GigaOM Announces Initial Speaker Lineup for 6th Annual Structure Conference

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More than 70 speakers from Amazon, Cisco Systems, Rackspace, Juniper, Facebook and more will debate the future of cloud computing and internet infrastructure.

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This year we’ll focus on the physicality of the cloud. We’ll debate things like how we build special-purpose architectures for apps, and what happens when we scale beyond the confines of the data center.

GigaOM, a global technology media company, has announced the initial speaker lineup for its 6th annual Structure conference. Being held June 19-20 in San Francisco, Structure is GigaOM’s flagship event focused on the future of cloud computing and internet infrastructure. Over two days, more than 70 of the industry’s most influential thinkers and practitioners will examine where cloud services are headed and how they’ll affect everything from application development to data center design.

Speakers include:

  • Pat Gelsinger, VMWare
  • Werner Vogels, Amazon
  • Satya Nadella, Microsoft
  • Jay Parikh, Facebook
  • Bob Muglia, Juniper
  • Jeff Dean, Google
  • Lew Moorman, Rackspace
  • Kevin Scott, LinkedIn
  • Raj Patel, Cisco Systems
  • Dean Nelson, eBay
  • Gary Grider, Los Alamos National Laboratory
  • Ben Haines, Pabst Brewing Company
  • Ralph Loura, The Clorox Company
  • Stefan Apitz, Box
  • Peter Gross, Bloom Energy
  • Lew Cirne, New Relic

See the full speaker lineup here.

“This year we’ll focus on the physicality of the cloud,” said Stacey Higginbotham, senior writer for GigaOM and chair of Structure 2013. “We’ll debate things like how we build special-purpose architectures for apps, and what happens when we scale beyond the confines of the data center.”

Technology leaders from top consumer brands including The Clorox Company and Pabst Brewing Company will take the stage to reveal how they securely operate their businesses in the cloud. Speakers from companies like LinkedIn and Box will share their experiences building new application architectures to meet both scale and business needs.

Other highlights include:

  • More than 16 in-depth workshops on implementing cloud services, including case studies and new technology reviews.
  • Mapping sessions led by GigaOM Research, focused on the next 12-18 months of the cloud and mapping current solutions to emerging ones.
  • More than 65 sponsors and exhibitors, including 20 startups.
  • Big Ideas startup competition.

All attendees will receive a complimentary GigaOM Research Sector RoadMap™ report on software-defined networking. This Sector RoadMap looks at the disruptive trends shaking up the market and the emerging and existing players set to dominate the space.

Discounted earlybird tickets are available through April 19. Follow @GigaOM on Twitter (#structureconf) to stay up to date as new speakers and sessions are announced.

Some of the most influential companies in cloud computing have already lined up to sponsor Structure, and sponsorships are expected to sell out early. Contact Mike Sly at eventsales(at)gigaom(dot)com or (415) 235-0358 to learn more about sponsorship and exhibition opportunities.

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