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NetApp Vice Chairman Tom Mendoza to Deliver Keynote at GalaxZ18

AUSTIN, Texas – October 10, 2017 – Zenoss Inc., the leader in Software-Defined IT Operations™, today announced that Tom Mendoza, vice chairman of NetApp, will be a keynote speaker at GalaxZ18. The fourth annual Zenoss user conference will be held June 20-22, 2018, at the JW Marriott in the Live Monitoring Capital of the World, Austin, Texas.

GalaxZ18 will kick off with the keynote from Mendoza and continue with an outstanding speaker lineup of customers, partners and technology pundits.

"Our customers are comprised of the biggest IT influencers in their respective industries," said Megan Lueders, vice president of marketing at Zenoss. "Welcoming NetApp to keynote GalaxZ18 adds to the spirit of peer networking and the invaluable nature of this conference.  And having a speaker like Tom Mendoza will absolutely provide invaluable insight as to how leadership, culture and diversity impact IT, which is mission critical to helping our customers reach the next level within their deep infrastructure monitoring initiatives."

Mendoza was senior vice president of sales at NetApp from 1994 until being named president in 2000. In 2009, he became vice chairman. Also in 2009, Mendoza and then-chairman of NetApp, Dan Warmenhoven, were co-recipients of the Morgan Stanley Leadership Award for Global Commerce.

Mendoza has given talks on the power of corporate culture and leadership all over the world to people in diverse organizations such as the U.S. Marine Corps, the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, CIO Forum conferences, Oracle's Leaders Circle, and Stanford University. He holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Notre Dame and is an alumnus of the Stanford University Executive Business Program. In September 2000, Notre Dame renamed its business school the Mendoza College of Business.

Mendoza will present at GalaxZ18 Wednesday, June 20, 2018, at 4 p.m. CDT.

The GalaxZ18 conference is centered around practical sessions that help customers get the most from their day-to-day use of the Zenoss solution as well as ways in which Zenoss can help customers achieve their digital transformation goals. The 2018 conference highlights include:

  • Industry-leading speakers from dynamic organizations such as Rackspace, Cisco, MD Anderson Cancer Center, NWN Corporation and more across IT Ops, DevOps, and network management
  • Insight on strategies for enabling business through improved IT service health in hybrid IT environments
  • The latest best practices from Zenoss subject matter experts
  • Instructor-led hands-on technical training courses and certifications
  • The third annual GalaxZ Awards, which recognizes exceptional innovation, leadership and collaboration

GalaxZ18 registration and call for speakers are now open. For more information, visit https://galaxz.zenoss.com.

About Zenoss
Zenoss works with the world's largest organizations to ensure their IT services and applications are always on. As the leader in Software-Defined IT Operations™, Zenoss develops software that builds comprehensive real-time models of hybrid IT environments, providing unparalleled holistic health and performance insights. This uniquely enables Zenoss customers to predict and eliminate outages, dramatically reducing downtime and IT spend. https://www.zenoss.com

About NetApp
NetApp is the data authority for hybrid cloud. We provide a full range of hybrid cloud data services that simplify management of applications and data across cloud and on-premises environments to accelerate digital transformation. Together with our partners, we empower global organizations to unleash the full potential of their data to expand customer touchpoints, foster greater innovation, and optimize their operations. For more information, visit http://www.netapp.com. #DataDriven

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