Pure Storage Announces Second Annual Technology Conference, Pure//Accelerate 2017

Explore the future of cloud, applications and analytics with marquee keynotes from Cisco, Domino’s Pizza, VMware, The World Bank

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — May 16, 2017 — Pure Storage (NYSE: PSTG), the market’s leading independent all-flash data platform vendor for the cloud era, today announced its second annual technology conference, Pure//Accelerate. Attendees are invited to explore the future of cloud-era infrastructure, advanced analytics and cutting-edge application development through a series of thought-provoking keynotes and panel discussions delivered by marquee thought leaders and industry experts.

Building upon a successful inaugural Pure//Accelerate last year, the 2017 conference will feature guest speakers from technology giants such as Cisco and VMware; marquee brands including Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One and The World Bank; cutting-edge scientific minds from the UC Berkeley AMPLab; and Jeffrey Ma of the infamous MIT Blackjack Team.


Highlights include:

Keynotes from Business and Technology Innovators.

  • Liz Centoni, SVP and GM of Computing Systems at Cisco
  • Sumit Dhawan, SVP and GM, VMware
  • Kelli Zielinksi, Manager, Storage and Compute, Domino’s Pizza
  • Arthur Riel, Director, The World Bank
  • Jeff Ma, Former Member, MIT Blackjack Team
  • Scott Dietzen, CEO, Pure Storage


Featured Panelists in Life Sciences, Gaming, Pro Sports.

Join technical leaders from UC Berkeley, the Mercedes Formula 1 team, and Riot Games as they discuss today’s data explosion and the role of analytics in driving next generation innovation.


Educational Breakout Sessions.

The show floor will include four pavilions, each complete with mini theaters that will feature two rapid-fire breakout sessions per hour. These educational sessions will include technical deep dives run by Pure Storage engineers, and will feature topics around:


  • Cloud. Gain insights into cloud models, virtualization technologies and consolidation realities to accelerate your journey to the cloud.
  • Analytics. Experience application architectures and development tools that are rapidly evolving. Pure Storage has developed solutions that bridge traditional applications and next-generation web-scale applications for analytics that enable true digital transformation for enterprises.
  • Applications. Learn how to optimize and accelerate existing applications, modernize DevOps and ramp up developer productivity.
  • Pure Storage Basecamp. Dig into the architecture, capabilities and how-to’s of products core to the Pure Storage data platform: FlashArray, FlashBlade, FlashStack and Pure1®. Join us in the Basecamp breakout to engage with product and business model experts.

In addition, Pure//Accelerate will feature full 30 to 45-minute breakout sessions for large groups during the afternoons of June 13 and 14.


Pure//Catalyst CIO Summit. Pure Catalyst is an exclusive experience for forward-thinking CIOs with original research, advisory content, tools and invitation-only events designed to educate and inspire. Participants learn from leading innovators, engaging thought leadership content and unique peer support from the most brilliant minds in the industry. The CIO Summit will include welcome remarks from CEO Scott Dietzen, customer led discussions on hybrid cloud strategies and a breakout session on the Value of Hybrid Cloud led by Pure Storage CIO Yousuf Khan.

Global Partner Forum. Alongside Pure//Accelerate, all partners are also invited to the Global Partner Forum on June 12. Attendees will gain firsthand insight into Pure Storage’s vision, strategy and upcoming product announcements. The dedicated technical and business breakouts will equip partners to take advantage of market opportunities, gain competitive selling knowledge and delight customers.

Pure Investor Day. Pure will host its investor day on June 13 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. PDT. The event will be designed specifically for financial analysts and institutional investors. Stay tuned for detailed agenda.

Pure Appreciation Night. Pure//Accelerate attendees are invited to attend an after party featuring food, drinks and musical entertainment. Additional details to follow.

For more information, including conference agenda, schedule and a complete roster of speakers, visit us here.  


About Pure Storage

Pure Storage (NYSE:PSTG) helps companies push the boundaries of what’s possible. Pure's end-to-end data platform – including FlashArray, FlashBlade and our converged offering with Cisco, FlashStack – is powered by innovative software that’s cloud-connected for management from anywhere on a mobile device and supported by the Evergreen business model. The company’s all-flash based technology, combined with its customer-friendly business model, drives business and IT transformation with solutions that are effortless, efficient and evergreen. With Pure's industry leading Satmetrix-certified NPS score of 83.5, Pure customers are some of the happiest in the world, and include organizations of all sizes, across an ever-expanding range of industries.

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