First of all, let this be your official invitation to come! If you haven’t been to an EMC Forum before they’re epic experiences rivaled only by the likes of your own dream wedding, or one of those lucid dreamlike experiences where you can fly! Err… Maybe I’m over-selling it a bit, but no seriously. :) It’s a great time, lots of learning to be had, networking to be experienced, and lots of prizes to be won (and demos to see?!)
Ooh.. and here I’ll put in quotes the … “Marketing Slick” type of things how they perceive it to be.. and of course I’ll give you my honest impression following that as well, just to keep it real! :)
EMC Forum 2011: Cloud Meets Big Data
Chicago – Hyatt Regency O’Hare
Tuesday, July 19, 2011; 8:00AM – 4:30PM
Join us at the EMC Forum where you’ll learn how cloud computing is transforming IT and discover new ways to accelerate the journey to your cloud for increased IT efficiency and greater business agility. You’ll also learn how Big Data is transforming business and changing the world.
- Learn about the latest trends and developments in information infrastructure including cloud computing and big data.
- Understand the new roles and processes required to drive lasting change in your organization.
- Discover market-leading solutions that combine hardware, software, and services to meet the needs of any size business.
- Connect with leading cloud and big data experts and network with your peers.
Make your plans now to join EMC and our partners along with other IT and business leaders. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn how you can transform your IT organization, transform your business, and accelerate your career.
Sujal Patel, Founder of Isilon® and President of EMC Isilon Storage Division
In 2001 Patel founded Isilon with the vision that big data would soon necessitate a shift away from traditional storage architectures and toward a new, scale-out paradigm. Today this vision has become a reality as scale-out network-attached storage (NAS) has emerged as the de facto storage platform for big data. Patel continues to lead Isilon’s business in enabling its customers to turn big data challenges into even bigger opportunities.
My Honest Take
I’ve been to these things in the past, and let me tell you they know how to hit it out of the park! Whether through direct engagement (Conversations with peers, partners, vendors, friends) Attending sessions (expertise, the Q/A, others experiencing your same kind of problems) or just taking it all in; you will walk away from this event with a lot more than you came to it with! Personally, I would find myself engaged in so many conversations on every topic under the sun (Or Cloud?! … Bad pun! :)) that it’d take me literally hours just to walk a few feet. I honestly look forward to this level and type of engagement when it comes back around, fun times are had by all, and the raffle prizes? I cannot win them, but they’re pretty sweet! Definitely play the game ;)
I encourage you to attend, and at the very least you can say hi to me! (Whoa! Vanity ploy! giggle :)) I’m always happy to discuss… frankly any topic :)