We’re less than a week away from the can’t-miss cyber protection event of 2020: the Acronis Global Cyber Summit! And at this year’s completely free virtual conference, we’re pulling out all the stops and filling October 19-21 with events that designed to inform, entertain, and inspire.
In the past few weeks, we’ve shared what attendees can look forward to from their dedicated conference tracks, what our partners and sponsors are most excited about, and how you can build your own agenda for a customized event experience. Today, we’re revealing six of the exciting special events you might not know about – but you definitely don’t want to miss. Take a sneak peek and reserve your spot today to make sure you don’t miss out on any of the fun!
#AcronisCyberSummit special events
- Celebrity happy hours
- Acronis Cyber Foundation charity auction
- Developer Hub and IT Channel Lounge
- Expo Hall game
- #CyberFit Zone
- #AcronisCyberSummit Community
1. Celebrity happy hours
On October 20, we’re celebrating the Summit in style at 3:15 pm EDT with four unique happy hours, each featuring a celebrity guest giving attendees a glimpse into their world.
Cooking with Miami-based Celebrity Chef Michelle Bernstein
Join a light-hearted and tantalizing happy hour as award-winning celebrity chef and acclaimed food TV personality Michelle Bernstein muses on cooking, wine, leadership, and the influence tech has had on her world. She’ll be joined by former chef and current Acronis SCS CEO, John Zanni, as well as executives from Acronis partners Ingram Micro, Scale Computing, and Climb Channel Solutions.
Exploring the Heart of One of Tuscany’s Great Wineries
Take a virtual journey with Ronan McCurtin, Acronis Regional VP for Northern Europe, as he tours Castello di Bossi, one of Italy’s most venerated wine estates, with Owner Marco Bacci and his son Jacopo. You’ll gain an inside look into the world of wine, as well as a deep dive into this gorgeous estate in the heart of Chianti country and the artisans who create some of Italy’s most acclaimed wines.
Inside the Intricate Heart of a Swiss Watchmaker
Virtually travel to picturesque Schaffhausen, Switzerland for an insider’s tour of H. Moser & Cie, the innovative maker of finely crafted mechanical timepieces that has delivered exceptional, handcrafted watches since the early 19th century. Moser’s CEO Edouard Meylan will join Acronis’ Vice President of Cyber Protection Candid Wüest to discuss how they’ve harnessed innovation to thrive and navigate history’s many changes.
Protecting Your Edge with Arsenal F.C. Legend Ray Parlour
Spend an hour with Arsenal Football Club legend Ray Parlour, the man behind three Premier League titles, four FA Cups, one League Cup, and a European Cup Winners’ Cup. He’ll reflect on the discipline needed to hone and protect your competitive edge. You’ll learn how this same discipline can help advance your own team’s game in the competitive world of business.
2. Acronis Cyber Foundation charity auction
The Acronis Cyber Foundation is hosting its annual auction online from Monday, October 19 to Friday, October 23 at 12:00 pm EDT / 6:00 pm CET. Attendees have a unique opportunity to give back and benefit the education of children supported by Foundation schools and programs around the world.
Join the charity’s silent auction event on October 20 at 12:00 pm EDT for an in-depth look at more than 100 amazing items up for auction, including hospitality packages with professional sports teams, once-in-a-lifetime travel experiences, and stunning jewelry and apparel pieces.
Best of all, our charity event will feature testimonials from some of the educational projects that will be supported through your donations, as well as a visit from Red Sox legend Pedro Martinez. Want to take part in the Summit and the auction at the same time? Download the Handbid app on your phone for a smooth auction experience. You can use it to keep an eye on your bids all week without missing a moment of the Summit.
3. Developer Hub and IT Channel Lounge
Connect with your peers from around the world in dedicated spaces to chat about challenges, innovations, and opportunities facing modern developers, devops pros, sysadmins, architects, and IT channel experts.
In our Developer Hub, which is open every day of the Summit, you’ll have the chance to explore the Acronis Cyber Platform’s APIs, SDKs, documentation, training, and more. You can also share how you’re already building on it with members of the Acronis #CyberFit Platform Program.
In our IT Channel Lounge, which is open Tuesday and Wednesday, you’ll connect with MSPs, distributors, resellers, VARs, and more, with the chance to network and connect with channel thought leaders such as Steve Alexander, Dave Sobel, Karl W. Palachuk, Amy Babinchak, Larry Walsh, Rayanne Buchianico, and Richard Tubb.
4. Expo Hall game
Visit the virtual booths of our 2020 Summit sponsors during Expo Hall hours on October 20 and 21. You’ll connect with a dozen leading vendors and service providers in the cyber protection community. Chat with our sponsors and collect 10 of their unique keywords – and if you’re one of the first 1,000 attendees to submit them, you’ll win a $50 Amazon gift card.
Be sure to get your sponsor word game form on the Expo Hall page, which launches on October 19, to take part for your chance to win.
5. #CyberFit Zone
Need a break from your digital day-to-day? We’ve developed a segment of this year’s Summit designed to help you and your kids stay physically active and engaged!
Visit our #CyberFit Zone for a collection of video training sessions delivered by professional athletes, fun educational activities designed to entertain the kids that share your home office, and this year’s exclusive Cyber Dragon game.
Be sure to block off some time to develop your own physical, mental, and digital fitness in our #CyberFit Zone, launching October 19.
6. #AcronisCyberSummit Community
Interested in introducing yourself to the Summit community and connecting with cyber protection pros from around the world? Join the #AcronisCyberSummit Community to interact with all of the Summit attendees, sponsors, and speakers. Create your unique profile to contact other community members.
By engaging with the community at this year’s Acronis Global Cyber Summit, it’s easy to build out your cyber protection network!