You read all the trending blogs and news sites. You subscribe to all the email lists in the industry. Basically, you do everything you can to stay up-to-date on the latest cloud and IT news and emerging technologies.
But, what about conferences? Sure, we all lead busy lives. Finding time for sushi karaoke night is hard enough, let alone traveling out of town for a conference.
But, if you want to beat the competition (and, I’m betting you do), you need to network and rub shoulders with thought leaders and experts at the top conferences in your niche or industry. That way, you’ll keep on top of popular cloud technologies and industry updates all while having a blast with your peers.
So, what conferences are worth your time and money? We thought we’d do the legwork for you and compiled a list of upcoming conferences you can’t miss out on:
1) 2016 .Next on Tour
Title: 2016 .Next on Tour
When: Sept – Nov 2016
Where: All over the country!
Gain proven strategies for delivering frictionless IT services at Nutanix’s 2016 .NEXT on Tour conference! From September to November 2016, .NEXT on Tour will be traveling to major cities across the country to present live demos of the Nutanix hyper-converged platform.
You’ll have a chance to engage with peers on best practices in virtualization, application design and cloud technologies. Not to mention, you’ll get a sneak peek of the groundbreaking new Nutanix capabilities. And the best part? Razor Technology will be there!
You can find full details and register for the conference here.
2) ZertoCON Local
Title: ZertoCON Local
When: Sept – Nov 2016
Where: In a city near you!
Did you miss ZertoCON’s inaugural conference this past May? No worries; ZertoCON Local is bringing the best of ZertoCON right into your backyard!
With over 30 global road shows planned from September through November, ZertoCON Local is a fantastic opportunity to discuss best practices with peers and educate yourself on the hottest topics in the industry: ransomware, IT resiliency and more.
Oh, and did we mention that we’ll be attending this conference too, so you’ll get plenty of quality time with yours truly?
Find a conference in a city near you here.
3) NetApp Insight 2016
Title: NetApp Insight 2016
When: Sept. 26-29, 2016
Where: Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas
This is a big one. NetApp Insight is NetApp’s annual technical conference for storage and data management professionals. You can choose from almost 300 technical sessions, participate in a Hands-On Lab, earn FREE NetApp Certifications and witness live demos of exciting new technology at the solutions expo: Insight Central.
Also, you can chat with the SolidFire team and take a closer look at their technology. You’ll gain crucial insight (see what we did there?) into the industry and connect with some of the industry’s leading experts.
What’s more, you’ll see Andy Grammer, known for his hit song “Honey I’m Good (WARNING: this catchy song will get stuck in your head!),” perform live at the Attendee Appreciation Event on Wednesday, September 28.
And, once again, you’ll have a chance to meet up with Razor Technology! So, there’s really no reason to not attend this conference…
Learn all about NetApp Insight 2016 and register here.
So, that wraps up our list of the best conferences to attend in the next few months. You’ll leave these conferences ready to tackle your most stubborn IT challenges and with better insight into the industry. And, you’ll get to see our team’s smiling faces as a bonus!
Are you attending any of these conferences? If so, what are you most looking forward to?
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