Vendor Showdown

Platinum, Gold and Silver Sponsors

Unique to ISC High Performance and to be experienced exclusively onsite in Hamburg, the Vendor Showdown Session comprises an afternoon of high-level presentations by industry powerhouses in computing, networking, data and storage in Europe, Asia and North America (Platinum, Gold and Silver sponsors). Each speaker has a few minutes to present their organization's newest strategy, product or research developments. A panel of expert moderators then asks each speaker a few in-depth, follow-up questions. The speakers have only five minutes to offer their responses—on the spot in front of the audience.

The contacts of attendees who attended the presentations onsite as well as of attendees who bookmarked the presentations in the online schedule (opt-in, in accordance with the GDPR) will be provided by email after the event. For more information, click here.

Speakers may present a maximum of three (3) PDF slides 

  • One slide about the mission / introduction of the company
  • One slide about their HPC product portfolio 
  • One slide about "Why do their products help to meet the mission? What does that mean for the customers?"

Please submit your speaker information and your presentation (three (3) slides) no later than April 21, 2023 via Linklings. No late submissions or updates will be accepted!

Submission Process

Stage 1 - speaker information

Stage 2 - presentation slides

The moderators will review the slides and will send the questions to the speakers one week before the event so that speakers have time to prepare.

Your Vendor Showdown presentation slides will be provided for download to ISC 2023 attendees via the digital event platform Swapcard.

Speakers who do not submit slides by April 21, 2023 will be disqualified from participation in the Vendor Showdown!

Onsite Presentation

The Vendor Showdown will take place on Monday, May 22 from 1:00pm-3:00pm in Hall 4 (ground floor) and Hall Z (third floor). The schedule will be published in March. As this is an industry session, it is open to all attendees. 

Please note: all speakers in the Vendor Showdown must be registered with an Exhibition Pass or Conference Pass. Speakers in the Vendor Showdown will not be provided with a promo code. Please purchase a pass or allot a pass from the complimentary passes included in your sponsorship package for your speaker.

The slides will be integrated in one master presentation. Time will be pre-set so the slides will advance automatically.

The Vendor Showdown audience will be given an opportunity to vote for their favorite speaker and the winner will be announced at the end of the session.  All speakers should plan to stay until the end of their session, so they can accept their award if chosen.

Please contact with any questions.