What to expect from Veritas Vision 2016 #vtasvision

Information management company Veritas holds its Veritas Vision 2016 conference (hashtag ) on September 12-14, 2016 at the Aria Resort and Casino in Las Vegas… so what can we expect?

After all, September (and October) is core tech conference season meltdown. Technology firms clash for dates, hotel rooms and rock stars as they attempt to bring together what today (for most vendors and certainly for Veritas) is more than just a conference… today the event itself is:

  • a conference
  • an expo
  • a developer/data engineer learning hackathon experience
  • a keynote presentation stage
  • a networking arena
  • a party

Data is the new currency

Vision says that it recognises that we live in a world where data is the new currency and that its event will “foster important conversations” about the future of information management.

The event itself will focus on investments in cloud, open source and software-defined storage.

“The exponential growth of data and the resources needed to manage it are two of the most pressing issues facing businesses today,” said Lynn Lucas, chief marketing officer at Veritas. “It’s not just the volume of data. It’s also where it resides and how it travels between private and public clouds, virtual environments and back to on premises. Businesses must have a strategy for data and information management, and Vision is the industry conference dedicated to helping organisations hear best practices from other industry leaders and fine tune their own strategies.”

Veritas Vision will feature over 40 hands-on labs, with sessions focusing on topics including data protection, open source strategies, software-defined storage, copy data management, information governance and business resiliency. The week also sees more than 50 breakout sessions to interact with and learn from product managers, business leaders and solution engineers.

Keynotes from featured industry thought leaders, partners and Veritas executives will include the following:

  • Ana Pinczuk, chief product officer at Veritas
  • Bill Coleman, CEO at Veritas
  • Doug Laney, vice president and distinguished analyst at Gartner
  • John Willis, director at Docker
  • Kenneth Cukier, data editor at The Economist
  • Kirk Goldsberry, VP for San Antonio Spurs and visiting Harvard professor
  • Nan Boden, head of global technology partners at Google
  • Nate Silver, celebrity statistician and founder of FiveThirtyEight.com
  • Radhesh Balakrishnan, general manager, OpenStack at Red Hat

The most (deep geek) interesting section of the event planner is here veritasvisionbreakoutsessions where you can find the more gutsy sessions such as ‘Getting to done with OpenStack’; ‘Maximising your container success with Docker’ or perhaps ‘Managing unstructured data growth via software-defined storage’.

The event website is linked here… oh and the party, it’s Styx, so Come Sail Away.

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