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NetApp Welcomes Entrepreneur and Former Wired Editor-in-Chief Chris Anderson and Grammy Award Winning Train to the NetApp Insight 2015 Technical Conference

Full Catalog of Courses, Details on Free Certification Exams Now Available for Events in Las Vegas and Berlin

Data management professionals, this one’s for you.

NetApp, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTAP) today released new details about its NetApp Insight® 2015 technical conference, a one-of-a-kind education and networking experience taking place October 12 to 15 in Las Vegas and November 16 to 19 in Berlin.

The company is pleased to announce that the guest speaker is Chris Anderson, CEO of 3D Robotics, a best-selling author, and a former Wired editor-in-chief. Chris is also the founder of DIY Drones, an aerial robotics community with more than 40,000 members. Chris will share his entrepreneurial journey and his perspective on how data and drones inspire us to change the world.

At NetApp Insight in Las Vegas, Attendee Appreciation night will rock to the sounds of Grammy Award winning Train at the Mandalay Bay Beach, sponsored by Cisco and Fujitsu.

“Nothing can match the energy and enthusiasm of creative and innovative people coming together to share thoughts and ideas,” said Roger Anderson, senior vice president of Systems Engineering and the force behind NetApp Insight, now in its 14th year. “Our guest speaker, Chris Anderson, has been leading the way in seeing the world through a unique lens. The future that many see in the distance he recognizes in the reality of the present, and we’re excited to have him join us at NetApp Insight 2015."

Conference Highlights
NetApp Insight brings together IT professionals from customer and partner organizations with NetApp engineers for a deep dive into the trends and technologies shaping the future of storage and data management. This year’s theme “Building Data Fabric Together,” reflects the growing need for expertise and solutions to help organizations seamlessly manage data in the hybrid cloud employing resources that span flash, disk, and the public cloud.

Attendees can upgrade their skills with hands-on labs and more than 300 technical sessions. The full catalog is now available online, and registered attendees can build their customized NetApp Insight programs in advance. Engineers, administrators, and IT leaders can choose from the full array of NetApp University industry-recognized certification exams and certification exam-preparation sessions, which are included at no extra charge with registration.

The NetApp Insight Central Exhibit Hall will feature numerous NetApp partners, including Diamond sponsors Cisco and Fujitsu, showcasing joint products and solutions. New to NetApp Insight Central this year is the NetApp Incubator: Start-Up Alley. Featuring demos, whiteboard sessions, and interaction with start-up companies, this entrepreneurial zone will bring the Data Fabric to life through a variety of next-generation use cases, including drones, the Internet of Things, mobile, robotics, security, file sharing, financial tech, analytics, bioinformatics, 3D medical rendering, Dev/Ops and orchestration, and more. Start-Up Alley is one part of a much broader program at NetApp to partner with and embrace the start-up ecosystem.

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