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About The Summit

Fujifilm is pleased to welcome our valued customers from around the world to attend our 12th Annual Global IT Executive Summit. Join us for a three-day educational conference featuring presentations from industry experts, analysts, vendors and end users about the latest trends and best practices in data management and storage. Speaker panels, Q & A sessions and peer-to-peer networking make this a unique “must attend” storage industry event.

This year the Summit takes place in the beautiful city and surroundings of San Diego where cutting-edge sustainability initiatives set an example for the rest of the world and every industry to observe and follow as we emerge from the global pandemic only to face the global threat of climate change.

Attendees from any industry will be able to gain valuable insights from our distinguished speakers and better understand how to optimize a storage strategy post Covid-19 with the evolving use of cloud, IoT, and how diverse technologies fit together to meet the challenge of exponential data growth in the zettabyte age.


This year you will hear:

  • How key vendors in storage continue to innovate in today’s dynamic marketplace including Cloudian, Cozaint, IBM, Quantum, Spectra Logic, Twist Bioscience, and Western Digital
  • What leading industry analysts like Philippe Nicolas, Fred Moore and experts like Brad Johns have to say on the trends in storage including flash, disk, tape, object storage, cloud storage, active archive, artificial intelligence, long-term data retention, TCO, cybersecurity and more!
  • What cloud storage experts like AWS and Microsoft Azure and others think about evolving best practices in cloud services and storage including the pros and cons of hybrid solutions
  • What’s next in current storage formats from flash to tape and the latest breakthroughs in DNA storage
  • How end users such as CERN and Facebook address the challenges of high performance, resilient, scalable and efficient massive archives at exabyte scale

Fujifilm is excited to be joined by a distinguished group of speakers (as of June 8th), including:

Nikhil Jain

Principal Product Manager
Microsoft Azure Storage

Carl Che

CTO of the HDD Business Unit
Western Digital

Nathan Thompson

Chief Executive Officer
Spectra Logic

Vladimir Bahyl
Vladimir Bahyl

IT Service Manager

Jamie Lerner

CEO and Chairman of the Board

Shawn Brume

Tape Evangelist and Strategist

Steffen Hellmold

SVP, Business Development, DNA Data Storage
Twist Bioscience

Jon Toor


Fred Moore

Horison Information Strategies

Philippe Nicolas

Lead Analyst

Brad Johns

Brad Johns Consulting

Andrew Pohl

Principal Product Manager
Amazon S3 Glacier

Jay Bartlett

CEO and Founder
Cozaint Corporation

Qingzhi Peng

Technical Sourcing Manager

Tony Mendoza

Senior Director, Enterprise Business Solutions
Spectra Logic


Wednesday, June 22, 2022
10:00 am - 5:00 pmRegistration/Welcome DeskHotel Lobby
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm Registration/Welcome DeskBayview Terrace
7:00 pm - 8:00 pmWelcome ReceptionBayview Terrace
8:00 pm - 10:00 pmDinnerBayview Terrace
10:00 pmHospitality Lounge Bayview Terrace
Thursday, June 23, 2022
7:00 am - 9:00 amBreakfast Buffet Bayview Terrace
9:00 am - 9:20 amFujifilm Introduction – Rich GadomskiBayview Ballroom
9:20 am - 9:50 amWelcome to the Zettabyte Era
Fred Moore, Horison Information Strategies
Bayview Ballroom
9:50 am - 10:10 amImproving Data Storage Sustainability and TCO
Brad Johns, Brad Johns Consulting
Bayview Ballroom
10:10 am - 10:30 amCoffee BreakBayview Terrace
10:30 am - 11:00 amEnd User perceptions, opinions, and needs for secondary storage
Philippe Nicolas, Coldago Research
Bayview Ballroom
11:00 am - 12:00 pmVendor Presentations

Data Storage Outlook and Tape’s Opportunity
Nathan Thompson, Spectra Logic

Hyperscale Cold Storage in the Zettabyte Era
Jamie Lerner, Quantum
Bayview Ballroom
12:00 pm - 1:30 pmLunch Bayview Terrace
1:30 pm - 2:45 pmVendor Presentations (Cont’d)

Sustainability: Saving the Planet 26 Petabytes of Data at a Time
Shawn Brume, IBM

Magnetic Recording Innovations for the Zettabyte Era
Carl Che, Western Digital

How Object Storage and Tape Together Fulfill the Promise of the Hybrid Cloud
Jon Toor, Cloudian
Bayview Ballroom
2:45 pm - 3:15 pmCoffee BreakBayview Ballroom
3:15 pm - 4:45 pm Vendor Presentations (Cont’d)

Scaling up from Data Lakes to Data Oceans
Steffen Hellmold, Twist Bioscience

Modernizing Data Archiving
Andrew Pohl, AWS

An Insider’s View to a Ransomware Attack.
What really happened to Spectra on May 7, 2020

Tony Mendoza, Spectra Logic
Bayview Ballroom
6:00 pmDepart for Offsite DinnerMain Lobby
6:15 pm - 8:45 pmDinner ReceptionDel Mar Powerhouse Park
9:00 pmHospitality LoungeBalboa A, Sunset Terrace
Friday, June 24, 2022
8:00 am - 9:00 amBreakfast Buffet Bayview Terrace
9:00 am - 9:30 amHow CERN Leverages Tape in Support of Active Physics Data Archives
Vladimir Bahyl, CERN
Bayview Ballroom
9:30 am - 10:00 amBackup and Archive in the Cloud
Nikhil Jain, Microsoft Azure
Bayview Ballroom
10:00 am - 10:30 amCoffee Break Bayview Ballroom
10:30 am - 11:00 amLTO for Video Surveillance
Jay Bartlett, Cozaint
Bayview Ballroom
11:00 am - 11:30 amTape Cold Storage at Facebook
Qingzhi Peng, Facebook
Bayview Ballroom
11:30 pm - 12:30 pmLunchBayview Terrace
12:30 pm - 2:00 pmSpeaker Panel Q & A
Moderator, Philippe Nicolas
Bayview Ballroom
2:00 pmClosing Comments, Rich Gadomski Bayview Ballroom
2:30 pmDepart for USS Midway TourMain Lobby
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Dinner ReceptionSunset Terrace
9:00 pm Hospitality LoungeBalboa A, Sunset Terrace
Saturday, June 25, 2022
6:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast at Leisure Lobby Restaurant
MorningTransfer to Airport, DeparturesMain Lobby


Thursday June 23rd

Summit Beach Party in stunning Del Mar

Summit Beach Party in stunning Del Mar

Join us for our First Summit Beach Party! Powerhouse Park, located just up the coastline from San Diego in beautiful Del Mar, is an optimal location for a casual get together in a gorgeous beach setting. Come along for a delicious BBQ, some of your favorite beverages and develop your industry network. Beach attire permitted!

Friday, June 24th

Tour of the USS Midway aircraft carrier

USS Midway aircraft carrier

With more than 30 restored aircraft, and nearly 10 acres of exhibits and displays, the Midway brings you the most complete cross-section of carrier aviation in the world. From high up on the bridge down to the main engine room, taking you on a unique warship journey that engages the sights, sounds, and aromas of this symbol of American freedom. Experience over 60 exhibits throughout the historic aircraft carrier plus flight simulators to see if you have the right stuff!



2022 Speaker Presentations

Tape Sustainability and TCO
Brad Johns Download PDF
End User perceptions, opinions, and needs for secondary storage
Philippe Nicolas Download PDF
Rich Gadomski - Fujifilm Corporate Update
Fujifilm Corporate Update


Optimizing storage in the post-Covid, zettabyte age

June 22-24, 2022

InterContinental Hotel, San Diego