Pure//Accelerate® Speakers

Pure//Accelerate® techfest22 Speakers

Build breakthrough strategies with powerful and insightful stories from industry and Pure Storage thought leaders.




Unlocking the Value of Technology and Pure’s Evergreen Offering

René López, Managing Director of Infrastructure Operations at Delta Air Lines, shares his insights on unlocking the value of infrastructure partners and how it’s helping propel Delta Airlines to new heights.

Charlie Giancarlo

Charlie Giancarlo

Chairman and CEO, Pure Storage

John 'Coz' Colgrove

John 'Coz' Colgrove

Founder, Chief Technology Officer, Pure Storage

Ajay Singh

Ajay Singh

Chief Product Officer

Surbhi Paul

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


Comcast’s Multi-year Journey with Kubernetes and Portworx

Paul Davis, Principle Engineer at Comcast, shares his insights on Comcast’s multi-year journey with Portworx.

Jason Rose

Chief Marketing Officer

Prakash Darji

Prakash Darji

General Manager, Digital Experience Business Unit, Pure Storage

Matt Burr

Matt Burr

Vice President and General Manager of FlashBlade, Pure Storage

Murli Thirumale

Murli Thirumale

Vice President and General Manager of the Cloud Native Business Unit, Portworx by Pure Storage

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Options Technology

Scottish Government ARE

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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.

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.

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