November 16th, 2017


Restaurant Dauphine, Amsterdam


245 people


4 Professional Speakers

ABOUT THE EVENT / How to manage this shitstorm called cloud

Setting up a Cloud Center of Excellence can be quite challenging for organizations. Getting the right processes in place to keep the cloud-spent under control without choking the organizations innovative capabilities requires a new way of thinking. Traditional governance is just not going to cut it. During this event we will dive into the lessons learned from organization that have set-up their Cloud CoE and take you more into detail on how to properly keep your cloud under control.

On Thursday November 16th, we will host this event in Amsterdam. Restaurant Dauphine will be the place to be, as usual.

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Event Speakers / Meet the speakers

Bart Veldhuis

Cloud Architect at Weolcan

Bart is the founder of the Cloud Architect Alliance and Weolcan. 

Wilco Noordermeer

Senior Manager Platform engineering at Exact Online

Wilco manages Exact Online's operations team

Jonathan Allen

EMEA Enterprise Strategist & Evangelist at Amazon

Jonathan is one of the leading evangelists for Amazon

Gerrit Tamboer

DevOps Consultant

Gerrit is a seasoned system engineer and co-founder of Fullstaq, a

Agenda & line-up / Don't forget it

Bart Veldhuis

Opening: Cloud governance

Bart will open up this session with an introduction on cloud governance. What have we learned from the past years of managing clouds. What are successful organisations doing while
Jonathan Allen

AWS Cloud Adoption Framework

As the nr1 market player Amazon came across a wide variety of organisation and customers all setting up Amazon Web Services according to their own best practices. Amazon gathered

Previous Events / Download our previous event presentation

Missed out on one of our previous events? Don’t worry you can always download our presentation here.


About Cloud Architect Alliance / Who are we

The CAA is the leading network event for experienced cloud architects in Europe. We organize high-end events centralized around relevant topics. The CAA organizes 4 events per year with the main goal to share knowledge and exchange experiences among (certified) professional architects. Each event is unique and brings best-in-class content delivered by thought leaders from the industry. As an independent forum, we separate the vendor speak from the real story, hence our participants enjoy highly valued talks while enjoying a top-class diner at an even better venue. The Cloud Architect Alliance is considered the only forum at this level for this audience. There is no comparable forum as-of-today.

About the Board

Bart M. Veldhuis

Bart is a seasoned cloud architect with over 15 years of infrastructure architecting experience. He is the founder of the Cloud Architect Alliance. Bart is a serial entrepreneur and started the first VMware based cloud provider in the BeneLux. Bart founded the vendor independent consultancy firm Weolcan to help organizations bring tangible results from their cloud strategy.

Freek Beemster

Freek has developed a significant network of Cloud Architects and Cloud Consultants since he started working as a headhunter in the dynamic world of Cloud and Infrastructure in 2011.
Together with Bart he founded the Cloud Architect Alliance and in his commercial life he runs his own recruitment agency called Niah Executive Search, specialized in world-class Cloud Specialists for both permanent as temporary recruitment solutions.

Peter van de Bree

Peter is a passionate Cloud Architect with over 20 years of IT infrastructure and later, cloud experience. He is very active in several communities and therefore awarded as a Nutanix Technology Champion, VMware vExpert and a PernixPro.
Peter is a member of the NetApp EMEA Technology Advisory Board. The last years Peter was a member of the NEN Cloud Computing – Distributed Application Platforms and Services Board and is currently working as Cloud Architect at Cegeka ICT Group.

Cor Reinhard

Cor is an independent public cloud expert and trainer with a lot of corporate experience. Cor’s main cloud focus points are cloud strategies, robotization/automation, optimizing and redefining processes for cloud adoption, identity and access management and productivity services (SaaS) solutions. Over the last 7 years Cor helped various organizations to adopt the cloud. Besides Cor’s passion for IT he likes to travel the world.

Eduard Mullenders

Eduard is a seasoned Cloud Solution Consultant with over 17 years of experience in diverse companies. He is currently working at Interoute Managed Services as Lead Solution Consultant where he helps companies in their transformation to become a digital enterprise. He joined the Board of the Cloud Architect Alliance in 2016.

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No Show Policy

Please note that:

Attending this event is free of charge and attendees will receive a personal invitation to attend the event.

In any case you are not able to attend the event, we ask you to return your guest list ticket so we can invite another Cloud Architect.
In any case you did not notice us 2 days prior to the event that you are not able to join the event, we will charge you the cost of your seat. This is €125,- per person.

Strict? Yes, but necessary.

Event FAQS / find your answers

Our Cloud Architect Alliance events are free of charge if you have received a personal invitation letter or email. With this email, you can register yourself for free and the CAA-committee will check if all registrations are relevant and invited and can make the decision to discard your registration if you don't fit in the profile or for any other reason.
Unfortunately, not. We host each event for 100 Architects and are fully booked out each and every time so without registration there won’t be a seat available. Please contact the organization for ad hoc availability.
Unfortunately, not. Only companies who sponsor our events are welcome to send a non-tech employee to attend the event.
Yes, absolutely! Because there are always more people willing to attend than we have available seats, it’s very important to discard your registration the minute you know you are not able to attend the event. This so we can invite another Cloud Architect to take your seat. Please look at our No-Show Policy for more information.  
There is enough parking space available inside/ under the venue. Please follow the signs (entrance behind the building) and they will charge you €3,- per hour, same rate as outside the building.
Yes, absolutely. NS Station Amsterdam Amstel is directly on the opposite of the venue where you can take several trains, metro’s or trams and busses. There is also a big taxi stand in front of the entrance.
We try our best to plan the line-up so the last presentation won’t end later than 22:15. After a thank you the official program will end around 22:30 and we will close the event with networking and drinks after that if you would like to stay a bit longer. If you're wearing your dancing shoes, the city center is close by for an after party.


Restaurant Dauphine
Prins Bernhardplein 175
1097 BL Amsterdam

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