Dubai, UAE

October 16 - 20, 2016

Meet NetApp at GITEX: Hall 6, Booth CLD-21

Your Data Demands More

NetApp is excited to participate in GITEX 2016. I am very proud that our presence and with that our commitment to the MENA region has been increasing every year. A truly international NetApp team with experts from over 10 countries will await you at our booth to focus on key topics such as:
  • Latest market trends shaping the fast changing technology industry
  • NetApp as a partner for energy, telco, public sector, banking and other verticals to manage big data for improved decision making and performance acceleration
  • Leading in Flash: How you can meet the challenges of increased video surveillance data

Another major focus for NetApp during the event will be our acquisition of SolidFire. The number of data centers in the Middle East has been growing gradually over the last years. These data centers require storage that’s as innovative as the business models they must enable. SolidFire’s scale-out, 100% predictable and fully automated platform gives you total flexibility in all-flash storage.

Technology has changed our lives. Especially the growth of data across all industries has had a huge impact. Not just for big cooperation but for people too. At NetApp we help to manage and protect the world’s data to make the most out of this opportunity. Make sure to pass by our booth at GITEX in Hall 6 to hear more.

Best regards,

Fadi Kanafani
Regional Director Middle East & Africa

NetApp Executives attending GITEX 2016

Fadi Kanafani

  • Regional Director Middle East & Africa, NetApp

Fadi Kanafani leads the NetApp Middle East & Africa regional transformation to drive growth. He is responsible for the development and execution of sales strategies, enhancing the channel ecosystem and expanding the NetApp customer base.

Alexander Wallner

  • Senior Vice President & General Manager EMEA, NetApp

Alexander Wallner is NetApp’s Senior Vice President & General Manager EMEA (which includes Europe with Russia and Turkey, the Middle East, Eastern Europe and Africa). He is passionate about helping customers and partners achieve success and strives to build winning teams that share his passion.

Manfred Buchmann

  • Vice President Systems Engineering EMEA, NetApp

Manfred Buchmann, Vice President Systems Engineering EMEA, started his career at NetApp in August 2000. He is a key person to NetApp’s technical relationship with SAP and Fujitsu since the beginning of these partnerships.

Tim Pitcher

  • Vice President International Sales, NetApp SolidFire

Tim Pitcher is the Vice President, International, at NetApp SolidFire, where he is responsible for expanding SolidFire's presence globally. Tim has significant international experience, most recently serving as Senior Director of Global Account Storage at Hewlett Packard after its acquisition of 3PAR.

Gos Hein van de Wouw

  • Area Vice President Northern EMEA and MEEEAR, NetApp

Gos Hein van de Wouw is NetApp’s Area Vice President Northern EMEA and MEEEAR which includes BeNeLux, the Nordics, the Baltic States, Middle East & Africa and Eastern Europe & Turkey. In this role, Gos Hein has overall sales and strategic leadership for more than 100 countries, including business strategy, go-to-market, and operations. He is also responsible for all channel sales, field marketing, and services efforts in these countries, with the focus on establishing NetApp as the leading data management vendor in the region.