As far back as March of this year, our SC17 team learned we’d have access to a ‘meeting room’ at a downtown Denver hotel for the duration of the conference. Not wanting to pass up on the opportunity to make use of this space in novel ways, a few of us started to bandy about ideas for technical sessions with our customers and partners. Although there were a number of viable ideas for sessions shared, we settled on a Cloud-focused session. As we mentioned through a recent webinar, we simply could not (and cannot!) ignore the fact that we’re being called into more and more discussions where Cloud Computing is a significant consideration.
Long story short, from these vague ideas of wanting to ‘do something’, we’ve shaped a session that’ll provide compelling technical content … over lunch! Most importantly, here’s why we believe the session will be compelling: People. From our side, we’ve literally lined up a panel of Cloud Computing experts:
Perhaps, most importantly, in addition to the panel session, we’ve factored in time for networking after the formalities are taken care of. In other words, because we value your participation, we’ve tried to factor that in ahead of time.
You’ll find more-specific details for this Lunch ‘n’ Learn session online. But before you leave here to register, you may want to note that we’ll have a few prizes to give away to some of the participants. And although we’ll keep other prizes a secret for now, we did want to let you know that you could win a copy of the Second Edition of the book Cloud Computing Principles, Systems and Applications published by Springer, Cham. We thought this was an appropriate prize because the book is a “… practically-focused text/reference [that] presents a comprehensive overview of the present state of the art in Cloud Computing, and examines the potential for future Cloud and Cloud-related technologies to address specific industrial and research challenges.” Because we were also proud contributors to a chapter of the book, we thought our Lunch ‘n’ Learn session was an ideal opportunity to promote it.
The response to our Lunch ‘n’ Learn session has exceeded our expectations. So much so that, frankly, we really must urge you to register for the session at your earliest convenience as space really is limited. Whether you make it to the session or not, we do hope we can look forward to seeing you at SC17 in Denver. If there’s something specific on your mind, we encourage you to book a meeting with us, as we’ll have a significant Univa delegation on site at the event. Finally, if you can’t make it to the event, please follow up with us using the ‘usual channels’.