Registration Now Open for 451 Research’s 15th Annual Hosting & Cloud Transformation Summit


Leading technology analyst and advisory firm opens registration for its annual Hosting & Cloud Transformation Summit

New York, NY – May 22, 2019451 Research, leading technology analyst and advisory firm, today opened registration for its 15th annual Hosting & Cloud Transformation Summit (HCTS), which will take place September 23-25, 2019, at the ARIA Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada.

“We are thrilled to bring our leading insights on disruptive and innovative technologies back to Las Vegas for the 15th year,” said Brett Azuma, Executive Vice President & Chief Research Officer at 451 Research. “It seems like only yesterday that we were organizing the first ever Summit, and now we are not only celebrating the 15th annual HCTS but also kicking off our 20th year as a leading IT analyst firm.”

Empowering the Digital Revolution

HCTS has always focused on disruption and innovation in the broader managed services industry, and the 2019 Summit will be no exception. The sessions this year will focus on the role service providers play in empowering the digital revolution. 451 Research foresees the same blueprint that has propelled technology companies to become the most valuable corporations in the world will guide other types of organizations toward similar success – even ones that didn’t previously think of themselves as technology-centric. Service providers will be key in aiding these organizations with a more diverse portfolio of subscriptions and services to fill the holes in their blueprint.

In fact, according to 451 Research’s most recent Voice of the Service Provider data, 42% of all service providers plan to increase headcount for third-party cloud management alone over the next 12 months. Leveraging service providers will also cause a shift to more digital assets and subscription-based services, meaning economies once dominated by manufacturing have become centered on services as businesses move toward digital transformation.

Regardless of where they came from or how long they have been around, all organizations will succeed or fail in this transformation based on their ability to embrace change in an era of unprecedented IT innovation by technologies – such as artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML); the Internet of Things (IoT) and edge computing; and DevOps and containers – and service providers will play a critical role in easing that transition.

For digital transformation to meet its full potential, infrastructure needs to become invisible or work with service providers to deliver an ‘invisible experience’ that focuses on delivering outcomes and service levels across a range of off-premises and on-premises resources. 451 Research analysts and industry experts will expand on this topic further during the Summit.

Why Attend HCTS?

HCTS is the premier forum for executives in the hosting, cloud, datacenter and managed services sectors, attracting more than 500 attendees, speakers, sponsors and technology sectors to one conference – 36% are service providers, 28% are financial professionals and 27% are technology providers. The agenda is carefully crafted by 451 Research analysts and industry experts to provide hosting, cloud computing, datacenter and internet infrastructure industry decision-makers with direct access to the leading technologies and services in the marketplace. Delegates gain timely, actionable insight into key issues in conference sessions and deep dives with 451 Research analysts in one-on-one meetings – they then use this learning for detailed conversations with sponsoring companies to discuss ways to work together. One key session of note from HCTS 2018 marked the first time that top executives from Alibaba, AWS and Microsoft shared the same stage at a technology event.

In addition to analyst and executive sessions, the three-day schedule includes a plethora of networking opportunities that will maximize your time spent in Las Vegas and foster the industry-changing relationships that HCTS is known for igniting. Sponsors already include Microsoft, DH Capital, IBM, Huawei, Dell EMC and more.

Past attendees have called HCTS a great conference and said, among other anecdotes, “From my perspective, the content was highly relevant and the attendee mix was terrific…as always the open and insightful conversations we had together [all matter] to our business, and you made it happen. Well done!” More than 89% of the 2018 attendees told 451 Research that they plan to return to Las Vegas in 2019, indicating the everlasting value in such an event, even after 15 years.

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