Convince

Your Boss

May 20 – 23, 2019 | Fira Gran Via, Barcelona, Spain | #KubeCon #CloudNativeCon

Convince Your Boss

The Cloud Native Computing Foundation’s flagship conference (in Barcelona, Spain from May 21-23, 2019) gathers adopters and technologists from leading open source and cloud native communities.

Want to attend KubeCon + CloudNativeCon Europe 2019, but not sure how to bring it up with your boss? We’ve created this email to help you explain why it’s important to attend. Feel free to use the full letter or pieces of it. See you in Barcelona!

SAMPLE LETTER

Dear {Name},

I’d like to attend KubeCon + CloudNativeCon Europe taking place May 20-23, 2019, in Barcelona, Spain. I’ve researched many conferences, and this is THE conference for gathering developers, IT professionals, and C-level leaders across the ecosystem to share learnings, highlight innovation and discuss the future of cloud native computing, including emerging trends in microservices architectures and container orchestration with technologies like Kubernetes, Prometheus, and many more.

Over 6,000 of the most talented individuals in the industry gather together for this event making it a great place to network with industry professionals and learn from the top cloud native experts.

Here is some data from KubeCon + CloudNativeCon Europe in 2018 to give you an idea of who attends and why:

• For 66% of attendees, this was their first KubeCon making it a great place for newcomers to the cloud native community to learn.
• The top two reasons that people attended KubeCon + CloudNativeCon were for networking (40%) and to attend breakout sessions (35%).
• One third of attendees were developers with more than 75% in technical positions overall.
• 1,395 companies participated, with the majority from the Software (34%) and Internet or Web Services (16%) industries.

To get a feel for what the conference is all about, check out this highlight reel from Copenhagen in 2018.

Here’s how I envision my attendance at KubeCon + CloudNativeCon Europe 2019 strengthening our company:

• KubeCon + CloudNativeCon Europe offers 100+ sessions including technical sessions, deep-dives, case studies, and more. Attending these sessions will allow me to build my knowledge on best practices and new trends in the rapidly evolving cloud native ecosystem.
• The “hallway track” at KubeCon + CloudNativeCon Europe will allow me to meet technology and business leaders to collaborate on the technological challenges and implementations we’re working on, while creating strategic partnerships that will benefit our company.
• This is the premier vendor-neutral cloud native event that brings together the industry’s most respected experts and key maintainers behind the most popular projects in the cloud native ecosystem. This will allow me to gain insight into the roadmap of these projects and how we can utilize them in our software stack.

You can learn more about the conference here and view last year’s keynotes and other videos here.

If I register before September 28, the fee is only USD$1150. Included in the registration fee is access to all keynotes and sessions, a number of co-located events, sponsor showcase, hallway track and lounges, continental breakfast and lunch, and other evening networking events.

I would be happy to write a post-conference report and share with other members of the team what I’ve learned and how we can implement these cloud native tools and techniques into our business strategy.

Thanks,
{Your Name}

SPONSORS 

DIAMOND

Cisco
IBM Cloud
Microsoft Azure
Oracle – KubeCon
Red Hat
VMware

PLATINUM

Amazon Web Services
Ballerina
CloudBees
DigitalOcean + Kubecon2019
Google Cloud
Huawei – Huawei Cloud URL
Mesosphere
Mirantis
Pivotal
Rancher
SUSE
Sysdig – KubeCon – Sysdig.com
Turbonomic
Twistlock
Ubuntu

GOLD

Aqua
Datadog
Docker
HPE – KubeCon – hpedev.io
Instana – Robot
Intel
JFrog
Kong
LightStep
NetApp – no tagline
SAP – KubeCon – Developers
SuperGiant
Trend Micro
Yahoo Japan

SILVER

Aiven
anynines
Aspen Mesh
Balena
Bitnami
Buoyant
Cilium by Covalent
Circle CI
Cloud66
Component Soft
Containous
CouchBase
Dynatrace
Eclipse Che
Eclipse Foundation
Elastic
F5 Networks
Flank
GitLab
Grape Up
Haproxy
Harness
Hashicorp
Hazelcast
Iguazio
Influx Data
JetBrains
Juniper Networks
LF Training – CNCF
Linbit – with tagline
Linode
LogicMonitor
Logz
Mellanox Technologies
NGINX
OpenSDS
OVH
Platform 9
Portworx – Stacked
Prodyna
Puppet
Pure Storage
SignalFX
Snyk
Spotinst
StorageOS
Styra
Sumologic
Synopsys
TransferWise
Tufin
VSHN
Wavefront by VMware
Weaveworks
WhiteSource Software

START-UP

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Appvia
Arrikto
Asyncy
Banzai Cloud
Blockchain Technology Partners
Cloudibility
Cockroach Labs
Codefresh
Cognitive Cloud Solutions
ContainerShip
ControlPlane
Datawire – stacked
Diamanti
fd.io
Fossa
Garden
Giant Swarm
Grafana Labs – stacked
Gravitational
Humio
iNNOVO CLOUD
Jetstack
Kasten
Kinvolk
Kontena
KubeMQ
Kublr
LF Networking
Loodse GmbH
Mattermost
NeuVector
Octarine
OpenEBS by MayaData
Origoss
PlanetScale
Praqma
Proteon
Pulumi
Reduxio
replex GmbH
Rookout
Section.io
Sighup
SoftIron
Solo.io
Squadcast
SysEleven
Teuto.net
Upbound
Wallarm
Wanclouds
Windmill Engineering

END USER

adidas
Cookpad
Palantir

PARTNERS

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Linux Academy
Linux Magazin
Linux.com
SD Times
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Software Engineering Daily
TFiR
The CUBE
The New Stack
VM Blog
Women in Tech

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