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Carlos Guestrin, senior director of machine learning and AI at Apple and a University of Washington professor, speaks at the 2018 GeekWire Cloud Summit. (GeekWire Photo / Kevin Lisota)

The GeekWire Cloud Summit, our biggest technical conference of the year, is coming up on June 5 at Meydenbauer Center in Bellevue, featuring some of the top technical and business leaders of the cloud computing revolution.

Early-bird tickets are available here, and we’re also excited to announce several speakers for our third event designed around this historic shift in enterprise computing. We’ll focus on what developers, founders, and business executives need to know about important cloud computing trends like DevOps, cloud migration and security, as well as how to build a business in this land of opportunity.

Microsoft CTO Kevin Scott. (Microsoft Photo)

Microsoft Executive Vice President and Chief Technical Officer Kevin Scott will be joining us at the 2019 Cloud Summit. Scott joined Microsoft in 2017 after building LinkedIn’s technology organization, and we’re excited to learn more about his experiences building some of the tech industry’s best engineering teams amid the changes in technology brought on by mobile and cloud computing.

We’re also thrilled to have T-Mobile executive vice president and CIO Cody Sanford joining us, anchoring our popular CIO panel. Sanford is in his 20th year with the wireless carrier and oversees all software development and product planning activity, including a hybrid-cloud operation.

Preeti Rathi, partner, Ignition. (Ignition Photo)

Preeti Rathi, a partner at Ignition Capital, will join our venture capital panel while Charles Davis, chief technology officer at Bellevue startup Element Data, will give a technical talk on our artificial intelligence and machine learning stage.

We’ll announce additional speakers in the coming weeks. If you were at last year’s event, you heard a pretty big hint from Amazon Web Services vice president of infrastructure Peter DeSantis about of one of the cloud leader’s biggest announcements of the year — its custom Graviton server processor —months before it was publicly unveiled at re:Invent. Matthew Prince, CEO of Cloudflare, also revealed some interesting financial details about the cloud security and performance company amid IPO talk before raising $150 million earlier this year.

Two years ago, Docker CEO Steve Singh outlined how the company was transforming to focus on delivering technology that enterprise companies need to manage their tech operations, which has started to generate real revenue for the company. And Microsoft’s top cloud executive — Scott Guthrie — explained how the company hopes to catch AWS while helping its customers shift from the data center era to the cloud era.

Our goal with the Cloud Summit is to host a platform-agnostic conference, where top technology minds can exchange information, lessons and insights about the future of computing.

We think the Seattle area is the best place in the world for this type of conference given the heavy concentration of developers, engineers and technical leaders who are pushing the envelope in these fields. And with this year’s lineup, we think we’ve assembled the very best non-vendor aligned cloud computing conference in the industry.

More than 600 people attended last year’s event, which you can read about here. A third of attendees are engineers, developers, designers or technical leaders. This year, we’re expecting a bigger turnout, and we are also excited to showcase a business track that will dive into the economics, sales and marketing of cloud computing services, featuring leading venture capitalists, CIOs and analysts.

Make sure to grab your tickets today.

A big thanks to F5, which is serving as the 2019 GeekWire Cloud Summit title sponsor. Also, thanks to gold, silver and supporting sponsors: Vulcan, City of Bellevue, Algorithmia, OpenSquare, Wave Business, First Tech Federal Credit Union, Bellevue College, and Kazuhm.

If you are interested in sponsoring this year’s GeekWire Cloud Summit, please contact our business team at

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