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Tech Field Day at Nth Symposium


An annual event for me is the Nth Symposium - it's an event I really like to attend because my friends at Nth Generation in Southern California focus on educating customers. I always learn things at Nth Symposium, something as a blogger I'm Disney at night_Fotor.jpgalways looking for.  Never mind that the event is held at Disney's Grand Californian Hotel in Anaheim. 

Next week on October 22, I'm also excited to tell you that we are partnering with Gestalt IT and my industry friend Stephen Foskett to host a Tech Field Day Exclusive (TFD) at Nth Symposium. We will have a full agenda on October 22 diving deep into HPE Storage. You can watch the sessions live on the Tech Field Day website that I shared and they will have a more detailed agenda closer to the event. You can bet we'll be diving deeper into the storage news we shared at HPE Discover including HPE Primera, Nimble Storage dHCI, and more! 

Delgates coming to TFD

Here's who is coming to the TFD at Nth Symposium (Name, Twitter handle, and blog URL):

Nth Symposium podcast

Most of the TFD delegates will stick around for Nth Symposium. I attended my first Symposium shortly after I met Nth Generation CTO Dan Molina at HP Tech Forum  (predecessor to HPE Discover) in 2010.  Dan is a technologist at heart and whenever I talk to him, I learn something.  He was at VMworld and I had a chat with Dan about Nth Symposium 2019. There has been one change since I did the podcast with Dan - HPE CEO Antonio Neri had to cancel his keynote but I'm excited to share that Keerti Melkote, founder of Aruba (an HPE company) is going to speak. He is a dynamic speaker and his keynote will be really good!

Here's the podcast with Dan.

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About HPE Storage Guy (aka The Storage Godfather)

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I'm Calvin Zito and November 16, 2018 marked 35 years with HP/HPE. I've worked in HPE Storage since 1990. I was just recognized as a 9 time VMware vExpert. As an early adopter of social media and active in communities, I've blogged for 10 years. I'm also an avid Boise State fan. You can find me on Twitter as @CalvinZito. If you don't follow me on Twitter, please do it now! You can also contact me via email

Calvin Zito
Hewlett Packard Enterprise

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I have worked at HPE since 1983, all of it around storage but 100% focused on storage since 1990. I'm expanding into other areas of focus at HPE like HPE GreenLake, compute, containers, AI, and more. I blog, create videos, and podcasts to help you better understand HPE Storage. Find my podcast at