Archive for the ‘Events’ Category

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The STORRIEs – Awards nominations extended to Friday 4th April

March 31, 2014

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By Rosalind Carr, @Rosalind_at_O

Make sure you are in with a chance to win at the prestigious STORRIE’s this year, by nominating this week!

There’s something for everyone, with a wide range of product, company and reseller categories that are free to enter.

Finalists can enjoy a glamorous black-tie Awards Ceremony in London amongst other storage industry peers on 12th June.

Dates for your diary:

Nominations close

Voting opens/Finalists announced

Voting closes

AWARDS CEREMONY

April 4th

April 11th

June 2nd

June 12th

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5 golden PR rules for events…

March 4, 2014

By Rosalind Carr @Rosalind_at_O and Rose Ross @Rose_at_O

 ipexpo-exhibitionnewsIn the midst of a busy events period, the O-team have had some tips from Désiré Athow(@desireathow), Editor of TechRadar Pro, and are armed with a trusty event PR checklist at the ready!

 

Here are 5 handy hints for PRs looking to make the most of event opportunities with the press…

 1.      Timing is key in the run up to events – Do not wait for the last week to invite journalists to briefings- pitch as early as possible to bag a slot in their diary! With an initial conversation in advance, you’ll also have the time to get a sense of what they’d like to discuss, and can prepare accordingly if a briefing is arranged.

2.      Communicating with the press – Each journalist is different in the way they like to be pitched. For instance, we can definitely understand Désiré’s aversion to out of the blue PR calls pitching interviews with unknown companies. However, there are now so many ways of communicating, that over time, you can gage different journalists’ preferences for contact. Read the rest of this entry ?

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Act quick – Cloud Expo 2013 East Call for Papers Deadline March 15, 2013

March 15, 2013

cloudexpo eastBy @Olivia_at_O

Today is the call for papers deadline for Cloud Expo 2013 East in New York City. “If you have something substantive, challenging, and original to offer, you are encouraged to submit a proposal,” according to the guidelines here. Simply submit your 100-word abstract,  50-word speaker bio, and details of your previous speaking experience and published work.

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Get nominating for the CRN Sales and Marketing Awards 2013

March 7, 2013

By Rosalind Carr, @Rosalind_at_O

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The CRN Sales and Marketing Awards are around the corner, with entries closing 22nd March (5pm GMT) and a shortlist announced 15th April.

This black tie awards evening will take place on 19th June at Lancaster London, promising to be a night of celebration for all involved. These awards will bring together sales and marketing professionals, acknowledging the roles of resellers, distributors and vendors.

Register here  to nominate a sales and marketing team whose expertise and enthusiasm has been vital to its clients’ success. Read the rest of this entry ?

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Nominate for the Data Centre Solutions Awards before 15th March

March 6, 2013

By Rosalind Carr, @Rosalind_at_O

Last year's DCS awardsOn 23rd May, the Millennium Gloucester Hotel London opens its doors to the much anticipated Data Centre Solutions Awards 2013. This prestigious black tie event rewards products, projects and services as well as valuing the companies and teams in data centre fields. The awards will also acknowledge the achievements of end-users, channel partners and vendors. Read the rest of this entry ?

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Rainmaker Files hosts “New Economics” Roundtable at IP EXPO

September 21, 2012

Martin Hingley and Puni Rajah are hosting a roundtable discussion at this year’s IP EXPO about the new economics of storage infrastructure in the era of big data (or savage data, if you prefer).

The discussion will focus on strategies to increase performance and resilience in large installations. Participants will explore how IT professionals can efficiently and cost-effectively meet the increasing demand for storage capacity and performance.

In an article about the roundtable, Rajah writes:

“Earlier this year, we started looking at the role of storage hypervisors in large storage installations. Where is the pain line, and how are storage architects designing for the new economic environment? What adjustments should in-house storage designs incorporate to work with data ‘in the cloud’ to ensure seamless user experience? And are storage vendors keeping up with the unravelling complexity facing their customers?”

Rajah identifies four fundamental areas where storage performance and cost efficiencies can be found: disk array, appliance, network and server hypervisor.

The roundtable will address these issues and more.

If you would like to be involved with this roundtable discussion, please email editor@ipexpo.co.uk.

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ExecEvent BIG Event Speaking Opportunities via Emerging Vendors Showcase and Big Data Startup Focus

June 15, 2012

By Olivia Shannon, @olivia_at_o

Technology networking and business development event ExecEvent has announced some exciting new speaking and networking opportunities for vendors of storage, virtualization, security, cloud and data centre technology.

At next month’s BIG Event in Santa Clara, California (July 10-11), there will be two separate showcases – one for emerging vendors in the data world, and the other for “big data companies you should know about in 2012.”   Each company will present for 10-minutes, followed by 5 minutes of Q&A before an audience of potential partners, VCs, press and analysts. Participating vendors are eligible for consideration for an Execullence Award for Best of Show, Most Disruptive Technology or Coolest New Technology. Judges for the Execullence Awards include representatives from companies like Intel, IBM, EMC, NetApp, HP, HDS as well as selected venture capitalists and financiers.

The BIG Event is the one time in 2012 that ExecEvent will bring together executives from across the storage spectrum in the U.S.  The agenda highlights include speeches with a panel of Silicon Valley VCs, an open networking session, a corporate development panel and sales workshop.

There is also this mysterious teaser from the ExecEvent website: “We’ll have a VERY special guest speaker at our ‘Pre’ reception on Monday early evening.  Please try to attend – you’ll kick yourself for missing this.”

ExecEvent will take place July 10-11 in Santa Clara, CA.   There will be opportunities for informal networking in both “pre” and “post” cocktail receptions. Registration is $975.  See The BIG Event Registration for more information.

In order to be considered for the emerging vendors showcase:

  1. Complete and submit the Emerging Vendor Showcase Application (or simply send an email outlining why you think you are interesting and should be chosen)
  2. Register 2 or more attendees – the Big Event registration
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Call all Storage gurus: #SNWEurope Call For Papers now open

February 22, 2012

By Rose Ross, AKA Rose_at_O

Calling all storage experts as the ‘call for papers’ for the SNW Europe, Datacenter Technologies and Virtualization World conferences is now open. The event billed as part of the “Powering the Cloud” experience takes place this year on 30th and 31st October in Frankfurt, Germany. As the event stradles Halloween, I wonder if we’ll have any scary storage storytelling? Perhaps darkened rooms, upward pointing torchlight of the presenter’s faces? Well you’ll have to just wait and see if you’re brave enough 🙂 – We will, of course, be doing trick or treating to the stands during the expo. So you’ve been warned exhibitors, have your candy ready or you know the consequences!!!

Deadline for submissions is 27th April 2012

Click here to submit papers online

We interviewed one of the organizers Paul Trowbridge about his top tips for success in securing a speaker slot here.

The official line from this year’s website is as follows:

They are looking for quality submissions from IT end-users, consultants, industry analysts and system integrators/VARs, describing case studies or technology update sessions that focus on real-world deployments and/or methods and best practices to evaluate new, existing or future solutions.

Submissions from IT vendors may also be considered but it is vital that these sessions be delivered in a vendor-neutral/product-agnostic manner. To encourage contemporary content, they request that all proposals discuss fresh deployments.  Submissions will be ranked and selected by the Conference Committee based on suitability and adherence to these submission guidelines.

Sponsoring vendors please note:  Speaking slot entitlements that are included in your sponsorship package should NOT be submitted via this process.

Hot Topics:

  • Cloud Security
  • BIG DATA
  • Desktop/client Virtualisation
  • Converged Infrastructures
  • Next Generation Data Protection
  • Solid State Storage
  • Public/Private Cloud storage solutions
  • Outsourcing, Hosting and co-location
  • The delivery of managed services

Other Technology Topics of interest:

  • Big data solutions
  • Business Continuity: Protection, Archiving, Backup & Recovery
  • Business Intelligence / Data Warehousing
  • Cloud Service Providers / Managed Service Providers
  • Converged Data Center Networks
  • Data Archiving and Digital Preservation
  • Data Center/ IT Infrastructure
  • Data Governance / Regulatory / Compliance / E-Discovery
  • Data Lifecycle Management
  • Data Storage-as-a-Service (DaaS) and Cloud
  • Data Security / Data Encryption
  • Desktop virtualization’s impact on storage
  • Emerging Technologies and Services
  • Green Storage / Energy Efficient IT / Green Computing
  • Enterprise Content Management / Document Management
  • High Performance Computing
  • Implementation of Cloud Storage Solutions
  • Information and IT Security
  • Information Management
  • Infrastructure convergence
  • SaaS and Data Migration
  • Solid State Storage
  • Storage Networking
  • Storage Resource Management
  • Systems Integration / Corporate IT Architecture / SOA
  • Virtual Data Center / Outsourcing / Hybrid Cloud
  • Virtualized Environments & Storage / Server Virtualization

We’ll see you in Frankfurt in October and have already spied a great venue for #storagebeers (See we do love you!) The Champions bar in the Marriott is OK, but this new venue is hopefully “wunderbar” (I know don’t give up the day job for a career in comic writing!)

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Call for papers: HP wants you to get innovative for HP Discover 2012

January 30, 2012

Original text by by cjdreher. Edited for the blog by Rose Ross, @Rose_at_O

HP Discover 2012 Call For Papers Is Now Open- Saying Viva La Innovacion!

HP Discover is HP’s most popular event and they are gearing up for Las Vegas June 4-7 2012.  HP claim they “are bringing together the power of people, technology and ideas to solve your toughest enterprise IT challenges.”

More from HP on what they are planning “Those of you that were able to join us in previous years know that HP Discover provides a tremendous opportunity to explore the latest technologies, to network with HP experts and your industry peers, and to share ideas and best practices.  You too could play an even greater part this year by providing some of the content that makes this a truly unique and informative conference.”

The HP Discover 2012 call for papers is now open. They are looking forward to hearing how you, our mission-critical clients, are using technology to drive innovation and success in your organization. Submit your case study, technology or best practices as a breakout session.  If you are selected to be a presenter, the rewards for doing so are many including:

  • Gain industry recognition for your team’s innovative use of technology
  • Share your expertise with a wide audience of IT professionals
  • Increase your relationships with HP experts, our partners and customers
  • Get one free full pass to the conference

The deadline for submittals is 20 February, 2012 so don’t delay!

Click here to submit.

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Viva Las Vegas, Viva Las Storage, and Viva Las EMC World

January 12, 2012

By Rose Ross, AKA @Rose_at_O

Register Now for EMC World 2012 & Select Your Early Bird Gift

May 21-24 | Las Vegas

Talk is cheap, but talk at EMC World not so much. Early Bird Registration is $1,995 but you do get a choice of a free gift which you can pick up when you register onsite. The deadline for the free gift and reduced cost offer is the end of Feb (And as it’s a leap year this year that’s Feb 29th)

FYI – For your free gift you can choose from an Amazon Kindle Fire, an iPod touch, a Nintendo 3DS or a complimentary Evening Guest Pass.

So you should budget with airfare and accommodation this is unlikely to cost less than $3K out of your event budget.

So what do you get?

The conference registration package includes access to keynotes, super sessions, breakouts, birds-of-a-feather sessions, hands-on labs, and the Solutions Pavilion. It also includes your access to evening events as well as continental breakfast and lunch Monday through Thursday.

If you just want to network – trying your luck with the slot machines or grab some time by the pool during the day – you can opt for an Evening Guest Pass.

The evening guest pass provides your guest with access to the Sunday and Wednesday evening events. Passes cost $155 USD and can be purchased either online or onsite in Las Vegas, while supplies last. No refunds will be provided for cancelled evening guest passes purchased either online or onsite at the event. Please note: Only purchase if you require a pass for a guest traveling with you to Las Vegas; the Conference Registration package includes your access to these events.

The event is billed as a “Not to be missed” a chance to learn how cloud can transform your IT, and how Big Data can transform your business. This is a unique opportunity to transform yourself—from advanced technical training, to meet-ups with some of the industry’s most influential thought leaders, EMC World can help you transform and realize the benefits of delivering IT-As-A-Service.

•          Learn directly from EMC engineers, customers, and partners at 500+ sessions and hands-on labs geared for novices to experts.

•          Explore integrated solutions with 100+ exhibitors in the Solutions Pavilion.

•          Connect with thousands of your peers at exciting networking events.

You can find out more here.

There is an impressive array of sponsors and exhibitors from the EMC ecosystem:

21st Century Software, Inc. DoubleBridge Technologies, Inc. MicroStrategy, Inc. Selectica ADVA Optical Networking enChoice, Inc. NetWitness SmartOptics Agilysys fme-US, LLc newScale Snowbound Software AHEAD Forefront Technologies NORTHERN STEC Inc. Anobit FusionStorm NTP Software SunGard Availability Services APTARE Generis Oxygen Cloud SYNNEX Corporation Arrow Enterprise Computing Solutions GridIron Systems, Inc. Panduit Corporation Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) Aspera, Inc. iCONECT Development, LLC Paragon Solutions Themis Computer ATTO Technology, Inc. Impact Innovations Systems, Inc. Perficient Trinity Technologies AvePoint,Inc. Index Engines Precise TriTek Solutions Avnet Technology Solutions Info X Distribution Predixion Software Varonis Axxana Informative Graphics Corp. Presidio Networked Solutions Veeam Software Corporation BMC Software Ingram Micro QLogic Virtensys, Inc. Box Innovation Data Processing Quantum Watch4net BRT, Inc. International Computerware, Inc. (ICI) Reveille Software Wingspan Technology, Inc. Citrix Systems Intransa, Inc. Samsung Electronics America, Enterprise Business Division Wyse Technology, Inc. Computer Design & Integration LLC Kroll Ontrack Sanbolic, Inc. XTRAC Solutions CYA Technologies, an enChoice company LiveOffice SANpulse Technologies Xybion Corporation DTS Software, Inc. Metalogix SAS Institute, Inc. Zettapoint, Inc.