In just a week TECHunplugged will take place in Amsterdam. Agenda is ready, influencers are readying their sessions and we are working on last details to repeat the success of last TECHunplugged editions!

First of all, in case you missed it, TECHunplugged is a 1-day conference focused on the latest technology trends and how these technologies can be adopted by Real World IT. The format is very simple, with subject matter experts presenting what they see in the field followed by vendors bringing their point of view. The goal is to bring together end users, influencers and vendors for a day of education, information and peer-to-peer networking.

Meet our influencers!

The influencer line-up for this TECHunplugged edition is amazing and this week I will be introducing the second influencer: Nigel Poulton.

me-pic-1Nigel is a popular figure in the tech industry, renowned for his love of deep technical knowledge. He writes a popular long-running technology blog as well as hosting the popular “In Tech We Trust” weekly podcast, both known for their excellent treatment of technical topics. Nigel has worked in technology for 15 years with nearly 10 of those years spent designing and managing solutions in some of the most demanding corporate IT environments in the world. Nigel has worked his way up from changing tapes and resetting passwords to designing resilient, high performance, petabyte scale solutions. He also owns and manages production technology environments, predominantly in the financial services sector. Nigel is currently working on container technologies including Docker and he recently published a fantastic book on the topic, here the link.

Nigel will be talking about the following subject: “Container Security: Busting the myths”

And off course Nigel is also taking part in one of the AMA (Ask Me Anything) roundtables!

Meet our sponsors!

elastifile-logoElastifile was founded in 2013. Since inception the company has raised over $50M from seven strategic market leaders from across the data center and storage industries, Battery Ventures, and Lightspeed Venture Partners. The company’s 70+ employees are located throughout North America (Silicon Valley), Europe and Israel. Building on a powerful mix of experience across enterprise storage, virtualization, applications, and flash, Elastifile is poised to empower customers with truly elastic data services across their private, public and hybrid clouds.

What attendees and influencers say about TECHunplugged

“As an IT professional, it is important for me and my customers to be up-to-date on the latest technology trends. TECHunplugged’s unique format gives me the ability to discuss with industry peers, engage with tech influencers and, most importantly, get an independent and objective point of view on today’s trends and challenges.”
Max Mortillaro, Private Cloud Delivery Manager, Novartis

“I love speaking at TechUnplugged! The audience is knowledgable and interactive. The topics are on the cutting edge of IT today and really resonate with the attendees. Everyone brings a unique perspective that helps you understand the greater picture of technology today. Anyone looking to go deeper into new topics needs to attend. If you’re looking to reach an audience that loves to learn more about exciting trends in IT, you need to sponsor the event.”
Tom Hollingsworth, CCIE #29213

“Tech Unplugged is one of the most interesting and informative industry events I’ve attended in a long time! The mix of sessions from vendors, industry veterans and influencers alike, made it well worth the day out of the office!”
Alex Galbraith -Solutions Architect, Rackspace

Sign up and join us!

If you are already signed up I just want to remind you that on the 5th of October, the night before TECHunplugged, we will be having a #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 (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 75 registrations. The venue is the Crown Plaza Amsterdam (Schiphol Planeetbaan 2, 2132 Hoofddorp) and the date is the 6th of October. Here the link to the TECHunplugged website and registration form.
TECHunplugged is free for end users and independent IT professionals (there is a fee of €33 for vendor employees).