Convince

Your Boss

November 18 – 21 | San Diego Convention Center, San Diego, California | #KubeCon #CloudNativeCon

Convince Your Boss

The Cloud Native Computing Foundation’s flagship conference (in San Diego, California from November 18-21, 2019) gathers adopters and technologists from leading open source and cloud native communities.

Want to attend KubeCon + CloudNativeCon North America 2019, but not sure how to bring it up with your boss? We’ve created this email to help you explain why it’s important to attend. Feel free to use the full letter or pieces of it. See you in San Diego!

SAMPLE LETTER

Dear {Name},

I’d like to attend KubeCon + CloudNativeCon North America taking place November 18-21, 2019, in San Diego, California. I’ve researched many conferences, and this is THE conference for gathering developers, IT professionals, and C-level leaders across the ecosystem to share learnings, highlight innovation and discuss the future of cloud native computing, including emerging trends in microservices architectures and container orchestration with technologies like Kubernetes, Prometheus, and many more.

Over 12,000 of the most talented individuals in the industry gather together for this event making it a great place to network with industry professionals and learn from the top cloud native experts.

Here is some data from KubeCon + CloudNativeCon North America in 2018 to give you an idea of who attends and why:
• For 73% of attendees, this was their first KubeCon making it a great place for newcomers to the cloud native community to learn.
• The top two reasons that people attended KubeCon + CloudNativeCon were for networking (34%) and to attend breakout sessions (36%).
• 41% of attendees were developers with more than 75% in technical positions overall.
• 1,824 companies participated, with the majority from the Software (44%) and Internet or Web Services (16%) industries.

To get a feel for what the conference is all about, check out this highlight reel from Seattle in 2018.

Here’s how I envision my attendance at KubeCon + CloudNativeCon North America 2019 strengthening our company:

• KubeCon + CloudNativeCon North America offers 100+ sessions including technical sessions, deep-dives, case studies, and more. Attending these sessions will allow me to build my knowledge on best practices and new trends in the rapidly evolving cloud native ecosystem.
• The “hallway track” at KubeCon + CloudNativeCon North America will allow me to meet technology and business leaders to collaborate on the technological challenges and implementations we’re working on, while creating strategic partnerships that will benefit our company.
• This is the premier vendor-neutral cloud native event that brings together the industry’s most respected experts and key maintainers behind the most popular projects in the cloud native ecosystem. This will allow me to gain insight into the roadmap of these projects and how we can utilize them in our software stack.

You can learn more about the conference here and view last year’s keynotes and other videos here.

If I register before September 10, the fee is only USD$1,250. Included in the registration fee is access to all keynotes and sessions, a number of co-located events, sponsor showcase, hallway track and lounges, continental breakfast and am/pm breaks, and other evening networking events.

I would be happy to write a post-conference report and share with other members of the team what I’ve learned and how we can implement these cloud native tools and techniques into our business strategy.

Thanks,
{Your Name}

SPONSORS 

DIAMOND

Cisco
Google Cloud
Intel
Microsoft Azure
Red Hat
VMware

PLATINUM

Amazon Web Services
Apple
Aqua
Ballerina
Canonical
Capital One
CloudBees
D2iQ
Dell Technologies
DivvyCloud
Docker
Dynatrace
F5 Networks
GitLab
HPE – KubeCon – hpedev.io
IBM Cloud
JFrog
Juniper Networks
Kong
LogDNA
Mirantis
NetApp – no tagline
New Relic
Oracle – KubeCon
Palo Alto Networks
Pivotal
Platform 9
Portworx – Stacked
Rancher
Salesforce
Stackrox
SUSE
Sysdig – KubeCon – Sysdig.com
Tigera
Turbonomic

GOLD

Atlassian
Avi Networks – VMware
Buoyant
Circle CI
Citrix
Datadog
Datastax
Datrium
Digital Ocean
Influx Data
Infoblox – with tagline
Instana – Robot
LeanIX
LightStep
Linux Foundation Training – CNCF
SignalFX
SuperGiant
The Home Depot
Yahoo Japan

SILVER

A10
Accenture
Aiven
Algorithmia
Altoros
Ampere
Anchore
anynines
Aporeto
Arista
Arm Treasure Data
Aspen Mesh
Chef
Cilium by Isovalent
Cloud66
Cloudera
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Datawire – stacked
Decipher
Densify
Diamanti
Eclipse Foundation
Elastic
EnterpriseDB
Fairwinds
Futurewei
Grape Up
Gremlin
Haproxy
Harness
Hashicorp
Iguazio
InsightFinder
Intuit
JetBrains
Kasten
Kioxia America
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LaunchDarkly
Lenovo
Linbit – with tagline
Linode
Linux Academy
LogicMonitor
Logz – horizontal
MacStadium
MemSQL
MinIO
MongoDB
MUFG
NS1
NuoDB
Nutanix – no tagline
O’Reilly Media
One Convergence
OpenLogic by Perforce
OpenStack
Overops
Packet
PagerDuty – KubeCon EU
Percona
Pure Storage
QCT
Quest
Rackspace
Red8
RedisLabs
Replicated
Robin Systems
RX-M
SAP – KubeCon – Developers
SAS
Sauce Labs
Scytale
Sentry
Snyk
Split Software
Splunk
Spotinst
Stark & Wayne
StorageOS
Styra
Sumologic
SUPERMICRO
Synopsys
Trend Micro
Tufin
Turbot
VictorOps
Volterra
Weaveworks
WhiteSource Software
Wind River – non-reversed
Xmatters
Yugabyte

START-UP

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Alluxio
Altinity
Arrikto
Atomist
Banzai Cloud
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Blockchain Technology Partners
Capsule8
Carbon Relay
Chronosphere
cnvrg.io
cribl.io
Darillium
Datatron
DeployHub
DriveScale
Effx
Epsagon
Flowmill
Fossa
Garden
Giant Swarm
Grafana Labs – stacked
Gravitational – stacked
Hammerspace
Humio
InfoSiftr
Infranetes
Kinvolk
Kontena
Kubecost
KubeGrid
KubeMQ
Kublr
LF Edge – stacked
Loodse GmbH
Mattermost
MayaData
Morpheus Data
NetFoundry
NeuVector
NexClipper
Octarine
Odo
Opsani
OpsMx
PlanetScale
Portshift
Pulumi
Quobyte
Rafay Systems
Reduxio
replex GmbH
Rookout
Scalyr
Section.io
Sensu
SoftIron
Solo.io
Spectro Cloud
Squadcast
Talos Systems
Tetrate
Trilio
Tyk
Upbound
Wallarm
Windmill Engineering
Yotascale
ZB.io
Zebrium

END USER

American Red Cross
Apple
Capital One
Cruise
Discover Financial Services
Fidelity Investments
Intuit
MUFG
Opendoor
Reddit
Sony Interactive Entertainment
The Home Depot
The New York Times
Verizon Media
WeWork

PARTNERS

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TFiR
The New Stack
VM Blog

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