Posts Tagged ‘IT’


Rose Ross talks to Hans De Leenheer, independent Blogger and vEXPERT

August 29, 2013

Hans de Leenheer, Independent blogger

By Rose Ross, @Rose_at_O, and Rosalind Carr, @Rosalind_at_O

This summer Rose caught up with Belgium based independent Blogger Hans De Leenheer @hansdeleenheer, chatting storage, virtualization, American Football and Storage Beers… Check out his latest insights at

Q. Tell us a bit about yourself:

As I was previously a systems engineer, I suppose initially I fell into blogging by putting solutions to problems encountered into a blog to help tackle these problems. In the last three years, I have put my focus more towards storage, compiling the how to’s and offering my insights into different areas of storage and virtualization.

As I started blogging more about new products and industry moves I gained interest from the vendor community. I got invites from DELL, HP and others to come to their events as an influencer. The best thing I do is being passionate about technology and sharing that passion with others, whether that is through writing, presenting or just speaking to people in person. And that is what I do today; I represent vendors when they need someone passionate to explain their technology. Read the rest of this entry ?


Tech Trailblazers Are GO: Awards Now Open for Entries – Early-bird Deadline August 17th

July 25, 2012

Calling all innovative storage startups: The Tech Trailblazers Awards have officially opened for entries at As we recently blogged on Countdown2StorageExpo, the Tech Trailblazers Awards present a fantastic opportunity for storage startups to present their innovations to eminent influencers in the IT industry, with a chance to win business-development prizes and services worth thousands of dollars.

Stephen O’Donnell, chairman of the Tech Trailblazers Awards judging panel and consultant, analyst, author and blogger at The Hot Aisle, said, “Tech Trailblazers is designed for everyone to be a winner. The category leaders will deservedly get their certificates and trophies as well as significant industry recognition – they also get exclusive attention, coaching and mentoring from leading VCs and CTOs. However, all entrants, regardless of how well they do in the competition, get valuable prizes and services designed to help grow and develop their companies. Tech Trailblazers has deliberately set out to become a unique part of the startup ecosystem, helping young, job-creating businesses with growth, publicity and business development.” Read the rest of this entry ?


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



Too busy tweeting to blog but will be heading here tomorrow night

July 21, 2009

BCS North London Branch event:

Working IT Out – Collaborative Conflict Resolution Wednesday 22nd July 2009 18:15 BCS, 1st floor, 5 Southampton Street, Covent Garden, London WC2

All Welcome

In times of job insecurity and growing pressure, is workplace conflict increasing?
What can employers do to provide a positive environment and prevent conflict?
How can employers and employees recognise and avoid potential conflicts?
When conflict cannot be avoided, how do you reach a resolution?
At this event we will explore a collaborative approach to controlling conflict.
We will demonstrate the tools and strategies that can be used to manage and resolve conflicts.

Come to this informative event to see and learn more

Our expert presenter is:

* CHARLES CHANG FBCS, CITP, Management Consultant

Hope to see you there 🙂