Miami Beach’s Cloud Summit Cancelled Due to Coronavirus Outbreak

Cloud Summit joins growing list of technology conferences to be postponed amid Coronavirus fears.

Miami Beach was to host the 11th annual Cloud Summit on May 12-14, however, the organizers have decided to postpone the event due to the growing concern over the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak. 

One of the foremost gatherings of cloud industry professionals from around the world, Ingram Micro Cloud’s Cloud Summit was tipped to host over 2,000 global cloud resellers, service providers and vendors, as well as industry luminaries and startup founders. 

The three-day event was designed so attendees could learn from industry luminaries; test out the latest in SaaS (Software as a Service), IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service), XaaS (Everything as a Service), and the Internet of Things; as well as gain valuable cloud expertise and support to help their companies deliver solutions their customers need.

Among those to attend would have been Colombian hunger fighting startup EatCloud, which won Ingram Micro Cloud’s regional Comet Competition last year, and was going to compete in the finals against 15 other startups for a USD $1 million cash prize. 

The organizers said that they are working to reschedule the Comet Competition right away and that Cloud Summit will be postponed until early 2021. 

A number of large-scale technology conferences have been cancelled or postponed recently. Most notably Facebook announced that it would be canceling its F8 developer conference, and Google announced early this week that it would be canceling Google I/O. 

If you’d like more information on rescheduling of Cloud Summit, please visit Ingram Micro Cloud’s FAQ page here.

  • Thank you for sharing this. In fact, I’m really sorry that many great events could easily be canceled due to the coronavirus outbreak. Now it is such shaky ground that you are even afraid to plan something in the future. I really hope that everything is all right with you and your loved ones and that it will all be over soon. It is unbearable to live in such a vacuum and still try to stay in a cheerful frame of mind. I really hope that soon we will remember this as the events of the past.
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