Event Recap: 2017 IPDS Tech Summit

Posted by Michelle Gifford on August 24, 2017 at 11:03 AM
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The Third Annual IPDS Tech Summit is in the books!

The third time is definitely the charm, as our event grows to be bigger and better every year. 


Kicking it off with a couple of smiling faces at registration, attendees of the 2017 IPDS Tech Summit were set to have a great day. With breakfast (literally) around the corner, clients and partners trickling in, the Tech Summit was off to a solid start. 


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The IPDS Keynote began promptly at 9:00am, which included a warm welcome from Tom Murphy, IPDS President and Dave Balch, IPDS VP of Strategy & Marketing. 

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After the Keynote, we kept the ball rolling with the following schedule: 

  • 9:30am: DellEMC - Leading the IT Transformation Wave (Chris Ghiorzi, Mid-Atlantic Field CTO)

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  • 10:00am: Modern Infrastructure Solutions:  Converged/Hyper-Converged Systems (Matt Heyer, vArchitect - Converged Platforms and Solutions Division)
  • 10:30am: Utility Billing for Modern Infrastructure (Kyle Fredette and Greg Luedke of Winthrop Resources)

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    • 30 MINUTE BREAK

  • 11:30am: Isilon Gen6 for HPC, Hadoop, Splunk & Video Surveillance (Nick Ruggiero, Isilon Corporate Advisory Engineer at DellEMC)

  • 12:00pm: DellEMC Client Solutions (Michael Kubba, IPDS Client Solutions Specialist)

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  • 12:30pm: Intelligent Archiving (Dave Balch, IPDS)

  • Wrap Up and Lunch

This kicked off the "afternoon activity" portion of the event. Attendees were given the choice between the IPDS Golf Tournament, Mini-Golf/Frisbee Golf, or "on your own."

The golfers braved the heat and still were able to strike some poses for their debuts on the IPDS blog: 

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Let us not forget the Mini-Golf tournament led by Brian O'Mailey... 

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Afternoon activities were followed by dinner - jam packed with a plethora of raffle and golf prizes, and silent auction items. The rules are simple, find an IPDS golf ball and receive raffle tickets to submit at dinner for a chance to win a raffle! 

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Fill out a comment card and receive 10 raffle tickets. Give compliments/negotiate for more raffle tickets from any ticket holder (Michelle, Diane, Melanie) and you will most likely receive more.

Bribery is not off the table... it should definitely be noted that two clients picked up on Michelle's love for Diet Coke and found 2 bottles for her... ON A PEPSI CAMPUS! (jackpot of raffle tickets!) 

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Silent Auction Items Benefiting the Allen Thomas Memorial Fund.

Allen Thomas was a member of our Delivery Team at IPDS.
He lost his battle with esophageal cancer on Friday April 22nd, 2016.

Allen leaves behind a wife and two beautiful daughters, Miranda and Katherine.
When service arrangements were being made his family announced, “In lieu of flowers, the Allen Thomas Memorial Fund is established as a college fund for Miranda and Katherine.”

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Thanks to your generosity, we raised a total of $890 for the Allen Thomas Memorial Fund! We can't thank you enough for your participation and support. 

 

Overall, the 2017 IPDS Tech Summit was a huge success. We loved spending time with our clients and partners, and gathered some great feedback to make next year's event even bigger and better! 

If you are interested in attending the 2018 IPDS Tech Summit, sign up for the Tech Summit Email list below to be sure you don't miss any updates as they are announced! 

 

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