Event note: Open-Xchange Summit 2013 in Hamburg – with me on the CEO Couch

On 26 September 2013 this year Open-Xchange Summit takes place in Hamburg. The organizers expect over 300 executives and decision makers from the SaaS and cloud market. The main focus of the event is to discuss and answer the need for trusted and open cloud services. In this context I will host the “CEO Couch”.

See you at Cap San Diego

The Open-Xchange Summit 2013 combines talks, networking and further activities and will deliver exclusive business and technical insights that Open-Xchange and partners are supplying to global service providers and cloud-based infrastructure companies. Thereby it’s about future deployment models, as well as the integration and scalability of Open-Xchange with existing infrastructures.

Suitable for Hamburg as location, the organizers decided for Cap San Diego, the world’s biggest and roadworthy Cargo Museum Ship, as event location.

The CEO Couch

Since I am best known for “… not being afraid to make myself enemies…” – this was the inquiry 😉 – I will host the CEO Couch, motto: “Humble Growth in the Cloud: Going Beyond Cloud Angst in the Enterprise”. Although the participants of the CEO round are still secret, I can reveal that these are very interesting CxOs from the German and European service provider market.

Free Registration

The attendance of the Open-Xchange Summit 2013 in Hamburg is free. The agenda and registration can be found under

By Rene Buest

Rene Buest is Gartner Analyst covering Infrastructure Services & Digital Operations. Prior to that he was Director of Technology Research at Arago, Senior Analyst and Cloud Practice Lead at Crisp Research, Principal Analyst at New Age Disruption and member of the worldwide Gigaom Research Analyst Network. Rene is considered as top cloud computing analyst in Germany and one of the worldwide top analysts in this area. In addition, he is one of the world’s top cloud computing influencers and belongs to the top 100 cloud computing experts on Twitter and Google+. Since the mid-90s he is focused on the strategic use of information technology in businesses and the IT impact on our society as well as disruptive technologies.

Rene Buest is the author of numerous professional technology articles. He regularly writes for well-known IT publications like Computerwoche, CIO Magazin, LANline as well as and is cited in German and international media – including New York Times, Forbes Magazin, Handelsblatt, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Wirtschaftswoche, Computerwoche, CIO, Manager Magazin and Harvard Business Manager. Furthermore Rene Buest is speaker and participant of experts rounds. He is founder of and writes about cloud computing, IT infrastructure, technologies, management and strategies. He holds a diploma in computer engineering from the Hochschule Bremen (Dipl.-Informatiker (FH)) as well as a M.Sc. in IT-Management and Information Systems from the FHDW Paderborn.