We’ve had a series of “sector” events for the two broad sectors — next-generation infrastructure and digital media — where we focus our investments. We’ve had three annual Video Summit get-togethers and we’re coming up on our 2nd annual StorageFest next week (January 10th in NY, to be exact).
StorageFest 1 was an informal get-together of some 30 storage business executives, entrepreneurs, OEM heavy hitters, investors, and analysts. It was out in Palo Alto piggy-backed on Greg Duplessie’s ExecEvent last winter.
This year we’re getting north of 60 guests in NYC. What people get out of a meeting like this is intimacy and unfettered discussion. At SF2 we’re going to talk about two big topic areas:
- Mind of the Customer. We’ve got several storage leaders from big customer organizations coming to SF2, and we’re going to have a free-flowing discussion about what customers actually want (as opposed to what the rest of us in the ecosystem often think they want). Curtis Preston will be proud of us!
- Big Data. We want to separate hype from reality. What are the actual Big Data projects going on now and in the next few quarters/years?
Looking forward to seeing everyone. And stay tuned to #storagefest.