GestaltIT TechFieldDay is being kicked off on Thursday 8th of April 2010, a two day event by GestaltIT. The pre event party is being hosted at the Hyatt in Boston, MA on Wednesday evening.
Previous post on TechFieldDay 2, here
So here are the delegates attending this event.
All the delegates come from different facets of IT and bring a varied background in terms of technology and experience. Most of the delegates focus around Storage, Virtualization, Servers, Networking and Enterprise IT. Being in the trenches they have learned a lot, want to share the experience and bring a unique perspective on what Enterprise IT is all about and possibly help address some next generation issues.
Here are the delegates with their own areas of expertise.
- Virtualization Experts
- Jason Boche
- Carlo Costanzo
- David Davis
- Edward Haletky
- Simon Long
- Simon Seagrave
- Gabrie van Zanten
- Networking Experts
- Greg Ferro
- Storage Experts
- Robin Harris
- Greg Knieriemen
- Bas Raayman
- Not sure if I can call myself an expert…but sure storage centric
- Enterprise Experts
- Scott D. Lowe
- John Obeto
- Matt Simmons
Totally a very heavy focus on Virtualization this time around based on the heavy weight Virtualization experts we have in the team.
As for the Presenting Sponsors, here is the list of Companies we know so far that are attending
- Cisco Systems
- Data Robotics
- EMC Corporation
And sure, many more non-presenting sponsors of dinner and GestaltIT parties.
So some of the technology we are looking forward to hear and talk about this week
- Cisco Systems:
- UCS, Nexus, Cisco OTV and Long Distance vMotion.
- Data Robotics:
- Drobo Elite, Drobo Pro and Drobo FS
- EMC Corporation:
- Unified Storage, Federation, vBlocks, VCE Acadia, FCoE, Symmetrix
- HP Company:
- IBRIX or now called the HP X9000
- Optimization and Capacity Tools for VM environments
Be Prepared, if you are coming to the GestaltIT Tech Field Day and are on either side of the fence….
So after attending the Tech Field Day in San Francisco, CA late last year and having attended some Storage Tech days at HP, here is my advice to everyone either attending as delegates or presenters.
- Expect hectic two and a half days
- Be prepared for less sleep
- Mental exhaustion
- No time to blog
- Network with fellow Delegates
- Roundtable discussions
- Record, Record, Record
- Come armed with your Twittering and Blogging tools (Camera, Video Cam, microphone, batteries, memory sticks, etc…
Here is the post by the previous TechFieldday delegates, talking about being armed with all the necessary tools and the expectations with Techfieldday
For the presenters…
- Stop the crap
- Be heavily prepared
- Give information that people are looking for
- Expect the unexpected
- Have answers ready, not let me get back to you
And if you are presenting, I would highly recommend reading this post by the previous TechFieldday Delegates, as to what is fair…
The technology innovators, I would highly recommend pick the brains of these invited delegates, get them to share some of their experiences, understand what they see in the industry, where they see things are headed, where they see issues, what they consider as your organizations positive and negative points. Share!! Share!! Share!!
So…………… are you ready for the action, tweets, technology talk, deep dives and an opportunity to learn more about Enterprise IT? The after effects of TechFieldDay are typically seen for weeks in form of twitter chatter, blog posts and vendor communication.See you all soon……delegates, vendors, presenters and technology innovators…
For the fellow twitter friends, you can follow me on Twitter @storagenerve, Twitter hashtag for GestaltIT Tech Field Day is: #TechFieldDay.
You can follow (list) all TechFieldDay 2 Delegates on Twitter here.
The sponsors are each paying their share for this non-profit event. We, the delegates, are not paid to attend this event. Most of us will take some days off from our regular job to attend. What is paid for us is the flight, meals and the stay at a hotel. We are not required to write positive, negative or neutral reviews about any vendors or this event.