Convince Your Boss
Want to attend Open Networking Summit Europe 2018, but not sure how to bring it up with your boss? We’ve published a sample letter below to help make the process easier. See you in Amsterdam!
I’d like to attend the upcoming Open Networking Summit Europe event taking place September 25 – 27, in Amsterdam. I’ve researched many conferences and found that this is the ONLY Technical AND Business conference on Networking — with content from the community for Service Providers, Enterprise, and Cloud. Over 1,000 talented individuals from across the ecosystem to share learnings, highlight innovation and discuss the future of open source networking — including SDN, NFV, AI, orchestration and the automation of cloud, network, & IoT services.
Here’s how I envision my attendance at Open Networking Summit Europe 2018 strengthening our company:
- There are many tier-1 service providers attending and presenting, including Deutsche Telekom, Orange, Vodafone, so this is an ideal way to hear directly about their needs, ask questions, and bring that information back.
- Open Networking Summit Europe offers 100+ sessions including presentations, hands-on tutorials, deep-dive technical lectures, and visionary keynotes from industry leaders. Attending these sessions will allow me to build my knowledge and learn from other community members on best practices, find out more on how Networking is revolutionizing hot markets like AI, Containers, Microservices and IoT and learn how multiple Open Source and Open Standards Initiatives are all coming together.
- The infamous “hallway track” at Open Networking Summit Europe will allow me to meet the top technical minds in the ecosystem. This is the FIRST ONS in Europe and it’s important to be there at teh inception to learn what features and ideas our customers, partners, and competitors are wanting to put into open source projects.
If I register before September 15, the fee is only USD$1195. Included in the registration fee is access to all keynotes and sessions, some co-located events, access to the sponsor technology showcase, hallway tracks and lounges, continental breakfast, morning and afternoon breaks, and other evening networking events.
I would be happy to write a post-conference report detailing what I’ve learned, and recommend any changes we can implement to improve our practices.
Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns. I hope we can make this opportunity work.