SOURCE: The Pulse Network

October 28, 2011 11:00 ET

Blade Systems Insight Summit Brings Together CIOs and IT Leaders in Boston Nov 15-16 to Explore Data Center Strategies and Technologies

Leading Voices From IBM, Eaton, Raritan, Server Technology, EMC, THINKstrategies, and Ziff Davis Enterprise, Along With Green IT for Dummies Author Carol Baroudi to Help Lead 2-Day Summit at the Harvard Club

CANTON, MA--(Marketwire - Oct 28, 2011) - The Pulse Network, a leading video powered campaign and event platform, is pleased to announce the line-up and an innovative pricing model for its Blade Systems Insight Summit coming up in Boston on November 15-16. Focusing on the critical issues facing CIOs and IT leaders in a unique collaborative setting, the Blade Summit is a 2-day forum for exchanging ideas and sharing best practices among peers. This year, the summit is highly focused on the core technologies and strategies for the data center, such as virtualization, storage, data security and green technology.

Featuring presentations from top industry experts and analysts, business leaders and world-class technology providers, along with breakouts and workshops, the Blade Summit delivers an unmatched experience for delegates and sponsors.

Highlights of the 2-day agenda include:

  • An opening keynote from IBM on Top Ten Trends in Enterprise IT,
  • A day two keynote by Wayne Adams from EMC representing the Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA), on Data Center Storage Trends,
  • Sessions by noted industry watchers Jeff Kaplan from THINKstrategies and Eric Lundquist, Editor of eWEEK,
  • A Data Center Executive Panel moderated by Eric Lundquist and featuring Jon Inaba from Raritan and Mark Harris from Server Technology,
  • A Green Solutions panel moderated by Green IT for Dummies author and Redemtech Practice Advisor Carol Baroudi, and featuring Mark Harris from Server Technology, Kevin Kosko from APC by Schneider Electric, and Chris Loeffler from Eaton, and
  • A Cloud Storage panel moderated by Wayne Adams and featuring Benjamin Woo from IDC Research, John Linn from RSA and Peter Moldave from Gesmer Updegrove LLP

In addition, for the first time The Pulse Network is offering delegates an innovative pricing model to make it easier to attend: name your own price. Attendees can sign up and pay whatever they deem appropriate -- or wait until after the event and pay based on the value they received. Peer-generated pricing allows the crowd to pick the right price, and makes it easier for organizations who are watching their budgets to attend this unique event.

"This is our fifth year for Blade, and I believe it's the best program so far! We love the format of our Executive Summits, and the feedback is that there is no better venue for having real business discussions, getting a look at the latest technologies, and building your professional network," said Stephen Saber, CEO of The Pulse Network.

"SNIA is pleased to support the Blade Summit and contribute to the event's discussions around contemporary storage and data management challenges and trends experienced by CIOs and their staff," said Wayne M. Adams, Chairman, SNIA Board of Directors. "Data centers are transforming from systems of record to systems of dynamic services to enable collaborative decision with real-time information. Our members and many of the Summit delegates are at the forefront of this shift."

Sponsors of the Blade Systems Insight Summit include IBM, Eaton, Raritan, Server Technology, Schneider Electric/APC, SNIA, Electronic Environments, and DestuctData. To get more information and register to attend, please visit, and for real-time program updates follow us on Twitter @TPN_Blade.

About The Pulse Network
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