Call for Speakers

Cloud Leadership Day

Cloud Leadership Day is the ultimate conference for cloud leaders, innovators, and enthusiasts.

At this one-day conference, practitioners from leading companies share insights and best practices, discuss latest trends and strategies related to cloud transformation. Cloud Leadership Day provides an opportunity to discuss challenges, exchange experiences and share ideas, to network and to leave with practical suggestions to apply when you get back to the office.

Every year, we have an open call for speakers, where we invite practitioners to send in their stories. Have you got a story to tell?

Submit here

ūüĎČ open until November 30, 2023

 

To guide the application process, the Conference Board has identified some themes that are top priorities in their companies. We welcome proposals in these topics as well as beyond.

 

Focus Topics

Journey TO the Cloud and Journey IN the Cloud

  • Mindset, Culture, Change, Cloud Center of Excellence
  • Governance, Regulation, Cloud Resilience
  • Leadership, Integration and Training/Upskilling

Architecture

  • Multi Cloud, Multi Cloud Management, Hybrid Cloud Computing, Cloud Migration, Distributed Cloud
  • Cloud Integration, SaaS / PaaS / IaaS / IoT PaaS, Serverless and beyond

Engineering

  • Cloud Engineering, DevOps, DevSecOps, DevSecFinOps
  • Cloud Native Development / Container Management
  • Cloud Security
  • Low Code / No Code

Cloud Operations

  • Cloud FinOps, Cloud Cost Optimization

Cloud and Generative AI, Cloud AI Services

  • AIOps
  • Observability

Innovation & Future & More

  • Sustainability
  • Innovation in and with Cloud
  • Cloud Edge Computing
  • Quantum Computing

Selection Process

1) All abstracts are evaluated. Applicants who are shortlisted will be asked to send their presentation to the organizers.

2) The Conference Board will evaluate the presentations and select 12-15 presentations for the final program.

 

Abstracts will be evaluated according to the following criteria:

  • Benefits for participants / Transferable learning objectives
  • Originality / Innovation
  • Comprehensibility / Storyline / Structure
  • Practical relevance / Actionable content

Key Deadlines

  • November 30, 2023:¬†Deadline Abstracts
  • December 15, 2024:¬†Feedback Round 1
  • January 14, 2024:¬†Deadline Presentations
  • February 15, 2024:¬†Feedback Round 2
  • June 19, 2024:¬†Conference Day

No Sales Pitches, Please!

You love your company, your products, your services? And that’s great, because life is too short to waste at a job you hate! But please focus your talk/workshop on practical, real world solutions that are transferrable to other attendees. Pure sales pitches and talks that focus heavily on a specific tool or service will be rejected.

Format

Talks are 30 minutes long (incl Q&A); Workshop are hands-on, interactive sessions for a smaller group (ca. 30 participants) and last 60-70 minutes.

Service Providers

For the purpose of establishing a clear line between partners and other service providers, we have decided to ask service providers in the main program to also support the conference as partners ‚Äď we view this as fair.

Service providers are defined are those who offer services in the agile field in the German-speaking region of Switzerland and who seek to directly gain economic advantage through their stage appearance.

If a speaker feels that s/he is not included in the definition (because s/he, for example, does not seek direct economic benefit or proposes unique content), an appropriate option can be offered. The Conference Board will consider this request in good faith and, together with the speaker, will seek a solution.

Admin

All speakers are granted free entry to both conferences (Could Leadership Day and Data & AI Leadership Day), including catering and the partner expo. Please note that travel costs are not covered by the organizers.

Contact us

Still have some questions? Drop us a line at: info@CloudLeadershipDay.ch

Deadline

Deadline for abstract submissions is November 30, 2023.

2024 Conference Partners

Platinum Partners

Previous Partners

Frequently Asked Questions

For whom is Cloud Leadership Day?

Cloud Leadership Day brings together over 800 leaders and experts from across industries to share their experience and insights on the latest trends, best practices, and strategies related to cloud transformation. 

Who is deciding on the topics?

The program is selected by an independent board of customer representatives and delivered by cloud practitioners and experts. Content is selected to provide maximum benefit to participants through relevant topics, innovative insights, and clear, actionable takeaways. 

When will the 2024 program be released?

Our board members are currently reviewing speaker submissions to decide which talks to bring to the Cloud Leadership Day stage.

The first round of speakers will be announced at the end of February, so stay tuned!

When and where does Cloud Leadership Day take place?

Cloud Leadership Day will be on June 19, 2024, from 7am to 5.30pm CEST, followed by informal drinks and networking.  

This in-person conference will be held at: 

Arena Cinema Zurich 

Kalanderplatz 8 

8045 Zurich 

What type of tickets exist?
Early Bird tickets are available until December 31, 2023. Grab them before they fly away! 
Individual tickets, as well as discounted group tickets, will be available after Early Bird. For more info about pricing, head to our ticket shop or drop us an email.

 

 

What about the co-located Data & AI Leadership Day?

Data & AI are important topics in the cloud area too, which is why this conference will take place alongside Data & AI Leadership Day. Ticket holders will have access to both conferences.