The real countdown to .NEXT at the Gaylord National outside Washington, DC is on as we go 1 week until show time. I hope to see you there enjoying the opportunities to network, learning new skills and best practices, gaining visibility into future trends and capabilities, and hearing new ideas and advice from a wealth of interesting speakers.
One of the great benefits of the way Nutanix runs this event is the focus on having customers tell their stories as often as possible. It’s always better to hear the real stories about solving IT and business challenges from those whose job it was to get it right – the ones who had the most skin in the game. The extensive list of Birds of the Feather sessions are a testament to that focus. These sessions are a regular highlight when I ask past attendees to .NEXT what they liked. In case you missed them in the agenda, they will occur on Wednesday evening before the opening keynote from 4:10-5 PM. You will have to pick one as they occur concurrently.
Here’s the list:
- Financial Services
- State & Local Government/NGO
- Service Providers
- Federal – Lessons Learned in Enterprise Cloud and the Path Forward
- Retail and Manufacturing
I’m partial to the last one as I will be moderating the session, and after having talked to all 3 panelists, leaders at companies I’m sure you are familiar with, I am really excited about the deployment lessons learned, operational best practices, and strategic vision attendees will be able to take home with them.
You will hear from Tod Holsenbeck from Tractor Supply Company, the largest operator of rural lifestyle retail stores in the United States, Jeff Wente from Sprint, one of the top providers of wireless and wireline communications services, and Dillon Tenbrink from The Home Depot, a multi-national provider of home improvement supplies and services.
We look forward to seeing you in our session, or one of the others. Take advantage of the incredible opportunities of being there at .NEXT by asking your questions to the panelists in the session and making connections with the panelists and your peers when the session is over.