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Rich program for the 28th edition of the IT Press Tour with AI & ML, Big Data & Analytics, Containers, Cloud Apps and GDPR


Nine leading and innovative players will join the tour: Aera Technology,, Kinetica, LogicMonitor, Mabl, Odaseva,, Sysdig and Yellowfin

San Francisco, Calif. - September 12, 2018 - The IT Press Tour (, a leading media event launched in June 2010, today unveiled participating companies for the 28th edition scheduled the week of 15th of October in San Francisco and Silicon Valley. Nine companies will participate to this new edition dedicated to Business and IT Applications (by alpha order): Aera Technology,, Kinetica, LogicMonitor, Mabl, Odaseva, Platform.shSysdig and Yellowfin.


"We reach a new level with this edition as we touch AI & ML, a very hot topic on the market, associated with Big Data, BI, Analytics, Database, Cloud Applications, Containers and Performance Monitoring. We’re proud to have 7 new participants plus - 2nd times - and Sysdig  - 3rd times - illustrating the success and outcome generated by the tour," said Philippe Nicolas, creator of The IT Press Tour. "The new format with US and EMEA press is now the default validated by participating companies leveraging an exclusive press event during one week with one group in one geo." added Philippe.


“Plus new records: 9300+ articles generated and 600+ CxO met before the coming edition, 192 companies and 291 sessions organized including this next one, confirming we’ll pass 10,000 articles with the next 2 editions coming in October and December.” concluded Philippe Nicolas.


A few quotes from participant companies*:

  • – Ingrid Burton, Chief Marketing Officer
    “As a leader in the 2018 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Data Science and Machine Learning Platforms, is transforming the use of AI for forward-thinking businesses across the globe. We are making it possible for any organization to harness the power of AI in a scalable way with our award-winning open source platform H2O and enterprise-ready platform H2O Driverless AI. We look forward to hosting the AI and Machine Learning edition of the IT Press Tour in October. Europe is an important market for and we are committed to connecting with the region’s large population of data science, machine learning and AI professionals. As part of that commitment, we recently announced our expansion into London and opened a European AI Research Center of Excellence in Prague.”


  • Kinetica – Daniel Raskin, Chief Marketing Officer
    “We have moved beyond the big data era into the Extreme Data Economy. Businesses increasingly face the challenge of translating massive volumes of complex data at unparalleled speed into critical insights. The IT Press Tour is an excellent opportunity to connect with leading journalists in order to educate the market around the growing importance of data and the technology required to leverage it.”


  • LogicMonitor – Steve Francis, Founder
    “The wave of digital transformation in Europe is driving the need for an end-to-end solution that automatically monitors on-premises and cloud-based infrastructure, as well as services and applications to truly understand what’s going on so they can continue to be agile and proactive. We look forward to hosting the delegates from the European IT Press Tour and the US IT Media to discuss how LogicMonitor, the leading SaaS-based, performance monitoring platform for Enterprise IT, provides granular visibility into infrastructure and application performance."


  • Mabl – Izzy Azeri, Co-founder
    "The strides the software industry has made with DevOps and Continuous Integration and Delivery have really sped up development, but that need for speed and reduced time to repair has actually put testing on the back burner. We look forward to hosting leading journalists from IT Press Tour and discussing how Mabl simplifies automated testing so that anyone can fit end-to-end testing into their workflow without a high cost in investment."


  • Odaseva – Vincent Delamarre, COO & Co-founder
    "With new data protection regulation enforced earlier this year, companies running business critical applications in the cloud cannot afford anymore to not protect and manage their SaaS data. Odaseva provides for larges organizations pre-built data management apps running on its Cloud Data Management Platform to handle a broad range of data management use cases for SaaS solutions like Salesforce. We look forward to hosting the upcoming IT Press Tour delegates and discuss the emerging yet critical need for modern cloud data management."


  • – Frederic Plais, CEO
    “At, we thrive at enabling developers and product teams to build and deploy digital apps without managing the complexity of the underlying cloud infrastructure. We’re very excited to participate to the San Francisco tour and look forward to passionate discussions with the influential reporters curated by the IT tour organizers.”


  • Sysdig – Apurva Davé, Chief Marketing Officer
    "Year after year, the IT Press Tour is an event I look forward to. It's a great way to build relationships and discuss an ever-changing technology landscape.”


  • Yellowfin – Glen Rabie, CEO and Co-founder
    “Europe is a key growth region for Yellowfin, and we look forward to sharing our latest disruptive technology with the members of the European IT Press Tour. We already deliver a Top 5 BI and Analytics platform, but with our latest release, we will change the way businesses look at the effectiveness of their current analytics tools.”



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 and Business and IT Applications. 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, Cloudian, CloudPhysics, Clustrix, Cohesity, Coho Data✝, Copiun (acquired by Good Technology), Coraid, Coralogix, CoreOS (acquired by Red Hat), Couchbase, Crate.IO, CTera Networks, DataCore, Datadog, 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), FlashGrid, FogCoin, FollowAnalytics, FoundationDB (acquired by Apple), Frame (acquired by Nutanix), Fusion-IO (acquired by SanDisk, itself acquired by WDC), GridGain, Guardtime,, Harness, Hedvig, High Cloud Security (acquired by HyTrust), Hightail (formerly YouSendIT, acquired by OpenText), Hortonworks, HYCU, Igneous, Iguazio, Illusive, Infinidat, Infinio, InfluxData, Isilon (acquired by EMC), iXsystems, Joyent (acquired by Samsung), Jut✝, Kaminario, Kinetica, Komprise, Librato (acquired by SolarWinds), LiveAction, LogicMonitor, Lookout Mobile Security, LucidLink, Mabl, Mangstor✝, MapD, MapR Technologies, MarkLogic, MemoScale, Metadata.IO, Micron, Minio, MuleSoft (acquired by Salesforce), NEC, NetApp, Nexenta, NexGen Storage (acquired by Pivot3), Nicira Networks (acquired by VMware), Nimble Storage (acquired by HPE), Nimbus Data Systems, Nine Technology (acquired by Imation), NooBaa Storage, Nuage Networks, NuoDB (formerly NimbusDB), ObjectiveFS, Odaseva, Open vStorage, OpenIO, OpenStack, Outpace.IO✝, Palo Alto Networks, Panasas, Panzura, Pernix Data (acquired by Nutanix), Phala Data✝, Platfora (acquired by Workday), Platform9,, Plug and Play Tech Center, Portworx, Primary Data✝, Proofpoint, ProphetStor, Pure Storage, Quantum, Qubole, Qumulo, RainStor (acquired by Teradata), Reduxio Systems, Riverbed, Rozo Systems, 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, 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), 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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