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This is big and bold. Be front and center for our biggest product launch in five years. Experience the excitement as we make history, changing the future of storage and the storage industry—forever.


Epic Event

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Your Data

See how Pure is speeding up, simplifying, and eliminating the rigidity of traditional data infrastructure.

the Power of Choice

Learn how Pure is delivering the technology, financial flexibility, and operational agility to make your data storage, management, and services work for you.

the Future

Get a glimpse into emerging trends in unstructured data, security, and more–all poised to change the world.

Hear from the Best and Brightest

Experience breakout sessions designed to maximize your success. Accelerate your data storage know-how with innovative perspectives, strategies, and stories that will inspire you, your team, and your organization.

Basecamp Learn how to get more from your data while reducing complexity and cost.

Analytics Solutions Explore how powerful scale-out storage delivers real time insights.

Data Protection See how Pure’s modern data protection prevents disruptions to business operations—planned and unplanned.

Cloud Agility Discover how to accelerate cloud-native and traditional applications with a unified data platform.

Database Solutions Find out how always-on, always-fast database solutions from Pure eliminate bottlenecks, complexity, and costly downtime.

Portworx/Containers Experience the Portworx Pavillion and learn why Portworx is the #1 Kubernetes data services platform for leading enterprises.

Join us June 8, 2022

Reserve your spot for Pure//Accelerate® techfest22—the place to accelerate your data success.

Meet Our Speakers

Tune in as Pure’s executives and real-life customers converge to share their vision for the future.

Special Thanks to Our Celebration Sponsors

A Recap of Pure//Accelerate® Digital 2021


CEO Charlie Giancarlo’s Keynote Address at Pure//Accelerate Digital

Blog Article

Another Pure//Accelerate Digital Is in the Books

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Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

Charlie Giancarlo

Charlie Giancarlo is Chairman and CEO of Pure Storage. He has a three-decade track record of driving growth and innovation at leading global technology companies.

Before joining Pure, Charlie served as Senior Advisor at Silver Lake Partners until 2015, and previously, Managing Director and Head of Value Creation. In these capacities, he focused on investment opportunities and business improvements across Silver Lake’s portfolio companies. Among other activities, he was a leader in Silver Lake’s acquisition and management of Skype.

Prior to Silver Lake, Charlie served in expanding senior executive roles at Cisco Systems, including Executive Vice President and Chief Development Officer. During his 14 years at Cisco, Charlie was a leader of Cisco’s multi-product, multi-market growth, driving entry into new markets, including Ethernet switching, WiFi, IP Telephony, and TelePresence.

He currently serves on the boards of Arista Networks and Zscaler, is a Trustee of Brown University, and an advisor to the UC Berkeley School of Engineering. He is a former board member of Accenture, Avaya, Imperva, Netflix, and ServiceNow.

Charlie holds a Bachelor of Science in engineering from Brown University, a Master of Science in electrical engineering from the University of California, Berkeley, and a Master of Business Administration from Harvard Business School.

Founder and Chief Visionary Officer

John 'Coz' Colgrove

John Colgrove, or Coz, is Founder and Chief Visionary Officer at Pure Storage, responsible for developing and executing Pure Storage’s global technical strategy.

Coz co-founded Pure Storage in 2009. Prior to this, he was the Entrepreneur in Residence at Sutter Hill Ventures. It was there he observed the growing acceptance of solid-state storage by enterprises.

Coz was one of the founding engineers at Veritas Software, which merged with Symantec in 2005, where his 20-year career culminated as Fellow and Chief Technology Officer for the Data Center Management Group.

He was the primary architect for the hugely successful Veritas Volume Manager (VxVM) and Veritas File System (VxFS) and later served in various other engineering, management, and consultative roles.

Prior to Veritas, Coz worked for Amdahl Corporation where he was a key contributor to the development of the UTS mainframe UNIX operating system kernel.

He holds over 170 patents in the areas of computer system and reliable data storage design. Coz has a Bachelor of Science degree from Rutgers University.

Chief Product Officer

Ajay Singh

Ajay Singh brings more than 25 years of experience in the software and services industry to Pure Storage. In his previous role, he served as Senior Vice President and General Manager for VMware’s Cloud Management business unit.

Prior to VMware, Ajay was Senior Vice President and General Manager of Hewlett-Packard’s IT Operations Management software business. He also served as Chief Executive Officer of Elastic Intelligence, an infrastructure platform-as-a-service company that was acquired by Intuit.

Ajay founded and then sold ProactiveNet to BMC. During his tenure at BMC, he held multiple executive roles and ran the service assurance, application, and DevOps business units.

Ajay holds a Master of Business Administration from Stanford University and a Master of Science in Computer Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University. He earned his bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology in Kanpur, India.

Group Product Marketing Manager, Cloud Native Business Unit, Portworx by Pure Storage

Surbhi Paul

Surbhi is a driven technologist with 15+ years of experience in business and technology roles. She has been involved in engineering, product management, product marketing roles at large global companies such as Cisco, Dell/EMC, VMware with multi-billion dollar revenues and multi-stage startups such as Arista, DSSD, RedSeal scaling from pre-revenue to $1B+, across products in networking, storage, cyber security, and cloud industry.

Currently, as a product marketer, she is leading the GTM of the flagship product, Portworx Enterprise, at Portworx (Pure Storage) and the internal/external comms. She is also an educator by passion - served as a lecturer in an engineering college in India and as a teacher at The Harker School. Surbhi has earned her Bachelor degree in Computer Sc. Engineering from India and Masters in Computer Sc. and Engineering from San Jose State University.

Principal Engineer, Software Development & Engineering, Comcast

Paul Davis

Paul Davis is a senior technologist experienced in mission-critical environments in the Service Provider, E-Commerce, Contact-Center & Financial industries. Paul is constantly exploring innovative uses of technology to solve current and new challenges.  Paul has been at Comcast for 8.5 years supporting Cloud DVR, OneOrigin Content OnDemand Project, Linear Video Distribution Edge Project, Data as a Service Platform, Elasticsearch & Kafka Managed Services, and Containerization Projects.

Managing Director, Infrastructure, Delta Airlines

René López

René López is an energetic and passionate IT executive who serves as Managing Director of Infrastructure and Hosting Operations at Delta Air Lines. René has over 20 years of experience designing, managing and supporting complex global Fortune 500 infrastructures. He is responsible for defining Delta’s s long-term Infrastructure technology strategy and vision.

Chief Marketing Officer, Pure Storage

Jason Rose

Jason joined Pure Storage in 2020 as Chief Marketing Officer. He oversees all aspects of Marketing globally, including Pure’s brand, communications, solutions, and demand-generation efforts. 

Before joining Pure, Jason was a member of SAP's Marketing Leadership team and held positions including CMO for Customer Experience and SVP of Digital Experience and Social Channels.  

Prior to SAP, Jason was the CMO at Gigya, the leader in customer-identity management. During his tenure, he helped Gigya create the Customer Identity Management category and place Gigya in the #1 position. His team led the development of a new brand narrative and sales momentum that led to the company’s acquisition by SAP in 2017. He has experience in marketing technology platforms and applications for both start-ups and large enterprises.

Jason loves spending time in Lake Tahoe paddleboarding, kayaking, swimming, mountain biking, and skiing with his three boys, three dogs, and lovely wife Yelena. Jason holds a bachelor's degree in Business Administration from Wilfrid Laurier University and is a Certified Professional Accountant.

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