Scenes from HostingCon 2012

Professionals from all areas of the hosting industry convened at HostingCon 2012, held in the John B. Hynes Veterans Memorial Convention Center in Boston. About 1,900 people were in attendance for educational discussions and panel presentations in four tracks: Industry Trends, Technology, Management and Sales and Marketing. Here's a look at some of the highlights from Day 1:

Lance Crosby SoftLayer

Lance Crosby, CEO of SoftLayer, said hosting must shift and adapt to customer needs and demands. Crosby said successful businesses and users will use a hybrid of technologies. (Photo: Colleen Miller)


Dan Ushman of SingleHop, and DreamHost's Dallas Kashuba presented a session on managing growth in small businesses, titled "Bedroom to Boardroom: Making the Leap from Entrepreneur to Big Business." (Photo: Colleen Miller)


Many HostingCon sessions were of high interest to conference attendees. This session on competing with the Amazon cloud, presented by Ditlev Bedahl of OnApp, was standing room only. (Photo: Colleen Miller)

Michael Harris, Ecommerce, Inc

Michael Harris, Ecommerce, Inc, presented a methodology for web hosting companies to follow as they pursue deliberative team-based innovation. (Photo: Colleen Miller)

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