Now a Digital Event Experience!

The Cloud Together Summit, is a digital experience, where government, industry, policy, and academia will converge to share, educate, and inspire our Federal IT community on how technology is accelerating modernization and digital transformation initiatives at an unprecedented pace. Today’s evolving and unpredictable landscape demands proven technologies and architectures make Federal IT infrastructure, applications, and clouds work, all together now.

Join Nutanix, and our strategic partners, to hear from government and industry experts about what’s working in enabling a productive work-from-anywhere Federal workforce, the latest trends in IT consumption models among Federal agencies, how to use proven TCO/ROI modeling to determine the optimal mix of on-prem, private and public cloud resources, and the most critical considerations and updates around cybersecurity.

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Dheeraj Pandey

Co-Founder & CEO, Nutanix

Dheeraj is the Founder, CEO & Chairman of Nutanix. He brings a wealth of experience of working at high growth enterprise software companies. Prior to founding Nutanix, Dheeraj was the VP of Engineering at Aster Data (now Teradata), where he helped build the product and its engineering team from the ground up. At Oracle, he managed the storage engine group for Oracle Database/Exadata, and co-authored numerous patents in the area of distributed databases. Dheeraj’s entrepreneurial spirit has been recognized with a number of prestigious awards including Dell’s Founders 50 and the E&Y Entrepreneur of the Year, Silicon Valley. Dheeraj is a Ph.D. dropout from University of Texas (Austin), where he was a Graduate Fellow of CS. He holds a BS in CS from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT, Kanpur), where he was adjudged the “Best All-Rounder Student Among All Graduating Students in All Disciplines” and bestowed with the Distinguished Alumnus Award. Dheeraj is also on the Board of Directors at Adobe Inc.

Chris Howard

VP, U.S. Federal, Nutanix

Chris Howard is the Vice President of the Federal organization at Nutanix. In this role, he leads a multi-disciplinary team of more than 50 professionals in sales, engineering, channels, professional services and marketing to support U.S. Defense, Civilian, Intelligence, and FSI organizations. Chris’ expertise has developed over more than 20 years supporting Federal government customers in the areas of data center infrastructure, virtualization, and cloud computing. Prior to Nutanix, Chris held leadership positions at VMware and Dell. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with a major in Accounting from West Virginia University.

Steve Kaplan

VP of Customer Success Finance, Nutanix

Steve Kaplan is the Vice President of Customer Success Finance at Nutanix, a team which he founded to assist customers all over the world with financial modeling to optimize strategic IT decision-making. Steve has co-authored numerous books on virtualization, and recently published, “The ROI Story: A Guide for IT Leaders”, which will be available to Summit attendees on May 14th. He was named by CRN among the top 50 Influencers in the Virtualization Industry and among the top 100 in Storage. Former VMware vExpert X10. Former Microsoft MVP X4. Member Forbes Council. Steve is a popular keynote at industry conferences worldwide. He is a graduate of UC Berkeley, and earned his Masters in Finance and Marketing from the Kellogg School of Business at Northwestern University.

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