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SUPERNAP executives possess world-class knowledge and expertise across a variety of disciplines. SUPERNAP thought leaders have presented around the globe, bringing the future of technology to the present.

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David Blumanis

Chief Commercial Officer

David comes to SUPERNAP International as the Chief Commercial Officer.

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The Future of Technology

THOUGHT LEADERS AVAILABLE
  • 2015
  • DevOps Summit at Cloud Expo NYC

    Jason Mendenhall

    June 2015

    DevOps – The Symptom of an Agile Organization

    DevOps is all the rage these days and with good reason as it promises to reduce the time to market for new applications. It also promises to improve change management, allowing teams to deploy changes to their applications quickly and efficiently. However, DevOps isn’t something you buy, install or implement; rather, it is the symptom of an appropriate organizational system. How do we get to the right organizational model that will allow DevOps practices to flourish?

  • DataCloud Europe Monaco

    Mark Thiele

    June 2015

    Is the data center dead?

    More than three years ago, a proclamation was made that the data center was dead. Now the original thought leaders re-assemble for the first time to discuss their assessment today.



  • Interop Las Vegas

    Jason Mendenhall

    April 2015

    IoT’s Potential Impact on Your Data Center

    What does going from 7 billion connected devices in 2014 to more than 40 billion in 2020 do to your data center and infrastructure strategy? The truth is no one really knows for sure. My perspective is the impact will be significant, but it's not as obvious as "just more stuff." The industry will see new opportunities arise and new stresses occur. I hope to shine a light on the subject, start some debate, and give you food for thought on next steps for your organization.

  • Data Center World Las Vegas, NV

    Mark Thiele

    April 2015

    Does Your Cloud Really Need Its Own Data Center? (Panel)

    For so many enterprises, the public cloud equals loss of control. But private cloud often means the further buildout of expensive, centralized infrastructure. Many IT leaders believe the only way to maintain security policies, compliance, and ultimate control is by building and managing their own data center and cloud infrastructure. However, the reality is that all the leading cloud companies are turning to industry experts to run some or all of their cloud infrastructure. This session looks at the pros and cons of running your own infrastructure versus leveraging infrastructure as a service (IaaS) and other related areas, such as colocation facilities. It also examines other popular alternatives to full data center buildout, such as PODs and modular architecture. Attendees learn key criteria to evaluate whether they should outsource or own their cloud platforms.

  • Avasant Provider Connect Los Angeles

    Jason Mendenhall

    March 2015
    avasant

    Jason talks about the one-of-a-kind ecosystem of Switch SUPERNAP, choosing a data center and future-proofing decisions.

  • The Green Data Center Conference San Diego, CA

    Mark Thiele

    February 2015
    green data

    Exploring the Data Center of the Future: Where We Are and Where We Are Headed (Panel)



  • Cloud Technology Partners Cloud Computing Podcast

    Mark Thiele

    February 2015

    Enterprise Initiatives Episode 8: Should you avoid DIY private clouds?

    Mark discusses the idea that private clouds are often equated with do-it-yourself and why that should change.



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  • 2014
  • HP Helion Podcast

    Mark Thiele

    November 2014

    Data Centers and Cloud

    Mark discusses the latest trends in cloud computing related to the impact on data centers.



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  • Cloud Expo Santa Clara, CA

    Jason Mendenhall

    November 2014

    Software Defined Data Center: Product or Project

    Simply defined, the SDDC promises that you’ll be able to treat “all” of your IT infrastructure as if it’s completely malleable. That there are no restrictions to how you can use and assign everything from border controls to VM size as long as you stay within the technical capabilities of the devices. The promise is great, but the reality is still a dream for the majority of enterprises. This talk covers where and how a business might benefit from SDDC and also why they should or shouldn’t attempt to adopt today.

  • Cloud Luminary Fireside Chat Series

    Mark Thiele

    October 2014
    cloud luminary

    Mark covers the history and technologies of Switch and SUPERNAP, industry trends and the data centers of the future. Mark’s insights into the next generation of technological innovations, and how these technologies speak to client needs and solutions, are invaluable. He shares his enthusiasm and passion for technology and how it impacts daily life and business on local, national and world stages.



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  • Cloud Connect at Interop NYC

    Mark Thiele

    October 2014

    The Power of a Strong IT Ecosystem

    This session dives into the benefit of a broad and diverse technology ecosystem. As we pursue IT transformation and look to build better, more agile and innovation-oriented organizations, we must consider the technology ecosystem as integral to our ongoing success. Gain a better understanding of the value of having immediate real-time access to a strong technology ecosystem. Understand how the ecosystem plays a critical role in the IT organization's ability to transform and become the Agile IT function known more for innovation than "keeping the lights on" that we all want.

  • Cloud Connect Shanghai

    Mark Thiele

    September 2014
    cloud connect

    Software Defined Data Center: Product or Project

    Simply defined, the SDDC promises that you’ll be able to treat “all” of your IT infrastructure as if it’s completely malleable. That there are no restrictions to how you can use and assign everything from border controls to VM size as long as you stay within the technical capabilities of the devices. The promise is great, but the reality is still a dream for the majority of enterprises. This talk covers where and how a business might benefit from SDDC and also why they should or shouldn’t attempt to adopt today.

  • International Conference on Systems Engineering Las Vegas

    Jason Mendenhall

    August 2014

    Technology Innovation and Economic Development

  • #theCUBE at EMC World Las Vegas

    Jason Mendenhall

    May 2014
    EMC world

    Jason discusses cloud, big data and data center trends and how Switch SUPERNAP supports them.



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  • Australian Data Center Strategy Summit Sydney

    Mark Thiele

    March 2014

    Introducing the Composable Enterprise

    Businesses are demanding new functions and processes at low cost and high speed, driving technologists to consider new approaches to software development and technology adoption. Processes like agile and “the composable enterprise” will drive IT shops to models for technology and solution adoption that support real-time response to business requirements. IT infrastructure managers need to become part of a strong IT ecosystem, in proximity to a wide range of independent and competitive services and solution offerings.

  • Bisnow Data Center Summit San Francisco

    Mark Thiele

    February 2014
    CES

    Mark Thiele explains the benefit of treating a data center as a foundational set of infrastructure tools.



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  • Digital Health Summit at CES Las Vegas

    Jason Mendenhall

    January 2014
    CES

    Jason discusses cloud, analytics and how Switch SUPERNAP supports the growing data storage needs of the healthcare industry.



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  • 2013