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September 17, 2015 20:03 ET

CloudFlare Launches Its First-Ever Internet Summit

Diverse Perspectives on the Future of the Internet From the President of Estonia, Facebook's Chief Security Officer, Qualcomm's Chief Technology Officer, Baidu's Chief Scientist, and More, Converge at CloudFlare's Internet Summit

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - Sep 17, 2015) - CloudFlare, the leading Internet performance and security company, today announced the company's first Internet Summit where policymakers, business executives, cybersecurity experts, and academics discuss the threats and opportunities to the Internet over the next five years. Through a series of fireside chats and panel discussions, featured speakers will debate and discuss the top technology trends shaping business today, including cyber security, mobility, and the Internet of Things. These compelling perspectives will offer insights into the future of the global Internet and its implications on society.

The exclusive invite-only Internet Summit will be held at CloudFlare's new headquarters, located in San Francisco's SOMA neighborhood, on Thursday, September 24th. The event will run from 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. PT.

Featured speakers include:

  • Toomas Hendrik Ilves, the President of Estonia
  • Alex Stamos, chief security officer of Facebook
  • Matt Grob, chief technology officer of Qualcomm
  • Andrew Ng, chief scientist at Baidu
  • Nicole Wong, former US deputy CTO & legal director for products at Twitter
  • Andy McAfee, MIT professor & author of "The Second Machine Age"
  • Cindy Cohn, executive director of the Electronic Frontier Foundation
  • Adam Langley, security engineer at Google
  • David Brin, scientist, best-selling author & tech-futurist
  • Rajiv Pant, former chief technology officer of The New York Times
  • Larry Smarr, former head of the San Diego Supercomputing Center
  • Al Gore, former Vice President of the United States (by video presentation)
  • And more!

The event will also include video presentations by U.S. presidential candidates with their thoughts on the threats and opportunities for the Internet over the next five years.

"CloudFlare's not alone in our mission to help build a better Internet, and this Internet Summit is our platform to bring together some of the world's most influential technologists and leaders shaping our digital future," said Matthew Prince, co-founder and CEO, CloudFlare. "As more people and things are connected online, it's our responsibility to make the web a secure, accessible place for everyone. This lineup of Internet luminaries will share what's in store for the next five years, so every business and nation is ready for what the future holds."

Confirmed attendees include industry influencers, and business leaders from some of the most established companies and forward-thinking startups. Starting today, CloudFlare is making 15 Internet Summit invitations available to the public. For a limited time, visit CloudFlare's Internet Summit page for your chance to be invited. Tell us why you should be part of CloudFlare's Internet Summit as well as your full name, email address, and company/organization name to enter. Select applicants will receive an invitation to CloudFlare's Internet Summit no later than Tuesday, September 22, 2015.

To submit your request for an invitation visit our blog or our submission form:

About CloudFlare

CloudFlare, Inc. ( / @cloudflare) makes any Internet application lightning fast, protects them from attacks, ensures they are always online, and makes it simple to add web apps with a single click. Regardless of size or platform, CloudFlare supercharges Internet applications with no need to add hardware, install software, or change a line of code. The CloudFlare community gets stronger as it grows: every new application makes the network smarter. More than 5 percent of global Internet requests flow through CloudFlare's network; every month more than 2 billion people experience a faster, safer, better Internet. CloudFlare was recognized by the World Economic Forum as a Technology Pioneer, named the Most Innovative Network & Internet Technology Company for two years running by the Wall Street Journal, and ranked among the world's 50 most innovative companies by Fast Company. CloudFlare has offices in San Francisco, Washington, DC, London, and Singapore.

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