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From the Desk of the Executive Director – January 2018

Happy New Year!

The Foundation has started the year off running. As of today, six new Silver Members have joined the Foundation, and we are ramping up for Cloud Foundry Summit NA, which is happening in just a few short months. Please welcome Aqua Security, Bracket Computing, ITQ, RefineAI, SuperOrbital and TIBCO. We look forward to seeing all of our members at Summit in Boston this April.

I am also thrilled to announce the results of the 2018 Gold member representatives for the Cloud Foundry Foundation Board of Directors – Jörg Wagner of Swisscom, and Barbara Sanders of Home Depot. Please join me in welcoming them both.

Summit Sponsorships Available

Cloud Foundry NA Summit will take place in Boston this year, April 18-20, 2018, at the Convention Center. You can download the prospectus here — please reach out to Kimberly Andrews to discuss sponsorship opportunities. We have sold out of Bronze sponsorships, and have only a few Silvers left. However, we have plenty of add-ons and Gold sponsorship opportunities available. We are counting on all of you to make another wildly successful Cloud Foundry Summit happen! Feel free to reach out to me directly with any questions.

Free Cloud Foundry Certified Developer Offering

The Cloud Foundry Foundation has created a new benefit for all Foundation Members. Members can now receive three free Cloud Foundry Certified Developer eLearning + Certification Exam bundles. If you’re interested, reach out to Michelle McManus for your Cloud Foundry Certified Developer coupon codes.

New Research Report: The Cloud Journey

With constant technological evolution, it can be difficult for IT Decision Makers to distinguish those technologies that will stand the test of time from the crowd. The Foundation conducted its seventh Global Perception Study, surveying 758 end users at different stages of their cloud journey, to understand how usage has changed year-over-year. Download the report to read more about what a variety of companies are looking for in their journey to the cloud.

The Foundry

Cloud Foundry encompasses a growing ecosystem of distributions, add-ons, providers, education, and more that provide a full range of solutions to end users. The Foundry is THE web-based directory end users turn to when seeking solutions for Training, Certified Distributions, Non-Certified Distributions, Infrastructure Providers, Services and Integrations, Consulting and Integrators. If you are a service provider or technology, we encourage you to submit here. This gives your company visibility, and helps expand the overall capabilities of Cloud Foundry.

State of the Foundation Q4 2017

Download our most recent State of the Foundation for a snapshot of the Foundation’s 2017 fourth quarter activities.

Annual Report

The Foundation is still working on closing the books for 2017. The Annual Report will be published on our website upon completion and will also be included in the next Desk of the Executive Director.

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