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Cloud Foundry Announces Initial Schedule for 2017 Europe Summit

Keynote stage to include Allianz, IBM, VMware, SAP and Swisscom; on-site developer training offered in Basel, Switzerland

SAN FRANCISCO — August 3, 2017 — Cloud Foundry Foundation, home of the industry-standard platform for cloud applications, announced today Allianz, IBM, VMware, SAP and Swisscom will be keynote stage participants at the 2017 European Summit taking place in Basel, Switzerland, from October 11-12 at the Congress Center Basel. Early bird registration ends Tuesday, August 8, 2017 and offers 60 percent off the full price.

In a departure from past events, the European Summit brings a unique conversational format to the keynote stage. Cloud Foundry Foundation’s executive director Abby Kearns and CTO Chip Childers will lead discussions tied to the day one theme “Move Fast” and the day two theme “Make Things.” Keynotes for the event include pioneering community experts Dr. Nic Williams, CEO, Stark & Wayne; Keaty Gross, Cloud Foundry engineering manager, VMware; and Julian Friedman, product manager & software engineer, IBM. This interactive discussion-based style will stimulate critical thinking, draw out ideas, focus more on technical specifics and highlight user stories. In addition to an energetic stage presence built on interactive dialogue, there will be compelling keynote sessions from Allianz and Swisscom with more being announced soon.

The European Summit comes on the heels of a record-setting Silicon Valley Summit. With support from Platinum sponsors Google, SAP, IBM and VMware, the 2017 Summit in North America set new attendance records and attracted the attention of media, with more than 365 articles. The success of Summit Silicon Valley arrives amid explosive growth of Cloud Foundry worldwide with 2,400 contributors since inception; 51,000 commits in the last 12 months alone; 70,000 people participating in global community events; and 67 total members. According to internal research, Cloud Foundry has 35 percent of the total market across all deployments, making Cloud Foundry the industry leader in the growing cloud application platform market. As stated in market research from Gartner, Cloud Foundry’s total market value is approximately $2.8 billion, rising to $5.25 billion in a few years.

“Use of Cloud Foundry has absolutely exploded in the last 12 months. As a result, we’ve seen our events spike to nearly 40 percent of attendees now self-identifying as ‘users’ of Cloud Foundry,” said Abby Kearns, Executive Director, Cloud Foundry Foundation. “With deep technology-focused keynote content, developer-centric tracks, and the only available in-person Cloud Foundry developer certification, this event is can’t-miss for anybody serious about cloud-native technologies.”

More than 1,000 enterprise developers, architects, engineers and executives from around the world are expected to attend the highly technical Cloud Foundry Summit in Basel. Attendees will learn Cloud Foundry from those who build it and use it every day. They will join other developers and CIOs to gain first-hand access to Cloud Foundry roadmaps, training and tutorials, and to see how others are using Cloud Foundry to support continuous innovation and application portability.

Featured tracks include:

  • Core Project Updates —  with topics such as containers, networking and BOSH
  • Cloud-Native Microservices hosted by VMware —  with talks on continuous delivery, Java and the open service broke API
  • Cloud Foundry at Scale hosted by SAP —  with sessions on multi-cloud, cloud-native applications and IoT
  • Cloud Foundry in the Enterprise —  with examples of use cases and stories of digital transformation
  • Experiments & Extensions — with talks on Kubo and Kubernetes, monitoring and “serverless”

Hands-on training will be offered for an additional fee. See the schedule and training workshops here: Attendees will also have access to Cloud Foundry Developer Certification (CFDC) at Summit. Performance-based, community-based and independent of any distribution vendor, Cloud Foundry Developer Certification is the guaranteed way to demonstrate cloud skills and allow developers to be highly productive while working on top of Cloud Foundry.

Summit Europe is supported by Platinum sponsors VMware, SAP and Swisscom; Gold sponsors anynines, Datadog and IBM; and Silver sponsors AppDynamics, Dynatrace, GrapeUp, Solace and Volkswagen. Sponsorship opportunities are still available.

Cloud Foundry is an open source technology backed by the largest technology companies in the world, including Cisco, Dell EMC, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Google, IBM, Microsoft, VMware, SAP and SUSE, and is being used by leaders in manufacturing, telecommunications and financial services. Only Cloud Foundry delivers the velocity needed to continuously deliver apps at the speed of business. Cloud Foundry’s container-based architecture runs apps in any language on your choice of cloud — Amazon Web Services (AWS), Google Cloud Platform (GCP), IBM Cloud, Microsoft Azure, OpenStack, VMware vSphere, and more. With a robust services ecosystem and simple integration with existing technologies, Cloud Foundry is the modern standard for mission critical apps for global organizations.

About Cloud Foundry Foundation
The Cloud Foundry Foundation is an independent non-profit organization formed to sustain the development, promotion and adoption of Cloud Foundry as the industry standard platform for cloud applications. Cloud Foundry makes it faster and easier to build, test, deploy and scale applications. Cloud Foundry is an Apache 2.0 licensed project available on Github: To learn more, visit:


Jessica Rampen
Cloud Foundry Foundation
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