Nexenta OpenSDx Summit 2015


Thought Nexenta OpenSDx Summit 2014 was huge? Well, buckle-up. Guess who joined us this year!
On Thursday, September 3rd Nexenta held our annual, invitation-only Nexenta OpenSDx Summit 2015 in San Francisco at the St. Regis. As one of the technology industry’s leading executive forums, Nexenta OpenSDx Summit welcomed Jill Ellis, U.S. Woman’s National Soccer Coach - World Cup 2015 Champions, Geoff Colvin, Senior Editor-at-Large and Author of “Humans Are Underrated”, Pepper, the world’s first humanoid robot designed to live with humans, as well as more than 300 CEOs, CIOs, investors, government agencies, and technology industry insiders.
Held in conjunction with VMworld, Nexenta OpenSDx Summit featured a full day of thought-provoking sessions and stellar networking opportunities - continuing the industry-wide dialogue on the next big thing - "Software-Defined Everything." The day engaged stakeholder communities from enterprise technology companies, channel partners, investors and numerous customers on how to progress their companies to a Software-Defined Enterprise.
Enjoy the videos, photos and news coverage of the Summit below. Please click here if you’d like to be considered to attend the 2016 Nexenta OpenSDx Summit in Las Vegas.


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OpenSDx Summit 2015: Carl Eschenbach
OpenSDx Summit 2015: Elissa Murphy
OpenSDx Summit 2015: Sumit Sadana
OpenSDx Summit 2015: TK Kurien
OpenSDx Summit 2015: Elizabeth Gore
OpenSDx Summit 2015: Alan Atkinson
OpenSDx Summit 2015: Jane Silber
OpenSDx Summit 2015: Tom Torlakson and Muhammed Chaudhry
OpenSDx Summit 2015: Pepper and Jill Ellis
OpenSDx Summit 2015: Pepper Interlude
OpenSDx Summit 2015: Praveen Akkiraju
OpenSDx Summit 2015: Panel I
OpenSDx Summit 2015: Steve Milligan
OpenSDx Summit 2015: Panel II
OpenSDx Summit 2015: Dan Neault
OpenSDx Summit 2015: Adrian Ionel
OpenSDx Summit 2015: Panel III
OpenSDx Summit 2015: Chris Mellor
OpenSDx Summit 2015: Pepper and Geoff Colvin
The holy trifecta of opportunity with 25Gb fiber channel #OpenSDx
What's cloud compute and storage adoption been like in the EU? #OpenSDx
#EntrepreneursUnite to help tech companies grow #OpenSDx
3 Trends for the Future of Data Storage #OpenSDx about being "open"? #OpenSDx
FYI: in an SDK... #OpenSDx
End users: model your storage...just like the vendors do #OpenSDx
OpenSDx: The dawn of converged computing is here
It's not just your storage, it's what goes-into-it. #OpenSDx
The challenges vs. the promise of IoT #OpenSDx
When Jean Bozman of Neuralytix talks should listen #OpenSDx
Why you should care about "Made in the USA" for flash storage. #OpenSDx
OpenSDx: VMware: on software defined infrastructure
OpenSDx: Chucking the networking status quo.
OpenSDx: Tech companies driving STEM for US youngsters
OpenSDx: Containers. Everything you need to know.
From OpenSDx: Uber is a "goober" says the "uber for taxis" app
Software-Defined Storage & the Women's Soccer Team #OpenSDx

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September 3, 2015
Nexenta OpenSDx Summit 2015


Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015
1700 – 2000 Executive Reception hosted by Wipro, Canonical and Nexenta
Thursday, September 3rd, 2105
0730 – 0830 Registration and Breakfast Sponsored by VMware
0830 – 0845  Welcome
Tarkan Maner, CEO, Nexenta
0845 – 0915 Keynote Fireside I 
Carl Eschenbach, President, VMware
0915 – 0935 Leading change 
Elissa Murphy, CTO, GoDaddy
0935 – 0955 An Architecture for Big Data
Sumit Sadana, Chief Strategy Officer, SanDisk
0955 – 1015 Executive networking
Sponsored by SanDisk
1015 – 1035 Service is everything​ 
TK Kurien, CEO, Wipro​
1035 – 1055 Power to do more 
Alan Atkinson, VP/GM, Storage, Dell​
1055 – 1115​ Open source for everyone​ Jane Silber, CEO, Canonical​
1115 – 1135 Future of education
Tom Torlakson, Superintendent, Public Instruction, State of CA and Muhammed Chaudhry, CEO, SVEF​
1135 – 1200​ Executive networking/lunch  Sponsored by Canonical​
1200 – 1245 Keynote Fireside II​
Pepper and Jill Ellis, US Women’s National Soccer Team Coach; WC15 Champs​
1245 – 1330 Blue chip innovation stories 
1330 – 1350 Views from Western Digital
Steve Milligan, CEO, Western Digital
1350 – 1410 Executive networking
Sponsored by Western Digital​
1410 – 1455​ Startup innovation stories​ Panel-II​
1455 – 1515 A new dawn in flash
Dan Neault, Senior Vice President, Data Center Initiative, Samsung​
1515 – 1530 Executive networking
Sponsored by Wipro
1530 – 1615 New-tech collaboration
1615 – 1635 The “Real-Real” deal Chris Mellor, Journalist, The Register
1635 – 1720​ Keynote Fireside III Pepper and Geoff Colvin, Senior Editor at Fortune, Author of “Humans are Underrated.
1720 – 1730 Closing remarks
Pepper and Team Nexenta
1730 – 1800 Photos with Pepper

Panel-I: Blue Chip Innovation Stories

  • Balaji Sivasubramanian, Head of Strategy, Cisco
  • Tom Bradicich, VP, R&D, HP
  • Mark Glasgow, Head of Sales, Micron
  • Ben Woo, CEO, Neuralytics
  • Shaun Walsh, GM, QLogic
  • Andy Schwabecher, SVP, SoftBank
  • Praveen Akkiraju, CEO, VCE
  • Gaetan Castelein, Head of Storage, VMware
  • Mike Telang, Chief Architect, Wells Fargo
  • Anuj Bhalla, VP, GM, Cloud Business Unit, Wipro

Panel-II: Startup Innovation Stories

  • Tim Klein, CEO, ATTO
  • JR Rivers, CEO, Cumulus Networks
  • Philippe Vincent, CEO, LoadDynamix​
  • Matt Ahrens, Co-Founder,
  • Kaycee Lai, SVP, Primary Data
  • Luke Kanies, Founder & CEO, Puppet Labs
  • Sheng Liang, CEO, Rancher
  • Chris Orlando, CMO/Co-Founder, ScaleMatrix
  • Francesco Paola, CEO, Solinea
  • Dan Cordingley, President & CEO, Teradici

Panel-III: New-Tech Collaboration

  • Paul McClure, CTO Cloud Services, CommVault
  • Gita Alaghband, Head of CS, CU Denver
  • Oneal Bhambani, President, Flywheel
  • Martin Hoerhammer, CEO, Medialine
  • Adrian Ionel, CEO, Mirantis
  • Duncan Logan, CEO, RocketSpace
  • Terry Vahey, CIO, SJSU
  • Mehmet Ali Kayaoğlu, GM, SoftTech
  • Don Clegg, CMO, Supermicro
  • Arvind Soni, Head of Products/VIO, VMware

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