What to Expect at TechCrunch Disrupt and Collision

Our team has been busy during the last few months. In April alone, we hit the road for VMware user group (VMUG) meetups in California, Florida, Seattle, Texas, Virginia and Wisconsin, joined our partners at events all over the country, attended the RSA Conference and participated in the Data Connectors Tech Security Strategies Conference in San Diego. We’re excited to continue this momentum throughout May and June, and there’s no better way to kick off the month than with TechCrunch Disrupt in New York City and Collision in Las Vegas.

If you’re attending either show or following from home, look out for DataGravity CEO Paula Long. She will take the stage to discuss the growing need for C-level, IT and security teams to get proactive about data protection and governance, stop ignoring the possibility that they could be harboring data that puts their companies at risk, and start empowering employees to help protect their organizations. As TechCrunch noted, you’ll be able to catch some background during Disrupt about Paula’s experience founding DataGravity and working to redefine storage. During Collision, she’ll present on the event’s Enterprise stage and also share some of her tips for customer service among B2B companies during a startup education panel. Finally, she’ll make her way to the 2015 Founders event in Las Vegas to network with some of the technology industry’s top leaders.

Here’s what these speaking gigs tell us: First, the tech industry is catching on about why you deserve to know more about your data, without breaking your primary storage budget in order to find out. It’s no longer acceptable to turn a blind eye to the contents of files, folders and entire virtual machines (VMs) hosted by your organization. Second, DataGravity is well on its way to redefining how companies approach storage. We’re reminded every time we read about data-aware storage from a new source or perspective, and even more so when the term we coined isn’t just applying to our work. Storage is no longer seen as a stagnant container, and becoming data-aware in some capacity – whether you’re simply increasing your focus on analytics or using DataGravity to truly analyze, secure and protect data at the point of storage – is becoming a necessity.

We can’t wait for the host of industry pros and influencers that will join Paula on stage in New York and Las Vegas. What‘s your top prediction for the themes that will resonate with each audience? Let us know on Twitter at @DataGravityInc, and follow us for live updates during the events.

 

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Jeff Boehm

Jeff Boehm

Jeff Boehm was the vice president of marketing at DataGravity for 2 years. Jeff brought more than 20 years of experience with a rare combination of marketing skills, organizational leadership and technical background to DataGravity, having shaped the BI and search markets working for industry pioneers and disrupters.