Keynote speaker Lance Crosby will tell the story of SoftLayer’s challenges and successes on the road from startup to industry leader, complete with an exit for the founder. That story includes investments, difficulties, and profits. All those elements of company growth will be explored in HostingCon Global 2015’s educational sessions, to help give you the tools for similar success.
How to make the right investment will be a focus for several sessions, including eBridge Marketing Solutions President and founder Hartland Ross on the classic question of “Build or Buy?” for small to mid-sized hosts. A panel moderated by Russ Broomell, VP of Operations at GlowTouch, will discuss how to not only build but also retain a kick-ass global team, and the mammoth potential of taking on such a challenge for your business. This is one of the pre-conference workshops on Sunday afternoon, so be early if you are about to build a global team, or if you already have, and could use a little advice from those with experience.
On Monday afternoon Hilary van der Meulen and a panel of women in IT will discuss the risk of missing out on half of the talent potentially available to your company, and how to avoid it. Patent trolls and copyright abusers have presented seemingly endless difficulties for unlucky service providers, but internet infrastructure attorney David Snead and a panel of knowledgeable insiders will help you craft a strategy for dealing with them.
The Wednesday morning 9 o’clock slot offers a set of sessions related to maximizing profits. You will know which you need to attend, but all four promise to provide fascinating insights. Monish Sood of Microsoft will talk about Cross-Selling and Upselling, Tesora founder and CEO Ken Rugg will present the case for DBaaS as the number one value added service for cloud service providers, Shridhar Luthria of ResellerClub will discuss global strategy, and a panel of experts moderated by serial entrepreneur and current SiteWit CEO Ricardo Lasa.
HostingCon’s lineup of speakers provides a wealth of valuable perspectives and information for the next wave of internet innovators and disruptors. Lance Crosby provides the big picture perspective, while a full roster of insiders and industry decision makers cover every angle of every big issue in hosting. Register now, before it’s too late!
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