SOURCE: The ExecEvent

The ExecEvent

August 30, 2011 08:30 ET

Disruptive Technologies Panel to Be Highlight of the ExecEvent

'Not-to-Be-Missed' Session Features Companies That Are Making a Difference in the Virtualization, Cloud Industries

SANTA CLARA, CA--(Marketwire - Aug 30, 2011) - The ExecEvent, a unique technology networking and business development-only event, today announced that the "must see" panel of the upcoming Virtualization & Cloud event at the Network Meeting Center in Santa Clara, Calif., is the Disruptive Technologies panel that features CEOs of six leading companies speaking on how their innovative technology disruptively impacts the marketplace -- an educational opportunity that serves as a cornerstone for the three-day conference.

Moderated by Henry Baltazar of the 451 Group, the Disruptive Technologies panel is scheduled for 3:45 p.m. September 15. It features executives from companies considered truly disruptive to the marketplace, whether from a unique sales model, innovative pricing structure or a twist on technology. Each company will have a few minutes to describe what they do and why it is disruptive with a Q&A to follow. Participating in the panel are:

  • Avere Systems / Dale Lafferty - Dir. Strategic Alliances
  • Caringo / Mark Goros - CEO
  • Coraid / Kevin Brown - CEO
  • GridStore / Kelly Murphy - CEO
  • IO Turbine / Rich Boberg - CEO
  • Permabit / Tom Cook - CEO

"The growing need for cloud and virtualization architectures is creating challenges that are opening up opportunities for a new generation of vendors to provide disruption, which is what an event like the ExecEvent is all about," said Baltazar. "We have gathered a group of storage innovators who have the potential to reshape how we utilize key technologies such as flash and also provide innovative architectures for cloud storage and long term data retention -- and to keep things interesting we will be opening up questioning by the audience to challenge our participants and make sure this is a not-to-be-missed panel."

The ExecEvent is focused on the "hottest" new technologies with the highest visibility and potential for revenues, including cloud, virtualization, object-based storage and solid state. Additional panels include "Virtualization - New Technologies," "Cloud Gateways - The Onramp to the Cloud," "Object Storage in the Cloud," "So Much SSD and So Little Time" and "Data Protection for Cloud and Virtualized Environment." In addition to the informative presentations, there is ample time to meet, share information and form relations with top-level executives over cocktails and dinners.

Registration is now open with a fee of $975 per person. Press member registration is complimentary. For registration details and updates visit Since the event is limited to 200 and is expected to sell out, interested executives are encouraged to register now.

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The ExecEvent is an exclusive industry-insider only business development event designed to maximize growth and profit potential for CxO and VPs of vendor companies, financial executives and high-level consultants. Registration is now open and is limited to 200 qualified senior executives in the storage, networking, virtualization and cloud computing industries. For registration details and updates visit The ExecEvent is owned by Port Matters Corp.

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