We’re excited to announce the first in a series of Instor Data Infrastructure Throwdowns. Who says high level data decisions aren’t a knock down, drag out affair?

And, we might as well have some fun while we’re discovering and debating the merits of the latest advancements in data infrastructure technology.

We bring some of the top names in data infrastructure technology to battle it out in the Octagon.

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Your Referees In The Octagon

Jack Vonich – President of Instor

Jack is the President of Instor and a leader in the Data Infrastructure Industry.

Nabeel Mahmood – CIO of Instor

Nabeel is one of the most well-known names in Data Infrastructure Technology and has earned a reputation as an innovator and technologist.

LATEST THROWDOWN

HINDSIGHT IS 2020

2020 is for sure a year we will never forget for a lot of reasons. Just when we thought it couldn’t get more bizarre, it did. Do you even remember the things we thought were crazy at the beginning of the year? Seems so tame now….

We didn’t think it would get this hard, this fast. 2020 turned out to be a difficult one to love. Despite the obvious trauma, still, good things did happen. Perhaps more than usual in some areas. For one, the global data infrastructure did its job and held strong during the storms.

Yes…Hindsight Is 2020…and it’s easy to second guess choices and decisions, but looking back is also critical in deciding how best to look forward into a brighter future.

Pandemic, Social Distancing, Technology, there is a lot to review. And, that’s exactly what we do in this exciting Throwdown.

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Shlomi Kofman

Consul General of Israel to the United States

Mark Thiele

Founder and CEO of Edgevana

This is a trauma as we experienced in the Second World War and the First World War. From this we will learn lessons.

Shlomi Kofman, Data Infrastructure Throwdown

There will be an environmental impact. There will be cities that will never be the same.

Mark Thiele, Data Infrastructure Throwdown

MIND BLOWING THROWDOWN

THE FUTURE OF ENTERPRISE COMPUTING

What exactly is the future of enterprise computing? What will be the dominant technology guiding the digital world?

Will it be the next leveling of high performance computing that will rule the day? Or will the promise of quantum computing finally claim its throne? So many business critical planning decisions rely on being able to skillfully see through the glass ball. The speed of computing. The security of computing. The energy requirements of computing. And then, of course, there are the cooling needs for the future of computing.

The future is bright in enterprise computing, but knowledge is the key to profiting from this brightness. Want to know who the big winners will be in the future of enterprise computing? Then join us in the Octagon for the next (and most futuristic) in our series of Instor Data Infrastructure Throwdowns.

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Dr. Rob Campbell

Chair of the Quantum Computing Research Program/Capital Technology University

Dr. Garly Benoit

Chief Technology Officer/ Malor & Company

This will be the most massive migration of cryptography that will ever have to take place. And, I’m really concerned that people don’t have quite the urgency or the understanding of what is required.

Dr. Rob Campbell, Data Infrastructure Throwdown

The problem is computer life cycle is changing so quickly that the laws they are creating can not catch up because of the gap of knowledge.

Dr. Garly Benoit, Data Infrastructure Throwdown

MUST-VIEW THROWDOWN

DISRUPTING THE WORKFORCE

We’re excited to announce the next event in our series of Instor Data Infrastructure Throwdowns: DISRUPTING THE WORKFORCE.

Remote work. Satellite operations. Global interconnectivity. Everything Zoomed.

Do we have the bandwidth and capacity? Will the data infrastructure be able to sustain and expand during this tectonic shift in the workforce? How should we be planning for our technology in this uncertain future?

Then there is this. Will a global pandemic and the turbulence of world affairs disrupt the workforce on a permanent basis? Are we experiencing merely a momentary adjustment or will office space and team collaboration be forever changed?

The big question is…should we go back to centralized offices? Or have we merely unleashed a better way for enhanced productivity and efficiency?

Want to know who the big winners will be in this massive disruption of the workforce? Then join us in the Octagon for the next in our series of Instor Data Infrastructure Throwdowns.

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Dr. Julie M. Albright

Digital Sociologist & Author

Randy Borron

Vice Chairman Of Cushman & Wakefield

We have a generation of digital natives who grew up in a world where there was always an Internet. And because of this, behavior and technology is intertwined.

Dr. Julie M. Albright, Data Infrastructure Throwdown

I think the technology that’s in place now enables leaders to manage productivity a lot better than we’ve ever seen in the past.

Randy Borron, Data Infrastructure Throwdown

LAUNCH THROWDOWN

THE COLD WAR

We’re excited to announce the first in a series of Instor Data Infrastructure Throwdowns.

Who says high level data decisions aren’t a knock down, drag out affair? And, we might as well have some fun while we’re discovering and debating the merits of the latest advancements in data infrastructure technology.

Our first event is coming to a screen near you and you’ve been selected to receive a complementary front row seat.

What is the best approach to being “chill” when it comes to data infrastructure technology? We’ll get to the bottom of it in less than an hour when we host three of the most knowledgeable names in the business.

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Harold Simmons

Global Director of Strategy as United Metal Products

Herb Villa

Senior Applications Engineer at Rittal

Scott Noteboom

Chief Technology Officer at Submer

I’m thankful for an industry where we have people thinking and pushing the envelope, even if it takes us forever to move that envelope forward.

Harold Simmons, Data Infrastructure Throwdown

We still have people who want to have a data center and beer storage in the same place and we can’t have that anymore.

Herb Villa, Data Infrastructure Throwdown

A lot of our design in the data centers are also based on human comfort, which is ridiculous in certain ways.

Scott Noteboom, Data Infrastructure Throwdown