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Join us on July 24th, 5:30pm at Aqua by El Gaucho to

accelerate your hybrid it strategy

Join the conversation with innovative companies such as Microsoft, PacketFabric, Lightbits, VAST, and Sabey Data Centers 

Dinner, Drinks, & Data

Join us for an unparalleled dining experience overlooking Elliot Bay at AQUA by El Gaucho, conveniently located on the Seattle waterfront.

Awarded The Washington State Wine Commission’s 2015 Restaurant of the Year, AQUA sparkles at the tip of Pier 70.

Walls of glass showcase Seattle’s finest views of Elliott Bay. The expansive outdoor deck is especially attractive on summer evenings.

Offering Seattle’s best waterfront dining experience, AQUA by El Gaucho showcases a dinner-as-theatre philosophy.

Bringing together forward-thinking innovators in technology

Speakers & Panelists

A brief evening program will include speakers from several cutting-edge companies.

Jaime Schmidtke

Cloud Networking Specialist
Microsoft

Jaime is responsible for the Azure Networking business in the Americas Time Zone for Microsoft.  He primarly focuses on unblocking customers with Azure Networking solutions such as ExpressRoute, Virtual WAN, Azure Front Door, VPN and other services under the Azure Networking umbrella.  He has been with Microsoft for 5 ½ years. He also has previous experience working with Microsoft sales and product teams while at Citrix leading the Microsoft Relationship for the East Region.

Tim Mirick

Tim Mirick

Senior VP, Sales & Marketing
Sabey Data Centers

Tim Mirick is responsible for new client development for Sabey Data Centers. Tim brings nearly twenty years of broad technology experience to Sabey Data Centers having held executive positions at American Express, Amazon.com and RealNetworks. He has built, led and been part of multiple high performing sales organizations specializing in driving adoption of nascent services and products including IaaS, SaaS and PaaS offerings for enterprises, developers and consumers.

Anna Claiborne

Anna Claiborne

SVP Software Engineering
PacketFabric

Anna Claiborne is SVP of Software Engineering and a co-founder at PacketFabric. Prior to PacketFabric, Anna co-founded Prolexic Technologies, which was later acquired by Akamai for $370 million. She previously served as Product Development Manager at Terremark, and VP of Engineering at 6connect.

Ron Porter

Ron Porter

Regional Director
VAST Data

Ron’s role at VAST focuses on connecting customers with storage solutions that meet their complex needs. Before coming to work for Vast, Ron worked for Amazon Web Services, helping customers adopt cloud computing to drive new business initiatives and revenue streams. Prior to that he was at Direct Data Networks where he specialized in next generation file systems and data management for HPC in the Research, Life Sciences, Energy and Financial Services markets.

Sagi Grimberg

Sagi Grimberg

Chief Software Architect
Lightbits

Sagi is a co-maintainer of the Linux Kernel NVMe subsystem. He is the lead author of the NVMe/TCP standard and the Linux implementation. Sagi joined Lightbits founding team from Mellanox, where he was working on Storage, Networking and RDMA technologies. He often speaks in conferences such as Flash Memory Summit and Storage Developers Summit.

Evening Schedule

5:30pm - 6:15pm

Registration & Happy Hour

Enjoy a drink and light appetizers while you get to know your hosts and fellow attendees.

6:15pm - 6:25pm

Welcome & Guest Speaker

After a brief introduction by your host, learn about the latest developments on Microsoft’s ExpressRoute and hybrid environment connectivity.

6:25pm - 6:45pm

Hybrid Solutions Panel

This is your chance to ask questions about hybrid IT strategies and solutions to a panel of representatives from the sponsoring companies.

6:45pm - 7:30pm

Dinner & Dessert

Talk shop—or don’t!—over a world-class dinner of seafood and steak. (Vegetarian options available)

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