Dear OCP Global Summit Participants,
Due to the fact that the World Health Organization (WHO) today increased the assessment of the risk of spread and impact of COVID-19 to very high at the global level, and additional cases reported in key regions including Santa Clara County (California), the Open Compute Project Foundation (OCP) has decided to cancel the OCP Global Summit next week.
Therefore, all events are cancelled at this time, including the Future Technology Symposium and the Open System Firmware Hack event.
A lot of work has been done in preparation for this event, including important product rollouts, company announcements, and innovations from our member companies. We would like to work with you on following through with those announcements to the Community, and the industry at large, over the next week.
We will also be creating a plan to convert all the amazing content whereby our sponsors and exhibitors can still share their capabilities and innovations with key constituencies in order to further the innovations among our Community. More details to come, but we will try to create this event to take place as soon as possible.
Furthermore, we will still determine the winner of the Future Technologies Symposium next week, make that announcement, share all the amazing posters and innovations submitted, and award the $10,000 prize.
Over the next few days, we will be determining the exact impact and communicating to you our decisions on the terms of the cancellation for both attendees and sponsors.
A reliable source of updates on the Coronavirus can be found here as you determine the best ways to keep yourself, your families, and your colleagues safe during this time: https://www.who.int/.
The OCP Team will be in the Bay area next week, so please reach out to us if you would like to get together.
If you have any questions, please let us know.
Your OCP Team