OpenStack Australia Government Day 2016

Held in Canberra on November 14, 2016 OpenStack Australia Day is set to be the region’s largest, and Australia’s best, conference focusing on Open Source cloud technology within the Government sector. Gathering users, vendors and solution providers OpenStack Australia Day is an industry event to showcase the latest technologies and share real-world experiences of the next wave of IT virtualisation.

Hosted by Aptira and the OpenStack Foundation, the conference will have a range of sessions on the broader cloud and Software Defined Infrastructure ecosystem including OpenStack, containers, PaaS and automation. The conference will also feature keynote presentations from industry leading figures, workshops and a networking event for a less formal opportunity to engage with the community.

We are currently looking for speakers and sponsors for OpenStack Australia Day. If you’d like to be involved, please complete the forms below. Note that sponsorships close on the 9th of September, and speaker submissions are due by the 7th of October:


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Venue: Hotel Realm, 18 National Circuit, Barton,
ACT 2600

Date: November 14, 2016

Located in the elegant suburb of Barton on the footsteps of Parliament House, Hotel Realm is just a few minutes walk from Parliament House, Lake Burley Griffin and the excitement of night spots such as Manuka and Kingston. Canberra Airport is only 10 kms away, Kingston Train Station is just 1km, and the City Centre is approximately 7 minutes drive.

Car parking is available within the Realm Precinct for hotel meeting delegates and event guests

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Who else will be there?


  • IT Executives / CIOs / Infrastructure Architects
  • Public & Private Cloud Operators / Sys-admins
  • OpenStack Ecosystem / Service Providers
  • Cloud Application Developers
  • OpenStack Contributors / Community


Tristan Goode
CEO and Board Director, Aptira
David Flanders
Research Community Manager, University of Melbourne | Community Wrangler, OpenStack
Tom Fifield
Community Manager, OpenStack
Anthony Rees
Cloud Technical Consultant / Architect, Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Alex Tesch
APJ Cloud Consultant, Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Michael Still
Senior Software Development Manager, Rackspace
Roland Chan
COO, Aptira
Simon Anderson
Executive Director, Aptira | Board Director, Instaclustr | Managing Director, Ocean Avenue Ventures
Scott Coulton
DevOps Solution Architect, AutoPilot HQ
Steve Tegeler
Director of Systems Engineering, VMware
Nathan Ness
Staff Systems Engineer, VMWare
Avi Miller
Product Management Director, Oracle