A must-attend event for any IT leader thinking about file data.

October 4th & October 6th

 

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Spread over two days and across 20+ sessions, Nasuni CloudBound22 is a virtual conference dedicated to delivering a wealth of information aligning to today's most pressing IT hot spots of cyber resilience, anywhere access, data intelligence, and cloud portability.

We invite you to join us this October 4th & 6th for a jam-packed agenda including visionary keynote speakers, knowledgeable panelists, intimate fireside chats, and multiple networking opportunities designed to help you maximize your participation.


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What
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Who Should Attend?

From the admin level to the C-level attendee, Nasuni CloudBound22 promises something for everyone. Past attendee titles have included: CIO, CTO, CISO, VP of Infrastructure, IT Director, Storage Admin, Cloud Architect.

Key insights coupled with actionable takeaways ensure that each Nasuni CloudBound22 attendee leaves equipped with the tools to confidently address their most challenging file data and cloud-related issues.

What Will You Learn?

Stay tuned! We’re building out the agenda in the coming weeks. Sessions will align around key themes and topics of:

  • Cyber Resilience
  • Anywhere Access
  • Data Intelligence
  • Cloud Portability
  • Ransomware
  • Data Protection
  • Leveraging a multi-cloud approach
  • Industry, business, and technical tracks

How Will You Learn?

As a virtual conference, Nasuni CloudBound22 enables attendees to easily join without the hassle, worry, or cost associated with attending an in-person conference.

Post event, Nasuni CloudBound22 attendees can continue the opportunities for learning by rewatching their favorite sessions in an on-demand format.

Take a moment to look back at our 2021 conference for more insights around the types of topics and sessions that you can expect at this year’s conference.

Nasuni
CloudBound22 At-A-Glance

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Nasuni CloudBound22 brings together a community of IT peers and presents multiple opportunities for connecting through virtual networking rooms, the trade show floor, and live chat.

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Come with questions and leave with answers. Each Nasuni CloudBound22 session promises a wealth of information delivered from key business, technical, and industry leaders.

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Apply Nasuni CloudBound22 learnings to your individual organizations and accelerate your file data cloud initiatives.

Industry
Speakers


Chris Mellor

Editor
Blocks & Files

Chris Mellor is the founder of Blocks & Files and the storage editor of its sister title The Register. He has reported and analyzed IT storage matters for 20 years, starting out in the industry coding for mainframes, then installing mini-computer software and enjoying using PDP-8 tapes and early removable DEC disk drives.

David Totten

CTO Global Partner Solutions
US, Microsoft
Keynote Speaker

An energetic relationship builder with 15+ years of Microsoft leadership experience, David Totten is the Chief Technology Officer of the Global Partner Solution US organization at Microsoft, spanning across 2,000 partners and accountable for $35 billion in annual revenue. His team of 200 technical architects and strategists work hand-in-hand with partners of all sizes and types to build successful and sustainable businesses on the Microsoft platform. Previously, David was accountable for the United States’ go to market strategy for Office 365 across 18,000 accounts and 3,000 partners, blending all industries and verticals. He oversaw the Cloud Productivity value proposition, field and partner readiness, deployment programs, competitive intelligence, product evangelism, and the customer experience across the entire Office 365 portfolio of solutions.

Dennis Hahn

Senior Analyst, Data Centre
Omdia

Dennis covers data center storage technologies, including SAN, NAS, DAS, cloud storage, NVMe over Fabrics (NVMeOF), and software-defined storage (SDS). He has more than 25 years of broad storage industry technology experience, which includes storage systems design, product and project management, corporate and product strategy, and storage innovations development and market insight.

Specializing in storage technologies, Dennis has created winning products, such as the MetaStore SAN, which grew to $60 million in annual revenue. He also holds patents in storage systems design, data caching, and hybrid cloud data migration. He is certified in Agile development practices and cloud solution architectures.

Before joining Omdia (formerly IHS Markit) in 2018, Dennis worked at NetApp and contributed to the E-Series product line, which is worth $1 billion. He also held positions at Symbios Logic, Engenio, and LSI. Dennis earned his Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering at University of Wisconsin-Platteville, US and MBA from Wichita State University, US.

Jerome Wendt

President & Founder
DCIG

Jerome Wendt currently serves as the President and Founder of DCIG, LLC, which he founded in 2007. Mr. Wendt is an avid writer who has written thousands of articles that have appeared in multiple magazines, on-line publications, and websites. Mr. Wendt is recognized as one of the foremost technology analysts in the enterprise data storage and data protection industries. Mr. Wendt covers topics related to enterprise and cloud infrastructures to include all-flash and hybrid arrays, cloud computing, cloud storage, data protection, hyperconverged infrastructures, and software-defined storage (SDS).

Since founding DCIG, Mr. Wendt originated and developed the processes and methodologies that went into the creation of the DCIG Buyer’s Guides. The first DCIG Midrange Array Buyer’s Guide was released in 2010 with millions of copies of the DCIG Buyer’s Guides being distributed worldwide. These Buyer’s Guides have assisted decision makers in properly evaluating and classifying key enterprise data center technologies. The DCIG Buyer’s Guides are widely recognized and used by information technology professionals who view them as the “go-to” source if looking to understand where a product best fits in their enterprise infrastructure.

Prior to founding DCIG, Mr. Wendt served as storage engineer working for First Data Corp. He also has written and contributed to leading publications to include ComputerWorld, InfoStor, IT Central Station, SearchStorage.com, and Storage Magazine, among others. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Computer Information Systems in 1995 from Washburn University (Topeka, KS) and a bachelor’s degree in Theology in 1990 from Ambassador University (now merged with Azusa Pacific University) in Pasadena, CA. More recently, Mr. Wendt was certified as an Amazon Cloud Solutions Architect. When away from work, he enjoys bowling, camping, fishing and playing Sudoku.

Joe Marando

CIO
The Jerde Partnership

Joe Marando is the CIO for the Jerde Partnership, a global architecture firm. Joe has 28 years of experience in the technology realm including aerospace, telecom, network hardware manufacturing and education before landing at Jerde 17 years ago. When not at work he can be seen somewhere in Los Angeles riding his bicycle.

Matt Wardle

GITOps/IaC Lead
Man Group

With over 15 years’ experience in IT, across finance, healthcare, and manufacturing, Wardle is an infrastructure leader who is passionate about automation and streamlining process within infrastructure.

Neil Stewart

IT Infrastructure Excellence Lead
Fugro

Neil Stewart has over 30 years’ experience in Electronics, Software Development, IT, and IT management. He is now the Global IT Infrastructure Excellence Lead at Fugro. He started his career in electronics with Plessey, a UK Defence Avionics company in 1989. He then moved to a Scottish company specializing in control systems for Distilleries, Oil, and Gas sector in 1991. Over the years he worked with Racal and Thales before moving into the IT field around 2000 with the "Millenium" bug. He started his new career as an IT manager with Fugro. First managing three offices for the company in Aberdeen, then a few more around the UK, before he became the Country IT manager in the UK in 2017. Now he is in a global position providing proven solutions, standards, and excellence to the rest of the group.

Paul Meighan

Director of Product Management for Object Storage
AWS
Keynote Speaker

Paul Meighan is the Director of Product Management for Object Storage, spanning S3 and Glacier. With a focus on S3 since 2018, Meighan has worked on projects across the service, and has a deep understanding of S3 and its roadmap. A storage industry for more than 10 years, Meighan has worked on a range of storage and data management tech, from arrays, to backup, and now to cloud.

Randy Kerns

Senior Strategist
Evaluator Group

In his role as Senior Strategist at Evaluator Group, Randy Kerns brings expertise from virtualization everywhere to very long-term archive to help end users and vendors develop strategic plans, product roadmaps and evaluate options. He draws from over 40 years in the computer industry helping storage companies design and develop storage system products for their markets as well as advising technical professionals on how to build the best storage infrastructures to streamline their business processes.

Randy Kerns spent many years in executive level product strategy and design positions. He was vice president of storage strategy and planning at Sun Microsystems; he developed disk and tape systems for mainframe attachment at IBM and StorageTek; he designed disk systems for attachment to open systems and proprietary computer platforms at Fujitsu and Tandem Computers; and he developed tape and disk systems for three start-up companies.

Prior to joining Evaluator Group, Randy served as CTO for a company where he brought products to market addressing long term archive for Information Technology and the Healthcare and Media / Entertainment markets.

Randy Kerns earned a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from the University of Missouri at Rolla and a master’s degree in engineering computer science from the University of Colorado.

An educator and presenter, Randy Kerns has written numerous industry articles and papers and is the author of Planning a Storage Strategy, a book that offers step-by-step guidance on how to build an information storage strategy as part of a larger business process and most recently is the author of Information Archiving – Economics and Compliance, which is the first book of its kind to explore archiving of information in depth. Randy Kerns has regularly taught classes on storage technology in the United States and Europe.

Richard Davies

Manager, Network Infrastructure
Scott Brownrigg

Rohana “Ro” Meade

President, CEO and Founding Partner
Synergy Technical

Rohana “Ro” Meade is the President, CEO and founding partner of Synergy Technical, an award winning consulting firm. As the leader of a technology consulting firm focused on innovative and progressive technology solutions, a key component of Rohana’s role is to stay abreast of new and emerging technologies and trends.

Rohana has worked for public and private organizations across multiple industries, in organizations ranging from "mid-market" to Fortune Global 500 companies, holding CIO, CTO, and CEO roles. With experience in consulting, non-profit, retail, and manufacturing environments, Rohana is a leader with a balance of strategic insight, financial savvy, technical skills, and marketing acumen. Rohana has gained a reputation among teams, colleagues, board members, and customers alike as an executive with a that applies a clearly defined vision and strategy to achieving organizational goals.

Rohana is a widely sought speaker and consultant in the discipline of applying Information Technology to business needs. Rohana has presented at worldwide conferences for several large vendors, including both Oracle and Microsoft. Rohana has also been interviewed by NASDAQ, as well as being recognized by Microsoft on International Women’s Day as a leader to watch.

Scott Lowe

CEO and Lead Analyst
ActualTech Media

Scott D. Lowe is the CEO and Lead Analyst for ActualTech Media. Since 1994, Scott has helped organizations of all stripes solve critical technology challenges. He has served in a variety of technical roles, spent ten years as a CIO, and has spent another thirteen as a strategic IT consultant in higher education. Today, his company helps educate IT pros and decision makers and brings IT consumers together with the right enterprise IT solutions to help them propel their businesses forward.

Scott Sinclair

Practice Director
ESG

Scott Sinclair is a Practice Director for ESG and leads ESG's Infrastructure, Cloud, and DevOps team. As part of this role, Scott advises IT technology leaders as well as emerging innovators on both product and go to market strategy, while driving new research studies into the state of IT infrastructure, operations, and application development across the distributed cloud ecosystem.

Sean Phuphanich

Sr. Solutions Architect, WWPS
AWS

Tony Lock

Director of Engagement & Distinguished Analyst
Freeform Dynamics

Tony is an IT operations guru. As an ex-IT manager with an insatiable thirst for knowledge, his extensive vendor briefing agenda makes him one of the most well informed analysts in the industry, particularly on the diversity of solutions and approaches available to tackle key operational requirements. If you are a vendor talking about a new offering, be very careful about describing it to Tony as ‘unique’, because if it isn’t, he’ll probably know.

To keep everything balanced and grounded, Tony is intimately involved in Freeform Dynamics’ Community Research Programme, through which he stays in close touch with how needs are evolving within the IT and business community around IT service delivery. This includes all aspects of systems infrastructure and management, from desktop, through servers, storage and network, to mainframe, with particular attention paid to alternative delivery models – cloud computing, managed services, IT financing, etc.

From an advisory perspective, Tony’s comprehensive knowledge of the solution and best practice landscape makes him ideal for those who want help in understanding their options rather than having a canned set of recommendations thrust at them. His focus on core principles and his forthright but open-minded views on technology also make Tony one of the most sought after speakers in the industry for keynotes, roundtables, webinars, and so on.

Tony has a strong IT practitioner background, having held IT management positions at companies such as BP and BT, and has also worked on the vendor side of the equation at Amdahl. He became an industry analyst in 2000, has been with Freeform Dynamics since 2007, and is currently based in Germany, but also spends significant time in London and other locations around the world.


Nasuni
Speakers


Andres Rodriguez

Founder & CTO
Nasuni

Nasuni Founder and CTO Andres Rodriguez brings passion and energy to his role refining and communicating Nasuni’s technology strategy.

Andres was previously Founder and CEO at Archivas, creator of the first enterprise-class cloud storage system. Acquired by Hitachi Data Systems, Archivas is now the basis for the Hitachi Content Platform (HCP). After supporting the worldwide rollout of HCP as Hitachi’s CTO of File Services and seeing the Archivas team and technology successfully integrated, Andres turned his attention to his next venture, Nasuni (NAS Unified). Delivering value-added enterprise file services on top of cloud object storage was the natural progression of Andres’ cloud storage vision.

Before founding Archivas, Andres was CTO at the New York Times, where his ideas for digital content storage, protection, and access were formed. He joined The Times through its acquisition of Abuzz, the pioneering social networking company Andres co-founded. Andres has a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering and a Master of Physics degree from Boston University. He holds numerous patents and is an avid swimmer.

Anne Blanchard

Senior Director of Product and Customer Marketing
Nasuni

Anne Blanchard is a product marketing leader with extensive background in storage and cloud solutions. Anne is the Senior Director of Product and Customer Marketing at Nasuni. With over 20 years of storage experience at Limelight Networks, Ascential Software (acquired by Informix and IBM), Data General, (acquired by EMC), and Digital Equipment (now HPE), she brings a wealth of storage market expertise. Anne holds an MBA from the Wharton School and a BA from Dartmouth College.

Barrie Kuza

Vice President, Customer Experience
Nasuni

Barrie Kuza leads Nasuni's Customer Experience team whose goal is to be the voice of the customer within Nasuni. We work cross functionally to make sure that every customer interaction with the product and people of Nasuni is great.

Barrie has been a tireless advocate for Nasuni customers since joining the company in 2011 as a Senior Technical Support Engineer. Her role has grown steadily, mirroring Nasuni's growth, and she has taken on a variety of customer-facing positions including Manager, Technical Support; Senior Director, Technical Operations; Vice President, Customer Success; Vice President, Product Management; and Vice President, Customer Experience.

Barrie is known as a technically skilled, customer-focused executive with a track record of building support and technical relationship management teams that enhance customer success. Before Nasuni, she built and launched the technical support programs at Idiom Technologies and several other early-stage companies. Barrie began her career as a software developer before realizing she loved working with and supporting customers more.

An avid hiker and traveler, Barrie is also a mother of four. She holds a BS degree in Computer Science from Brandeis University.

Chris Tsilipounidakis

Senior Solutions Architect
Nasuni

David Grant

President
Nasuni

David Grant is responsible for all field operations, which include sales, marketing, alliances, professional services, customer success and experience.

Dave is a veteran marketer with 20 years of experience in senior leadership roles at software companies – from startups to multibillion-dollar operations. He joined Nasuni from Veeam Software, where he was the senior vice president of global marketing. Prior to Veeam, he served as the vice president, marketing at VMware. Dave also served as the CMO at two startups. Desktone, acquired by VMware, and Watchfire, acquired by IBM.

Dave has a master’s in finance from Dalhousie University and a bachelor’s in marketing from Saint Mary’s University.

Eric Toczek

Director, Sales Engineering
Nasuni

Jason DePardo

Vice President of Customer Success and Services
Nasuni

Jason DePardo is responsible for global customer support and professional services at Nasuni. He is charged with delivering world-class service and achieving top ratings in customer satisfaction as we add the world’s largest enterprises to our customer roster.

Jason has an extensive track record leading and growing successful customer service teams for mission-critical IT and cloud infrastructure vendors. After spending 9 years in Engineering and Customer Support at EMC, Jason became Director, Global Technical Support at Isilon Systems, where he helped grow the support organization by a factor of 10, expanding the team to 8 support centers and over 300 employees. When EMC acquired Isilon, Jason led the integration of the Isilon support team into the EMC support organization

Jim Liddle

Vice President of Product
Nasuni

Jim was previously the founder and CEO of Storage Made Easy. Prior to Storage Made Easy, Jim was European Sales and Operations Director for GigaSpaces after joining the company in 2006 to help expand its European operations.

Before GigaSpaces Jim was the European General Manager for Versata, a NASDAQ listed business process and rules management company. During his 6 years at Versata, Jim also worked in technical, product management, and product marketing roles. Jim has over 25 years experience in Storage, Big Data, Middleware and Cloud technologies for high growth technology companies over the last 25 years.

John Capello

Field CTO
Nasuni

John Capello plays an instrumental role directing Nasuni’s product strategy, and can often be found working with customers and technology partners to understand their requirements and identify new use cases for Nasuni’s global file system.
Before joining Nasuni, John was Vice President of Product at fast growing startups Abuzz (acquired by The New York Times) and Tabblo (acquired by Hewlett-Packard). He also served as a general manager for The New York Times Digital and as a consultant for McKinsey and Company.

Nick Burling

Vice President of Product Management
Nasuni

Nick Burling is the Vice President of Product Management at Nasuni where he is responsible for defining and executing on the roadmap for Nasuni’s innovative File Data Services offerings.

Nick is an accomplished entrepreneur and IT product executive with experience in managing all phases of the product lifecycle. He has a proven track record in identifying new market opportunities, defining strategic vision, and executing on that vision to capture market share. Nick’s background includes broad experience building and leading winning product teams with Fortune 500 companies like Microsoft and IBM, and in leading startups from launch to successful exit.

Paul Flanagan

CEO
Nasuni

Paul Flanagan is responsible for all aspects of Nasuni’s global operations. He is focused on building a world-class team of innovators whose common goal is to leverage the cloud to reinvent enterprise file storage. Paul has a wealth of experience building and leading high growth companies. As an operating executive, he has raised over a billion dollars of financing and has taken two companies from start-up to IPO with capitalizations over $1 billion. Paul has served as CEO at Rave Mobile Safety and StorageNetworks (IPO: Nasdaq), CFO at VistaPrint, now Cimpress (IPO: Nasdaq), and VP of Finance at Lasertron (Acquired: Corning) and Vitol Gas and Electric (Acquired: Coral Energy).

Paul has also spent 12 years as co-founder and managing director at Sigma Prime Ventures and as a managing director at Sigma Partners, where he led investments in Wordstream (acquired: Gannett), Bionx (acquired: Ottoboch), ReThink Robotics, High Street Partners (acquired: HG Capital/Nair), Contently, and NS1. Paul is also a founding investor and board member for Nasuni.

Paul started his career at Ernst & Young and is a graduate of Bentley University. He is Boston, through and through.

Ryan Miller

Solution Architect
Nasuni

Ryan Miller is a Solution Architect at Nasuni, with over 20 years of field experience implementing and consulting on data storage, data protection, and virtualization solutions for customers.

Tom Rose

Vice President of Technical Marketing
Nasuni

Tom Rose is Nasuni's Vice President of Technical Solutions, responsible for technical documentation, white papers, competitive intelligence, and reference architectures. His team also works closely with Nasuni's cloud partners to build value propositions that help enterprise IT organizations validate the financial advantages of the Nasuni File Data Platform versus alternatives. Tom can often be found working with Nasuni's sales team and customers as a field resource and product evangelist. Previously, Tom was CMO at Unidesk through its acquisition by Citrix, CMO at AppIQ through its acquisition by HPE, and VP Product Marketing at several other successful IT infrastructure software companies.

Event
Schedule


Welcome

Welcome to Nasuni CloudBound22

Join Nasuni CEO Paul Flanagan as he welcomes attendees to Nasuni CloudBound22. During this kickoff session, Paul will take attendees through a high-level journey of Nasuni's origin, the current opportunity in the market, and how Nasuni CloudBound22 is delivering valuable insights around today's current topics in particular, the impact of hybrid work on data access and protection, through a variety of industry and customer-led sessions.


Speaker:

Paul Flanagan

CEO, Nasuni

Microsoft Keynote

Leveraging the Power of the Cloud for Data Innovation, Efficiency, and a Competitive Advantage

In his keynote session, David Totten, CTO, Global Partner Solutions for Microsoft takes a look at the power of cloud and how organizations should be thinking about cloud file storage as part of the next generation of transformation investments. The COVID-19 pandemic rapidly accelerated the evaluation and adoption of cloud technology. Overnight, organizations learned that data needs to be accessible, protected, and secure – three areas that the cloud directly delivers on. As users demand more and more from their data, IT leaders are challenged to deliver solutions that enable users to be more productive and efficient by translating their data into competitive insights. Join this keynote session and leave with a deeper understanding and appreciation of how and why cloud technology is providing a more secure, scalable, and innovative way to manage data growth.


Speaker:

David Totten

CTO, Global Partner Solutions, US, Microsoft

Fireside Chat

Fireside Chat with Joe Marando, CIO of Global AEC Leader JERDE: Leveraging the Cloud for Continued Global Growth

A diverse group of designers, architects, and thinkers, JERDE creates multi-layered built environments full of wonder. The JERDE team has spent more than 40 years perfecting how they collaborate with each other and their clients to create thoughtful, creative solutions. For much of JERDE’s history, the traditional methods of storing, sharing, and protecting file data worked just fine. As the business expanded, however, IT leadership recognized that a change was in order.

Join this fireside chat with Joe Marando, JERDE CIO as he shares the benefits of a cloud solution through the lens of global collaboration, simple management, accelerated workflows, and rapid ransomware recovery.


Speakers:

Joe Marando

CIO, JERDE

Tom Rose

Vice President of Technical Marketing, Nasuni

Business 1

Battling the Scourge of Ransomware: How a Three-Pronged Approach Maximizes Protection

At one time, recovering from backup alone was the first step in addressing ransomware. Today, though, what used to be the front line in the battle is now considered the last bastion of a defense-in-depth strategy that relies on detection, prevention, and, ultimately, the ability to recover. During this discussion, Scott D. Lowe, CEO of ActualTech Media, will share with you key insights into each of these critical elements of a comprehensive ransomware readiness strategy and help you identify ways to increase your organization’s resiliency.


Speaker:

Scott Lowe

CEO, ActualTech Media

Fireside Chat

Fireside Chat with Arsenal Football Club: Winning With the Cloud

The Arsenal Football Club, a globally renowned Premier League Football Club, faced several key challenges relating to their digital media assets portfolio. In particular, they needed a way to globally distribute digital content, transfer and tier media assets, and secure on-premises storage. Join this fireside chat with Aliki Rodgers, senior production engineer at Arsenal Football Club and Jim Liddle, vice president for product at Nasuni as they provide attendees with a behind the scenes look at how the Arsenal Football Club is leveraging a cloud solution to create a single namespace interface, collaborate on media assets regardless of where they are stored, and improve overall workflows all while maintaining a high-level of confidence that critical security and access measures are not compromised.


Speaker:

Aliki Rodgers

Senior Production Engineer, Arsenal Football Club

Jim Liddle

Vice President of Product, Nasuni

Business 2

Another Way to Think About the Business Case for Investment in Cyber Security

Cyber security is a high priority for many organizations, but they often find it difficult to make a business case for infrastructure investment in areas such as data protection and management. A different way to approach this is to think not just of risk management and technology, but to structure the investment case around business advantage as well. Namely, to switch the conversation from infrastructure to what’s good for the business and all its stakeholders.

Topics considered will include:

  • Is information an enterprise asset or is it confined to groups and departments?
  • What the business benefits could be if it were made securely available to more users?
  • It’s vital to move at the pace of the business and IT, not that of a vendor.
  • The importance of broadening file access in terms of business advantage, rather than IT


Speaker:

Tony Lock

Director of Engagement & Distinguished Analyst, Freeform Dynamics

Fireside Chat

Collaboration Challenges and Opportunities in a Hybrid World

Join Rohana Meade, President, CEO, and Founding Partner of Synergy Technical and Anne Blanchard, Senior Director of Product Marketing for Nasuni as they take a closer look at the key IT trends that have emerged since the COVID-19 pandemic, the rise and rapid adoption of collaboration solutions – with a particular focus on Microsoft Teams and O365, and the challenges and opportunities around building a infrastructure that supports the access, security, and collaboration needs of today’s hybrid world.


Speaker:

Rohana Meade

President, CEO and Founding Partner, Synergy Technical

Anne Blanchard

Senior Director of Product and Customer Marketing, Nasuni

Thought Leadership Roundtable

Strategies and Technological Approaches for Addressing the Remote Access to File Data Problem, Data Explosion, and Why You Need an Integrated Technology Approach

Plan to attend this session for an engaging three way conversation that discusses a technology approach to the remote-access-to-file-data problem in the context of a data explosion and hence need for low-cost cold data storage. Conversation to explain why an integrated technology approach is better and why. Discussion to specifically address:

  • How and why the NFS and CIFS file services protocols are inefficient when used for remote access by single users wanting to run applications such as VDI.
  • How a separate presentation access layer of software can be integrated with the file services layer to combat the remote access inefficiencies. What interface functions are needed to integrate or bridge the two layers and why?
  • How and why a cloud-based file services layer remedies the disadvantages of central data center-based file storage systems. For example, they no longer need file lifecycle management (HSM) / storage management functionality to tier data off to cheap longer-term storage in the public cloud -because that functionality can be integrated into a cloud-based file services system.


Speakers:

Andres Rodriguez

Founder & CTO, Nasuni

Chris Mellor

Editor, Blocks & Files

Jim Liddle

Vice President of Product

Close

Day One Wrap Up

Join Nasuni founder and CTO Andres Rodriguez as he wraps up the highlights from day one of Nasuni CloudBound22 and shares some insights around several of the challenges facing IT professionals as they relate to ransomware and data protection challenges.


Speaker:

Andres Rodriguez

Founder & CTO, Nasuni

Welcome

Welcome to Day Two of Nasuni CloudBound22

Join Nasuni President David Grant as he kicks off day 2 of Nasuni CloudBound22. In this welcome session, Grant touches upon several of the key issues challenging today's IT leaders with a bit of a closer look at the topics of cloud portability and multi-cloud.


Speaker:

David Grant

President, Nasuni

Industry Thought Leadership Panel

Data Recovery in the Face of Ransomware

Ransomware is evolving, forcing enterprises to change how they prepare for attacks. While the focus on preventing attacks continues, forward-thinking organizations have accepted that no defense is impenetrable, and that any solid ransomware strategy must include a robust, reliable, and testable recovery plan. In this session, leading analysts from Evaluator Group, DCIG, and Omdia share their insights, strategies for how minimizing risk, and how the cloud is playing a key role in mitigating the threat of ransomware.


Speakers:

Dennis Hahn

Senior Analyst, Data Centre, Omdia

Jerome Wendt

President & Founder, DCIG

Randy Kerns

Senior Strategist, Evaluator Group

Anne Blanchard

Senior Director of Product and Customer Marketing, Nasuni

Business 1

Hybrid Multi-Cloud Functionality Already a De Facto Must-have for Organizations

Acquiring solutions that address hybrid cloud challenges may no longer work as over 80 percent of enterprises already use multiple clouds. Enterprises now need hybrid multi-cloud solutions. This session examines the features these hybrid multi-cloud solutions offer and how to choose the best one for your IT infrastructure.


Speaker:

Jerome Wendt

President & Founder, DCIG

Technical 1

Future of a Composable Infrastructure

Join Wintel Manager, Matt Wardle of GITOps/IaC Lead, Man Group, an active investment management firm, as he and John Capello, Nasuni Field CTO engage in a lively conversation around the various was that the Man Group is leveraging Nasuni in their environment. Hear first-hand details around the challenges encountered when working with particular data sets, the collaboration between the two organizations, and the unique ways the Man Group has engaged with the Nasuni File Data Platform to fit the needs of their business.


Speakers:

John Capello

Field CTO, Nasuni

Matt Wardle

GITOps/IaC Lead, Man Group

Business 2

Challenges of Remote and Hybird Work

We live in the era of distributed data and operations. Remote work has become the norm. Application and data environments commonly span multi-cloud ecosystems. In this discussion, Scott Sinclair, practice director from ESG, will share recent research on the how distributed data and operations are impacting businesses. And, how decision makers can position their organizations for success as environments become even more distributed moving forward.
Speaker:

Scott Sinclair

Practice Director, ESG

Technical 2

Ransomware Protection and Recovery on AWS

In this session, we will review what ransomware is, discuss foundational best practices for ransomware protection, as well as backup and recovery best practices. Then we’ll share additional resources you can use to learn more.


Speaker:

Sean Phuphanich

Sr. Solutions Architect, WWPS, AWS

Customer Panel

Overcoming Business Challenges with the Cloud: How Two Industry Leaders Are Modernizing Their Infrastructures with Cloud-Native File Services

Moderated by Barrie Kuza, Nasuni vice president of customer services, this session brings together several Nasuni customers for an interactive discussion around key areas of focus for their organizations, how the cloud is being leveraged to support a hybrid workforce (and the challenges that come with it!), delivering operational efficiencies, and remaining competitive. Speakers to also address the steps their teams are taking or considering when it comes to being cyber resilient including what keeps them up at night!


Speakers:

Barrie Kuza

Vice President, Customer Experience, Nasuni

Neil Stewart

IT Infrastructure Excellence Lead, Fugro

Richard Davies

Manager, Network Infrastructure, Scott Brownrigg

AWS Keynote

Nasuni on AWS: Deliver Petabyte Scale and High-Performance Access to Unstructured Data While Unlocking Value

Join Paul Meighan, Director of Product Management for Object Storage at AWS. Paul will walk attendees through his insights around how customers can store, protect and access their unstructured data on AWS with Nasuni. In particular, Paul will provide a closer look on how Nasuni on AWS can help customers leverage benefits including high performance, petabyte scale, built-in backup, ransomware protection, disaster recovery, global file sharing and analytics with AWS AI/ML services, all at half the cost of traditional on premises file infrastructures. This session will also highlight Nasuni and AWS customer success stories and how the solution has helped customers manage and unlock value from unstructured data cost effectively.


Speaker:

Paul Meighan

Director of Product Management for Object Storage, AWS

Close

Nasuni CloudBound22 Conference Closing

Join Nasuni CEO Paul Flanagan as he wraps up Nasuni CloudBound22 and shares some overall takeaways for attendees.


Speaker:

Paul Flanagan

CEO, Nasuni

Nasuni Support/Services

Key Consideration in Planning a Stress and Pain Free Cloud Migration

The Nasuni team of Professional Services experts has deep knowledge of cloud technologies, traditional storage and backup platforms, and cloud file services. The leaders of our organization include experts who managed Professional Services at traditional storage giants, IT veterans of global enterprises with hundreds of worldwide offices, and longtime Nasuni professionals with deep knowledge of key industries. Tune in to this session and find out just how pain-free an implementation and migration process can be with Nasuni.

Speaker:

Jason DePardo

Global Customer Support and Professional Services

Nasuni Demo

Nasuni File Data Platform Demo

Come see the Nasuni File Data Platform in action! Learn first-hand how Nasuni is making files accessible from anywhere and protected against anything.


Speaker:

Ryan Miller

Solutions Architect, Nasuni

Nasuni Demo

Nasuni Rapid Ransomware Recovery Demo

The Nasuni Ransomware Protection add-on service delivers in-line detection of live ransomware attacks with up-to-date intelligence on the latest emerging variants. Take a look at the service in action and learn how you can recover from ransomware attacks smarter and faster than ever before.


Speaker:

Chris Tsilipounidakis

Senior Solutions Architect, Nasuni

Nasuni Demo

Nasuni Access Anywhere Demo

Catch this Nasuni demo and see how Nasuni is addressing the file data access, security, and performance needs of a distributed workforce with Nasuni Access Anywhere.


Speaker:

Eric Toczek

Director, Sales Engineering, Nasuni

Nasuni Roadmap

Nasuni Roadmap

Join Nasuni's Nick Burling, vice president of product strategy for an informative session around the exciting upcoming features and areas of focus on the Nasuni product roadmap.


Speaker:

Nick Burling

Vice President of Product Management, Nasuni

Nasuni Customer Testimonials

Nasuni Customer Testimonials

Enjoy this customer testimonial video montage and hear first-hand how Nasuni is at the forefront of transforming traditional file infrastructure for these organizations.

Nasuni Cost Considerations

Cost of the Cloud/Demystifying Cloud Costs

Join Tom Rose, Nasuni Vice President of Technical Marketing as he provides an educational session around how to compare the costs of Azure Files, Amazon FSx, NetApp ONTAP, and Nasuni.


Speaker:

Tom Rose

Vice President of Technical Marketing, Nasuni

Technical 1

SharePoint, OneDrive, Teams, or File Servers?

SharePoint is being widely adopted as a cloud-based document management system. It also the foundation for OneDrive and Teams. All three offer file storage. So which one do you use? And how do modern file server replacements like Nasuni fit in? Attend this session to learn how enterprises are using all four in concert, and the technical differences and use cases for each.


Speaker:

Tom Rose

Vice President of Technical Marketing, Nasuni

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Nasuni CloudBound22 is an annual two-day virtual conference dedicated to providing IT leaders with the resources and practical skills required for their organization to build or accelerate their file data cloud.
Nasuni CloudBound22 will be held October 4th & 6th, 2022.
Nasuni CloudBound22 is a completely virtual conference. Our jam-packed agenda includes powerful keynote speakers, innovative sessions, and networking opportunities designed to equip attendees with strategic insights and tangible takeaways that can be applied real world environments.
Nasuni CloudBound22 is relevant for IT leaders across a variety of industries and responsibility levels. From admin to C-level, there are key learnings to be gained from all of the sessions that can be applied to each attendee's individual IT environment. Common attendee titles include CIO, CISO, CTO, VP of Infrastructure, IT Director, Network Admin, and Cloud Architect.
Learn from peers, industry experts, and Nasuni customers alike as we share practical insights across 20+ sessions centered around focus areas of cyber resilience, data intelligence, anywhere access, and cloud portablility. Stay tuned as we continue to build out the agenda.
There is no cost to attend Nasuni CloudBound22.
Parrish Blaszka, Senior Director, Corporate Marketing pblaszka@nasuni.com, 617.529.0115
Yes! We are excited to enable ongoing learning by offering the full conference in an on-demand format.

Contact


Parrish Blaszka
Senior Director, Corporate Marketing


Email: pblaszka@nasuni.com

Phone: 617.529.0115