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

        WHAT:     IT Management & CIOs Luncheon 
                                  (Complimentary / Free for Qualified Attendees)

         WHEN:    Thursday, April 28, 2016

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

        WHERE:   McCormick & Schmick's (Edina / Galleria Location)
                         3203 Galleria, Edina, MN 55435

             RSVP:   Email to RSVP (Limited Seating, 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.

Business Leadership Series:
"CIO Topic:  Road Map for the Next Generation Data Centers"

Creating a Flash Storage Strategy

Marty Sanders
Chief Technology Officer
Kaminario North America

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 by TechExecs Network Host
11:55 am ~ 12:05 pm   Industry Update from our Sponsor
12:05 pm ~ 12:45 pm   Featured Speaker
12:45 pm ~ 12:55 pm   Roundtable Discussion
1:00 pm ~                     Closing and Networking

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Special Guest: 
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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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