NetApp Directions 2016

DOX Centre for Contemporary Art - Prague, Czech Republic

26 October 2016

Join us at NetApp Directions 2016

NetApp’s Premier Customer Event in Czech Republic & Slovakia

Together at NetApp Directions 2016, NetApp users, architects, engineers and IT experts from all industry sectors in Czech Republic and Slovakia discuss the best-of-breed storage technology and the latest technological trends.

Why Attend?

  • Gain insight into the latest, best-of-breed storage technology
  • Discover more about trends shaping the IT industry
  • Network with peers and share expertise
  • Meet the local and international NetApp team
  • Discover why NetApp is named a Leader in the 2016 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Solid-State Arrays

Participation Fee

  • Free for customers and sponsors (Resellers & Distributors)
  • 2000 CZK net for Partners who are not a Sponsor

Click here to review the event sponsorship information.



Registration opens

12:30 - 13:30

Lunch & Networking

13:30 - 14:00

Thomas Kaiser, Regional Director Eastern Europe, Turkey & Russia / CIS, NetApp
Jan Jiskra, Country Manager Czech Republic & Slovakia, NetApp

14:00 - 14:30

The Data Fabric - Today, Tomorrow and the Future
Matt Watts, Director of Technology & Strategy, NetApp

14:30 - 15:00

Achieve the Next-Generation Data Center
Tim Pitcher, VP International Sales, NetApp Solidfire

15:00 - 15:30

Coffee Break

15:30 - 16:00

Virtual Private Data Center – Cloud services for the enterprise
Tomas Novak, CTO, Cloud4Com

16:00 - 16:30

All Flash Storage – the engine of your business
Jan Jiskra, Country Manager Czech Republic & Slovakia, NetApp
Jan Pavlicek, System Engineer Czech Republic, NetApp

16:30 - 17:00

Why you need a CLEXIT strategy?
Peter Wuest, Senior Director Emerging Solutions & Innovation Group, NetApp

17:00 - 17:30

Closing & Thank you
Thomas Kaiser, Regional Director Eastern Europe, Turkey & Russia / CIS, NetApp
Jan Jiskra, Country Manager Czech Republic & Slovakia, NetApp

17:30 - 18:20

Museum Tour (25 minutes per group)

18:00 onwards



Rum tasting

About the Presenters

Jan Jiskra

  • Country Leader, Czech Republic & Slovakia, NetApp

Jan Jiskra is the NetApp Country Leader for the Czech Republic and Slovakia, a position he holds since April 2012. He and his team drive all storage sales and marketing activities for NetApp within these two markets.

Thomas Kaiser

  • Regional Director Eastern Europe, Turkey, Russia & CIS, NetApp

Responsible for the NetApp business in Eastern Europe, Turkey, Russia & CIS, Thomas together with his teams drive positioning, business development, sales strategies and marketing activities in these rapidly growing markets.

Tomáš Novák

  • CTO, Cloud4com

Tomas Novak is responsible for the technology and product strategy of Cloud4com, and also its technical operations and development. His task is to ensure that Cloud4com remains the technology leader in the enterprise cloud services segment, and that it provides its customers with the best in class services, innovations and customer support.

Jan Pavlicek

  • System Engineer Czech Republic, NetApp

Jan Pavlicek is working as a System Engineer for NetApp Czech Republic for over 6 years. He started as an IT administrator 16 years ago and has since gained much experience in the IT field, including involvement in international projects and work with critical systems from both the end-user and storage provider perspectives.

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.

Matt Watts

  • Director Technology & Strategy, NetApp

Matt Watts is the EMEA Director of Technology and Strategy for NetApp. He is with the company for 9 years, providing guidance on NetApp strategy and technology to NetApp's customer and partner community. Matt currently chairs NetApp’s Senate for Strategy and Vision and frequently attends events articulating NetApp’s strategy and the business value of IT.

Peter Wuest

  • Senior Director Emerging Solutions & Innovation Group EMEA, NetApp

Since April 2016, Peter Wuest leads NetApp’s cross-functional organization tasked to match businesses‘ data management challenges with the right business solutions in the newly established role of Director Emerging Solutions and Innovation Group EMEA. Peter’s team focuses on four key industry areas: cloud architecture; converged infrastructure with flash for SAP, Microsoft or VMware; software-defined solutions and emerging technologies, including solutions for the Internet of Things, DevOps, analytics platforms, and new consumption models delivered via service providers, hyperscalers, or through the cloud.