My Thoughts on the cPanel Conference 2012
Last month, I was pleased to be a featured speaker at the cPanel conference 2012 in Houston, Texas. The conference featured four tracks and more than 30 sessions from experts on strategies, products, and industry resources. I’d like to take a moment to thank cPanel for once again organizing a fantastic conference! They are an example of the type of innovation our industry is known for because their software puts the power of complex technology into the hands of ‘mere mortal’ individuals.
The session I spoke at was extremely well attended with well over half of the conference attendees present to hear my presentation on the i2Coalition. Here is a brief description on what I covered:
The Most Dangerous Thing You Can Do Is Nothing: The Case For Joining The i2Coalition
PIPA & SOPA showed us a real need to come together and work to ensure that our industry’s voice is heard as others seek to regulate it. New threats to our industry are popping up every day, and what you don’t know CAN kill you. Big Copyright is even coming back stronger and more organized than before with new takes on PIPA & SOPA, and we need to be prepared. We have built the Internet Infrastructure Coalition (i2Coalition) for that purpose – to bring us together to fight to make sure our industry survives and thrives.
What our industry does is important – it serves as the foundation for the entire digital economy – one of the only parts of the economy working well. Our industry also empowers people all over the world to achieve their dreams. Help keep your dreams and the dreams of your customers alive by seeing how you can help the i2Coalition fight for you.
In addition to the support provided by cPanel, many of our founding i2Coalition members attended the conference. They were all very helpful in staffing our exhibit booth and encouraging other companies to join our ranks. Here’s a rundown of some of our members who attended: cPanel; EIG; Green Olive Tree; Jumpline; Judah Johns; Softlayer; A Small Orange; OnApp; Black Lotus; Communications; SpamExperts; Structure Research; UK2 Group; WiredTree; Hedgehog Hosting; iNET Interactive; Koston Consulting; World Wide Web Hosting, LLC; W David Snead PC; and ServInt.