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Summit Sponsorship Sales Close this Week!

Thursday, January 26, 2017 · Posted by at 11:46 AM

Don’t miss your opportunity to sponsor the 2017 Open Compute Summit, which will be held on 8 - 9 March at the Santa Clara Convention Center. Sponsorship sales will close this week!  Friday 27 January will be your last opportunity to sponsor Summit.     

Openness is the current that powers our community and this year’s summit theme of “Open Hardware. Open Software. Open Future.” will showcase OCP hardware and the software  deployed on it. Attendees will also hear about the major open hardware initiatives that have been introduced since the last OCP Summit and will be given a look into the future of OCP.

Don’t wait! Sponsor the OCP Summit today and be a catalyst to the Open Future.  

The majority of sponsorships are sold out. However, if you’re looking for a guaranteed speaking opportunity and booth to showcase your OCP efforts there are still some Silver and Gold sponsorship opportunities available.

Other opportunities include:

  • Startup sponsorships are available for organizations that are less than three years old, and currently generate less than $1 million in annual revenue.

  • The following Networking sponsorships are still available:  

    • Summit Opening Night Happy Hour - this event has been very well-attended in the past; we keep the expo floor open and serve appetizers and drinks along with a DJ to keep the energy going. You would have access to the Expo Hall Stage for 10 minutes to open the happy hour, hold a raffle, etc. Your branding would be on general event signage as well as on the cups and napkins, and can even help us create a signature drink!

    • Day 2 Lunch

    • Days 1 and/or 2 Breakfast

In addition to significant branding on the OCP website, on-site signage and complimentary passes for staff, each sponsor also is able to address the attendees for 10 minutes at the beginning of each of these opportunities.

  • Engineering Workshop sponsorships are still available - $60K gets your organization the ability to be the exclusive sponsor logo on the Engineer Workshop Videos.  This year we are having these professionally recorded and branded. Our Summit videos are a great opportunity to get your organization in front of our project community even beyond the event.  Don’t want to be the sole engineering workshop sponsor?  The we have three (3) $20K opportunities available.

Don’t wait: you’ll be too late! - Sponsorship sales WILL end on Friday 27 January and you will have missed the chance to get your organization in front of the nearly 3,000 attendees that are expected representing more than 650 companies from 30 countries.

The current schedule and agendas can be found here:

Updates will be made continually up to the start of the event, including detailed descriptions of the more than 100 sessions and Engineering Workshops, so check back often.

The sponsorship page can be found here:

The detailed sponsorship Prospectus can be found here:

General Summit information can be found here: 

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The 2017 Open Compute Summit, to be held 8 – 9 March at the Santa Clara Convention Center, has announced its schedule.

The theme for this year is: Open Hardware. Open Software. Open Future. Attendees will not only hear about OCP hardware, but this year we move up the stack to highlight the software deployed on it. The Open Compute Project (OCP) will also showcase the major open hardware initiatives that have been contributed to the Foundation over the past year and look to the future of OCP as we highlight our goals and focus for 2017 and beyond.

“It’s not just about the rack, it’s about open innovation regardless of rack type and whether that rack type is best for greenfield or brownfield deployments and integrations” stated Corey Bell, Co-CEO of the Open Compute Project Foundation. “Our OCP-Accepted™ and OCP-Inspired™ programs are driving new and innovative product lines that are based on the contributions from the past year,” Bell continued. “We’re excited to see OEMs, ODMs, and 3rd-party ISVs looking to validate their software on top of OCP Hardware to drive an Open Future that continues to promote the consumption of, collaboration with and contribution to the OCP Community and Ecosystem.”

  • We will hear the state of and vision for OCP, from Jason Taylor, OCP’s Chairman of the Board.

  • Keynote presentations will be made by Microsoft, Intel and Facebook

  • Attendees will hear product, innovation and future looking announcements in the Executive and Expo Hall Tracks from Summit sponsors.

  • The Engineering Workshops will feature in-depth discoveries from the Open Rack, Networking, Server, Hardware Management, Data Center, Storage and Telco projects. Those who were at the 2014 event saw the emergence of the Networking Group and this 2017 event will see the same emergence from the Storage group. Attendees will have the opportunity to help guide the future of these project groups and see how the technology verticals and industry verticals come together through open collaboration, driving new initiatives and innovation to accelerate the adoption of OCP Hardware throughout the Data Center Ecosystem.

  • There will be a lively panel discussion moderated by Jim Zemlin (Linux Foundation), featuring Mark Shuttleworth (Canonical), Mark Shaw (Microsoft), Dave Peterson (HPE), John Linville (Red Hat) and Jane Chung (NetApp).

As if an expo hall packed with the latest, greatest OCP hardware and software offerings as well 100+ sessions that span the Keynote, Executive Tracks, Expo Hall and Engineering Workshop Tracks isn’t enough…there will be a keynote call-to-action from futurist Steve Brown, an accomplished speaker, blogger, strategist, and executive coach with 25 years of experience in the high-tech sector, including at Intel. Steve works with a wide range of Fortune 500 companies and brands spanning the retail, hospitality, media, and communications sectors.

Don’t miss out, register here today!

The current schedule and agendas can be found at:

Updates will be made continually up to the start of the event so check back often.  

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