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Seven tips on how to become the most popular speaker at @CloudEXPO and DXWorldEXPO
By: Yeshim Deniz
May. 10, 2019 02:45 PM
How to Become the "Most Popular" @CloudEXPO, DXWorldEXPO and @DevOpsSummit Speaker
With 10 simultaneous tracks, 22 keynotes and general sessions, and 200 breakout classes, @CloudEXPO and DXWorldEXPO are two of the most important technology events of the year. Since its launch over eight years ago, @CloudEXPO and DXWorldEXPO have presented a rock star faculty as well as showcased hundreds of sponsors and exhibitors!
In this blog post, we provide 7 tips on how, as part of our world-class faculty, you can deliver one of the most popular sessions at our events. But before reading these essential tips, please take a moment and watch this brief video from Sandy Carter.
"Cloud Expo was really the event to connect with thought leaders, innovators, business folks who are interested in what the cloud can bring to their business. You know really how it allows them to bring the transformation of the business process."
1) Submit your session proposal well in advance
The "call for papers" for our next conference is already open. Our conference editorial board evaluates and accepts speaking proposals daily from experienced and well-respected speakers who are experts in their areas of presentation. Accepted session abstracts are published as part of the daily conference news and shared with the industry.
2) Select your session title and content carefully
It's not always sufficient to be highly knowledgeable and well known in your area of expertise. Your topic and session content are very important if you want to speak to a full room with standing room only as the attendees are eager to hear what you have to say. At our past events we have seen celebrity speakers talking to empty rooms, while a first-time presenter attracts crowds in the next hall. Think about what conference delegates want to learn in new and cutting-edge technologies and topics while working on your session abstract and talk.
3) Take your time and update your slide deck
It's easy to fly around from one conference to another with a stale slide deck. Delegates know what they want to learn and they pay attention to these details. Take your time and improve the content of your presentation if you are one of these speakers. Don't forget, in your time slot you are competing with nine other speakers and their presentations.
4) Avoid product pitches
We do not accept product pitches as our conference talks. Our delegates are there to learn about skills, techniques and technologies. They generally skip any session that looks like a product pitch. Keep your slide deck for your company's user conference.
5) Create a SYS-CON author blog and publish expert content
This is a big secret of success for our 10,000 plus SYS-CON authors. If you are not already a SYS-CON author, create your author page today; it only takes a few minutes. If you already have a blog page, you can easily publish your blog feed at our conference blog pages. For help, please contact us at events (at) sys-con.com.
6) Provide us with your session slides after your presentation
After the conference, we publish stories that summarize your presentation and share it with our readers and conference delegates. These stories typically get thousands of reads, expanding and magnifying your reach around the world.
Lori MacVittie blog: 4.2 million reads http://lorimacvittie.sys-con.com
7) Share your session content on Twitter before and after the conference
Your audience and our delegates are the most active Twitter users in any industry. Tweet about your session often; we share your tweets with over 100,000 of our followers to get your word out.
Last but not least, don't be a "no show" at your scheduled presentation. At every event, one or two speakers will miss their presentation without advance notice. These speakers or others from their companies are not invited to future events as we wish to avoid this situation occurring again.
At CloudEXPO Silicon Valley, June 24-26, 2019, Digital Transformation (DX) is a major focus with expanded DevOpsSUMMIT and FinTechEXPO programs within the DXWorldEXPO agenda. Successful transformation requires a laser focus on being data-driven and on using all the tools available that enable transformation if they plan to survive over the long term. A total of 88% of Fortune 500 companies from a generation ago are now out of business. Only 12% still survive. Similar percentages are found throughout enterprises of all sizes.
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CloudEXPO Has Been the M&A Capital For Cloud Companies
CloudEXPO has been the M&A capital for Cloud companies for more than a decade with memorable acquisition news stories which came out of CloudEXPO expo floor. DevOpsSUMMIT New York faculty member Greg Bledsoe shared his views on IBM's Red Hat acquisition live from NASDAQ floor. Acquisition news was announced during CloudEXPO New York which took place November 12-13, 2019 in New York City.
Our Silicon Valley 2019 schedule will showcase 200 keynotes, sessions, general sessions, power panels, and hands on tutorials presented by 150 rockstar speakers in 10 hottest conference tracks of 2019:
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FinTech and Blockchain Are Now Part of CloudEXPO 2019 Program
Financial enterprises in New York City, London, Singapore, and other world financial capitals are embracing a new generation of smart, automated FinTech that eliminates many cumbersome, slow, and expensive intermediate processes from their businesses.
Accordingly, attendees at the upcoming 23rd CloudEXPO, June 24-26, 2019 at Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA will find fresh new content in full new FinTech & Enterprise Blockchain track.
ServerlessSUMMIT & Kubernetes at CloudEXPO Silicon Valley
As you know, enterprise IT conversation over the past year have often centered upon the open-source Kubernetes container orchestration system. In fact, Kubernetes has emerged as the key technology -- and even primary platform -- of cloud migrations for a wide variety of organizations. Kubernetes is critical to forward-looking enterprises that continue to push their IT infrastructures toward maximum functionality, scalability, and flexibility.
Kubernetes is critical to forward-looking enterprises that continue to push their IT infrastructures toward maximum functionality, scalability, and flexibility.
Serverless and Kubernetes are great examples of continuous, rapid pace of change in enterprise IT. They also raise a number of critical issues and questions about employee training, development processes, and operational metrics.
DevOpsSUMMIT at CloudEXPO Celebrates Its 12th Event in Six Years
Cloud-Native thinking and Serverless Computing are now the norm in financial services, manufacturing, telco, healthcare, transportation, energy, media, entertainment, retail and other consumer industries, as well as the public sector.
The widespread success of cloud computing is driving the DevOps revolution in enterprise IT. Now as never before, development teams must communicate and collaborate in a dynamic, 24/7/365 environment. There is no time to wait for long development cycles that produce software that is obsolete at launch. DevOps may be disruptive, but it is essential.
ServerlessSUMMIT and DevOpsSUMMIT at CloudEXPO expands the DevOps community, enable a wide sharing of knowledge, and educate delegates and technology providers alike.
There's a real need for serious conversations about Serverless and Kubernetes among the people who are doing this work and managing it.
DXWorldEXPO Showcases Cutting-Edge IoT, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and Digital Transformation
Now is the time for a truly global DX event, to bring together the leading minds from the technology world in a conversation about Digital Transformation. DX encompasses the continuing technology revolution, and is addressing society's most important issues throughout the entire $78 trillion 21st-century global economy.
DXWorldEXPO® has organized these issues along 10 tracks, 22 keynotes and general sessions, and a faculty of 222 of the world's top speakers.
DXWorldEXPO® has three major themes on its conference agenda:
Technology - The Revolution Continues
Global 2000 companies have more than US$40 trillion in annual revenue - more than 50% of the world's entire GDP. The Global 2000 spends a total of US$2.4 trillion annually on enterprise IT. The average Global 2000 company has US$11 billion in annual revenue. The average Global 2000 company spends more than $600 million annually on enterprise IT. Governments throughout the world spend another US$500 billion on IT - much of it dedicated to new Smart City initiatives.
For the past 10 years CloudEXPO® helped drive the migration to modern enterprise IT infrastructures, built upon the foundation of cloud computing. Today's hybrid, multiple cloud IT infrastructures integrate Big Data, analytics, blockchain, the IoT, mobile devices, and the latest in cryptography and enterprise-grade security.
Digital Transformation is the key issue driving the global enterprise IT business. DX is most prominent among Global 2000 enterprises and government institutions.
About DXWorldEXPO LLC
DXWorldEXPO LLC is a Lighthouse Point, Florida-based trade show company and the creator of DXWorldEXPO - Digital Transformation Conference & Expo. The company produces and presents the world's most influential technology events including CloudEXPO, DevOpsSUMMIT, and FinTechEXPO.
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