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Press Release

Data, Weapon of Mass Disruption: IT, Business Leaders Convene at Actifio’s Data Driven 2018

June 14, 2018

First global user conference brings market cap of companies in attendance to over $2.25T

Miami – June 14, 2018 – Actifio, the Data-as-a-Service company, hosted hundreds of business and technology innovators last week at Data Driven 2018, Actifio’s first global user conference. The discussions and education centered around one common denominator: Data. More specifically, the conference focused on the innovator’s role in turning the unprecedented flow of data coursing through their organizations and across the internet into greater efficiency, faster operations and ultimate competitive advantage.

Data Driven 2018 drew nearly 500 participants from companies with a combined market capitalization over $2 trillion. The 14 sponsors included Official Cloud Sponsor Google Cloud and Media Sponsor Tech Target, along with a number of global technology titans. Customers, partners, prospects and analysts from across the U.S., Europe and Asia descended upon the Fontainebleau on Miami Beach for two days of insightful keynotes, technology breakouts, panel discussions and more. The speakers represented a wide swath of industries including healthcare, industrial, financial services, professional sports, education, cloud, and security. Some of the most popular technical topics were:

·    Enabling IT automation including DevOps using Actifio APIs

·    Delivering cost-effective long-term retention using cloud object storage

·    Accelerating cloud adoption using Actifio

·    Delivering instant backup and recovery for mission-critical enterprise databases

Ernesto Nigro, Manager of System Operations at Apotex, said, “Actifio’s Data Driven 2018 was a highlight reel of data-relevant discussion. Engaging sessions, networking and extremely well organized. It was refreshing and unlike most conferences, which are just glorified marketing exercises.”

Jim Donovan, VP of Product at Wasabi, said, “Actifio’s Data Driven 2018 conference was a great opportunity to learn more about how to leverage Actifio to better control and exploit your data to achieve competitive business advantages. Having the chance to discuss Wasabi hot cloud storage with hundreds of enterprise IT professionals and industry cloud experts at the event has my team already looking forward to participating in Data Driven 2019.”

Phil Goodwin, Research Director at IDC, said, “Managing copy data is one thing, but the Actifio model’s goal is to solve specific problems, like capacity management. IDC research indicates that about 60% of the storage on a data center floor is dedicated to housing copy data. We forecast that, by 2021, more than $55 billion will be spent by IT organizations to house all those extra copies of data. Obviously when you can reduce that number and put dollar savings in your pocket, you will use them more productively.”

Ash Ashutosh, co-founder and CEO of Actifio, said, “The term that I think hit home with everyone is that data is a weapon of mass disruption. It is imperative that innovators and practitioners understand how to harness its power and use it to drive their respective businesses forward. It was Actifio’s honor to witness so many like-minded companies and individuals come together to share their best practices in data management and explain how they are leveraging data as a competitive advantage. Actifio is proud to be the platform that helps to facilitate this new, emerging data-driven economy, and we are looking forward to making even greater strides between now and next year’s Data Driven.”

To get involved as a sponsor for Data Driven 2019 or other Actifio events, please contact Erica Tran at

About Actifio

Actifio is the world’s leading Data-as-a-Service platform. It enables thousands of users around the world to deliver their data just as they deliver their applications and infrastructure… as a service available instantly, anywhere. An enterprise-class software platform powered by patented Virtual Data Pipeline™ technology, Actifio frees data from traditional infrastructure to accelerate adoption of hybrid cloud, build higher quality applications faster, and improve business resiliency and availability. For more, visit or follow @Actifio on Twitter.