Fujifilm’s 9th Annual

Global IT Executive Summit

September 13-16, 2017 | Motif Seattle Hotel

Optimizing your Storage Strategy –

Going higher, faster… stronger!



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Highlights from Last Year
This year the Summit takes place in Seattle, the home of cloud computing and cloud storage and now a hot spot for IT technology. Attendees from any industry will be able to gain valuable insights from our distinguished speakers and better understand how to optimize the storage infrastructure and how diverse technologies including the cloud fit together to meet the ever increasing challenge of exponential data growth! [/six_col] [six_col]This year you will hear:
  • How key vendors in storage continue to innovate in today’s dynamic marketplace including  IBM, Oracle, Spectra Logic, HPE and Western Digital.
  • What leading industry analysts like Jon Toigo, Fred Moore, and Greg Schulz have to say on the trends in storage including flash, disk, tape, object storage, private/public/hybrid cloud storage, active archive, long-term data protection, software defined storage and more!
  • What industry experts think about key issues confronting every data center including increasing energy consumption and escalating cyber security threats.
  • How end users such as Microsoft Azure, Oak Ridge National Labs, CERN and The American College are executing innovative data protection strategies that are high performance, resilient, scalable and efficient, as well as cost-effective.
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GUEST SPEAKERS (subject to change)

Vladimir Bahyl
Vladimir Bahyl

IT Service Manager

James Cates

SVP Product Development
Oracle Archive Technologies

David Cerf

President and CEO
StrongBox Data Solutions

Ed Childers

Senior Manager

Roark Hilomen

Engineering Fellow/Architect for Datacenter and Hyperscale Systems, Systems and Software Solutions

Craig Lewis

Founder and Executive Director
Clean Coalition

Marvin McNett

Principal Software Engineering Manager
Microsoft Azure

Quinn Mitchell

HPC UNIX/Storage Systems Administrator
National Center for Computational Sciences

Fred Moore

Horison Information Strategies

Chris Powers

Vice President Data Center Development Unit
Hewlett-Packard Company

Sujata Ramamoorthy

Director and Chief Security Officer for Cloud Platform and Services

Greg Schulz

Founder and Sr. Consulting Analyst

Marc Staimer

Dragon Slayer Consulting

Matthew T. Starr

Chief Technology Officer
Spectra Logic

Jon Toigo

Managing Principal
Toigo Partners International LLC

Dave Wasserman

Director of Digital Media
The American College


Wednesday, September 13, 2017
10:00 – 5:00 pmRegistration/Welcome DeskLobby
7:00 – 9:30 pmRegistration/Welcome DeskEmerald 1 Foyer
7:00 – 8:00 pmWelcome Reception Emerald 1
8:00 – 10:00 pmDinner, Speaker Presentation —
Jon Toigo
Toigo Partners International
Emerald 1
10:00 pmHospitality LoungeFrolik
Thursday, September 14, 2017
7:00 – 8:00 amBreakfast BuffetEmerald 3
8:00 – 8:30 amFujifilm Introduction – Peter FaulhaberEmerald 2
8:30 – 9:15 amStorage Technology Update and Outlook
Fred Moore, Horison Information Strategies
Emerald 2
9:15 – 9:45 amCoffee BreakFoyer
9:45 – 12:15 pm Vendor Presentations
Jim Cates, Oracle, Matt Starr, Spectra Logic
Ed Childers, IBM, Chris Powers, HPE
Emerald 2
12:15 – 1:45 pmLunch Break Emerald 3
1:00 – 1:45 pmBreakout Session
David Cerf, SDS, Inc.: Cognitive Data Storage
Cognitive Data Management — Artificial Intelligence Comes to Storage
Emerald 2
1:45 – 3:00 pmVendor, Analyst Presentations
Roark Hiloman, SanDisk/Western Digital
Greg Schulz, StorageIO
Emerald 2
3:00 – 3:30 pmCoffee BreakFoyer
3:30 – 5:15 pmEnd User Presentations
Dave Wasserman, The American College
Quinn Mitchell, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Sujata Ramamoorthy, Cisco Systems
Emerald 2
6:45 pmDepart for Offsite DinnerMain Lobby
7:00 – 9:00 pmCocktails/Dinner ReceptionSeattle
9:00 pm Hospitality LoungeFrolik
Friday, September 15, 2017
7:30 – 8:30 amBreakfast BuffetEmerald 3
8:30 – 9:30 amEnd User Presentation
Vladimir Bahyl, CERN
Marvin McNett, Microsoft Azure
Emerald 2
9:30 – 10:00 amExpert Presentation
Craig Lewis, Clean Coalition
Emerald 2
10:00 – 10:30 amCoffee BreakFoyer
10:30 – 12:15 pmSpeaker Panel — Marc Staimer, ModeratorEmerald 2
12:15 pm General Session Closing Remarks — Peter FaulhaberEmerald 2
12:30 – 1:30 pmLunchEmerald 3
1:45 pmTransportation to Boeing FactoryMain Lobby
2:45 – 5:00 pmBoeing Factory TourEverett
5:15 pmDepart Boeing for Dinner Cruise
5:30 – 9:00 pm Cocktail Reception/Dinner CruiseEverett
9:00 pm Depart to MotifSeattle
9:30 pm Hospitality LoungeFrolik
Saturday, September 16, 2017
6:00 – 11:00 amBreakfast Buffet at LeisureTBA
All DayTransfer to Airport, DeparturesMain Lobby

Special Event! Boeing Factory Tour

Join us for a tour of the Boeing Factory in Everett, home of Boeing’s wide body aircraft production that’s currently booked through 2029! Learn how Boeing protects their data from the original aircraft design to in-flight monitoring.
Boeing Everett Facility

…the largest building in the world by volume at 13,385,378 m³


Motif Seattle

Named one of America’s best
hotels in the Pacific Northwest!


1415 Fifth Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101


Quinn Mitchell Managing HPC Active Archive Storage with HPSS RAIT at Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Quinn Mitchell Download PDF
Marvin McNett Tape in the Microsoft Datacenter: The Good and Bad of Tape as a Target for Cloud-based Archival Storage
Marvin McNett Download PDF
Craig Lewis Renewables-driven Microgrids for Data Centers
Craig Lewis Download PDF
Vladimir Bahyl CERN Data Archive Challenges
Vladimir Bahyl Download PDF
Matt Starr Spectra Logic
Matthew T. Starr Download PDF
Greg Schulz Software Defined Data Infrastructures (SDDI) and Hybrid Clouds
Greg Schulz Download PDF
Sajuta Ramamoorthy Securing the business in the digital era
Sujata Ramamoorthy Download PDF
Chris Powers The Future is Now
Chris Powers Download PDF
Fred Moore Storage Outlook
Fred Moore Download PDF
Jim Fitzpatrick Big Data Flash
Jim Fitzpatrick Download PDF
Peter Faulhaber Supporting Change In Storage Strategies
Peter Faulhaber Download PDF
Ed Childers Tape Technology Outlook
Ed Childers Download PDF
David Cerf Building a Cognitive Data Management Practice (And Why Doing So is Suddenly So Important)
David Cerf Download PDF
Jim Cates Oracle StorageTek
Dr. James Cates Download PDF
Dave Wasserman Millennials & the Future of IT
David Wasserman Download PDF
Fujifilm’s 9th Annual

Global IT Executive Summit

September 13-16, 2017 | Motif Seattle Hotel