The ONUG Board pledges that ONUG will endeavor to provide secure environments during ONUG Conferences, free from press, bloggers, social networkers, and vendors, so that IT business leaders can discuss and share IT project experiences in closed-door, private sessions. To meet that end, the ONUG Board promises to strictly enforce the following ONUG policies.
ONUG Fireside Chats are open exclusively to IT business leaders from enterprise, education and government agency sectors. Note that IT executives employed by high tech companies that sell equipment and software plus services are not allowed access to Fireside Chat sessions. IT executives employed by service providers are also excluded from Fireside Chat session access. In addition, financial and industry analysts, consultants, distributors and integrators are not allowed access.
This policy will be strictly enforced without exception at ONUG. In addition, recording, blogging, tweeting or posting by all Fireside Chat attendees is strictly prohibited. ONUG Fireside Chat sessions are color coded red in the ONUG Conference schedule.
From time to time, select ONUG Conference sessions are CLOSED to press, bloggers, vendors and service providers. In addition, these sessions are not audio or video recorded. Summary tweets and social media posts are allowed without attribution to presenters or their affiliated firms; however, presentation photos are strictly prohibited and may not be posted to social media. Closed-Door ONUG Conference sessions are color coded yellow in the ONUG Conference schedule.
Most ONUG Conference sessions are OPEN to all attendees including press, analysts, vendors, service providers and IT executives. These sessions are color coded green in the ONUG Conference schedule.
ONUG Use Case Working Groups are open to all IT business leaders and academics. Only vendors and service providers sponsoring the current ONUG Conference are eligible to participate. IT end users and sponsoring vendors/service providers may participate in as many working groups as they would like. Consultants, integrators and resellers will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis. Usually, a new working group is open to IT end users ONLY for the first two months, as they outline requirements and vendor proofs of concept. After the initial requirements have been outlined, the working group will be opened up to participating vendors for feedback, clarification and to begin the proof of concept development process.
ONUG is a community of IT business leaders who exchange ideas and best practices for implementing enterprise cloud designs. ONUG events are for IT executives, operations professionals, global architects and designers to learn from peers and early adopters managing private or public clouds, enterprise data centers, WAN or service provider networks. Unlike trade shows or industry conferences, the ONUG Conference includes peer-level IT leaders sharing content and plans around real, deployable solutions in an interactive setting. The program is designed to ensure plenty of time for networking and open discussions among IT users.