Where I’ll be next week – Interop

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Conference season is full swing now. Tomorrow I’ll be flying out to Las Vegas to attend Interop. Dell will be at the show in full force, you can expect lots of updates from me here and on twitter. The Dell Tech Center will also be reporting live from the conference. I’ve also started an Interop Twitter list, let me know if you need to be added!

EMC World is in Vegas next week too – so it will be a week full of socializing with other storage professionals – in real life (as opposed to online). Since there are only so many hours in a day, I’ve tried to plan out my time accordingly. Here is my tentative schedule – but we all know how these events go. If you aren’t in Vegas next week and would like to see something covered, drop me a line. If you will be in Vegas, I hope we are able to connect!

For full disclosure, I’m able to attend the full Interop conference thanks to my #bitnorth friend Alistair Croll (thanks man!).

Sunday I should get to Vegas early in the afternoon. I’m hoping to attend some of the Enterprise Cloud Summit sessions. Sunday looks right now to be the quietest day of the week.

Monday the Enterprise Cloud Summit continues. @CXI is also hosting a party, and the Dell Storage crew will be headed there to mingle with our storage brethren. You can come too – register here.

Tuesday the keynotes look amazing. Vint Cerf is speaking, and I have to say I’m very excited for that. It will also be interesting to hear what Dave Donatelli has to say. It’s great to see a storage exec participating in a keynote session about the growth and future of IT – it just solidifies that storage is a core tenet of IT. The sessions I’m looking at are a nice mix between networking and virtualization.

Tuesday night is #storagebeers. 8 PM, Harrah’s Piano Bar. More info (and partial guest list) here. I’ll be headed there with the Dell Storage crew!

Wednesday the keynotes are about cloud computing. So far, most of the sessions I’m planning to attend are about networking. The one I’m most anxious to attend is a panel on FCoE vs iSCSI that has lots of my favorite people on it.

Thursday I have my eye on several storage sessions. This should be a good ending to a full week.

The week is really packed with activities. I hope I’m able to share some of the action with those of you who won’t be there – if you are going let’s connect!

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