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CIOs & IT Management Roundtable Luncheon

This event is for qualified industry IT Management Professionals
~   CIOs, VPs of IT, Director and Managers of IT   ~

Underwritten by Kaminario


        WHAT:     CIO's & IT Management Roundtable Luncheon 
                         (Complimentary / Free for Qualified Attendees)

         WHEN:    Tuesday, May 10, 2016

            TIME:    11:30am ~ 1:00pm  (Check In and Networking starts at 11:00am)

        WHERE:   Perry's Steakhouse - 32000 McKinney Ave #100, Dallas, TX 75201

             RSVP:   Email to RSVP (Seating is very limited, please let us know if you would like to attend)
                           * Reservation required and will be approved to attend.
                           * This event is for qualified attendees only.

Guru Moorthi
Founder & CTO
Virtual Tech Gurus

  CIO Update: New Trends in IT infrastructure -
Cloud, Automation (DevOps), Hyper-converge and Flash

Guru Moorthi, Founder & CTO of Virtual Tech Gurus
Named one of Dallas’s Fastest Growing Companies and an Inc 5000 company.

In 2009 Guru started Virtual Tech Gurus to develop solution and services that addressed the growing need for storage and virtualization professionals. By 2011 Virtual Tech Gurus had grown to support numerous EMC accounts teams nationally, providing advanced consulting and residency services.

Prior to joining Virtual Tech Gurus, Guru had a successful 15 year career in technology culminating with a multi-year EMC Residency at PepsiCo, where he helped develop the active/active data center strategy for Pepsi, Gatorade and Tropicana. Acknowledged by EMC as a leading contributor for his technical leadership, Guru's experience with multiple Fortune 500 companies including GE, Target and ATT have each helped to develop an acute sensitivity to solving business requirements and developing rich customer relationships.

Guru Moorthi holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering. In his spare time, he enjoys playing Tennis and spending time with his wife and two daughters in Dallas TX.


Marty Sanders
Chief Technology Officer
Kaminario North America


  "CIO Update: Road Map to Next Generation Data Centers"
Creating a Flash Storage Strategy

Data Center Transformation: The pace and intensity of doing business in the 21st century, fueled by rapid technological and social change in the always resource-constrained context of practical reality, create a widening gap between the expectations of businesses’ customers and owners, and IT operations’ ability to deliver to those expectations. The combination of flash storage and software-defined storage architecture enables users to efficiently and easily scale their business without compromise.

In this session, Marty Sanders will lead the discussion on how to break the rules of legacy storage with a new class of all flash array solutions for the modern data center, at a cost below that of disk or hybrid storage.

Marty Sanders is the CTO for North America of Kaminario. He has 26 years of experience in the storage and networking industries. He is responsible for working with partners and customers to drive the future of storage requirements to align with the constant changing of the industry. Prior to joining Kaminario in July of 2015 he was most recently with Dell as part of the Compellent acquisition, and was instrumental in leading and growing the company to where it was at the time of acquisition.  Marty is a seasoned technical leader, and a visionary in the storage business. In his prior role as Vice President of Technology and Services, Marty Sanders was responsible for leading storage architects, product management, professional services, training, technical solutions experts and Copilot support services. Sanders joined Dell Compellent in 2002 and has held the positions of Vice President of Technology and Services and Director of Business Development within the company. In his previous roles he formed the Compellent Customer Council (C3), an end-user focus group that today continues to provide input on product design and development.




11:00 am ~ 11:45 am   Check-In & IT Management Peers Networking
11:45 am ~ 11:55 am   Welcome
11:55 am ~ 12:05 pm   Industry Update
12:05 pm ~ 12:40 pm   Featured Speaker
12:40 pm ~ 1:00 pm     IT Management Roundtable Discussion
1:00 pm ~                      Closing and Networking


Flash Storage Strategies for the Next Generation Data Center with Kaminario
It’s a brave new world out there. And enterprises are adding new applications and driving new business models every day. These applications are built around social, mobile, big data analytics, the IoT’s, cloud, and traditional line of business apps. And tend to be hosted on virtual infrastructure. And tend to stress the infrastructure. Which begs the questions, “Infrastructure is half my budget. How do I know if we’re spending it well? How do I know if we’re meeting business needs and are we as efficient as we can be?”

These applications exhibit very different profiles placing different and more demands on your budget by causing poor application performance, costly infrastructure sprawl, and unnecessary complexity. Due to these new application performance requirements and the new cost metrics of flash media, customers are deploying the next evolution in enterprise storage now.

Join Kaminario as we present the value propositions of the three types of AFA architectures and why all AFA’s are not the same. Learn how new and unique adaptive and selective functions combine with unparalleled performance to enable operational excellence and efficiencies. We’ll discuss how utilization of your key asset categories and business process speeds improve to produce huge TCO savings quickly and what you need to know to evaluate the relevance to your situation.

Exclusive Luncheon Underwriter

Kaminario, the leading all-flash storage company, is redefining the future of modern data centers. Its unique solution enables organizations to succeed in today’s on-demand world and prepares them to seamlessly handle tomorrow’s innovations. Only the Kaminario K2 all-flash array delivers the agility, scalability, performance and economics a data center requires to deal with today’s cloud-first, dynamic world and provide real-time data access — anywhere, anytime. Hundreds of customers rely on Kaminario K2 to power their mission critical applications and safeguard their digital ecosystem. Kaminario is headquartered in Needham, Massachusetts with offices located across the US and Worldwide.



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