Get ready, cloud enthusiasts! CloudFest, the world’s biggest cloud computing conference, is taking its show on the road to Austin, Texas, from June 5th to 8th. This isn’t just another tech conference – it’s a full-on festival of networking, learning, and (let’s be honest) some serious fun. While the entire event is packed with exciting sessions and workshops, I have my eye on five speakers who are sure to drop some serious knowledge bombs. Whether you’re a seasoned cloud professional or just dipping your toes in.

CloudFlare USA: A Recap of the Cloud Industry’s Premier Event

CloudFlare USA isn’t just another tech conference. It’s where visionaries, leaders, and innovators converge to shape the future of the internet. This year’s event promises a feast for web professionals, from inspiring conversations with internet legends to practical advice on website security and performance.

Vint Cerf: The Internet Visionary on AI and the Cosmic Web

It’s impossible to imagine a world without the internet, and that world wouldn’t exist without Vint Cerf, one of its creators. At CloudFlare USA, we’ll have the unique opportunity to hear from this visionary as he discusses the impact of artificial intelligence on the web’s evolution and the prospects of the internet in space. Moderated by Christian Dawson, Executive Director of i2Coalition, this is a rare chance to learn about the future of our digital world.

Panel: Vint Cerf: A Conversation with the Co-Inventor of the InternetJune 5 (Wed) 12:00 PM – 12:30 PMWebPros Stage (Pennybaker Room)

Matt Mullenweg: Building the digital world in an era of change

WordPress has revolutionized how we create websites. Its founder, Matt Mullenweg, will share his vision for the future of the internet and discuss how to build a digital world that can meet the challenges of our time. Moderated by Soeren von Varchmin, Chairman of the Advisory Board of CloudFest & NamesCon, this is an inspiring talk for anyone who wants to create beautiful and functional websites that make a difference.

Panel: Building the Next World: Matt Mullenweg and the Democratized WebJune 6 (Thu) 10:05 AM – 10:50 AMWebPros Stage (Pennybaker Room)

100% Uptime: Mission (Im)possible? Experts reveal the secrets of reliability

Reliability is crucial for the success of any website. In this panel discussion, industry leaders Ben Gabler (CEO & Founder of, Kevin Walker (SVP, Marketing at Bluehost), and John Robison (Director of Product at DreamHost) will share their experiences and strategies for achieving maximum uptime. Learn how to ensure business continuity even in the face of unforeseen events and how to leverage the latest technologies to minimize downtime.

Panel: Get 1% Better: Unlock the Path to 100% UptimeJune 5 (Wed) 5:10 PM – 6:00 PMWebPros Stage (Pennybaker Room)

AI in the hands of cybercriminals? Defending against intelligent attacks!

Artificial intelligence is a powerful tool that can be used for both good and evil. In this panel, moderated by Robert Jacobi, Director, Global Alliances at BotGuard, security experts will discuss how cybercriminals are using AI to attack websites and what steps you can take to protect your assets. You’ll also learn how to leverage AI to fight cyberattacks and enhance your website’s security.

Panel: Performance and Security in an AI WorldJune 6 (Thu) 12:15 PM – 12:30 PMWebPros Stage (Pennybaker Room)

Why the industry needs another control panel choice?

Adam Smith, Co-Founder and CEO of, will delve into his 20 years of experience in the web hosting industry, the inception of Enhance, and the upcoming launch of the Enhance partner program for dedicated and cloud providers. With a background including the founding of Paragon Internet Group (acquired by GoDaddy in 2017), Smith is uniquely positioned to discuss the need for increased competition in the control panel market, currently dominated by cPanel and Plesk. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear his perspective on how Enhance aims to disrupt the status quo.

Panel: Breaking a De-Facto Monopoly: Why the Industry Needs Another Control Panel ChoiceJune 5 (Wed) 3:05 PM – 3:15 PMWebPros Stage (Pennybaker Room)

CloudFlare USA is an event that no web professional should miss. It’s a unique opportunity to expand your knowledge, make valuable connections, and get inspired. See you in Santa Clara!