Keynote presentations to include business innovators and industry thought leaders such as FedEx Corporate Services CIO Rob Carter, Security Expert Bruce Schneier, IT visionary and author Gene Kim, and many others from organizations like AirBNB, Autodesk, eBay, HubSpot, IBM, Investec, Qualcomm, Ralph Lauren, and USAA
Akamai Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKAM), the leading cloud platform for helping enterprises provide secure, high-performing user experiences on any device, anywhere, today announced the scheduled agenda and featured speakers for Akamai Edge 2013, its sixth annual customer conference, taking place October 7-11, 2013 at the Gaylord National Resort and Conference Center in National Harbor, Maryland.
Attracting business and technology leaders from some of the world's largest online brands, Akamai Edge 2013 creates a forum for sharing technology best practices and innovation stories through industry panels, technical labs, and partner-based exhibits. Current registrations for Akamai Edge 2013 include customers from 28 countries spanning five continents. The complete conference agenda is available at: http://www.akamai.com/html/custconf/agenda.html
Attendees will have the chance to connect and gain insight into the Akamai partner ecosystem through hands-on demonstrations by more than 30 technical and strategic partners whose solutions integrate with the Akamai Intelligent Platform. Participating sponsors and Akamai partners include IBM, Verizon Terremark, Brightcove, Exceda, Acquia, Apica, Aspera, Covisint, Flexera Software, Micros-Retail, Ooyala, Orange Business Services, Pixsel, and Rackspace, among others.
"Everyone and everything is connected, creating a remarkable environment in which to conduct business," said Brad Rinklin, chief marketing officer, Akamai. "Each year we bring together thought leaders from around the world to share insight on how they are innovating to take advantage of the explosive growth of mobile devices, cloud computing, and online video. Collaborating with our customers and partners, we believe we have created a dynamic forum for sharing those ideas and technologies that help enable a faster, more reliable, intelligent and secure Internet."
Featuring concurrent business tracks focused on enterprise/high tech, commerce, and media & entertainment trends, this year's conference will also feature a Developers' Track for technical professionals looking to develop new experiences and bring them more quickly to market leveraging the Akamai Intelligent Platform.
Akamai is also introducing its Web Security Symposium for the first time. This track, designed for security professionals, will feature global enterprises, top 500 Internet retailers, leading media organizations and high tech innovators who have all protected their brand reputation, added new online services, and grown revenue in the face of ongoing and ever-evolving threats.
For public sector professionals, Akamai Edge 2013 will also serve as the location for Akamai's annual Government Forum, offering government agencies important perspectives on how to optimize site and application delivery for constituent audiences, while enabling efficient, compliant, and secure online operations. Speakers include Maria Roat, FedRAMP Director, Office of Citizen Services and Innovative Technologies, General Services Administration.
As the largest annual gathering of Akamai customers and partners, the conference is scheduled to address topics including:
Providing optimal performance and experiences to omnichannel shoppers
Digitally enabling stores and leveraging the cloud for commerce innovation
Strategies for scaling for peak traffic profitably
Securing your site against online threats and protecting your brand
Taking advantage of next-generation media business models
Leveraging the Cloud to empower your business
Providing the highest quality experience to mobile users
Akamai Edge 2013 kicks off with two days of Akamai University sessions, designed for IT professionals who want to "step behind the curtain" and deepen their knowledge and Akamai expertise. These two days of technical training are led by Akamai technical consultants and professional services team members.
Prior attendees at Akamai's Edge Customer Conferences have included CEOs, CIOs, eCommerce executives, CTOs, heads of New Media, technical architects, and technology and business strategy executives.
For a complete list of registration rates, a description of eligible attendees and conference pass options, please visit Edge Registration.
About Akamai Akamai® is the leading cloud platform for helping enterprises provide secure, high-performing user experiences on any device, anywhere. At the core of the Company's solutions is the Akamai Intelligent Platform™ providing extensive reach, coupled with unmatched reliability, security, visibility and expertise. Akamai removes the complexities of connecting the increasingly mobile world, supporting 24/7 consumer demand, and enabling enterprises to securely leverage the cloud. To learn more about how Akamai is accelerating the pace of innovation in a hyperconnected world, please visit www.akamai.com or blogs.akamai.com, and follow @Akamai on Twitter.