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Ignition soon for the 30th Edition of The IT Press Tour dedicated to Business and IT Applications


9 Hot companies - Alation, Anaplan, Fivetran, GridGain, Hazelcast, Kaseya, NGINX, Promethium and Redis Labs - to join the Business and IT Applications edition next March

San Francisco, Calif. - February 26, 2019 - The IT Press Tour (, a leading media event launched in June 2010, today announced participating companies for the 30th edition organized the week of 18th March in San Francisco and the valley. Nine companies will join this new edition dedicated to Business and IT Applications (by alpha order): AlationAnaplanFivetran, GridGain, HazelcastKaseya, NGINXPromethium and Redis Labs.


"Data is a the heart of every business whatever their flavor or presentation is. We’ll have the opportunity to meet and visit companies who harness data in different form for different usages : Data Cataloging, Pipelining, Governance, Streaming, Processing, Monitoring, Routing…," said Philippe Nicolas, creator of The IT Press Tour. "6 new companies and 3 returns with the 4th appearance for Anaplan, 3rd for GridGain and 2nd for Alation. This 30th edition confirms the market adoption of the tour, illustrating its unique place in the industry." added Philippe.


“And multiple new records are beaten following the last edition: 10,300+ articles generated, 203 companies visited, 311 sessions organized and almost 700+ CxO, current registrations will boost the impact of 2019 tour editions.” concluded Philippe Nicolas.


With a few quotes supporting the new edition:

  • Stephanie McReynolds, Vice President of Marketing, Alation
    "Adoption of data catalogs has been tremendous over the last year. Machine Learning Data Catalogs are now being recognized by all of the major industry observers as a high-growth market category. Connecting with the top journalists involved in the IT Press Tour is a great opportunity to contextualize the momentum around data catalogs for data leaders in EMEA and to share the successful adoption of data catalogs by companies like Allegro, Munich Re, and Scout24."


  • George Fraser, co-founder and CEO, Fivetran
    "Today’s businesses use hundreds of specialized cloud-based tools, and the old approach of highly configurable, human-powered data pipelines has become untenable. Our automated approach solves the most painstaking step of building a data-driven company: centralizing all your data. We've replaced a year-long, IT-driven process with a setup wizard that can be completed in minutes by a business user. For the IT Press Tour, we look forward to hosting EMEA journalists to show them how easy data centralization can really be and also to introduce Fivetran features that help our customers maintain GDPR compliance."


  • Terry Erisman, VP of Marketing, GridGain Systems
    "Our partnership with IT Press Tour continues to be an extremely effective way to spread the word about how our in-memory computing platform is enabling organizations to achieve the application speed and scalability they require for their digital transformation initiatives. It has also helped us keep European IT media leaders informed about our continued triple digit growth, our rapid expansion in Europe, and the In-Memory Computing Summit we host in Europe."


  • Kelly Herrell, CEO, Hazelcast
    "Performance at scale is now the core driver for both net new applications and the digitization of legacy systems for the world's largest organizations. In order to support these demands, enterprises are increasingly turning to new technologies, such as Hazelcast's leading in-memory computing platform, and we look forward to discussing market drivers and more with the IT Press Tour."


  • Taunia Kipp, EVP Corporate Communications, Kaseya
    "We're excited to participate in this year's IT Press Tour. The Tour allows us to meet face-to-face with top tech journalists from across Europe and offers a great opportunity to further strengthen our relationships with the key media outlets who cover our space. Kaseya, and its growing family of brands, has achieved considerable growth across the EU over the last five years and we look forward to sharing our plans for continued growth and expansion in the market through our comprehensive platform for IT infrastructure management, IT Complete."


  • Rob Whiteley, CMO, NGINX
    "The IT Press Tour is an excellent way to build relationships with key influencers throughout Europe. I've done two press tours in the past and can attribute both awareness and closed business resulting from the coverage. I look forward to hosting my first at NGINX in 2019 and recommend this as a must-have for anyone that is doing business in Europe or looking to improve global awareness."


  • Kaycee Lai, CEO and Founder, Promethium
    "As a new company looking to extend its reach into the European market, there is no better platform than the IT Press Tour to help us share how our ability to combine governance and analytics into one solution enables enterprises to extract the most value from their data to make informed business decisions while providing the security of knowing you are in compliance with the latest GDPR guidelines."



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, Adaptiva, Aera Technology, Aerospike, AetherStore, Alation, Alteryx, Anaplan, AppDynamics (acquired by Cisco), Aptare, Aqua Security, Arcitecta, Arista Networks, Arkeia (acquired by Western Digital), Atlantis Computing (IP assets acquired by Hive-IO), AtScale, Avere Systems (acquired by Microsoft), Axway, Backblaze, Backupify (acquired by Datto), Basho Technologies (acquired by Bet365), Big Switch Networks, Bitcasa (acquired by Intel), Blade Network Technologies (acquired by IBM), 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✝, Copiun (acquired by Good Technology), Coraid, Coralogix, CoreOS (acquired by Red Hat), Couchbase, Crate.IO, CTera Networks, DataCore, Datadog, DataGrail, Datameer, Datera, Datos IO (acquired by Rubrik), Datrium, DDN Storage, Delphix, Diablo Technologies✝, DriveScale, Druva, E8 Storage, Egenera, Elastic (formerly Elasticsearch), Elastifile, eMeter (acquired by Siemens), Emulex (acquired by Avago), Engine Yard, EVault (formerly i365), 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, 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), LiveAction, LogicMonitor, Lookout Mobile Security, LucidLink, Mabl, Mangstor✝, MapR Technologies, MarkLogic, MemoScale, Metadata.IO, Micron, Minio, MuleSoft (acquired by Salesforce), NEC, NetApp, Nexenta, NexGen Storage (acquired by Pivot3), Nginx, 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), Open vStorage, OpenIO, OpenStack, Outpace.IO✝, Palo Alto Networks, Panasas, Panzura, Pernix Data (acquired by Nutanix), Phala Data✝, Pica8, Platfora (acquired by Workday), Platform9,, Plug and Play Tech Center, Portworx, Primary Data✝, Promethium, Proofpoint, ProphetStor, Pure Storage, Quantum, Qubole, Qumulo, RainStor (acquired by Teradata), Redis Labs, Reduxio Systems, Riverbed, Rozo Systems, RStor, Rubrik, Sanbolic (acquired by Citrix), Scality, SendBird, Sherbit, 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), 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), ThoughtSpot, ThousandEyes, Tintri (acquired by DDN), Trifacta, TwinStrata (acquired by EMC, itself acquired by Dell Technologies), Ubeeko, Varonis, Versity Software, Vexata, Violin Memory, Virsto (acquired by VMware), Virtual Instruments, Waterline Data,, Weka.IO, Western Digital, WhipTail (acquired by Cisco), Xirrus (acquired by Riverbed), Yellowfin, Your File System, Zadara Storage, Zerto, Zoho, Zscaler and Zuora.

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