Ann Harding

Reliability Engineering Coach

Ann Harding is the operations and reliability specialist in Switch’s CIO office. She has over 20 years experience developing, delivering and running national and pan European scale infrastructures from networking to identity management and cloud. Her role at Switch involves her favourite thing – enabling highly talented technical teams deliver quality services in a way that is sustainable and ethical.


Don’t go in there alone! – The Journey of the Swiss Cloud

Switch, the Swiss Research and Education Network has been delivering IT services since 1987. In the last few years we have rebuilt our strategy for cloud services delivery to our community and we would like to share our experiences about the journey.
We will look at how we meet the data and infrastructure sovereignty requirements of our users while addressing operational and organisational scaling challenges. Our story weaves together diverse themes of strategy, why Swiss clouds are important, how we learned to not solve every problem by ourselves, and where we are going from there.


This talk will be co-presented with Esther Seidl-Nussbaumer.

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.