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The 20th edition of The IT Press Tour Comes to Israel for the First Time


Top European journalists will visit R&D centers from CTERA Networks, iguazio, INFINIDAT, Kaminario, NooBaa, Reduxio Systems and Weka.IO


San Francisco, Calif. - September 29, 2016 - The IT Press Tour (, a leading event for IT press launched in June 2010,

today announced that its 20th edition will be coming to Israel from November 5 to 9. The participating companies joining the tour are: CTERA Networks, iguazio, INFINIDAT, Kaminario, NooBaa, Reduxio Systems and Weka.IO.


This tour is a special edition dedicated to the visit of R&D centers and meetings with top engineering teams to understand and learn what will be the future of data storage and services.

“The November edition will be a first for us as the press group will visit Israel for the first time and meet several key industry influencers who have proven their impact on the market, as well as innovative startups that are changing the market. This edition will help our followers and readers understand some of the tech innovations in the high-tech market in Israel and meet the people behind them. With this event, we are proud to say that we reached 149 participating companies and 217 sessions since June 2010,” said Celine Coustaut, owner of The IT Press Tour.


  • “CTERA is very excited to host the ITPT team this year! We look forward to sharing the story of our breakout success and all of the exciting news about CTERA’s biggest year ever,” said Jeff Denworth, SVP Marketing at CTERA Networks.


  • "iguazio is excited and proud to be participating in the IT Press Tour's special Israeli edition," said iguazio's CEO and co-Founder, Asaf Somekh. "The timing is perfect for us," added Somekh, "as we've recently launched our product and EMEA is a key market for iguazio, so we're actively exploring unique opportunities to engage with European companies involved in big data, the Internet of Things (IoT) and cloud-native applications."


  • “The IT Press Tour has proven to be an invaluable program for driving awareness in the market by enabling companies to directly engage with a number of Europe’s leading IT journalists,” said Randy Arseneau, CMO of INFINIDAT. “Technology expertise is global and INFINIDAT is honored to be hosting the tour at our development facility in Israel and showcasing our highly disruptive storage platform, InfiniBox.”


  • “The IT Press Tour is a valuable platform for start-ups and growing companies to share their stories with European journalists,” said Parna Sarkar-Basu, head of Global Brand and Buzz Marketing, Kaminario. “This tour has been integral to growing Kaminario’s global brand awareness and we are looking forward to hosting the influencers in our Israel office.”


  • “Even with amazing new technology, creating customer awareness in a crowded market like storage can be challenging. So having the chance to get our CTO in front of Europe’s most influential IT press is an amazing opportunity, giving the community the chance to really understand how the technology is being applied,” said Mike Davis, CMO, NooBaa.


  • "We are very excited to host the IT Press Tour" said Mark Weiner, CEO, Reduxio Systems. "Our recent wins in major accounts in Europe is a validation of our unique value and a proof point of our commitment to the region. The IT Press Tour is a great opportunity for us to get our message out in Europe and the broader world market. This leading team of active journalists has built online publications that together are a key source of information for millions of IT buyers. We look forward to the event and future ones to come.”


  • “Weka.IO is new entrant in the software defined storage (SDS) space and we are pleased to have an opportunity to share our story through The IT Press Tour. With compounded annual growth rates in excess of 30% the storage software space is hot right now. We look forward to leveraging this highly visible forum to enhance our visibility in the market.” said Barbara Murphy, VP of Marketing, Weka.IO.




About The IT Press Tour

The IT Press Tour has been created and organized by The Condor Consulting Group, a marketing services and consulting firm based in San Francisco, California. Since 2010, European journalists met worldwide high-tech companies to discuss various IT topics covering markets such as data storage, networking, cloud, big data, business and IT applications, and more. For more information, please visit us at, email us at and follow us on twitter at @ITPressTour; the associated hashtag is #ITPT.



*sponsors in alphabetical order: A10 Networks, Adaptiva, AetherStore, Alteryx, Anaplan, AppDynamics, Arcitecta, Arista Networks, Arkeia (acquired by WDC), Atlantis Computing, AtScale, Avere Systems, Backblaze, Backupify (acquired by Datto), Basho, Big Switch Networks, Bitcasa, Blade Network Technologies (acquired by IBM), Box, Branch Metrics, Caringo, Catalogic Software, CDNetworks, Chartio, CloudByte, Cloudera, Cloudian, CloudPhysics, Clustrix, Cohesity, Coho Data, Copiun (acquired by Good Technology), Coraid, CoreOS, Couchbase, CTera Networks, DataCore, Datadog, Datameer, Datrium, DDN Storage, Delphix, Diablo Technologies, Druva, E8 Storage, Egenera, Elastic (formerly Elasticsearch), eMeter (acquired by Siemens), Emulex (acquired by Avago), Engine Yard, EVault (formerly i365), Exablox, ExaGrid, F5 Networks, FalconStor, Firebase (acquired by Google), FlashGrid, FollowAnalytics, FoundationDB (acquired by Apple), Fusion-IO (acquired by SanDisk), Guardtime, Hedvig, High Cloud Security (acquired by HyTrust), Hightail (formerly YouSendIT), Hortonworks, Iguazio, Infinidat, Infinio, Isilon (acquired by EMC), Joyent (acq. by Samsung), Jut, Kaminario, Librato (acquired by SolarWinds), LiveAction, Lookout Mobile Security, Mangstor, MapR Technologies, MarkLogic, Metadata.IO, Micron, Minio, MuleSoft, Nexenta, NexGen Storage (acquired by Pivot3), Nicira Networks, Nimble Storage, Nimbus Data Systems, Nine Technology (acquired by Imation), NooBaa, Nuage Networks, NuoDB (formerly NimbusDB), ObjectiveFS, OpenIO, OpenStack, Outpace.IO, Palo Alto Networks, Panzura, Pernix Data, Phala Data, Platfora (acquired by Workday), Platform9, Plug and Play Tech Center, Portworx, Primary Data, Proofpoint, Pure Storage, Quantum, Qubole, RainStor (acquired by Teradata), Reduxio Systems, Riverbed, Rozo Systems, Rubrik, Sanbolic (acquired by Citrix), Scality, SendBird, Sherbit, SimpliVity, SolidFire (acquired by NetApp), Solix Technologies, Sonian, Soonr (acquired by Autotask), Spanning Cloud Apps (acquired by EMC), SpringPath, Starboard Storage Systems (acquired by SGI), StorPool, StorSimple (acquired by Microsoft), Sumo Logic, Symform (acquired by Quantum), Synata (acquired by Cisco), Sysdig, Tegile, ThousandEyes, Tintri, Trifacta, TwinStrata (acquired by EMC), Ubeeko, Varonis, Versity, Violin Memory, Virsto (acquired by VMware), Virtual Instruments, Weka.IO, WhipTail (acquired by Cisco), Xirrus, Your File System, Zadara Storage, Zerto, Zoho and Zscaler.

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