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Notable Speakers, Including Bear Grylls and Dr. Jane Goodall, to Appear at Annual Nutanix .NEXT Conference Europe in London

Conference Will Bring Thousands of Customers and Partners Together

San Jose, CA – October 29, 2018Nutanix (NASDAQ: NTNX), a leader in enterprise cloud computing, today announced the speaker line up for its .NEXT Conference Europe 2018, dedicated to innovation in enterprise cloud and datacenter technologies. The event will take place November 27-29, 2018 at the ExCeL exhibition center in London, UK.“We believe our position as a leader is a result of our strong product offering and commitment to providing our customers with the freedom they need to build their infrastructure and choose their cloud provider on their terms,” said Dheeraj Pandey, Chairman, Founder and CEO of Nutanix. “We couldn’t agree more with the Forrester report, which states that ‘hyperconvergence has evolved rapidly to reach the mainstream.  Flexible, integrated compute and storage infrastructure is central to a firm’s ability to do business in a marketplace with changing customer expectations.’ We are seeing enterprises of all industries embracing our solution, and we are proud to be a leader. We’ll continue to be hyper-focused on our customers, to enable their success and support their missions.”

In its third year in Europe, the conference will provide attendees with strategic advice for tackling today’s most pressing IT challenges. Attendees can expect to be educated on modernizing their enterprise datacenters with new ways to reduce costs and complexities, as well as enhancing their IT skills and deepening their knowledge of hybrid cloud solutions. In addition, they will also have the opportunity to hear best practices and lessons learned directly from enterprise architects and leaders in more than 60 sessions, interactive labs, and demos.

This year’s main stage features presenters who are luminaries and experts across a variety of disciplines, including:

  • Bear Grylls
    Global Adventurer, Award-winning TV Host and Best-Selling Author
  • Dr. Jane Goodall
    Founder, The Jane Goodall Institute & UN Messenger of Peace
  • Michael Ballack
    Retired German Footballer
  • Robert Gates
    Former U.S. Secretary of Defense and Current Partner of RiceHadleyGates LLC
  • Anna Alex
    Co-Founder of Berlin Start Up Outfittery

.NEXT Europe 2018 will once again provide the opportunity for hands-on experiences, demos and expert sessions with infrastructure and enterprise cloud professionals on a broad range of topics, such as:

  • IoT use cases and technology considerations for building an intelligent edge for IoT, with concept demonstrations of a software stack that solves important problems in IoT operationalization and rapid app development
  • How DevOps teams can instantly discover dependency maps of entire applications and rapidly resolve issues, all without any code instrumentation
  • Protecting applications without the need to purchase and configure multiple products and solutions to achieve DR readiness

Nutanix will also hold its .NEXT Europe Awards to recognize IT visionaries and leaders who are transforming their organizations with innovative enterprise cloud and infrastructure initiatives. Attendees are also invited to participate in the API Accelerate Lab which will take place on November 27. In the session, participants will learn from Nutanix experts how to build a custom dashboard to see their clusters’ performance in real time, then expand on it to meet customers needs.

Nutanix channel and alliance partners are also invited to the Partner Xchange Europe day on November 27. Partners can enjoy a range of channel-specific events from training and certification courses to business and technical breakout sessions, a partner-focused keynote and a special partner celebration and awards ceremony. Customers and partners will also have ample opportunity to get educated and certified in a number of hyperconverged infrastructure and cloud programs.

Supporting .NEXT Europe 2018 this year is an impressive list of more than 50 sponsors, including the following platinum sponsors:

  • Dell EMC
  • Lenovo
  • Veeam
  • Veritas


“After a tremendous conference in Nice last year, we’re thrilled to be hosting our third annual .NEXT Conference Europe in cosmopolitan London in 2018. Attendees will not only get to soak up London’s history and culture but will also hear from some of the best and brightest in hyperconverged infrastructure, hybrid cloud and automation, IoT and edge computing, blockchain technology, DevOps and even anthropology, survivalism, activism and primatology. Armed with the tools from our keynote speakers, breakout sessions and interactions with their peers, partners and customers will be prepared to return to their organizations ready to better serve the needs of their teams and end-users.”

– Julie O’Brien, Senior Vice President of Corporate Marketing, Nutani


About Nutanix

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