ResellerClub Presents HostingCon Europe Announces Pearse O’Donohue as Keynote

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For Immediate Release

Penton’s ResellerClub Presents HostingCon Europe Announces Pearse O’Donohue as Conference Keynote

Newly appointed European Commission Head of Cloud Computing to speak at the leading cloud and hosting industry conference

West Chester, Ohio, February 26, 2015 – Penton’s HostingCon, the premier cloud and hosting industry trade show, is pleased to announce the keynote speaker for ResellerClub presents HostingCon Europe. Pearse O’Donohue, the head of cloud computing for the European Commission will address the industry regarding European legislation that impacts hosting and cloud providers.

Mr. O’Donohue was Deputy Head of Cabinet of Vice President Neelie Kroes, outgoing European Commissioner for the Digital Agenda until October 2014. He advised the Vice President on policy matters regarding electronic communications, networks, broadband and other related topics. As the newly appointed Head of Unit for Software & Services, Cloud Computing, in the European Commission (DG CONNECT), he is responsible for the strategic development and implementation of policy on cloud computing and on software and services.

“We are thrilled to have such a prominent member of the European Commission speak at HostingCon in our second year in Europe,” said Cheryl Kemp, conference chair for HostingCon. “Many of our attendees and exhibitors will be affected by upcoming legislation in the EU regarding privacy and data retention. It will very useful to our audience to have him directly address the implications of the new legislation and how it will affect the industry going forward.”

The rest of the event, held at the Amsterdam Passenger Terminal September 22-23, 2015, will focus on addressing issues and trends in the cloud and hosting industry.

“HostingCon as an event focusing completely on the hosting industry has been a remarkable experience year after year. PhoenixNAP as an industry veteran has been collaborating with the organizers for many years and we have always been amazed with the dedication of HostingCon to provide a time and place for the hosting community to meet and exchange ideas,” said Martin Wielomski, HostingCon advisory board member and Manager of Business Development EMEA at PhoenixNAP. “We were very happy to see HostingCon extend its reach outside of the U.S. to Europe, and for us as a global IT service provider such presence of a well established show carries great weight and allows us to lay the same connections not just in the U.S. but on a global scale.”

HostingCon is the premiere industry conference and trade show for hosting and cloud providers. The conference connects the industry including hosting and cloud providers, MSPs, ISVs and other Internet infrastructure providers who make the Internet work to network, learn and grow. HostingCon is a Penton event. For details about HostingCon, visit

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Cheryl Kemp
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