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Nutanix Adds New Speakers from Google, Dropbox, Harvard Business School, Indiana Pacers and More to .NEXT Conference 2017

Industry Luminaries Will Gather June 28-30 to Discuss the Business and Technology Impact of the Enterprise Cloud

SAN JOSE, Calif. – May 8, 2017 – Nutanix (NASDAQ: NTNX), a leader in enterprise cloud computing, today announced additional industry speakers at .NEXT 2017, the company’s annual user conference, including Diane Greene, Senior Vice President, Google Cloud; Kirk Skaugen, Executive Vice President and President of Lenovo’s Data Center Group; Deepak Malhotra, Eli Goldston Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School; Adriana Gascoigne, CEO and Founder of Girls in Tech; John Bates, author of Thingalytics; and former NASA Principal Investigator and CTO of Houston Mechatronics, Nicolaus Radford.

Now in its third year, .NEXT showcases how innovations in enterprise cloud and datacenter technologies are transforming the way businesses operate. This year’s conference will feature thought provoking discussions such as the “Build, Buy or Blend: Today’s Cloud Conundrum” main stage panel with Virginia Gambale, JetBlue board director and Managing Partner of Azimuth Partners; Akhil Gupta, VP of Infrastructure at Dropbox; and Lester Lewis, Deputy Chief Information Officer of Clark County, Nevada. Plus, attendees will get hands-on with new cloud solutions for virtualization, disaster recovery, devops, and unstructured data capabilities.

NEXT 2017’s existing lineup of distinguished leaders, which includes Not Impossible Labs Founder and CEO Mick Ebeling, Nasdaq President and CEO Adena Friedman and SAP CEO Bill McDermott, will be further bolstered by industry luminaries and executives, including:

  • Jon Walton, Chief Information Office for the County of San Mateo, California
  • Brian Anderson, Director of Information Technology, Boston University, College of Arts & Sciences
  • Chris Heidbrink, VP, Product Engineering, Dimension Data
  • Kevin Naylor, VP, Information Technology, Pacers Sports & Technology
  • Chris Wahl, Chief Technologist, Rubrik
  • Mat Mathews, Co-Founder and Vice President, Product Management, Plexxi
  • Alton Levesque, IT Strategic Director, Laboratory Corporation of America
  • Jason Kimrey, Managing Director, North America Partner Sales, Intel

The conference will take place June 28-30, 2017 at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in the Washington, D.C. metro area. Some of the newly added technical sessions include:

  • “Infrastructure Strategies for Mode 2 Apps” – How to get the most out of your cloud native applications
  • “Picking the Right Cloud for Your Applications” – An in-depth technical session on choosing the right cloud for every workload and use case
  • “Machine Learning for the Masses” – How new levels of datacenter efficiency can be achieved using advanced machine learning technology
  • “IoT and Edge Computing” – How to create and run agile, intelligent machine-to-machine applications to drive higher business value
  • “Building One-click Hybrid Clouds with AWS” – Making the public cloud an integral part of an overall hybrid cloud architecture


“Along with our existing lineup, these additional speakers promise to provide .NEXT 2017’s attendees with even more intriguing and insightful ideas around how to use enterprise cloud and datacenter technologies to create more value for their business. We’re excited to share such a diverse lineup of IT and business professionals at .NEXT to help us celebrate our first industry conference as a public company.”

– Julie O’Brien, Vice President of Corporate Marketing, Nutanix

Additional Resources:

  • To learn more about all of the speakers and sessions, visit
  • This year’s conference will also feature the second annual .NEXT Awards, which recognize IT visionaries and leaders who are transforming their organizations with innovative enterprise cloud and infrastructure initiatives. Find out more here.
  • Supporting .NEXT 2017 is an impressive list of sponsors including Dell EMC, Intel, Lenovo, Arista, CDW, Comtrade Software, Exagrid, Illumio, Plexxi, Rubrik and Worldwide Technology, Inc. The complete list of sponsors can be found here.

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