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Don’t miss all the keynotes and great content in the first week of Pure//Accelerate. Great speakers, great information, and all the latest on cloud.

Cloud Week’s a Wrap. Next Up, Data Protection

Pure//Accelerate Digital started off with a bang as we focused on ways you can simplify your cloud journey. Here’s a recap of Cloud Week and a look at what’s ahead in Data Protection Week.

Create Business Breakthroughs

Pure//Accelerate Digital 2021 is all about helping you maximize data to support digital business initiatives. Connect with industry thought leaders and technical experts to discover how the Modern Data Experience can accelerate your business and make you a tech superhero.

Top Reasons to Attend

Attend Pure//Accelerate to match technology to your business goals. This is the place to break through bottlenecks. Gain a competitive edge while eliminating risk, controlling costs, and simplifying IT operations.

Boost your data management knowledge with in-depth storage product and solution integration sessions.

Gain insights from Pure experts and superhero customers on solving challenges facing today's IT teams and leaders.

Power your cloud-native future and see how Portworx® and core Pure technology can simplify and accelerate your cloud journey.

Discover how Pure’s storage-as-a-service portfolio maximizes outcomes and reduces complexity.

Superheroes Take Center Stage

Introducing our special guest speakers: actor, producer, and entrepreneur Zoe Saldana and award-winning actor Jeremy Renner.

What to Expect

Hear from technology and real-world superheroes. Leaders, experts, and visionaries share key insights, best practices, and more. Hear from forward-thinking voices from Pure, the world of technology, and other industries.

Keynote Speakers

Join us for inspiring keynotes and panels featuring Pure executives and thought leaders who will inform, inspire, and motivate.

Tech Bytes

Access weekly, must-see nuts-and-bolts content featuring tech experts, customers, and industry speakers.


Participate in live, moderator-led discussions tackling current and future trends to leave you inspired with actionable strategies. Signups will open in April.

Pure Food for Thought

Explore topics and acquire knowledge during our lunch and learn sessions. You’ll hear from experts and have the opportunity to engage with speakers and peers in live sessions, with time for Q&A.

Featured Speakers

We’re bringing leaders to inspire, provide unique perspectives, and deliver insights to help you create breakthrough success. Check back soon for a full list of speakers at Pure//Accelerate Digital 2021.

Charlie Giancarlo

Charles Giancarlo

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Pure Storage

John 'Coz' Colgrove

Zoe Saldana

Actor and Producer, Guest Speaker


Jeremy Renner

Award-winning Actor


Cori Gordon

Owner, Cortoyou LLC


Julia Palmer

VP Analyst, Gartner


Tim Ryan

Chief Information Officer, Aegis Sciences Corporation

John 'Coz' Colgrove

John 'Coz' Colgrove

Founder, Chief Technology Officer, Pure Storage


Ron Thompson

Agency Chief Data Officer (CDO) and Deputy Digital Transformation Officer (DDTO), NASA


Charles Zaffrey

Senior SRE Manager – Orchestration, Roblox


Cathleen Southwick

Chief Information Officer, Pure Storage

Weekly Schedule At-a-Glance

Pure//Accelerate is a five-week, digital event with sessions set for Monday through Thursday. Start planning your schedule! APJ sessions +1 day.

Accelerate Event Schedule

Breakthrough at Pure//Accelerate™

Find out how the Modern Data Experience delivers a competitive edge for you and your company.


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