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Pure Storage Roundtable

Join Pure Storage for an exclusive VIP breakfast Roundtable

Title: How AI is changing the world of Enterprise IT

Date: Wednesday 25 April 2018

Time: 8AM

This is an exclusive VIP session hosted by Pure Storage. As one of fifteen senior IT decision makers, or business owners, you will be surrounded by like-minded peers in a focused Roundtable discussion.

Synopsis: This round table discussion will explore the various facets of how AI is changing the world of the Enterprise IT through topics such as: where AI is being implemented in the Enterprise, how to accommodate the AI needs of the business in a rational manner, how platforms are being deployed for the various stages of an AI project, what infrastructure challenges may arise, and how is AI changing the profile of IT staff members.


Fred Lherault

Director & Enterprise Architect EMEA (Office of the CTO)

Fred Lherault

Fred Lherault, Director & Enterprise Architect, Office of the CTO was one of the founding members of Pure Storage EMEA in 2012. He is one of the technical leaders for the company's EMEA division with a specific focus on large Enterprise customers. His work has included helping bring FlashBlade, Pure Storage's purpose-built platform for Modern Analytics and Artificial Intelligence, to the EMEA market. While previously based at the company's headquarters in Mountain View, California, he also built the Engineering Liaison practice for Pure Storage, providing a bridge with Engineering for some of the company's most strategic customers worldwide. Prior to Pure Storage, Fred held multiple storage Systems Engineering positions with 3PAR and HP 




Ryan Sayre

EMEA Technical Lead, Flashblade 


Ryan Sayre is a technical lead covering unstructured data platforms for Pure Storage, Inc.  He has held technical and leadership positions across the semiconductor, media and entertainment, supercomputing and healthcare industries.  He advises as a technical strategist and frequently speaks on cyber-ethics and technology, and is a member and advisor at several innovation labs, hacker spaces, and startup accelerators. 

Take aways

By attending this session, you will engage in a dialogue around current data and information challenges – such as:

  • ‘how do we get the most value from our data’
  • ‘how do we keep up with the velocity and volume of data we need to manage’
  • ‘ we need to act fast – how can we ensure that our cloud-era solutions are able to handle data at speed’

And how many companies are turning to Pure Storage to solve these challenges and more.


  • 08:00   Arrival/Registration in foyer entrance
  • 08.15   Breakfast and networking
  • 08:30   Roundtable starts
  • 09:40   Session finishes
  • 09:45   Delegates are escorted to reserved seating in the opening Keynote Theatre session
  • 10:00   Opening Keynote starts 
  • 10:40   Keynote finishes

Coffee and refreshments will commence from 08.00 when the doors open just for you and breakfast will be provided from 08.15. Attendees to this roundtable will also benefit from reserved VIP seating for the opening keynote at 10:00.

We look forward to welcoming you to this exclusive VIP event.

As a Pure Storage VIP you will also benefit from front row reserved seating in the IoT, Analytics & AI Theatre from 11:40 to 12:10. Further details to be announced soon.

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