • Session Number:  BB4
  • Wednesday, April 05, 10:00 AM - 10:50 AM
  • Tracks: 
As technology advances, infrastructure upgrades are made resulting in the need to switch equipment to which customers are accustomed. Join industry experts as they discuss options and challenges customers have when upgrading, why they become frustrated with these upgrades, and what providers can do to satisfy customer needs, increase revenues,...
Speakers
Wouter de Vries

CEO
Patchman B.V.
Panelist

Rodney Giles

President
Hosting Holdings LLC
Panelist

Dakota Graves

Community Manager
i2Coalition
Moderator

Aaron Phillips

CBO
cPanel
Panelist

Igor Seletskiy

CEO
Cloud Linux Inc
Panelist

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  • Room:   408A
  • Session Number:  SI4
  • Wednesday, April 05, 10:00 AM - 10:50 AM
  • Tracks: 
IT providers have historically struggled between the huge CAPEX and long development cycles of building their own cloud versus the thin margins and limited flexibility of using IaaS retailers. Wholesale cloud is the game-changing third option that provides the benefits of both approaches, minus any of the drawbacks. Wholesale Cloud...
Speaker
Sheng Yeo

Co-Founder and CEO
OrionVM
Speaker

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Wednesday, April 05
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

  • Room:   Petree Hall D
  • Session Number:  GS2
  • Wednesday, April 05, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Tracks: 
Over the last 10 years, we’ve watched the transformation of compute infrastructure from physical to cloud. More recently, the same has taken place for storage.  Today - SDN is by no means a new buzzword. However, networking, especially in the public transport and cross connect domain, has been one of the...
Speakers
Sagi Brody

CTO
Webair
Moderator

William Charnock

CEO
PacketFabric
Panelist

Sean Iraca

Vice President of Service Enablement
Digital Realty
Panelist

Carl Roberts

CCO
Epsilon Tel
Panelist

Eric Troyer

CMO
Megaport
Panelist

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Wednesday, April 05
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

  • Room:   West Exhibit Hall
  • Session Number:  NL2
  • Wednesday, April 05, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
  • Tracks: 
Enjoy a wide selection of lunchtime fare while chatting with fellow attendees.

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Wednesday, April 05
1:15 PM - 2:00 PM

  • Room:   Exhibit Hall Education Room
  • Session Number:  EHS1
  • Wednesday, April 05, 1:15 PM - 2:00 PM
  • Tracks: 
2016 saw a continuation of some cyber-security threats, as well as the emergence of some attack types and trends. Ransom attacks, political hacks, and new dynamics around the accessibility and capability of attack tools have added even more challenges to security. This session will explore some of the latest evolutions...
Speaker
Ron Winward

Security Evangelist
Radware
Speaker

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Wednesday, April 05
1:30 PM - 2:20 PM

  • Room:   408A
  • Session Number:  SI5
  • Wednesday, April 05, 1:30 PM - 2:20 PM
  • Tracks: 
This session will provide an overview of the current transaction market for hosting and service provider related businesses including valuations and trends in both the private and public transaction markets. The panel will then review the opportunities that actually exist in today’s M&A marketplace, the costs/pricing of the various types/sizes...
Speakers
Sean Frank

Managing Partner
Cloud Equity Group
Panelist

Patrick Hannon

Board Member
CloudScale365 Group
Panelist

Andrew Mentges

GM
Deluxe Corporation
Panelist

Frank Stiff

President
Cheval Capital, Inc.
Moderator

Hillary Stiff

Managing Director
Cheval Capital
Panelist

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  • Room:   408B
  • Session Number:  BB5
  • Wednesday, April 05, 1:30 PM - 2:20 PM
  • Tracks: 
Establish a robust and high margin cloud business with application security services. Tenants are looking for hosting providers to supply Web Application Firewall (WAF) services both for protection against hacking attempts as well as for PCI compliance. Discover proven financial models successfully used in the industry and how to build a...
Speaker
Jim Smith

Director of Cloud Go-To-Market Development
Radware
Speaker

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  • Room:   409AB
  • Session Number:  TT5
  • Wednesday, April 05, 1:30 PM - 2:20 PM
  • Tracks: 
The advantages of OpenStack in the enterprise include agility, flexibility, detachment from specific hardware/software vendors, and a focus on enterprise applications versus infrastructure. Despite great advancements, OpenStack remains challenging for most organizations to implement. While stories of the Fortune 100 adopting OpenStack are aspirational (even inspirational!), most organizations lack the...
Speaker
Elaine Gilruth

VP of Marketing
Speaker

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Wednesday, April 05
2:15 PM - 3:00 PM

  • Room:   Exhibit Hall Education Room
  • Session Number:  EHS2
  • Wednesday, April 05, 2:15 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Tracks: 
The toolkits attackers are using to take create massive IoT botnets, or execute low-level targeted application layer DDoS attacks are more accessible than ever before. These attacks are the leading Internet-based threats facing companies and the infrastructure and hosting providers servicing them. This session engages the audience to discuss how to better...
Speaker
Ashley Stephenson

CEO
Corero
Speaker

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Wednesday, April 05
2:30 PM - 3:20 PM

  • Room:   408A
  • Session Number:  SI6
  • Wednesday, April 05, 2:30 PM - 3:20 PM
  • Tracks: 
Why has the data center industry been late in applying ‘Circular Economy’ disciplines to control their highest expenditure and fastest depreciating IT assets? The prime reason that data centers remained steadfast to the conventional ‘linear economy’ model of ‘make, use & dispose’ of IT systems is a combination of Moore’s...
Speaker
Mike Higgins

VP of Global Sales and Marketing
Wisetek
Speaker

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  • Room:   409AB
  • Session Number:  TT6
  • Wednesday, April 05, 2:30 PM - 3:20 PM
  • Tracks: 
Rising costs and shrinking budgets are driving enterprises to place greater demands on data center management teams, but organizational structures and tools are slow to change making targets difficult, if not impossible, to meet.  For example, enterprises are requesting more accurate IT asset lists including asset ages, ownership and costs...
Speaker
David Eastman

VP InCommand Services
Server Farm
Speaker

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  • Room:   408B
  • Session Number:  BB6
  • Wednesday, April 05, 2:30 PM - 3:20 PM
  • Tracks: 
For hosts and service providers, ecommerce is an important addition to the options they provide for clients. However, as the the marketplace becomes even more competitive and faces pure-play ecommerce providers, it’s important to stay ahead of trends and offer solutions that address issues with legislation, security, mobile traffic, payments...
Speakers
Wilfried Beeck

CEO
ePages
Panelist

Ruslan Fazlyev

Founder & CEO
Ecwid, Inc.
Panelist

Neill Feather

President
SiteLock
Panelist

Gene Geiger

Partner
A-LIGN
Panelist

Steve Gent

Senior Business Developer
Cayan
Panelist

Frank Ohlhorst


Moderator

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Wednesday, April 05
3:15 PM - 4:00 PM

  • Room:   Exhibit Hall Education Room
  • Session Number:  EHS3
  • Wednesday, April 05, 3:15 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Tracks: 
Join security experts from the hosting industry as they discuss security of the hosting environments, the most common ways servers get hacked, and how to best deal with these hacks. The panel will cover: How hackers get in Why hackers hack and what for Tell tale signs of the hack What to do to harden...
Speakers
Steven Ciaburri

CEO
Rack911
Panelist

Dakota Graves

Community Manager
i2Coalition
Moderator

Arleen Hess

Sr. Manager, Digital Crimes Unit, GoDaddy
Panelist

Igor Seletskiy

CEO
Cloud Linux Inc
Panelist

David Snead

Board and Public Policy Working Group Chair
Internet Infrastructure Coalition / I2Coalition
Panelist

Jelmer Verkleij

CTO
Patchman B.V.
Panelist

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Wednesday, April 05
3:30 PM - 4:20 PM

  • Room:   408B
  • Session Number:  BB7
  • Wednesday, April 05, 3:30 PM - 4:20 PM
  • Tracks: 
Hosting companies large and small have discovered that there is a lot more to building a successful sitebuilder proposition than just adding a product to a control panel. In this roundtable discussion, sitebuilder experts will share data about avoiding common mistakes, what's working now and what's going to work in future.
Speakers
Filip Borcov

CEO, Site.pro Website Builder
Profis
Panelist

Gordon Plant

VP Product
BaseKit
Panelist

Itai Sadan

CEO
Duda
Panelist

Chris Sheridan

Head of Channel Sales
Weebly
Panelist

Philbert Shih

Managing Director
Structure Research
Moderator

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  • Room:   409AB
  • Session Number:  TT7
  • Wednesday, April 05, 3:30 PM - 4:20 PM
  • Tracks: 
For many, IoT invokes thoughts of simple devices that transmit little data individually, but in an increasingly smarter world, the aggregate data can spell trouble for network providers, slowing down connections when smart devices often require a level of speed and accuracy to be kept high in order to function...
Speaker
Peter Bell

SVP, Sales - Cloud Business Unit
Internap
Speaker

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  • Room:   408A
  • Session Number:  SI7
  • Wednesday, April 05, 3:30 PM - 4:20 PM
  • Tracks: 
This session provides attendees with insight on best practices to produce a reliable source of leads, a higher sales close ratio and hire margins. 
Speaker
Terry Hedden

CEO
Marketopia
Speaker

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Wednesday, April 05
4:15 PM - 5:00 PM

  • Room:   Exhibit Hall Education Room
  • Session Number:  EHS4
  • Wednesday, April 05, 4:15 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Tracks: 
Speakers
Mike Andrea

Director
Strategic Directions
Panelist

James Nelson

President BCS Inc
Business Continuity Services
Moderator

Jelmer Verkleij

CTO
Patchman B.V.
Panelist

Dennis Wenk

Director, Global Advisory Consulting Resiliency & Continuity
Veritas Technologies LLC
Panelist

Ron Winward

Security Evangelist
Radware
Panelist

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Wednesday, April 05
4:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Sponsored by:  H5 Data Centers
  • Room:   West Exhibit Hall
  • Session Number:  EHHH
  • Wednesday, April 05, 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
  • Tracks: 
Unwind from a day of meetings and educational sessions at the Exhibit Hall Happy Hour!  You'll enjoy drinks and appetizers while you chat with fellow attendees and check out the exhibitor booths.  

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Thursday, April 06
6:30 AM - 7:15 AM

  • Room:   The LA Hotel - Olympic Room
  • Session Number:  YOGA
  • Thursday, April 06, 6:30 AM - 7:15 AM
  • Tracks: 
For info and to RSVP click here.

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Thursday, April 06
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM

  • Room:   West Hall Foyer
  • Session Number:  RHTH
  • Thursday, April 06, 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Tracks: 
Stop by the registration desk to pick up your attendee or exhibitor badge.  We're also here to help with any questions you might have about the conference.

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Thursday, April 06
9:00 AM - 10:15 AM

  • Room:   Level 400 Rooms Foyer
  • Session Number:  NB3
  • Thursday, April 06, 9:00 AM - 10:15 AM
  • Tracks: 
Grab your morning coffee and enjoy a selection of breakfast foods while conversing with fellow attendees.

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Thursday, April 06
10:00 AM - 10:50 AM

  • Room:   409AB
  • Session Number:  TT8
  • Thursday, April 06, 10:00 AM - 10:50 AM
  • Tracks: 
This talk examines the possibility and use cases of deploying broad range of applications, including mission critical business workload on a software defined hyper-converged architecture. We will explore the necessary hardware and software technologies needed to deliver a reliable and highly scalable hyper-converged infrastructure.
Speaker
Francis Lam

Director, Server Product Management
Huawei
Speaker

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  • Room:   408A
  • Session Number:  SI8
  • Thursday, April 06, 10:00 AM - 10:50 AM
  • Tracks: 
Learn how to enable your business growth with hybrid cloud access and develop IT infrastructure strategies according to market trends and customer needs. Discover how to solve your business problems through information technology with limited access to skilled staff. Understand how to support your customers’ needs on a an international...
Speaker
Martin Wielomski

Global Manager of Products and Evangelism
PhoenixNAP
Speaker

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  • Room:   408B
  • Session Number:  BB8
  • Thursday, April 06, 10:00 AM - 10:50 AM
  • Tracks: 
The $100 billion storage market is being disrupted by software-defined storage. In this session, you will learn how to turn the rapidly evolving and expanding storage market into am immediate business opportunity. We’ll show how software-defined storage opens up new uses for hosters and service providers, including persistent storage for...
Speaker
Sergey Maximov

Product Management
Virtuozzo
Speaker

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Thursday, April 06
11:00 AM - 11:50 AM

  • Room:   408A
  • Session Number:  SI9
  • Thursday, April 06, 11:00 AM - 11:50 AM
  • Tracks: 
Looking for ways to grow?  Properly funding your R&D efforts is one critical component.  A look at InMotion Hosting's process for creating new functionality.  Talk includes examples from a R&D cycle that yielded huge improvements in our WordPress hosting and eventually led to a new business model and a spin-off...
Speaker
Todd Robinson

CEO
BoldGrid
Speaker

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  • Room:   408B
  • Session Number:  BB9
  • Thursday, April 06, 11:00 AM - 11:50 AM
  • Tracks: 
Web hosting and cloud services are some of the most competitive verticals. Topics will include: How to attract the right customers in a cost effective way How to properly structure online marketing and analytics to continuously decrease acquisition costs How to leverage your marketing to create a funnel that generates new customers and...
Speaker
Alex Melen

Co-CEO
SmartSites
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  • Room:   409AB
  • Session Number:  TT9
  • Thursday, April 06, 11:00 AM - 11:50 AM
  • Tracks: 
This session will present the newest open-source email filtering framework, developed following a company hackathon in 2016. It is a collaborative anti-spam development effort aimed at creating a robust, modern, and freely-available source code, implementing tried and true technology of spam filtering. The software is implemented in Python code and offers...
Speaker
Dreas van Donselaar

CTO
SpamExperts
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Thursday, April 06
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

  • Room:   West Exhibit Hall
  • Session Number:  NL3
  • Thursday, April 06, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
  • Tracks: 
Enjoy a wide selection of lunchtime fare while chatting with fellow attendees.

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Thursday, April 06
1:00 PM - 4:30 PM

  • Room:   408AB
  • Thursday, April 06, 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Fee Required This Strategic Marketing Bootcamp is designed to help technology service providers better understand and implement different marketing strategies and how they can impact sales to drive incremental revenue. Attendees will receive: A Marketing Strategy Guide for MSPs and Cloud Providers Build a lead generating marketing strategy for your Cloud business Discover how developing...
Speakers
Dean Ara

Principal
Total Product Marketing
Presenter

Makiko Ara

Director, Digital Marketing
Total Product Marketing
Presenter

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Thursday, April 06
1:15 PM - 2:00 PM

  • Room:   Exhibit Hall Education Room
  • Session Number:  EHS5
  • Thursday, April 06, 1:15 PM - 2:00 PM
  • Tracks: 
In light of breaches in which cloud environments played a role, such as the IRS, Target, Yahoo!, the scrutiny in which cloud service providers (CSPs) are under has increased tremendously over the past year. So how can we protect data stored in the cloud? As more technologies move to the...
Speaker
Gene Geiger

Partner
A-LIGN
Speaker

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Thursday, April 06
2:15 PM - 3:00 PM

  • Room:   Exhibit Hall Education Room
  • Session Number:  EHS6
  • Thursday, April 06, 2:15 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Tracks: 
2016 marked huge growth for the encrypted web, with new protocols, best practices, and features. But how were web properties affected? Trey Guinn of Cloudflare, a company that touches virtually all of the Internet, will cover these new advancements in encryption. He will provide the audience with insights around the...
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Trey Guinn

Solution Engineer
Cloudflare
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Thursday, April 06
3:15 PM - 4:00 PM

  • Room:   Exhibit Hall Education Room
  • Session Number:  EHS7
  • Thursday, April 06, 3:15 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Tracks: 
From a company hackathon in SpamExperts last year, a cool antispam framework was developed in Python. SpamExperts will present and open source the code for the audience of HostingCon Global 2017. This workshop allows you to be among the first to install and already play around with the code!
Speaker
Dreas van Donselaar

CTO
SpamExperts
Speaker

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