Posts Tagged ‘bdevent’


ExecEvent – One we really didn’t want to miss

February 4, 2011

by Rose Ross, @Rose_at_O

Alright, enough of this!

We were very much hoping to get over to Palo Alto last week for the ExecEvent (formerly the BDEvent reviewed here previously) but the planets didn’t align. We’ll try to get over it and focus on better timing for our calendars for Boston in June and London hopefully later this year.

Anyway, to share some of the great stuff from last week’s fun here is founder and organiser, Greg Duplessie’s insight into the days there in a tid bit format here. Enjoy!


TheBDevent June 2010 details unveiled

March 11, 2010

The Countdown 2storageexpo team have just learnt the gen on TheBDevent, planned for June in Boston. Next week, the team will be interviewing the team behind it and some of the European attendees from the January 2010 event to get the full scoop. In the meantime, here’s the official announcement:
It is a technology networking and business development-only event, today announced details for its June 2010 conference, to be held June 15-17 in Boston, MA at the Sheraton Boston Hotel. Registration is now open and is limited to 200 qualified senior executives in the storage, networking, security, virtualization and cloud computing industries.
TheBDevent offers educational, networking and business development opportunities without the sales and marketing distractions of typical trade shows. “The time and effort to attend TheBDevent in Palo Alto by our executive team was well worth it,” said Brian Reagan, senior vice president of marketing and business development at Xiotech Corporation. “We were able to save money and maximize our time with multiple meetings over three days because the pertinent players and industry influencers were in one place at one time for this specific purpose – to meet with each other, see what business could be done, and get the company message out.”
Peter Levine, senior vice president and general manager of the Datacenter and Cloud Division at Citrix Systems, will provide a keynote address. Dr. Peter Cowden, a recognized leader in the field of executive career management and founder of Executive Destinations, will speak on leadership and success in technology companies, and Peter Bell, general partner at Highland Capital Partners, will offer insights into breakthrough technology investments, what it takes to get the venture community seriously interested, and the key criteria required to build a successful business. In addition to the featured speakers, executives from large system vendors will join for panel discussions on hot technologies and where business development activities should be directed for the foreseeable future.
Peter Levine states, “I participated in the very first BDevent and enjoyed having focused discussions with other industry executives. I look forward to meeting and networking with partners and industry insiders at the upcoming Boston event.”
The successful Palo Alto BDevent, held in January, attracted executives, consultants, and financial experts, including more than 40 CEOs and featured keynotes by David Hitz, executive vice president and founder of NetApp, and Jack Domme, CEO of Hitachi Data Systems.

Registration is now open with a fee of $675 per person prior to April 24th. Press member registration is complimentary. For registration details and updates visit

About TheBDevent

TheBDevent is an exclusive industry-insider only business development event designed to maximize growth and profit potential for CxO and VPs of vendor companies, financial executives and high-level consultants. TheBDevent is based on a collaborative effort of industry insiders, spearheaded by Greg Duplessie, General Partner at Ridge Partners, LLC. Information can be found at

VaNessa Duplessie, Ridge Partners, LLC