IM Leadership Summit – Sunnyvale (archive)
On April 19, 2018, Microsoft is hosting Infrastructure Masons’ third Leadership Summit. We’re inviting 100 of our most senior End User and Partner members, plus a limited number of our less-experienced members and a few VIPs, to work with the IM Board of Directors and Advisory Council Members to understand where the digital infrastructure industry is headed, and to provide input on how iMasons can continue to connect, grow and give back.
Fireside Chat with Mystery Guest
In the inaugural iMasons Leadership Summit in 2016, Arista Networks founder Andy Bechtolsheim and CTO Ken Duda presented on the state of the art in networking technologies. In the 2017 Leadership Summit Dean Nelson, iMasons Founder, Christian Belady, and Joe Kava, both of the iMasons Advisory Council, had an informal discussion and a Q&A session. In this year’s Summit we continue the tradition (hey, 2 points make a line, right?) – Dean has invited another rock star for a little fireside chat. You won’t want to miss it!!
This year we are trying a new format to leverage the iMasons brain trust. We have asked a leading industry journalist to propose 5-10 topics they would like input on from the builders and operators of the digital age (that’s you!). In the weeks before the meeting we will put those candidate topics out to the iMason’s membership through a poll, and members will rank those topics in order of their interest. The members’ ranking will be shown to the Summit participants, and they choose which topics they want to discuss and report out. The journalist will be present to carry iMasons members’ voice out to the media.
Key members of the iMasons Advisory Council have confirmed their attendance at this event. At all iMasons Leadership Summits, we strive for a 50-50 balance between End Users and Partners. Our most senior members average more than 25 years of industry experience and are responsible for over $100Bn of infrastructure projects in 139 countries. Come and work with some of the industry’s most experienced players to map and create our future, and give the builders and operators of the digital age a voice!
|1:00 – 1:30||Registration/Networking|
|1:30 – 1:50||Welcome, State of the Union
by Dean Nelson, iMasons Founder and Board Chair
|1:50 – 2:30||Fireside Chat
Dean Nelson and Mystery Guest
|2:30 – 3:10||Think Tank 1: Topic TBD by poll of iMasons membership|
|3:10 – 3:45||Break|
|3:45 – 4:35||Think Tank 2: Topic TBD by poll of iMasons membership|
|4:35 – 5:15||Think Tank 3: Topic TBD by poll of iMasons membership|
|5:15 – 6:30||Networking Reception|
The Leadership Summit is an exclusive members-only event. If you are a current iMasons member and interested in registering for the event, contact firstname.lastname@example.org for registration information.