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OpenStorage Summit 2012 Extends Call for Speakers

The Call for Speakers has been extended for the OpenStorage Summit 2012. Mark your calendars – Nexenta will host the third annual conference and tradeshow on October 31 – November 1, 2012 at the Doubletree Hilton in San Jose, California. Abstracts for consideration must be received by this Friday, July 13, 2012. Guidelines are available at http://www.openstoragesummit.org/call_for_speakers.html

Join previous distinguished speakers such as Arista Networks, VMware, Enterprise Strategy Group, Cloudscaling, Joyent, and LSI. With an expected 1,000 attendees, OpenStorage Summit 2012 is the premiere educational event focusing on the transformation of the storage industry through innovative, open technology solutions.

The planning committee is already reviewing plenty of engaging conference topics, such as: virtualization, cloud technologies, performance, Big Data, high availability, OpenStack, backup, and more. Submit your topic today and influence this year’s Summit agenda. All speakers will receive free admission to the pre-conference Nexenta training sessions and the OpenStorage Summit, along with a video of their presentation.

The interactive event will feature keynote addresses, lively panel discussions, vendor-neutral case studies, and best practices for evaluating and deploying innovative storage systems. For more information, visit http://www.openstoragesummit.org or email info@openstoragesummit.org.

Call for Speakers

The OpenStorage Summit welcomes speaker proposals covering unique technology applications, expertise, customer success case studies, real-world challenges, and other relevant presentations. The conference tracks serve architects, systems engineers, developers, technology support administrators, CIOs, CTOs, and IT managers. Presentations of a commercial nature, or promoting a particular product or platform, will not be considered.

Proposal Guidelines

Those interested in presenting at the OpenStorage Summit 2012 should email submissions containing the following information, by Friday, July 13, 2012:

  • Abstract of your presentation
  • Speaker bio
  • Speaker name(s)
  • Mailing and email address
  • Telephone and cell phone numbers

Please also include complete contact information with the submission, including: name, title, company, phone, and email. Submissions may be emailed to Loretta Lowe: content@openstoragesummit.org

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Bill Roth is a Silicon Valley veteran with over 20 years in the industry. He has played numerous product marketing, product management and engineering roles at companies like BEA, Sun, Morgan Stanley, and EBay Enterprise. He was recently named one of the World's 30 Most Influential Cloud Bloggers.