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.

HIGHLIGHTS FROM 11TH ANNUAL SUMMIT, SAN FRANCISCO

This year you will hear:

  • How key vendors in storage continue to innovate in today’s dynamic marketplace including Cloudian, Cozaint, HPE, IBM, Iron Mountain, Quantum, Spectra Logic 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 Microsoft Azure, AWS 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 July 15th), including:

Jason-Adrian
Jason Adrian

Principal Hardware Architect
Azure Storage Hardware at Microsoft

Nathan-Thompson
Nathan Thompson

Chief Executive Officer
Spectra Logic

Vladimir Bahyl
Vladimir Bahyl

IT Service Manager
CERN

Jamie-Lerner
Jamie Lerner

CEO and Chairman of the Board
Quantum

ShawnBrume
Shawn Brume

Global Hypergrowth Storage Offering Manager
IBM

Steffen-Hellmold
Steffen Hellmold

VP Strategic Initiatives
Western Digital

Jon-Ash
Jon Ash

VP Sales
Cloudian

Paul-Luppino
Paul Luppino

Director for Data Protection
Iron Mountain

Moore
Fred Moore

President
Horison Information Strategies

Philippe-Nicolas
Philippe Nicolas

Lead Analyst
Coldago

Brad-Johns
Brad Johns

President
Brad Johns Consulting

Christopher-Bartenstein
Christoph Bartenstein

Dir. of Product Management
AWS

jay-bartlett
Jay Bartlett

CEO and Founder
Cozaint Corporation

Andrew-Dodd
Andrew Dodd

Worldwide Marketing Communications Manager
Hewlett Packard Enterprise

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Wednesday, September 15, 2021
TimeEventLocation
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 Balboa A, Sunset Terrace
Thursday, September 16, 2021
TimeEventLocation
7:00 am - 8:00 amBreakfast Buffet Bayview Terrace
8:00 am - 8:20 amFujifilm Introduction – Rich GadomskiBayview Ballroom
8:20 am - 8:50 amWelcome to the Zettabyte Era
Fred Moore, Horison Information Strategies
Bayview Ballroom
8:50 am - 9:10 amImproving Data Storage Sustainability and TCO
Brad Johns, Brad Johns Consulting
Bayview Ballroom
9:10 am - 9:30 amColdago Storage Trends Research Results
Philippe Nicolas, Coldago Research
Bayview Ballroom
9:30 am - 10:00 amCoffee BreakBayview Terrace
10:00 am - 12:00 pmVendor Presentations
Nathan Thompson, Spectra Logic
An Insider’s View to a Ransomware Attack. What really happened to Spectra on May 7, 2020
Jamie Lerner, Quantum
Shawn Brume, IBM
Andrew Dodd, HPE
Bayview Ballroom
12:15 pm - 1:15 pmLunch Bayview Terrace
1:15 pm - 2:15 pmVendor Presentations (Cont’d)
Steffen Hellmold, Western Digital, Jon Ash, Cloudian
Bayview Ballroom
2:15 pm - 2:45 pmOffsite, Offline Cybersecurity, Paul Luppino, Iron MountainBayview Ballroom
2:45 pm - 3:15 pmCoffee BreakBayview Ballroom
3:15 pm - 3:45 pm End User Presentations (CERN, TBD)Bayview Ballroom
5:45 pmDepart for Offsite DinnerMain Lobby
6:00 pm - 8:30 pmDinner ReceptionDel Mar Powerhouse Park
9:00 pmHospitality LoungeBalboa A, Sunset Terrace
Friday, September 17, 2021
TimeEventLocation
8:00 am - 9:00 amBreakfast Buffet Bayview Terrace
9:00 am - 9:30 amBackup and Archive in the Cloud
Jason Adrian, Microsoft Azure
Bayview Terrace
9:30 am - 10:00 amEvolving Cloud Landscape
Christoph Bartenstein, AWS
Bayview Ballroom
10:00 am - 10:30 amCoffee Break Bayview Terrace
10:30 am - 11:00 amExpert Presentation –
LTO for Video Surveillance
Jay Bartlett, Cozaint
Bayview Ballroom
11:00 am - 11:30 amEnd User Presentation
Facebook
Bayview Ballroom
11:30 am - 12:00 pmSpeaker TBDBayview Ballroom
12:00 pm - 1:00 pmLunch
1:00 pm - 2:45 pmSpeaker Panel Q & A
Moderator, Philippe Nicolas
Bayview Ballroom
2:45 pmClosing Comments, Tom Nakatani Bayview Ballroom
3:30 pmDepart for USS Midway TourMain Lobby
6:45 pm - 9:30 pm Dinner ReceptionBayview Terrace
9:30 pm Return to Hotel
9:45 pm Hospitality LoungeBalboa A, Sunset Terrace
Saturday, September 18, 2021
TimeEventLocation
6:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast at Leisure Lobby Restaurant
MorningTransfer to Airport, DeparturesMain Lobby

SPECIAL EVENTS



Thursday Sept. 16th

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, Sept. 17th

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!


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12TH ANNUAL

GLOBAL IT EXECUTIVE SUMMIT

Optimizing storage in the post-Covid, zettabyte age

September 15-18, 2021

InterContinental Hotel, San Diego

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