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The agenda for the main stage at the 2019 GeekWire Cloud Summit is set, and we’re thrilled to welcome one of Amazon Web Services’ most important technical leaders to the program.

Mai-Lan Tomsen Bukovec, vice president and general manager for AWS’s S3 storage service, will be joining us June 5th at the Meydenbauer Center in Bellevue, rounding out our schedule of amazing speakers and interviews that will explain the current state of cloud computing and chart a course for the future.

Bukovec is responsible for the oldest cloud service in the AWS arsenal and has held several product and technical leadership roles over a career spanning both AWS and Microsoft. She ran teams working on several emerging AWS cloud services, including EC2 Auto-Scaling and Amazon Cloudwatch, but in her current role owns one of the most widely-used services in the AWS arsenal.

Storage is a fundamental part of computing, and S3 sits at the center of countless applications running on AWS. This part of the cloud world is often overlooked in favor of newer shiny services like serverless containers or machine learning, but there’s lots to talk about, from new technologies that can help make storage systems more efficient to security tools that help AWS users reduce the number of unsecured S3 buckets they leave open for prying eyes.

She joins a main-stage lineup that includes Microsoft CTO Kevin Scott; Slack co-founder and CTO Cal Henderson and the creators of Kubernetes.

Early-bird and group tickets are on sale for the GeekWire Cloud Summit here, and in addition to main stage keynotes we’ll offer deep technical sessions in three breakout areas throughout the day: Cloud Migration, DevOps and Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning.

The GeekWire Cloud Summit is our most technical conference of the year, drawing more than 600 technology leaders to discuss what’s next in cloud computing and learn insights from those who’ve been in the trenches.

Here’s more about the main stage lineup.

We’ll start off Wednesday by interviewing Kevin Scott, Microsoft’s chief technology officer, about the progress Microsoft has made shifting its north star toward cloud computing. Later in the day, you’ll hear from several industry leaders including T-Mobile CIO Cody Sanford during our CIO panel, always one of the most interesting sessions of the day; when the people who buy and use cloud computing technology share opinions on what’s working and what’s not.

During the afternoon, we’ll host a talk from Slack co-founder and CTO Cal Henderson on how the soon-to-be-public enterprise collaboration company built and scaled its platform, and we’ll wrap up the day with a fun panel featuring three of the brightest minds in the cloud: Joe Beda, Brendan Burns, and Craig McLuckie, the creators of Kubernetes.

There aren’t many cloud computing conferences that are produced outside of the cloud vendors themselves, and the GeekWire Cloud Summit is a great value for engineers, developers, CIOs, CTOs and other business and tech leaders to  dive deeper into the most important technologies behind the cloud.

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, MongoDB, and Kazuhm.

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