Amid growing global health concerns, the Open Compute Project Foundation (OCP), a collaborative community focused on redesigning hardware technology while increasing innovation efforts in relation to data center, server, network and rack deployments, has planned to reschedule their 2020 OCP Global Summit as a virtual event taking place the week of May 11th.
The decision comes after the growing global health crisis surrounding COVID-19 (Corona) and associated travel restrictions. By going virtual, OCP claims its attendees, exhibitors and sponsors can still reap the benefits of the Summit without potentially putting their health at risk.
The OCP Virtual Global Summit intends to be a “rich, interactive experience” that can be accessed from anywhere in the world while incorporating all the key components of the OCP Global Summit, including keynote sessions, executive tracks, an Expo Hall with Expo Hall talks, Engineering Workshops, the OCP Experience Center and the OCP Future Technologies Symposium.
‘Reaching a Larger Audience’
This format would even allow the Open Compute Project Foundation to reach a larger audience, with increased functionality for Q&A, panel discussions, live chat and one-on-one connections with key constituencies that you expect from the Summit.
“Our decision to reschedule the Global Summit as a virtual event was not one made lightly,” said Bill Carter, Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at the Open Compute Project Foundation. “Ultimately, we decided it is the best decision for our community, and will allow all of the important networking and education that would have occurred onsite, in a much more convenient and safer environment. We are excited that we will be able to capitalize on the hard work our Members and Community leaders put into this event and continue to carry forward our mission.”
OCP will allow sponsors to apply their commitments to this event, with no additional costs, and the organization will bear the incremental expenses for creating this event.
For updates on the OCP Virtual Global Summit, taking place the week of May 11th, visit: www.opencompute.org.