It may come as a surprise, but many of the HDS attendees at the Geek Day are also bloggers and tweeters. I’ve compiled a list of those within Hitachi (including non-attendees) that I’m already aware of. Feel free to comment if there’s anyone I have missed. I recommend you follow these people on your RSS feeds and Twitter stream. After all, by engaging, you can interact with senior execs, ask questions you couldn’t otherwise do and provide Hitachi valuable feedback. Here’s the list in no particular order:
- Pete Gerr – Stategic and Solutions Marketing Director – @petegerr – Ars Indicium
- Harry Zimmer – Global Competitive Marketing Senior Director – @zimmerhds
- Armando (Mandy) Perera – Senior Competitive Market Analyst – @nuff_said_
- Hu Yoshida – CTO and Vice President – Hu’s Blog
- Michael Hay – Senior Director Product Strategy – @mihay42 – Techno-Muse
- Michael Heffernan – Solutions Product Manager, Server Virtualisation – @virtualheff
- Miki Sandorfi – Chief Strategist; File, Content & Cloud – @mikisandorfi – Miki Unstructured
- Claus Mikkelsen – CTO of Storage Architectures – Claus’ Blog
- Roberto Basilio – Product Management for Platforms – @rb_hds
- Patrick Allaire – @patrick_hds
- Mary Ann Gallo – @maryanngt
- Dave Merrill – HDS Chief Economist – The Storage Economist
- Christophe Bertrand – Director of Product Marketing For Platforms – Christophe’s Corner
- Bill Burns – VP, Global Health and Life Sciences – Storage STAT
- Carli Ghelfi – Senior Public Relations Specialist – @carlig
- Sharon Crost – @sharonhds
There are also some generic accounts and blogs:
I’ve also created a Twitter list, for these accounts; you can find it here. http://twitter.com/chrismevans/hitachi
Remember, challenge these HDS’ers and above all, engage with them – it’s all for your benefit.
Finally, I’ve posted some pictures (not many) from the event. Find them here. Geek Day Pictures.
Disclosure: For this event, Hitachi paid for flights, hotel costs and most meals. I also received a free backpack, drinks holder and lovely t-shirt (that can’t be worn in the real world). Hitachi did not cover loss of earnings during this period, which exceeded the cost of paying travelling expenses.