Convince

Your Boss

November 18 – 21, 2019 | San Diego Convention Center, San Diego, California | #KubeCon #CloudNativeCon

Convince Your Boss

The Cloud Native Computing Foundation’s flagship conference (in San Diego, California from November 18-21, 2019) gathers adopters and technologists from leading open source and cloud native communities.

Want to attend KubeCon + CloudNativeCon North America 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 San Diego!

SAMPLE LETTER

Dear {Name},

I’d like to attend KubeCon + CloudNativeCon North America taking place November 18-21, 2019, in San Diego, California. 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 8,000 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 North America in 2018 to give you an idea of who attends and why:
• For 73% 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 (34%) and to attend breakout sessions (36%).
• 41% of attendees were developers with more than 75% in technical positions overall.
• 1,824 companies participated, with the majority from the Software (44%) and Internet or Web Services (16%) industries.

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

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

• KubeCon + CloudNativeCon North America 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 North America 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 10, the fee is only USD$1250. 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 am/pm breaks, 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

Google Cloud
Intel
Red Hat
VMware

PLATINUM

Amazon Web Services
Aqua
Ballerina
Cisco
CloudBees
DivvyCloud
Docker
GitLab
IBM Cloud
JFrog
Kong
LogDNA
Mesosphere
Microsoft Azure
Mirantis
New Relic
Pivotal
Portworx – Stacked
Rancher
SUSE
Sysdig – KubeCon – Sysdig.com
Tigera
Turbonomic
Twistlock
Ubuntu

GOLD

AVI Networks
Buoyant
Circle CI
Datadog
Datastax
Datrium
Influx Data
Instana
LeanIX
LightStep
NetApp – no tagline
NGINX
Platform 9
SignalFX
Stackrox
SuperGiant
The Home Depot
Yahoo Japan

SILVER

Aiven
Alcide
Anchore
Aporeto
Arista
Aspen Mesh
Chef
Cilium by Covalent
Cloud66
Codefresh
Containous
CouchBase
Cyberark
Decipher
Diamanti
Digital Ocean
Eclipse Foundation
Elastic
F5 Networks
Grape Up
Haproxy
Harness
Hashicorp
Iguazio
Intuit
JetBrains
Juniper Networks
Kasten
Lacework
LF Training – CNCF
Linbit – with tagline
Linode
Linux Academy
LogicMonitor
Logz
MacStadium
O’Reilly Media
OpenStack
Oracle – KubeCon
Overops
Packet
PagerDuty – KubeCon EU
Rackspace
RedisLabs
Replicated
RX-M
SAS
Sauce Labs
Sentry
Snyk
Splunk
Spotinst
StorageOS
Synopsys
Trend Micro
Tufin
Turbot
VictorOps
Weaveworks
WhiteSource Software

START-UP

Agile Stacks
Alluxio
Arrikto
Atomist
Blockchain Technology Partners
Capsule8
Cockroach DB
cribl.io
Darillium
Datawire – stacked
DeployHub
DriveScale
Flowmill
Giant Swarm
Grafana Labs – stacked
Gravitational
Gremlin
Humio
InfoSiftr
InsightFinder
Kontena
KubeMQ
Kublr
LF Networking
Loodse GmbH
Mattermost
MayaData
NetFoundry
NeuVector
Octarine
Opsani
PlanetScale
Portshift
Pulumi
Reduxio
replex GmbH
Section.io
Sensu
SoftIron
Solo.io
Styra
Wallarm
Yotascale

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