7 May

Cloud Tech Takes Over June 7

GeekWire is taking the Seattle cloud conference mantle June 7. A few hundred IT managers and software developers will see presentations from the most influential leaders in cloud and DevOps at the Cloud Tech Conference. Part of this is made possible by GeekWire’s purchase of the IT Cloud Computing Conference. For all the happy talk about […]

6 May

Top 20 Cloud Editors

  The top cloud influencers embrace disruption and disdain hyperbole. Qualities they share with IT influencers. As enterprise fully adopts cloud infrastructure, the two groups converge. At the risk of alienating those not on this malleable ranking, here is our list of the top 20. 451: Nancy Gohring Ars Technica: Sean Gallagher Business Insider: John Greenough Bloomberg: […]

2 May

Top 10 Enterprise IT Conferences

The $3.8 trillion IT industry loves conferences but the vendors are taking over. There’s only one non-vendor conference in the top 10. Remember when Comdex, Interop and CeBIT ruled? These are ranked in order of influence. AWS re:Invent Nov 27-Dec 1, Las Vegas, 30,000 attendees Microsoft Ignite Sep 25-29, Orlando, 20,000 attendees Oracle Openworld Oct […]

28 April

Top 10 Developer Sites

Software development may be the world’s most valued profession. Facebook, Microsoft, Google and Amazon don’t just compete on products, they compete on their ability to hire and retain the world’s best developers. If you want to control the future you need to control software developers. The first step is to break through the messages from […]

23 April

Top 10 Developer Conferences

Everyone asks us what are the best developer conferences. It’s subjective and the conferences come and go but here is our current list.  re:Invent Nov 27-Dec 1, 30,000+ attendees. The  leading tech event in the world at the moment. Announcements from AWS define the cloud infrastructure and cloud services markets. Developer and IT training and […]

19 April

Event Gone Great: Intel Developer Forum 1997-2017

Intel Developer Forum (IDF) was cancelled today. Owen Media has worked at nearly all of the conferences since 1997. Intel was the “it” company in the 1990s. Today it competes with Docker, Google Cloud Platform, Cloud Foundry and other DevOps darlings for the attention of potential attendees. IDF was a great event. If you never attended, here […]

13 April

GeekWire buys IC3

GeekWire purchased the IT Cloud Computing Conference (IC3) this week, completing a three year run that mirrored cloud industry growth. IC3, a DevOps and cloud training conference, was started before digital transformation became a thing. It’s remarkable how much has changed. Prior to launching the conference, organizers met with CIOs at a cocktail event who […]

6 April

Women and Cloud Computing

There are 1.7 million unfilled cloud computing positions. Women comprise less than 20% of development staffs (US Dept of Labor). We see an opportunity to diversify the tech workforce.  

5 April

InfiniBand From The Beginning

Owen Media worked with IBM and Intel to launch InfiniBand in 1999. This was a formative client for Owen Media because of its size and influence. In addition to IBM and Intel, the agency worked with Cisco, Dell, HP, Microsoft, Sun and nearly every other major enterprise hardware vendor that decade. We secured thousands of placements […]

27 March

Feeding the Mamnoon Brand

Wassef Haroun, founder of Syrian/Lebannese restaurant Mamnoon, doesn’t rush anything. I spent lunch sounding the depths of brand and culture as they relate to a very successful and fast growing restaurant business. I came away with two realizations: Restaurants serve a commodity differentiated by their brand. And company culture is very hard to propagate beyond […]