CloudCon is now virtual! Shorter days but still amazing content. We believe this will be time very well spent.
On August 19th and 20th, the West Michigan Cloud Security Alliance is thrilled to bring you one of the only cloud-centric security conventions in the world, CloudConGR!
Now, we know what you’re thinking…another convention? Presentations? Virtual Event?!?! You can’t be serious!
Well, yes, we are serious but before you wonder why we believe there is a need for “another conference” we want to explain how this one came to be.
Since the inception of the West Michigan Chapter of the CSA in 2018 we have worked diligently to bring usable, relevant and important presentations to our events. We’ve worked with our presenters to keep their discussions vendor-neutral, non-salesly and educational. While nothing is perfect, we believe that after a dozen or more events, we have done a reasonably good job of doing that. We’ve supported local breweries and restaurants and donated almost $30,000 to local charities and COVID frontline workers.
We are firm believers in building a security community and we live by a content is king motto. Our goal is to bring security professionals, management, executives, vendors and SSI/VARs together so that we can share, support and learn from each other. We are more secure together than we are apart and West Michigan can and will become a prominent security hub in the greater security landscape. We have that ability.
That brings us to CloudCon. Unique in that it is one of the few cloud-centric events in the entire world, but we hope that it is more than that. We hope that after spending two days with your fellow security professionals you will be better equipped to make an immediate impact on the security of your company or organization. Whether that’s having a better understanding of how to talk to your board or about how to deal with identities and endpoints being everywhere, we will discuss it here.
We want every organization to be in a better place from a security standpoint on August 21st than they were on August 18th. More importantly, we want everyone to get to know each other better, share stories, share successes and failures and create community.
So that’s why CloudCon was created. That’s why we’ve picked the sponsors and speakers that we have painstakingly selected. That’s why we have so many people busy working on their presentations months in advance. That’s why so many are investing so much time and energy into making sure that this conference is something special, unique and valuable.
So, we hope that you join us virtually this August. We’ve got a lot planned and a few surprises in store. And of course, in true West Michigan fashion…the forecast for August 19th and 20th will be cloudy…with a chance of security.