Only a few more days between me and a week in sunny California…err…I mean between me and hosting you guys at Dell Enterprise Forum (DEF)!!
I’m super excited to be attending and working my 5th forum event. What makes this one super special, though, is the expansion taking the event from Dell Storage Forum to Dell Enterprise Forum. I get to introduce all of our storage influencers to some server, networking and other enterprise influencers expanding all of our networks.
One of the ways we will do this is by hosting a Think Tank. Think Tanks are a gathering of socially active folks to have a discussion that is not controlled but enabled by Dell. For the DEF Think Tank, our US-based industry influencers will come together to discuss hot topics, current trends, new challenges, and best practices in the enterprise industry.
I am thrilled to tell you all that Michael Keen will be moderating our think tank. You can learn more about Michael and his background here. Michael will bring his experience as a technology evangelist to the table by keeping the conversation fluid and engaging our influencers with one another.
The folks who will be onsite in San Jose and sitting around the table range from engineers to admins to bloggers to Dell Tech Center rockstars. Confirmed attendees include:
- Theron Conrey, @theronconrey
- Stephen Foskett, @sfoskett
- Jeff Fry, @fryguy_pa
- Tom Hollingsworth, @networkingnerd
- Roger Lund, @rogerlund
- Bob Plankers, @plankers
- Ed Saipetch, @edsai
- Mark Thiele, @mthiele10
- Christina Weil, @c_weil
- Pete Koehler, @vmpete
- Luigi Danakos*, @nerdblurt
- Shawn Cannon*, @rolltidega
* Luigi and Shawn will be participating online
The Dell Enterprise Forum Think Tank will happen next Friday, June 7 beginning at 8am PST.
For all of you who are unable to join us in San Jose this time, have no fear…we will be live-streaming the entire conversation! You can watch along as folks chit-chat and you can participate via the live-stream forum or Twitter. It will also be available OnDemand for those who are unable to play along as the event happens.
Folks from everywhere are welcome and encouraged to join us virtually! Not only do we want you all to hear what is being said, we want you to chime in with your thoughts via Twitter. Follow the Twitter stream during the event by using the think tank hashtag #enterprisechat. I have no doubt this table of influencers will keep things lively!
We held a Fluid Forward Think Tank, specific to storage discussion, at Dell Storage Forum Paris last November. Take a look at the wrap-up and photos to get an idea of how the day will go down in San Jose.
Alright, I think have rambled enough. I’m super excited to hear what you all have to say about today’s enterprise technology industry. Be sure to join us. We’ll kick off at 8am Pacific time – follow the stream on Twitter!