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Back to Israel for The IT Press Tour for the 34th edition

7 innovative companies will be met during the March visit: CTera Networks, Deep Instinct, Infinidat, Kaminario, Lightbits Labs, OwnBackup and Weebit

San Francisco, Calif. - February 24, 2020 - The IT Press Tour (, a leading media event launched in June 2010, today announced participating companies for the 34th edition scheduled the week of 22th of March in Israel. Seven companies will participate to this new edition dedicated to IT innovations (by alpha order): CTera Networks, Deep Instinct, Infinidat, Kaminario, Lightbits Labs, OwnBackup and Weebit.


"We’re glad to come back in Israel, past editions we organized there were just fantastic with a great energy. We have met people with radical new ideas and innovations to solve IT challenges. We really hope, and we’re certain, to reach this level of meeting with the coming visit. We’ll meet again some companies familiar with the group but also a few new ones. It will be the right opportunity to understand new technology directions about Software-Defined Storage, Data Management, Memory, Cloud Integration and Security," said Philippe Nicolas, creator of The IT Press Tour.


“We also continue to beat records: 11800+ articles228 companies*356 sessions and 700+ CxO met after 33 editions, confirming we’ll pass 12000 articles following the next 34th edition.” concluded Philippe Nicolas.


With quotes from some participating companies:

  • Liran Eshel, CEO, CTera Networks
    "We are looking forward to once again hosting Phillippe and the IT Press Tour at our headquarters. The ITPT represents an ideal forum for CTERA to share our vision for the modern global file system in the midst of a rapidly evolving enterprise storage market."

  • Guy Caspi, CEO and Co-Founder, Deep Instinct
    "Traditional cybersecurity is broken. Current solutions based on ‘assume breach’ are simply insufficient for the highly sophisticated attack landscape facing businesses today. Deep Instinct takes an entirely new approach, preventing attacks before they are executed, with a patented deep learning platform trained to identify and prevent first-seen, sophisticated and advanced cyber threats. With our deep neural network algorithms, which mimic how a human brain thinks, threats are prevented anywhere within the enterprise from any type of file-based or file-less cyber attacks in zero-time, with unmatched accuracy and speed. The difference is that instead of doing damage control, we prevent the damage in the first place. Therefore The IT Press Tour represents a good opportunity to discuss with European press and share our vision and demonstrate our products and technologies' capabilities."


  • Dan Shprung, Executive Vice President, EMEA, Infinidat
    "With the increased focus on time to market, enterprises are demanding agility and pay as you grow models within their data infrastructure to enable cloud-like experiences on-premises. At the same time, the ever-growing dilemma that is still impacting organisations’ competitive advantage in the digital economy is how to store data without compromising on reliability, performance and cost. Infinidat continues to resolve these enterprise pain points, thus growing from strength to strength in the marketplace. We are really pleased to continue our partnership with The IT Press Tour. Thanks to Philippe, we are given an excellent platform of key European journalists to relay our strategic and tactical vision - We have solidified our position as an innovative data storage disruptor in the marketplace with our revolutionary software-focused architecture."


  • Dani Golan, CEO, Kaminario
    “Kaminario’s cloud data platform makes moving to the cloud lightning fast, enabling companies to migrate their critical apps to the cloud without the pain of re-engineering them first. We are looking forward to sharing milestones and key updates on our latest strategy with Europe’s highly influential journalists.”


  • Eran Kirzner, CEO, Lightbits Labs
    "Lightbits Labs, the leader in NVMe/TCP software-defined storage, is excited to welcome IT Press Tour to Israel to discuss today’s storage trends and share how we are solving the most complex computing challenges their readers face. For the vast majority of large companies – the very audiences served by the journalists participating in the ITPT -- storage needs are far outpacing compute requirements. We’ll be sharing our innovative Lightbits Labs solutions that make hyperscale flexibility and efficiencies available to everyone."


  • Coby Hanoch, CEO, Weebit
    "Artificial intelligence and big data is driving demand for larger and more efficient memory storage devices. As existing Flash memory struggles to cater to this demand, there is a significant opportunity for emerging technologies such as ReRAM to gain a more substantial share of the market. The IT Press Tour provides an excellent opportunity for Weebit to showcase our silicon oxide ReRAM technology to respected industry journalists from North America and Europe. We’re looking forward to sharing our progress in the embedded and discrete markets at this year’s event."​​



About The IT Press Tour

The IT Press Tour has been created, organized, promoted, operated and produced since 2010 by The Condor Consulting Group, a marketing services and consulting firm based in San Francisco, California. Since the inception, European and recently US journalists met worldwide high-tech companies to discuss various IT topics covering IT Infrastructure, Business and IT Applications, Artificial Intelligence Cyber and IT Security. For more information, please visit us at, email us at and follow us on twitter at @ITPressTour; the associated hashtag is #ITPT.



*Full list of sponsors since the first edition by alphabetical order: A10 Networks, Actifio, Adaptiva, Aera Technology, Aerospike, AetherStore, Alation, Alteryx, Anaplan, AppDynamics (acquired by Cisco), Aptare (acquired by Veritas), Aqua Security, Arcitecta, Arista Networks, Arkeia (acquired by Western Digital), Atempo, Atlantis Computing (IP assets acquired by Hive-IO), AtScale, Avere Systems (acquired by Microsoft), Axway, Ayehu, Backblaze, Backupify (acquired by Datto), Basho Technologies (acquired by Bet365), Big Switch Networks (acquired by Arista Networks), Bitcasa (acquired by Intel), Blade Network Technologies (acquired by IBM), Bouquet.AI, Box, Branch Metrics, C3DNA✝, Caringo, Catalogic Software, CDNetworks, Chartio, CloudByte (now MayaData), CloudEndure (acquired by AWS), Cloudera, CloudGenix, Cloudian, CloudPhysics, Clustrix (acquired by MariaDB), Cohesity, Coho Data✝, Commerce.AI, Commvault, Compliance.AI, Copiun (acquired by Good Technology), Coraid, Coralogix, Corelight, CoreOS (acquired by Red Hat), Couchbase, Crate.IO, CTera Networks, Data Dynamics, DataCore, Datadog, DataGrail, Datameer, Datera, Datos IO (acquired by Rubrik), Datrium, DDN Storage, Deep Instinct, Delphix, Diablo Technologies✝, DriveScale, Druva, E8 Storage (acquired by AWS), Egenera, Elastic (formerly Elasticsearch), Elastifile (acquired by Google), eMeter (acquired by Siemens), Emulex (acquired by Avago), Engine Yard, EVault (formerly i365, then acquired by Carbonite), Exablox (acquired by StorageCraft), ExaGrid, F5 Networks, FalconStor, Firebase (acquired by Google), Fivetran, FlashGrid, FogCoin, FollowAnalytics, FoundationDB (acquired by Apple), Frame (acquired by Nutanix), Fusion-IO (acquired by SanDisk, itself acquired by WDC), GridGain, Guardtime,, Hammerspace, Harness, Hazelcast, Hedvig (acquired by Commvault), High Cloud Security (acquired by HyTrust), Hightail (formerly YouSendIT, acquired by OpenText), Hortonworks (merged with Cloudera), HYCU, Igneous Systems, Iguazio, Illusive, Infinidat, Infinio, InfluxData, Isilon (acquired by EMC, itself acquired by Dell Technologies), iXsystems, Joyent (acquired by Samsung), Jut✝, Kaminario, Kaseya, Kinetica, Komprise, Librato (acquired by SolarWinds), Lightbits Labs, LiveAction, LogicMonitor, Lookout Mobile Security, LucidLink, Mabl, Mangstor (morphed into Exten Technologies), MapR Technologies (acquired by HPE), MarkLogic, MemoScale, Metadata.IO, Micron, Minio, MuleSoft (acquired by Salesforce), NEC, NetApp, Nexenta (acquired by DDN), NexGen Storage (acquired by Pivot3), Nginx (acquired by F5 Networks), Nicira Networks (acquired by VMware), Nimble Storage (acquired by HPE), Nimbus Data Systems, Nine Technology (acquired by Imation), NooBaa Storage (acquired by Red Hat, itself acquired by IBM), Nuage Networks, NuoDB (formerly NimbusDB), ObjectiveFS, Odaseva, OmniSci (formerly MapD), Onepanel, Open vStorage✝, OpenIO, OpenStack, Outpace.IO✝, OwnBackup, Palo Alto Networks, Panasas, Panzura, Pernix Data (acquired by Nutanix), Petuum, Phala Data✝, Pica8, Platfora (acquired by Workday), Platform9,, Plug and Play Tech Center, Portworx, Primary Data✝, Promethium, Proofpoint, ProphetStor, Publist, Pure Storage, Quantum, Qubole, Qumulo, RainStor (acquired by Teradata), RapidAPI, Redis Labs, Reduxio Systems, Riverbed, Rozo Systems, RStor, Rubrik, Sanbolic (acquired by Citrix), Scale Computing, Scality, SendBird, Sherbit, ShieldIO, SimpliVity (acquired by HPE), Snowflake, SolidFire (acquired by NetApp), Solix Technologies, Sonian (acquired by Barracuda Networks), Soonr (acquired by Autotask), Spanning Cloud Apps (acquired by Kaseya), SpringPath (acquired by Cisco), Starboard Storage Systems (acquired by SGI), StorCentric, StorONE, StorPool, StorSimple (acquired by Microsoft), StrongBox Data, Sumo Logic, Symform (acquired by Quantum), Synata (acquired by Cisco), Sysdig, Tegile Systems (acquired by Western Digital and now owned by DDN), ThoughtSpot, ThousandEyes, Tintri (acquired by DDN), Trifacta, TwinStrata (acquired by EMC, itself acquired by Dell Technologies), Ubeeko, Valohai, Varonis, Versity Software, Vexata (acquired by StorCentric), Violin Memory, Virsto (acquired by VMware), Virtana (formerly Virtual Instruments), VMware, Waterline Data,, Weebit, Weka.IO, Western Digital, WhipTail (acquired by Cisco), Xirrus (acquired by Riverbed), Yellowfin, AuriStor (formerly Your File System), Zadara Storage, Zerto, Zoho, Zscaler and Zuora.

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