Plesk at CloudFest 2019
March 23-29, Europa Park, Germany
Create new opportunities, get valuable insights
Business leaders and decision-makers: Want to grow in this fast-changing industry with leading offerings?
Then take this chance to meet our Plesk experts at this week-long conference, tailored for you.
Details below, but come back soon as there will be more to follow!
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We’ll be exploring:
- Our Plesk roadmap so you can get a first view at what’s coming up in 2019.
- How to find your niche and spin your business in a new direction.
- Go-to-market strategies and trends, essential for mutual business success today.
- How to address our customers’ journey even without a big marketing budget.
- Turning your tech expertise into new revenue streams by adding managed services to your portfolio.
- Ways to enter new customer segments with more targeted solutions, rather than just generic offerings [interactive panel discussion]
CloudFest 2019 Agenda
Tuesday, 26th, 15:45 – 16:15 pm
The WordPress Hosting experience – Bought cheaply or paid dearly?
There are two types of customers in the world of WordPress: The cheap-is-cool guy and the one who happily pays to increase performance and security of web projects, and the agility of workflows. What’s the difference between the two and who’s the customer you go after? There are so many WordPress hosting offerings available that even we get confused trying to compare them all. So we asked experts to do it instead. In his talk Jan will share results and introduce his vision of the best-in-class WordPress hosting. He’ll even bring a surprise guest to tell you how to make a WordPress user happy and let hosters stand out from the crowd. You can become the most wanted WordPress hoster alive – and it’s easier than you think. Join in and be the first to hear about the latest product innovations from Plesk.
Location: main.FORUM stage
Jan Löffler is CTO of Plesk and a techie who just loves to code. At Plesk, he drives technical innovation, develops product roadmaps and leads all aspects of the company’s technology strategy and vision. Before becoming a Pleskian, he was Head of Platform Engineering at Zalando. Responsible for overseeing the company’s system engineering, identity and access management, continuous delivery developer tooling teams. He also drove Zalando’s open source activities. Early in his career, Jan was Head of Development Web Hosting and Server at 1&1 Internet AG. Thus becoming a true expert and trusted advisor in the hosting industry.
Wednesday 27th, 10:00 – 11:00
From zero to hero – what web developers need from you to build a modern website
The days of static websites are over. Today, websites are interactive platforms, integrated seamlessly with a broad range of added web applications. And underneath the pretty face, there must be a solid foundation, built with adequate web tools capable of efficiently organizing and presenting interactive content. Web developers present a massive opportunity for hosting providers – but are you their provider of choice? Do you have offerings available that simplify the lives of web developers and makes their workflows more efficient? In this interactive session, we’ll be sharing real-time examples and exploring how service providers of any size can offer more than just commodities. They can become the trusted partner that web developers and digital agencies around the globe want and need. Register now – You’ll see what you can already do with Plesk today, and what you’ll be able to do later this year!
Location: Diamond Meeting Room
Sergey Egorov is Director of Program Management at Plesk
Tuesday, 26th, 11:50 – 12:35 pm
Is Blockchain Public Cloud 2.0?
Blockchain has the power to usher in new layers of trust. But it may be too early to tell just how much transformation of the Public Cloud will ultimately take place. Calling experts currently working on transformative projects, let’s explore what the future has in store for decentralized / Blockchain hyperscalers. Whether you’re a newcomer to decentralized networks, or just want to hear about the latest blockchain developments, this session is for you.
Location: Berlin Ballroom
Lukas Hertig was born for the Cloud with his focused, result-oriented attitude. He’s a senior business leader, investor and speaker with 18+ years’ experience in IT. Including 15+ years in global cloud, hosting and IT services – and over four years experience in Blockchain/Crypto. Nowadays, he specializes in Scaling Tech Startups, the Cloud, Web hosting, WordPress, Blockchain, Entrepreneurship, Investments and Digital Transformation.
Site Reliability Engineering: Meet The Biggest Elephant In The Room
Twenty years ago, hosting was simple: configure Apache, create system users, maybe install a control panel, and you’re good to go. Hosting complexity has increased dramatically over the years, leading to new challenges, particularly when it comes to satisfying your clients’ growing needs. Consider this: modern websites are extremely complex, so expecting developers to double as DevOps engineers isn’t realistic. Web devs want to focus on making these complex sites, and things like infrastructure management, monitoring, and security are not their primary area of expertise. However, these things are still needed, and your customers expect you, the hoster, to handle these things (believe us, we’ve talked to them).
Let’s learn why web developers don’t want to — and shouldn’t — handle their projects’ environment and infrastructure. Discover the tools that can help you do stuff that nobody wants to do, but that everybody wants to have. Thus, protecting you and your clients from making the same mistakes over and over again.
Location: Circus Celebration
Andrey Kugaevskiy is a Program Manager at Plesk.
Wednesday 27th, 14:30 – 15:30
Secrets of the Plesk Engineering Team – WordPress Toolkit for everyone!
Plesk WordPress Toolkit is the undisputed king of website solutions. This is not a marketing message invented by us. It’s feedback we’re getting from happy WordPress community members who became real WordPress Toolkit lovers. WordPress Toolkit is also the blockbuster in our Extensions Catalog and while we’re continuously adding new features to even better manage, secure, automate and support WordPress instances, we also want to make Plesk WordPress Toolkit available to everyone. In his session, Andrey will reveal the secrets of the upcoming remote management feature in our WordPress Toolkit which will enable hosters and cloud service providers to boldly go where they haven’t gone before and target no control panel, as well as third party panel users. As always, this session will be interactive as we’re keen to get your feedback, too! Reserve your seat now to uncover the secrets of the Plesk Engineering Team.
Location: Diamond Meeting Room
Andrey Kugaevskiy is a Program Manager at Plesk.
Wednesday 27th, 10:00 – 12:00
Professionals’ Breakfast: Introduction of the 1&1 IONOS Partner Program
With the new 1&1 IONOS Partner program, Europe’s leading web hoster offers agencies, web designers and freelancers the opportunity to manage projects easily and win new customers.
At CloudFest 2019, 1&1 IONOS will introduce its Partner Program to the public. Agencies, freelancers and web designers are thus invited to network with like-minded people, exchange experiences and discuss them with industry giants such as Plesk and Duda. Exciting keynote lectures by experts from Plesk, Duda and 1&1 IONOS on topics that move agencies enrich this event’s agenda. A delicious breakfast is also provided, of course!
Joachim Ritter, CPO SMB, 1&1 IONOS
Jan Löffler, CTO, Plesk
Alan Keller, CRO, Duda
Christian Stobitzer, Senior SEO Manager, 1&1 IONOS