June 11, 2019 | County Hall, London

The best place to learn about the next generation of Internet security and performance.

The fastest way to get up to speed

This invitation-only event will feature lively talks and interviews with Cloudflare’s executive team, sneak peeks at the future of Internet technology, and parallel tracks of hands-on instruction and best practices for securing and accelerating your websites, applications, and APIs.

Get answers to questions like:

  • How can I secure my site without sacrificing performance?
  • What are the latest trends in malicious attacks — and how should I prepare?
  • What site optimizations am I leaving on the table?

Severless

Cloudflare’s bleeding-edge serverless platform — Cloudflare Workers — allows you to write and deploy code without the hassle of worrying about underlying infrastructure. Better yet: Workers puts your code at Cloudflare’s network edge, as close to your users as possible.

Learn how to leverage Workers for cost savings, performance acceleration, and flexibility you can’t get anywhere else.

Only at Cloudflare // Connect.

Standards

The Internet is built on standards, but many of its stakeholders seem to have forgotten that. Cloudflare has long been a leader in advancing the latest, making it easy to deploy key security-enhancing protocols like DNSSEC.

At Cloudflare // Connect, you’ll hear about recently-released and forthcoming standards — and how to plan for their impact and opportunity for your business.

Security

From Bot Management to WAF Rules and DDoS Mitigation — security is a pillar of Cloudflare’s platform.

Attend Cloudflare // Connect, and familiarize yourself with the tools you need to secure your site (or any Internet-connected device) from the threats of malware, bot attacks, content scraping, and other malicious activity prevalent on the web.

Performance

Cloudflare operates the world’s fastest DNS service and is the go-to content delivery network for some of the world’s biggest brands. And that’s just the start.

At Cloudflare // Connect you’ll learn everything you need to ensure your site renders as fast and efficiently as possible, from whatever device a visitor is surfing from.

Reliability

Ensuring the availability of your Internet properties is just as important as protecting them from malicious requests. Leveraging Cloudflare’s massive edge network means that instead of relying on only a handful of servers, you now have thousands of machines around the world making sure that visitors can reach your content.

Multicloud

Many companies rely on multiple cloud services for their technology stack. Cloudflare is an independent third party in your multi-cloud strategy — capable of centralizing your security and operational needs into a single dashboard.

Learn how to leverage Cloudflare to simplify your multicloud strategy at Cloudflare // Connect.

KEYNOTE FIRESIDE CHAT

Professor Sue Black OBE

Named in the list of top 50 women in tech in Europe, and winner of the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Lovie Awards 2018, Sue is one of the leading tech personalities in the UK today. An award-winning computer scientist, radical thinker, and social entrepreneur Sue is well known for founding the high profile campaign to save Bletchley Park, capitalising upon social media as a fitting continuation of Bletchley’s technological legacy.

Sue is a passionate advocate for women in tech, and has spent the last 20 years campaigning for more recognition and support for women in computing. This led to her founding # techmums , a social enterprise which empowers mums and their families through technology. Sue is an academic with 20+ years’ experience with over 40 publications and a PhD in software engineering to her name.

In 2017 she received the Social Impact ABIE Award at the Grace Hopper Celebration, was made an OBE in the New Year Honours list 2016 and sits on the Government’s new advisory board for improving digital services.

Sue was interviewed by Kirsty Young on Desert Island Discs covering all things tech and how to “be your best self on social media” and appeared as a guest panellist in the special edition of Woman’s Hour recorded live at the British Science Festival in Brighton. She has featured in a video as part of the BBC Ideas online platform in which she tells her story and shares her advice for being successful and finding the superhero in yourself. Sue has explored her Life Scientific for the long running series on BBC Radio 4.

If this isn’t enough, Sue has joined the vibrant computer science department at Durham University as a Professor in Computer Science and Technology Evangelist. The role will combine her research interests, with the opportunity to inspire and motivate others in the field.

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KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Matthew Prince

Our event opens with Matthew Prince, co-founder and CEO of Cloudflare, as he shares his vision for Cloudflare’s future — and explains why it’s time to leave the convoluted solutions of the past behind.

Michelle Zatlyn

Join Michelle Zatlyn co-founder of Cloudflare where she will discuss our activities around Project Athenian and Galileo, critical to making the Internet a better place.

John Graham Cumming

The network really is the computer. Join Cloudflare CTO John Graham Cumming for a tour of Cloudflare’s bleeding-edge Workers platform for running custom code on Cloudflare’s globally-distributed network — enabling a new generation of web applications.

Jen Taylor

Cloudflare Head of Product Jen Taylor will share the latest on Cloudflare’s innovations in security and performance, with special attention given to how we turn deeply technical solutions into products you can enable in a single click.

AGENDA

9:15 — 10:00

Registration | Light Breakfast

10:00 — 10:05

Intro Video

10:05 — 10:25

Helping Build a Better Internet

Matthew Prince, CEO/Co-Founder, Cloudflare

10:25 — 11:10

Cloudflare’s Global Cloud Network & Developer Platform

John Graham-Cumming, CTO, Cloudflare

11:10 — 11:55

Next Generation Security & Performance

Jen Taylor, Head of Product, Cloudflare

11:55 — 12:15

Customer Sucess at Cloudflare

Nela / Andy

12:15 — 13:00

Lunch | Demo Booths | Collaboration

Secure and Accelerate Internet Applications

Build Serverless Applications on Cloudflare

13:00 — 13:30

Session 1: Secure and Accelerate Internet Applications

Looking Forward to New Standards at Scale

Session 2: Build Serverless Applications on Cloudflare

Transforming App DevOps Delivery with Cloudflare

13:30 — 14:00

Session 1: Secure and Accelerate Internet Applications

WAF & Firewall Strategies

Session 2: Build Serverless Applications on Cloudflare

Workers.Dev Zoneless Workers

14:00 — 14:30

Session 1: Secure and Accelerate Internet Applications

Optimizing Network & Routing, 1.1.1.1.next

Session 2: Build Serverless Applications on Cloudflare

Serverless Storage Strategies

14:40 — 15:10

Session 1: Secure and Accelerate Internet Applications

Terraform & Control Plane

Session 2: Build Serverless Applications on Cloudflare

Actionable Decisions via Insights & Logs

15:20 — 15:50

Session 1: Secure and Accelerate Internet Applications

Corporate Intranet Security (Access, Argo)

Session 2: Build Serverless Applications on Cloudflare

WASM and Rust

16:10 — 16:25

Protecting Vulnerable Voices on the Internet

Michelle Zatlyn, COO/Co-Founder, Cloudflare

16:25 — 17:00

Keynote with a Fireside Chat

Matthew Prince, CEO/Co-Founder, Cloudflare & Professor Sue Black OBE

Until 18:30

Cloudflare Hosted Reception in Cloudflare London HQ

TECHNOLOGY PARTNERS

Sumo Logic is a secure, cloud-native, data analytics platform, that turns machine data into real-time continuous intelligence, providing customers with full-stack visibility, analytics and insights to build, run and secure their modern applications and cloud infrastructures.

Chronicle is an independent company within Alphabet, focused on enterprise cybersecurity. We leverage massive data and compute resources to analyze and fight cyber threats. Our Backstory platform helps enterprise security teams investigate incidents and hunt for threats in their networks, at the speed of search. All of our products are designed to make sense of threat information and security telemetry on a global scale. Delivered as secure cloud services, our solutions remove the cost, complexity, and effort of on-premise intelligence technologies, and enable security teams to focus on protecting what matters most.

LOCATION

County Hall, London, UK

Accessibility

Cloudflare strives to make its events welcoming environments for everyone, and we’ve selected a venue that shares that aim. London’s County Hall offers accessible toilet facilities on every floor of the venue. If you would like to use a Hearing/Induction Loop, the venue will be glad to provide one at no cost (please let us know ahead of time). Assistance dogs are welcome for anyone with sight, hearing difficulties, epilepsy, diabetes, and other physical mobility challenges (again, prior notice is appreciated).

For other concerns, or if you’d like to double-check that the venue can accommodate your needs, don’t hesitate to reach out. Please do inform us ahead of time of any severe allergy sensitivities.

TRANSPORTATION

How to find etc.venues County Hall

The entrance to etc.venues County Hall is on Belvedere Road – please note this IS NOT on the river side of the building, Belvedere Road runs parallel to the river to the rear of the building. The door to the venue is situated in the middle of the building, halfway down Belvedere Road opposite Forum Magnum Square.

The nearest stations to the venue are Waterloo and Westminster – both a pleasant 5 minute walk away. Walking from Waterloo mainline and underground station Head towards platform 18 and leave the station at exit 5 (under the large brown arch) and walk down the stone steps keeping to the left. At the foot of the stairs keep left and walk towards York Road, turn left on to York Road and continue walking with the parade of shops on your left. Keep walking along York Road with the Thames / London Eye on the opposite side of the road to the right. Keep walking up York Road until you see a Premier Inn - just after this there is a crossing which leads to Forum Magnum Square. Cross over to the Square and the door to the venue is directly in front of you across the Square. Should you accidentally find yourself at the London Eye end of Belvedere Road, walk down the road and the door is located just past and opposite Starbucks.

By Taxi Please note that there is barriers either end of Belvedere Road, when arriving by taxi you will need to walk up Belvedere Road as per the instructions above. etc.venues County Hall, Belvedere Road, London SE1 7PB By River Bus The venue is accessible by river and is served by the River Bus route RB1 from North Greenwich and Canary Wharf. Walking from Westminster underground station Leave the station via exits 1 & 2 and turn right up the steps onto Westminster Bridge. Walk across the bridge towards County Hall and the London Eye. At the end of the bridge continue straight on along the pavement. Go straight past the entrance to Marriott hotel walking around the building and turn left into Belvedere Road. Continue along Belvedere Road which runs along the back of County Hall - the door to the venue is situated in the middle of the building opposite Forum Magnum Square.

Directions to London County Hall (Waterloo) with public transportation

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