Well, maybe not ever, but next week is going to be a pretty BIG week nonetheless.
Where do I begin?
How about… Vegas baby! That’s right, I’m about to catch a flight to the world’s biggest grown-up playground where, beginning Monday, the National Association of Broadcasters (#nabshow) brings nearly 100,000 attendees to the Vegas convention center to check the latest in media technology. With more than 650 media and entertainment customers currently using EMC Isilon® scale-out NAS to accelerate time-to-market, it’s only right we’ll be there in full force, demoing a seriously kick-butt workflow solution with some major media industry partners. There’ll be more news about this killer demo Monday, but having been at Isilon for more than eight years now, I can say in all honesty (no spin zone) it’s the best we’ve ever had. If you’re going to the show, I hope you’ll come by booth #SL11614 and check it out. While you’re there you’ll also see two of our favorite media customers, CTV and Zoic Studios, present about how Isilon has shortened their time-to-market. Read more about these presentations and get all the when/where details here.
Sounds like fun, right? Well, that’s certainly not all we’ve got going on. Next week is also the world’s biggest conference about the intersection of IT and the life sciences – Bio-IT World – taking place in Boston, April 12-14. With great customers like the Broad Institute, Beijing Genomics Institute and Children’s Hospital of Boston using Isilon to create personalized treatments for life-threatening diseases, helping make this show a major success for everyone involved is a top priority for us. How so? We’re putting on the only end-user panel on the show agenda, featuring some of our best and brightest customers talking about the big data opportunity in the life sciences and how to grab hold of it. There will be more details on this panel next week, so stay tuned…
If showing and proving at NAB and Bio-IT World isn’t enough for you, we’ve also got some really BIG (data) news coming on Monday. The folks in PR won’t let me say anymore, but suffice to say if you’re into speed, we’ve got what you need.
The Best Week Ever? Probably not, but pretty cool all the same. If we don’t see you in Vegas or Boston, please check me out on Twitter, as well as right here on the blog and Isilon’s own company Twitter for real-time updates and some major news announcements. If you are headed to either NAB or Bio-IT World, tweet me and maybe we can connect on the show floor.
In the meantime, think BIG.