Cloud platforms and solutions have shaped the overall technology landscape for well over a decade now. 

Major corporations and small startups alike have experienced the impact of cloud technology. In 2020, the public cloud services market is expected to reach around 266.4 billion U.S. dollars in terms of size, proving that the next decade of technology advancements are sure to be even more impacted by cloud technology. 

If you lead a cloud technology company or want to break into the rapidly evolving industry, then it’s crucial to stay up to date on the latest innovations and connect with industry experts. The best way to do that is by attending the top cloud technology events across the globe. 

AWS Global Summit

AWS hosts free events, which they call Global Summits, all over the world throughout the year. These events offer an opportunity to learn more about AWS products and services, whether you’re already familiar with the platform or completely new to the space. And since they’re free to attend, there’s little risk or investment involved if you just want to learn a few new things about AWS cloud solutions. 

AWS re:Invent

One of the biggest cloud conferences of the year, AWS re:Invent is ideal for CTOs, developers, and engineers. The event includes major announcements, keynotes, more than 2,500 technical sessions, and training and certification opportunities. And with a global audience in attendance, this conference is an excellent opportunity to network with industry peers from around the world. Dates have yet to be set for 2020, but be on the lookout for conference details so you can plan accordingly. 

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Microsoft Ignite 

More than 25,000 individuals with backgrounds in IT, software development, and cloud security gather at the annual Microsoft Ignite conference. The event includes more than 1,000 learning sessions and more than 200 hands-on opportunities so attendees can dive even further into the latest cloud technologies. The event is ideal for those who want to learn directly from the Microsoft team. 

Microsoft Ignite The Tour

Learn from the Microsoft Ignite team of cloud experts during Microsoft Ignite The Tour. The tour will make 30 stops across North America, Asia, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Latin America for two days worth of workshops, guided discussions, and breakout sessions. The tour offers an opportunity to dig deeper into Ignite’s latest developments and discover new tools and strategies to integrate cloud technology. Ignite kicks off its North America leg in Toronto. 

Details: January 8-9, 2020, Toronto, Canada

Google Cloud Next 

Users and fans of Google’s cloud service should have the annual conference, Google Cloud Next, at the top of their list. The conference brings together developers, technology executives, and industry experts to do a deep dive into the latest Google Cloud innovations. The three-day event will include more than 500 interactive sessions and demos from experts, business leaders, and Cloud customers, as well as hands-on activities and in-depth technical learning opportunities. 

Details: April 6-8, 2020, San Francisco, California 


Professionals of all levels and IT backgrounds are invited to join industry peers at DockerCon. One of the top conferences for the container industry, DockerCon is a three-day event that aims to give everyone a chance to learn and grow their skillset using Docker software. With breakout sessions, keynotes, and networking opportunities, there are plenty of ways to develop a stronger understanding of how to implement containerization strategies. 

Details: June 15-18, 2020, Austin, Texas 


Hosted by VMware, the annual event focuses on bringing together everyone from industry executives to engineers to learn about the latest cloud solutions from the company. The conference’s cloud track specifically covers multi-cloud and hybrid cloud solutions using VMware products. Attendees will leave the conference with new skills to build and optimize cloud platforms. 

Details: August 30-September 3, 2020, San Francisco, California

VMworld Europe

For those in Europe, VMware also hosts a global conference called VMworld. Attendees will get hands-on experience with VMware through labs and one-on-one sessions with industry experts. There will also be panels, breakout sessions, and VMware certification opportunities. 

KubeCon + CloudNativeCon North America 

The flagship conference of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation, the event aims to further the development of cloud native computing through four days of valuable keynotes and interactive breakout sessions. With different iterations of the conference taking place in North America, Europe, and China, there are several opportunities to get involved at a global scale. 

Details: November 17-20, 2020, Boston, Massachusetts 

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