Next week, the OpenStack Foundation is sponsoring the Congress and Business Trade Show at Futurecom 2014 in São Paolo, Brazil. Dualtec Cloud Builders, based in São Paolo, will be co-sponsoring the event with the Foundation.
OpenStack has been gaining popularity worldwide, and we are reaching potential users and community members via industry and community events. Futurecom will be the first industry event that the OpenStack Foundation sponsors in South America. Last month, Dualtec hosted an OpenStack Meetup in São Paolo with an impressive turnout of more than 500 IT Managers. The event speakers broadcasted the OpenStack concept and its benefits, including more than ten hours of presentations, hands-on workshops and case studies from two predominant Brazilian companies using OpenStack: Serpro and UOL.
Heidi Bretz, the Director of Business Development for the Foundation, will be attending Futurecom and moderating a panel with several OpenStack users on Tuesday, October 14 2:40 – 3:10pm in Room São Paolo. Panelists are:
- Renato Serra Armani, Innovation Manager, Dualtec Cloud Builders
- Roberval Aratame Ribeiro, Gerente Geral de Projetos – P&D – Cloud Services, UOL
- Max Tkach, Technical Leader, Cloud Services, MercadoLibre
Marcelo Dieder, the OpenStack Ambassador in Brazil, will also be introduced. All speakers, including Heidi Bretz from the OpenStack Foundation, will be available to chat after the session and in the OpenStack booth in the Tradeshow Hall B, Booth C22, from Monday evening through Thursday.
The OpenStack Foundation is expanding it’s strong history of supporting international events with the Futurecom sponsorship. The Foundation has also supported DEVIEW in South Korea, Cloud Connect China in Shanghai, CloudOpen in Düsseldorf and regional events in Taiwan, Tokyo, Tel Aviv, London, Paris, Berlin and Budapest. In the first half of 2015, OpenStack will sponsor linux.conf.au in Auckland in January and Cloud Expo Europe in London in April.
In addition to industry and regional events, the OpenStack Summit first went international in November 2013 in Hong Kong and again this November in Paris. Learn more or register for the upcoming OpenStack Paris Summit here.