Golden Gate Bridge at dusk, San Francisco, California, USA


Thursday, March 15, 2018 at 2:00 PM PDT
Friday, March 16, 2018 at 7:00 PM PDT

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Clift Hotel San Francisco 
495 Geary St,
San Francisco, CA 94102

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Samantha Ringer




San Francisco 2018 

Agenda for Thursday March 15

10:00-12:00 Board meeting 

Registration opens at 2:00 PM

3:00    Introductions- Tell us about you.  Attendee Introductions.  Meet our new members: Dedicated Networks Inc., Dow Computers, Network Republic Inc., R-Cube, and, Inc. 

3:45    Membership Meeting- Financial, Membership, Ethics and Legislative Reports

4:30     What's working, what's not and why?  Our attendees will share best practices, special offerings and future plans in an open forum of the thought leaders in our industry.

7:00-10:00  Dinner Reception-  Dinner will be provided 

Agenda for Friday March 16

9:00 Welcome address

  9:15   Keith Gregory of Snell & Wilmer will provide an interesting presentation on cybersecurity preparation, response and mitigation. 

9:45 Managing Your Supply Chain to Avoid Counterfeit &  Gray Market Issues – a panel discussion on Anti-Counterfeit, Compliance, import/export, interacting with manufacturers and dealing with potential legal issues.  Arthur Freierman, Neil Vill-World Data, Frank Llaca-Arbitech, John Gerber-U.S. Customs & Border Proctection, & Keith Gregory-Snell & Wilmer. 

 10:45 Break Sponsored by Sun Valley Communications

11:00  Security-  Information Security is on your customers' minds and that makes it an opportunity for you.  Meet Bryan McGowan,  Senior Security Analyst and VP of Product Development from 20/20 Secure and learn how you can turn information security into a profit center for your company.  

  11:45  -  Jon Toigo of Toigo Partners

                     Its the Data, Stupid

 How to Harness Current Trends in Electronic Data to Sell     Storage


12:30  Lunch

2:00    Have a storage discussion with your customers and add to your bottom line. Panel Discussion hosted by Jon Toigo, featuring Cloudian, IBM and DataCore

DataCore Software helps today’s organizations embrace new IT advancements without sacrificing previous investments or discarding existing infrastructure. The company pioneered software-based storage virtualization nearly two decades ago, and continues to bring flexibility and agility to managing heterogeneous storage, while adding record-setting performance. 

Cloudian is a Silicon Valley-based file and object storage company specializing in S3 API storage systems. With technology roots in the large-scale enterprise message space, Cloudian introduced its object-based platform, HyperStore, in 2011. Cloudian products are offered by partners including Amazon, Lenovo, Cisco, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, and QCT, and by reseller partners worldwide.


3:15 Break sponsored by Vibrant Technologies

3:30 The Genius Behind the Secret Sneaker Market and how to apply it to your business.  Irene Caldwell and Marc Renzella.




 4:15 Technical Services mean business-  Manage your customers     before someone else does by Todd Bone-XsNet and Steve Studley     Trident Computer Resources 



5:00 Closing Comments

5:30- 7:00 PM Pre-dinner closing cocktail Reception at GG Tap Room  (Fun bar with lots of games.)  Some guests might be grabbng the late eye out, others having dinner on their own.