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Deciphering the financial services data deluge: get ahead on storage and analytics

24th May 2017, London

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Venue The South Place Hotel


In the world of data centres, performance reigns supreme. Except – between computing, networking and storage – the discussion of how performance evolves is as varied as the combinations available to IT leaders.

Storage may seem for some a cut-and-dry case of yesteryear, but with advanced approaches in analytics and data insights unveiling new innovations that translate into competitive advantage – just look at the Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One team – the impact efficient storage has on business performance is undeniable.

As a result, financial services organisations are increasingly questioning the speed of data access and ability to reduce complexity through innovative storage.

This exclusive event will focus on exploring this evolving landscape, with IT leaders looking to understand how storage can play a foundational role in near real-time decision making.


6:00 – 6:30 pm – Welcome Reception & Cocktails
6:30 – 7:05 pm – Introduction from Master of Ceremonies & Keynote Speaker
7:05 – 8:15 pm – Three-course dinner complemented with table discussion points
8:15 – 9:30 pm – Wrap up, closing remarks from Pure Storage & Networking

Discussion Topics

  • Understand how to reduce the complexity of the storage environment
  • Learn how to improve the speed and performance of data analytics
  • Challenge the industry opinion of flash storage
  • Explore new approaches to reducing the TCO of the storage environment

Keynote Speaker


Alex McMullan, The CTO of EMEA at Pure Storage

Alex McMullan serves as the CTO of EMEA at Pure Storage, where he is a senior technical advisor to engineering, product management, sales, marketing and presales leadership in the field. Prior to Pure Storage, Alex oversaw storage, database and data warehouse engineering at Barclays. Before joining Barclays in 2008, Alex managed the storage and distributed infrastructure at UBS.

About Pure Storage

Pure Storage (NYSE:PSTG) helps companies push the boundaries of what’s possible. The company’s all-flash based technology, combined with its customer-friendly business model, drives business and IT transformation with Smart Storage that is effortless, efficient and evergreen. Pure Storage offers two flagship products: FlashArray//M, optimized for structured workloads, and FlashBlade, ideal for unstructured data. With Pure’s industry leading Satmetrix-certified NPS score of 83.5, Pure customers are some of the happiest in the world, and includes organizations of all sizes, across an ever-expanding range of industries.

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