What’s on the Menu: Meat and Potatoes

So what IS on the menu/agenda for the IPDS Tech Summit? You might have heard that the theme is “TRANSFORM,” but let’s dive a little deeper…

Order Up! IPDS will be serving you the freshest content and updates from some of our Partners (and sponsors of the 2018 IPDS Tech Summit!). The menu is as follows…


  1. INFRASTRUCTURE: Modern IT Infrastructure provisions resources up to 6 times faster, delivers applications up to 4 times faster, and reduces costs by more than 14% for critical applications.
  2. WORKFORCE: The latest end-user technology transforms how, when, and where the modern workforce delivers maximum productivity & value.
  3. DATA CENTER: The data center of tomorrow frees organizations from the technical, physical and economic limitations of traditional co-locations & real-estate-based buildings.
  4. ECONOMICS: New technologies enable consumption-based, pay-as-you-grow economics for modern IT, Workforce and Data Center Solutions.


  • Introduction: Transformation of Infrastructure, Workforce, Data Center & Economics, IPDS
  • Keynote: The Dell Technologies Advantage
  • Session 1: IT Transformation, DellEMC
  • Session 2: Physical Data Center Transformation, iFortress
  • Session 3: Workforce Transformation, DellEMC
  • Session 4: Critical Protection, Restoration Assurance & Iron Cloud, Iron Mountain
  • Session 5: Consumption-based Economics, Winthrop Resources
  • Closing: The IPDS Data Center, IPDS

Raffle, Silent Auction & Vendor Exhibits. Tables/Exhibits you will find in the Solution Showcase are:

  • IPDS Client Solutions
  • DellEMC – Platinum Sponsor
  • Tech Data/Cisco
  • Iron Mountain
  • Winthrop Resources
  • iFortress
  • Congruity
  • GuidePoint Security
  • Actifio
  • DefendX

Full Buffet and Bar Dinner Cruise on the Potomac River aboard the National Elite.

If you are totally lost, not sure how you got here, or have never heard of the IPDS Tech Summit – it’s okay, I’m here to help. Check out the 2016 Recap or 2017 Recap. Based on my past experiences of this Tech Summit, I’d venture to say it’s something you don’t want to miss!

The 2018 IPDS Tech Summit is just two weeks from today!

  • EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION: unfortunately, is now closed. If you registered before September 10th you will receive the Early Bird Registration gift! If you didn’t register before September 10th you can still register for the Tech Summit, you just won’t receive the early bird gift (but now you know to look out for it next year!)  To register, email michelle.gifford@ipds.com to request your invitation.
  • SILENT AUCTION will be held to benefit the family of a former IPDS employee who lost his battle with esophageal cancer in April of 2016.
  • To receive your invitation to register, email michelle.gifford@ipds.com. Questions? Feel free to email me those too!
  • Be sure to Follow IPDS on LinkedIn to stay in the loop for future updates!