Julia Palmer is a Research VP at Gartner, covering emerging infrastructure technologies and strategies. With more than 19 years of combined IT end-user experience in many areas of information technology, such as storage infrastructure solutions and design (SAN, NAS, object, etc.), software-defined storage, web-scale data centers, server hardware, flash technologies, and hyperconverged integrated systems, she brings a wealth of knowledge to the discussion about the key considerations in buying modern storage solutions. 

Julia will share her views about how modern workloads are different from 5 or 10 years ago, how storage requirements have changed to support future workloads, and what one should look for in a next-gen storage solution, all followed by a lively discussion with Liran Zvibel, CEO of WekaIO, the market leading Data Platform.