Media Advisory: 10th OpenStack® Summit Takes Europe **SOLD OUT**

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If you follow OpenStack and are interested in the events taking place at the sold-out Summit in Paris next week, below are useful resources to assist in planning your coverage.

OpenStack Foundation

Much of the conversation at the Paris Summit is expected to revolve around carrier and service provider use cases, cloud operator perspectives, software development roadmap and user case studies.

The Summit
The Summit gathers users, developers, telco leaders and enterprise CIOs from global 2000 organizations to collaborate on the future of open cloud computing and to determine the roadmap for the next OpenStack software release, expected in April 2015 and codenamed Kilo.

Keynote Speakers
Keynote addresses take place Monday and Tuesday mornings. Selected speakers include:
OpenStack Foundation // Jonathan Bryce and Mark Collier
BMW // Dr. Stefan Lenz, IT infrastructure, department manager datacentre
Time Warner Cable // Matt Haines, vice president, cloud engineering and operations
Linux Foundation // Jim Zemlin, executive director
BBVA Bank // Jose Maria San Jose Juarez, global head of innovation in technology
Tapjoy // Weston Jossey, head of operations
Expedia // Rajeev Khanna, vice president, global infrastructure services
CERN // Tim Bell, infrastructure services manager

Other Speakers
Many more OpenStack users will present case studies and best practices. These include Bloomberg, Comcast, eBay, Orange, Pac-12, NTT Docomo, Radiotelevisione Italiana, SAP, Symantec, Overstock.com and more. The complete schedule is online.

Additional sessions topics include:
Enterprise case studies
Best practices on the path to enterprise cloud adoption
Sessions for cloud/data center operators
Cloud application development and tools
Telco cloud strategies, including network function virtualization (NFV)
Data sovereignty and privacy issues

Key Themes
Much of the conversation at the Paris Summit is expected to revolve around carrier and service provider use cases, cloud operator perspectives, software development roadmap and user case studies.

Media Resources
A daily video summary will be posted by 6pm CST / noon EST / 9am PST. High resolution photographs are available, and interviews with OpenStack Foundation leaders can be arranged. Contact Jennifer Fowler (AMER/APAC) or Remi Poncelet (EMEA) using the contact information below.

About OpenStack®
OpenStack is the most widely supported open source software for building public and private clouds. OpenStack clouds enable businesses to rapidly roll out new products, add new features, and improve internal systems while preventing technology lock-in. Hundreds of the world’s largest brands rely on OpenStack to run their businesses. OpenStack is backed by the independent OpenStack Foundation and a global community of more than 16,000 individual members and 400 supporting organizations across 140 countries. For more information and to join the community, visit http://www.OpenStack.org.

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Jennifer Fowler (AMER/APAC PR)
jennifer@cathey.co
+1 865 386 6118

Remi Poncelet (EMEA PR)
rponcelet@speakeasystrategies.com
+34 672 21 17 82

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