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“Games” are afoot at .NEXT Europe

A world-renowned tennis champion, a game-changing BBC host, and none other than Jon Snow—get to know our full 2019 keynote lineup!

By Julie O'Brien

Our philosophy on .NEXT keynote presentations—much like our products—is all about disruption and delight. We seek presenters who share a passion for shaking up the status quo. Who are resilient and creative in the face of adversity. Who have a story to tell that will leave our guests inspired and energized.

I am counting the days until .NEXT Conference in Copenhagen, October 8-10. And you will be too when you see what we have in store for our keynotes this year.

Day 1: Cloud Tech, Cuisine, Catchy Beats, and Building “Karakter”

We’ll kick off the morning keynote on October 8th featuring the latest breakthroughs in datacenter and cloud technologies with Nutanix executives CMO Ben Gibson, CEO and Founder Dheeraj Pandey, CTO Rajiv Mirani and a host of industry guests. After a day of more than 60 breakout sessions, we’ll segue into the closing general session with three special segments. 

First, we’ll recognize the IT visionaries who are blazing new trails at their organizations. Who will take home the trophies across the four .NEXT customer award categories? Come celebrate with us and your peers in IT across EMEA!


Then welcome Scientist and Engineer Fran Scott; Peter Kreiner, the CEO of legendary Danish restaurant Noma; Tobias Mannewitz, Sr. Creative Director and Partner of KARAKTER; and Nutanix Global Design VP Satish Ramachandran, who will talk about how creativity and design are differentiating the customer experience in their respective industries.

We'll wrap up the session with a standing fireside chat featuring two of the hottest entertainers on the planet—Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, who have evolved from celebrated DJs to two of the most prominent dance music figures of modern times. Bonus - you get to experience them in action at the evening party!

Day 2: Backhand serves, black holes, and brrrrrrrr--Jon Snow!

We’ll open up day two with plenty of Red Bull and espresso after the prior night’s festivities, so you are alert, awake and ready to learn about the latest cloud innovations and see demos in IoT, Databases, and Disaster Recovery, led by Nutanix technology experts.

Immediately afterward, prepare to get served by Caroline Wozniacki! Born in Denmark, Caroline is a former number one world-ranked female tennis player, with 30 WTA titles under her belt at the age of 28. She'll share her journey to becoming one of the most influential women in international sports, and what she’s learned on and off the tennis court.


Finally, grab a mainstage seat one more time for our closing general session! First, we'll learn about an amazing feat of modern science and international collaboration that led to the first-ever image of a black hole. Dr. Katie Bouman will share how the creation of a new algorithm, a computational earth-sized telescope, five petabytes of data and four teams brought the black hole image to life. Wait...is it getting colder in here? Winter is coming, but before it does, former Game of Thrones star Kit Harington will close .NEXT with a lively discussion around growth, disruption and giving back.

Just 47 days until you can experience it all. See you soon!

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