"Become a Data Thriver"


Live Virtual Event

Who are Data Thrivers and how do they maximise their investments in infrastructure to extract insights from their data?. Register now for NetApp’s "Become a Data Thriver: Realize Data-Driven Digital Transformation" virtual event jointly hosted by IDC and get the latest information and insight to help you realize the full potential of your data with all-flash solutions. You'll have access to brand-new sessions and never seen before content.

Why Attend?

At this no-cost, on-demand virtual event, thought leader and Vice President Ravi Kavuri will discuss strategies to help you accelerate digital transformation. Learn how to bring modern data services to your existing applications to boost performance without disruption and improve cost efficiencies in your infrastructure.Engage with experts who will share the latest information and customer examples to help you accelerate your business. Interact with peers to ask questions, solve common problems, see demos, and earn valuable prizes.

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Sessions and Activities

Attend sessions, see demonstrations, access resources and learn how other NetApp customers are deploying all-flash solutions. Choose the sessions that align with your strategic initiatives and get a head start on successful planning.


  • Keynote: Become a Data Thriver : Realise Data-Driven Digital Transformation
  • The Rise of the Next-Generation Data Center
  • Harness the Power of Hybrid Cloud
  • Unlock the Value of Your Data
  • Build Your Next-Generation Data Center Today!
  • Data in the Cloud : Is it safe ?
  • NetApp HCI. Are you Ready for What's Next in Hyper Converged Infrastructure?

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Demonstration Center

  • Delve into NetApp HCI
  • NetApp HCI Demo
  • NetApp HCI NetApp Deployment Engine Demo
  • All Flash FAS 3-D product demos
  • All Flash engineering whiteboard
  • ONTAP 9: FlexGroup Lightboard

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Customer Showcase

View customer success stories and learn new ways to modernize and accelerate your business.

Resource Library

Access solution briefs, buyer's guides, white papers, ebooks and reports.

Session Abstracts

View the keynote address and then choose the sessions that will help your organization accelerate digital transformation.

Keynote Presentation

Rajnish Arora

Keynote: How to Thrive Through Digital Transformation (DX) by IDC Asia Pacific
Rajnish Arora, Vice President, Enterprise Computing, IDC Asia/Pacific
Rajnish Arora is vice president for IDC’s Enterprise Computing research group in Asia/Pacific. Based in Singapore, Rajnish leads a pan-regional team of high-profile analysts who are responsible for market sizing, forecasting, competitive analysis, and segmentation of the Enterprise Computing, Storage Systems, Networking, Converged & Hyperconverged systems, and Cloud Infrastructure markets. With more than 20 years of deep technology industry experience, Rajnish is widely regarded as an authority for his strong market advisory, customer advocacy and consulting expertise in the enterprise systems and infrastructure space. Rajnish is highly sought-after by technology vendors and sellers to help them build and refine their market entry and expansion strategies, bulletproofing their sales and marketing plans, and fine tuning their messages to customers and partners.

Mr. Arora’s key focus is around digital transformation and how IT infrastructure is playing a pivotal role in helping businesses successfully compete in IDC’s 3rd Platform era. Convergence, disaggregated infrastructure, Linux for mission-critical applications, all-flash storage, software-defined, server workloads, and platform migration are some of the key hot button topics that technology suppliers engage Mr. Arora for messaging and communicating to CIOs and technology decision makers. He is a frequent keynote speaker at industry forums and technology vendor sponsored customer and partner events. His passion for technology sees him moderating and hosting many a panel discussion, CIO roundtables, and fire-side chats at customer events.   

General Sessions

Henry Baltazar

The Rise of the Next-Generation Data Center
Henry Baltazar, Research Vice President, Storage, 451 Research
As organizations formulate digital transformation strategies to improve the service delivery of their IT resources, next-generation data centers have an increasing role in that fulfillment. Learn about the potential benefits of this new architecture.

Jeff Baxter

Harness the Power of Hybrid Cloud
Jeff Baxter, Chief Evangelist, ONTAP
Learn how to simplify data management for any application, accelerate and protect data across the hybrid cloud, and future-proof your data infrastructure.

Ravi Kavuri

Prepare for the Future of Flash
Ravi Kavuri, VP, Data Management Product Group
Make the most of flash today while getting ready for emerging technologies such as NVMe, NVMe-oF, SCM innovations, 100G fabrics, and software-defined storage. Learn about the hybrid cloud ecosystem and how you can capitalize on the abundance of compute that enables insights into your data and lets you take advantage of available consumption models.

John Rollason

Build Your Next-Generation Data Center Today!
John Rollason, Product and Solutions Marketing Director, Next-Generation Data Center
Accelerate your business with a next-generation, webscale infrastructure to develop, deploy, and consume modern applications at cloud speed.

Demonstration Center

All Flash FAS 3-D demos
Explore a 3-D view of the A200, A300, and A700 systems.           

All Flash FAS
See how NetApp All Flash FAS can accelerate your critical applications and enterprise-grade data management capabilities.

All Flash Portfolio
Find out how NetApp's all flash portfolio provides a fabric of services to extend your data into and out of the cloud in this whiteboard video.

Solutions for SAP
Learn how NetApp solutions for SAP HANA help you deliver validated solutions to complete your projects in less time, with fewer resources, and lower delivery risk.

Solid-state POC
Get a preview into the future of Flash, NVMe, and NVMe over Fabrics, and how they can be integrated together to accelerate your digital transformation.

ONTAP 9: FlexGroup Lightboard
Discover how the FlexGroup feature in ONTAP 9 automatically balances performance across a single namespace for high ingest and high file count applications, such as Electronic Design Automation (EDA).

ONTAP 9: FabricPool Lightboard
Learn how the FabricPool feature in ONTAP 9 can be used to automatically tier your cold data to a public or private cloud in a short whiteboard video.