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TECHunplugged London, update #5

TECHunplugged London, update #5

07:25 03 May in Community, Conference, Content, Uncategorized

9 days! Only 9 days before TECHunplugged London.
On the 12th of May, at the Kensington Close hotel, End users, influencers and a few selected sponsors will be meeting up to discuss the latest trends of IT, the event is free but seating is limited (and we are close to 130 registrations!!!). If you plan to attend it’s time to reserve a seat. join us now!
TECHunplugged is a one-day conference focused on the latest technology trends and how these technologies can be adopted to the real world. In fact, Real World IT is the theme of the day. The format is simple. Selected industry influencers present on what they see in the field, followed by vendors presenting their solutions and points of view. Our goal is to bring together end users, influencers and vendors for a day of learning, exchanging information and peer-to-peer networking.

Meet our influencers!

The influencer line-up for this TECHunplugged edition is amazing, as well as the agenda for the day, and this week I will be introducing Greg Ferro.

Screen Shot 2016-02-13 at 13.52.01After surviving 25 years as network engineer/architect for large corporate IT companies (more than 10 years as freelance), Greg became co-host of the Packet Pushers podcast and independent technology analyst. Today he publishes regular perspectives and analysis on the Packet Pushers Weekly and Network Break podcast and writes at writes regularly at He is a well known speaker and presenter.
He has worked across a wide range of industry verticals including web, finance, medical, infrastructure and carrier while deploying and operating data centres, WAN and high security gateways. He has some industry certifications and recognition. You can find Greg here:
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Twitter: @EtherealMind

Greg will be talking about: Upgrade Your WAN to Internet To Improve Cost and Performance

The Corporate WAN is a huge cost of between 40-80% of networking budgets. In 2015, Software Defined WAN rapidly emerged offering a way to quickly cut those costs by using the Internet, improve application performance and implement network monitoring so that service providers are being held to account for poor services.
This session covers the business & technology factors that drive the Software Defined WAN so that you can be informed on why and how you should be implementing it.

Greg will also take part in one of the AMA (Ask Me Anything) roundtables, a moderated panel where attendees can ask their questions directly to influencers and sponsors.

Meet our sponsors!

logoThere will be 7 sponsors in the UK, and they are preparing amazing content for the conference… and this week we are talking about HGST.

Drawing on the heritage of invention that first introduced the hard disk drive, HGST (formerly Hitachi Global Storage Technologies) is a new type of storage company for a new world where ever-increasing amounts of content are being generated from cloud services, Internet content providers, social networks, mobile devices, Big Data and enterprise business transactions.
HGST has an unmatched reputation for product quality and reliability; offering award-winning enterprise optimization software and a broad portfolio of innovative, high-quality hard disk and solid state drives that store, manage and protect the world’s data. Our intelligent storage solutions are trusted by enterprises, Internet companies, consumers and creative professionals to store and manage their data efficiently and securely.
HGST is a wholly owned and independently operated subsidiary of Western Digital Corporation,
For information about Western Digital Corporation, parent company of HGST, click here.

This is the first time for HGST at a TECHunplugged event, and we’re really looking forward to hearing more about their technology!

Sign up and join us!

If you are already signed up I just want to remind you that on May 11th, the night before TECHunplugged, we will be having #Storagebeers. This is another great opportunity to meet up with other peers and have an informal chat about IT, new technologies or whatever you like. (RSVP here!)
If you work for a vendor, remember that you have to pay a round of beers to attend…
If you haven’t registered yet, better hurry! Seating is limited and we already have 130 signed up. The venue is the Kensington Close Hotel (very central and easy to reach by tube or cab). Here the link to the TECHunplugged website and registration formAgenda is available here.
TECHunplugged is free for end users and independent IT professionals (there is a fee of £25 for non-presenting vendor employees).


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