Tech Field Day

Tech Field Day (TFD) is the original IT influencer event, incorporating diverse topics from servers to networking to storage. TFD brings together the best independent thought leaders in IT infrastructure to discuss pressing issues and technology advancements with key companies in the space.

We began producing Tech Field Day events in 2009, and have now diversified into specialized events in the areas of storage, networking, wireless, mobility, virtualization, and unified communications. We also produce “extra” events in conjunction with industry gatherings like VMworld, Interop, and Cisco Live as well as custom events.

If you would like to get involved with Tech Field Day, either as a delegate or presenting sponsor, please contact us! We have pages for sponsors and delegates, including forms to use to get in touch.

Presenting Sponsors

Tech Field Day Events

Tech Field Day 12

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Date: November 15–16, 2016, Silicon Valley
Presenters: Intel, TBD
Delegates: TBD

Tech Field Day Extra at VMworld Europe 2016

TFD Extra VMworld-300

Date: October 10–12, 2016, Barcelona
Presenters: TBD
Delegates: TBD

Tech Field Day Extra at VMworld US 2016

TFD Extra VMworld-300

Date: August 29–31, 2016, Las Vegas
Presenters: ClearSky Data, Primary Data, SanDisk, TBD
Delegates: TBD

Tech Field Day 11

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Date: June 22–24, 2016, Boston
Presenters: Actifio, CloudPhysics, Comtrade, Netwrix, Plexistor, Plexxi, TBD, Zerto
Delegates: TBD

Tech Field Day Extra at Interop 2016

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Date: May 2–4, 2016, Las Vegas
Presenters: Cisco, Kentik, VMware
Delegates: Blake Krone, Daniel Hertzberg, Ed Horley, Gideon Tam, Greg Ferro, Keith R. Parsons, Mark May, Russ White, Ryan Adzima, Sonia Cuff, Teren Bryson, Terry Slattery

Tech Field Day Extra at OpenStack Summit 2016

OpenStack Summit

Date: April 25–29, 2016, Austin
Presenters: NetApp
Delegates: Colin McNamara, David Davis, James Bowling, Jay Weinshenker, John Welsh, Julia Weatherby, Roger Lund

Tech Field Day 10

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Date: February 3–5, 2016, Austin
Presenters: Caringo, Dell, Diablo, Platform9, Rubrik, SolarWinds, VMTurbo
Delegates: Arjan Timmerman, Chris Evans, Enrico Signoretti, Joep Piscaer, Josh Luedeman, Justin Warren, Karen Lopez, Larry Smith, Matthew Leib, Nigel Poulton, Ray Lucchesi, Theresa Miller

Tech Field Day at Cisco UCS Grand Slam

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Date: September 4–4, 2014, New York
Presenters: Cisco Datacenter
Delegates: Chris Wahl, Eric Wright, Jason Edelman, Matthew Norwood, Michael Stump, Pete Welcher, Scott D. Lowe

Tech Field Day Extra at VMworld US 2014

TFD Extra VMworld-300

Date: August 25–28, 2014, San Francisco
Presenters: Asigra, DataGravity, EMC, Infinio, Nuage Networks, Riverbed, SanDisk, SolarWinds, TBD, Zerto
Delegates: Alastair Cooke, Chris Wahl, Enrico Signoretti, Eric Shanks, Eric Wright, Ethan Banks, Hans De Leenheer, Howard Marks, James Green, Joep Piscaer, Michael Stump, Robbert Erents, Roger Lund, Shane Williford, Stephen Beaver

Tech Field Day Extra at VMworld US 2013

TFD Extra VMworld-300

Date: August 26–29, 2013, San Francisco
Presenters: Asigra, CommVault, Infinio, SimpliVity
Delegates: Adam Eckerle, Alastair Cooke, Arjan Timmerman, Chris Wahl, Colin McNamara, David Davis, Ed Horley, Edward Haletky, Enrico Signoretti, Greg Stuart, Hans De Leenheer, Howard Marks, Joep Piscaer, Justin Paul, Lauren Malhoit, Luca Dell'Oca, Rick Schlander, Rob Markovic, Robert Novak, Roger Lund, Scott D. Lowe, Shane Williford, Tim Smith

Tech Field Day 9

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Date: June 19–21, 2013, Austin
Presenters: CommVault, Dell Storage, Infinio, Neverfail, Nutanix, SolarWinds, Veeam
Delegates: Alastair Cooke, Bob Plankers, Carlo Costanzo, Chris Wahl, Howard Marks, John Obeto, Justin Warren, Matthew Norwood, Robert Novak, Ryan Adzima, Scott D. Lowe, Tony Mattke

Tech Field Day Extra at VMworld US 2012

Scale VMworld 2012 Roundtable

Date: August 27–30, 2012, San Francisco
Presenters: Nutanix, Scale Computing, Veeam
Delegates: Arjan Timmerman, Bill Hill, Brandon Riley, Chris Wahl, Colin McNamara, David Davis, Fabio Rapposelli, Gabrie van Zanten, Greg Knieriemen, Greg Stuart, Howard Marks, Justin Paul, Luca Dell'Oca, Maish Saidel-Keesing, Marco Broeken, Robin Harris, Roger Lund, Ryan Adzima, Shane Williford

Tech Field Day 8


Date: September 15–16, 2011, Silicon Valley
Presenters: Arista, Arkeia Software, DataDirect Networks, Nasuni, Nutanix, Pure Storage, SolidFire, Symantec,
Delegates: Amy Arnold, Bill Hill, Chris Evans, Chris Wahl, John Hickson, Jonathan Franconi, Kyle Brandt, Matt Simmons, Paul Miller, Rick Schlander, Robin Harris, Tony Bourke, W. Curtis Preston

Tech Field Day 7


Date: August 11–12, 2011, Austin
Presenters: Dell Storage, SolarWinds, Symantec,, Veeam
Delegates: Bob Plankers, Brandon Riley, Derek Schauland, Fabio Rapposelli, Frank Owen, Matt Simmons, Matt Vogt, Reed Robins, Roger Lund, Scott Cochran, Scott D. Lowe, Theron Conrey, W. Curtis Preston

Tech Field Day 6


Date: June 9–10, 2011, Boston
Presenters: Embotics, NetApp, SolarWinds, Symantec, VKernel, VMware, Zerto
Delegates: Chris Dearden, Chris Wells, Christian Mohn, Ed Czerwin, Edward Haletky, Gabrie van Zanten, Mike Laverick, Shannon Snowden, Theron Conrey, Todd Scalzott, Tom Howarth

Tech Field Day 5


Date: February 10–11, 2011, Silicon Valley
Presenters: Drobo, Druva, HP, Infoblox, NetEx, Symantec, Xangati
Delegates: Bill Hill, Chris Wells, Devang Panchigar, Eric Siebert, Greg Stuart, Jeff Fry, Maish Saidel-Keesing, Matthew Norwood, Robin Harris, Sean Clark, Tom Hollingsworth, W. Curtis Preston

Tech Field Day 4


Date: November 11–12, 2010, Silicon Valley
Presenters: Actifio, Aprius, Asigra, Avere, Intel, NetApp, SolarWinds
Delegates: Bill Hill, Brandon Carroll, Chris Dearden, Derek Schauland, Frank Owen, Joe Onisick, Jon Owings, Matt Simmons, Paul Miller, Robin Harris

Tech Field Day Extra at VMworld US 2010

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Date: August 30–2, 2010, San Francisco
Presenters: Symantec, Veeam, Xsigo, Zetta
Delegates: Allan Ruiz, Craig Stewart, Greg Stuart, Howard Marks, Jason Boche, Luigi Danakos, Scott D. Lowe, Scott Jones

Tech Field Day 3

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Date: July 15–16, 2010, Seattle
Presenters: Compellent, F5, NEC Storage, Nimble Storage, Veeam
Delegates: Bob Plankers, Craig Stewart, Derek Schauland, Ethan Banks, Howard Marks, Ilja Coolen, Jason Boche, John Obeto, Kevin Houston, Rod Haywood, W. Curtis Preston

Tech Field Day 2

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Date: April 8–9, 2010, Boston
Presenters: Cisco Datacenter, Drobo, EMC, HP, VKernel
Delegates: Bas Raayman, Carlo Costanzo, David Davis, Devang Panchigar, Edward Haletky, Gabrie van Zanten, Greg Ferro, Greg Knieriemen, Jason Boche, John Obeto, Matt Simmons, Robin Harris, Scott D. Lowe, Simon Long, Simon Seagrave

Tech Field Day 1

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Date: November 12–13, 2009, Silicon Valley
Presenters: 3PAR, Drobo, MDS Micro, Nirvanix, Ocarina Networks, Symantec, VMware, Xsigo
Delegates: Bas Raayman, Carlo Costanzo, Chris Evans, Devang Panchigar, Ed Saipetch, Greg Ferro, Greg Knieriemen, John Hickson, John Obeto, Nigel Poulton, Rich Brambley, Rick Vanover, Robin Harris, Rod Haywood, Simon Seagrave