The WHD.racing event is designed for owners, founders, and senior executives from the hosting and cloud industry. We want to bring Industry Leaders together and provide a platform for open and honest discussions on some of the most important topics facing our companies today. The goal is to create a smaller, more intimate event — about 100 attendees — to meet away from the glare and noise of exhibit halls and sales presentations.
This is an event by industry leaders FOR industry leaders in one of the most beautiful and exciting locations in Europe. And it’s sure to be one that you will not forget
Content customized for you as an Industry Leader ... things which matter. How does the current Privacy Shield discussion impact your business. How to find the right talent for your hosting business, and how do you keep them? How much is my company worth and who are the buyers in the industry right now?
Sit side-by-side with your fellow business leaders — you need real information, clear insight, and open communication to bring value to your organization and develop solid objectives. Develop a network of peers and trusted advisers to help you succeed in a consolidating market.
After all the discussions and networking are done for the day, direct your competitive energy to the asphalt in real race cars on one of the most exciting and beautiful racetracks in Europe. Let the little child in each of us out on the track for some high-speed fun!
The Sheraton Fuschlsee-Salzburg sits on a hill overlooking Lake Fuschl -- just 15 minutes away from Salzburg and 10 minutes from the racetrack. Built in the classic architectural style of the area, the light-filled rooms, attentive staff, and world-class amenities will surround you in luxury and superior hospitality. The hotel has convenient access and the nearby meeting rooms are perfect to welcome industry leaders to the first WHD.racing event.
The Salzburgring is a former Formula One racetrack that is now home to the Red Bull Racing Team. It has 4.225 km of tight curves, sweeping arcs, and blistering straight-aways that wind through a scenic alpine valley just east of Salzburg, Austria. WHD.racing attendees will get to enjoy every thrilling curve on one of the fastest and most beautiful racetracks in the world.
AMA (ask me anything) on US/EU Privacy Protections
Moderator: Thomas Rickert
Max Schrems took on the EU, Facebook and the U.S. government and won. In his victory, he likely became the most important sales person for the Managed Hosting Industry in Europe. Safe Harbor is gone, and Privacy shield might replace it, but what does the future actually bring for US/EU digital commerce? This session is for you to ask the most stupid questions you have on Safe Harbor/Privacy Shield. Max is there to help you fully understand it, and how you can use the current discussions to grow your business.
Evening Reception sponsored by Sóshlr
Network dinner sponsored by Dell Financial Services
Redefining Code and Finding Music in The Cloud
You may not know Philip Sheppard yet, but you know his work. He has composed music for the 2008 Beijing Olympics, several albums, dozens of TV shows, and for more than 30 feature films — most recently composing music for the theatrical trailer of StarWars: The Force Awakens. He has also produced and arranged with the likes of Jimmy Page, Joe Cocker, and David Bowie.
|9:30 am - 10:00 am||
How to attract top talents to your hosting company
Sascha Frank, Founder and Managing Director of espiridon
“Yes, we are a cool industry. We know how to make money and how to party.” We don’t want to bother you, but ask yourself: Who else knows this? Do top talents from top business schools know how exciting the hosting industry is? What do they know about the leaders of the industry, the people behind the scene and the fascinating development opportunities for their career? The round table discussion shows how to create a these-are-people-I-wanna-work-for image. Get inspired about your role before recruiting process starts.
|10:00 am - 10:30 am||
How financing with Dell Financial Services enables IT service providers to pay as they grow
Max Arnreiter, Sales Director Dell Financial Services Germany
Dell Financial Services (DFS) offers comprehensive financing and usage models, enabling companies to use the latest technology and to pay according to their own budget requirements. Especially for IT infrastructure and service providers’ unmet capital needs. The classic IT business with purchase and sale of equipment that has only briefly bound capital is declining. The now popular models provide for procurement by the IT Service Provider and a variable usage by the end customer. This situation is different than in the IT trade and calls for more modern methods of financing. As a reliable partner for reseller, IT service providers and end customers, we develop concepts for complete technological solutions, including hardware, software and services-whether from Dell or third party.
|10:30 am - 11:00 am||
Around The World 80 Times Per Day
Paolo Belcastro, Head of Automattic/WordPress.com Spectrum Division
|11:00 am - 12:00 pm||Networking time|
|12:00 am - 12:30 pm||Departure to Salzburgring racing course|
|12:30 pm - 5:00 pm||
Lunch, Briefing and Racing at Salzburgring Racing Course
|5:00 pm||End of racing and victory ceremony|
|5:30 pm||1-on-1 Meetings/Departure|
WHD.racing will include an afternoon of fast cars and high speed action at the Salzburg racetrack—home to the Red Bull racing team.
|Attendee Profile||Ticket Price|
|Hosting or Cloud Company||€ 599.-|
|Financial, Private Equity, Consultant||€ 1,500.-|
|ISV, Supplier/Sponsor (includes 1 branding opportunity)**||€ 2,900.-|