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Hosting & Cloud Transformation Summit

September 23-25, 2019
Aria Las Vegas


Empowering the Digital Revolution 

A new blueprint for success in the digital age is emerging. The same technical foundations that have propelled technology companies to become the most valuable corporations in the world are making their way into other types of organizations – even ones that didn’t previously think of themselves as technology-centric. As formerly physical assets become digital and as pricing moves from one-off transactions to subscriptions, major shifts occur not only to those assets, but also to the business models of those providing them. Economies once dominated by manufacturing have become centered on services.

Of course, every organization will be affected by these shifts at different rates, and as a result, every business’s digital transformation ‘journey’ will be unique; it will greatly depend, among other things, on an individual firm’s size, age, skill set, legacy and target market. The constraints, expectations and opportunities open to a startup or hyperscale cloud provider are radically different from those of a 40-year-old ISV, infrastructure specialist or IT services company.

Regardless of where they came from, or how long they have been around, all organizations will succeed or fail based on their ability to embrace change in an era of unprecedented IT innovation, and service providers will play a critical role in easing that transition. Right now, that innovation agenda is dominated by technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML); the Internet of Things (IoT) and edge computing; and DevOps and containers, but this will continue to evolve over time.

For digital transformation to truly meet its potential, infrastructure needs to become invisible, with service providers – both inside and outside the IT organization - competing on their ability to deliver an ‘invisible experience’ that focuses on delivering outcomes and service levels across a range of off-premises and on-premises resources. The 2019 Hosting & Cloud Transformation Summit (HCTS) will focus on how service providers can increasingly deliver that invisible experience and empower the digital revolution.



Connect with like minded senior decision-makers responsible for developing and implementing hosting, cloud computing, datacenter, and internet infrastructure strategies.



Receive timely insight into the competitive dynamics of innovation and offer practical guidance on designing and implementing effective IT strategies.



Explore the latest technologies and gain efficient, time-saving access to solution providers in an innovation showcase designed for you.

2019 Agenda

Session Details Coming Soon!


HCTS is the premier forum for executives in the hosting, cloud, datacenter and managed services sectors. The agenda is carefully crafted by 451 Research analysts and industry experts to provide timely, actionable insight into the competitive dynamics of innovation.


In addition to analyst and executive sessions, the three-day schedule includes a plethora of networking opportunities that will maximize your time spent in Las Vegas and foster the industry-changing relationships HCTS is known for igniting.


September 23, 2019
4:00pm - 6:00pm
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Welcome Reception
September 24, 2019
7:30am - 8:30am
Registration & Breakfast
7:30am - 8:30am
Tech M&A Breakfast
8:30am - 8:45am
Welcome Address
Martin McCarthy Chairman & CEO - The 451 Group
8:45am - 9:15am
451 Research Keynote Session
Brett Azuma Chief Research Officer, 451 Research
Simon Robinson Senior Vice President, 451 Research
9:15am - 11:45am
Morning Sessions
11:45am - 1:00pm
Lunch and Executive Networking
1:00pm - 3:10pm
Afternoon Sessions
3:10pm - 3:30pm
Coffee and Executive Networking
3:30pm - 5:30pm
Afternoon Sessions
5:30pm - 7:00pm
Cocktail Reception and Networking
September 25, 2019
8:00am - 9:00am
Registration & Breakfast
8:00am - 8:45am
Women in Cloud Breakfast
8:45am - 10:15am
Morning Sessions
10:45am - 11:30am
Closing Thoughts with 451 Research
Brett Azuma Chief Research Officer, 451 Research
11:30am - 12:00pm
12:00pm - 4:00pm
Analyst 1:1 Meetings

2019 Speakers

  • McCarthy Martin

    Martin McCarthy

    Chairmain & CEO of The 451 Group

    Aslett Matt BW

    Matt Aslett

    Research Director, Data Platforms & Analytics at 451 Research


    Simon Robinson

    Senior Vice President, Research at 451 Research

  • Azuma Brett BW 2018 20

    Brett Azuma

    Chief Research Officer at 451 Research


    Owen Rogers

    Research Director, Digital Economics at 451 Research

    Eagle Liam BW

    Liam Eagle

    Research Manager, Voice of the Enterprise at 451 Research

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    Al Sadowski

    Research Vice President, Voice of the Service Provider at 451 Research


    Christian Renaud

    Research Director, Internet of Things at 451 Research


    Kelly Morgan

    Research Vice President, Infrastructure at 451 Research

  • Daly Brenon

    Brenon Daly

    Research Director, Financial Markets at 451 Research


    Melanie Posey

    Research Vice President & General Manager, Voice of the Enterprise at 451 Research

    Partridge Brian BW

    Brian Partridge

    Research Vice President, Applied Infrastructure & DevOps at 451 Research

  • Matsumoto Craig 1

    Craig Matsumoto

    Senior Analyst, Managed Services at 451 Research

    Poon Agatha 2016 BW

    Agatha Poon

    Research Director, Asia-Pacific Services at 451 Research

    Williams Stefanie 2017 BW

    Stefanie Williams

    Analyst, Multi-Tenant Datacenters at 451 Research


Ticket prices vary by date. The earlier you register, the more you save! Please be aware of price increases, as seen below:

 July 12 - Sept 20Onsite
Service Providers $1,399 $1,599
Technology Providers $1,899 $1,999
Financial Professionals $1,799 $1,999
IT End Users $0 $0

2019 Venue

ARIA Las Vegas


HCTS is returning to Las Vegas at a new venue – Aria. Make the most of your experience by staying at the official event hotel, which allows you to network with all the HCTS attendees, under one roof!


Room block rates start at $239. Be sure to book your room soon before they sell out!


2019 Sponsors

HCTS provides hosting, cloud computing, datacenter and Internet infrastructure industry decision makers with direct access to the leading technologies and services in the marketplace. Delegates gain insight into key issues in conference sessions and deep dives with 451 analysts in one-on-one meetings – they then use this learning for detailed conversations with sponsoring companies to discuss ways to work together.

Sponsors of HCTS are considered the leading players in their specialist areas and have a high-value opportunity to engage an elite group of industry decision-makers utilizing a number of platforms.

To inquire about sponsorship opportunities for the 2019 event, please contact



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