Patrick to open Data Storage Summit at Brandeis

Panel to include discussions and presentations by eight Israeli companies

The New England-Israel Business Council’s 2011 Data Storage and Security Summit will take place at Brandeis University on Monday, November 14. It will feature panel discussions on the industry and presentations by eight innovative Israeli companies. Governor Deval Patrick will offer opening remarks and EMC president and COO of Information Infrastructure Products Pat Gelsinger will give the keynote address.

The summit’s opening session, featuring Governor Patrick and Mr.Gelsinger, is free and open to the Brandeis community. It will be held at Sherman Hall in the Hassenfeld Conference Center from 8:45 a.m. through 9:45 a.m. Anyone interested in attending is asked to email the IBS. The day-long summit will feature presentations from industry leaders, panel sessions on timely subjects and pre-scheduled one-on-one meetings.

“We are delighted to host an event highlighting an industry that offers the potential for strengthening collaboration between Israel and the U.S., in particular with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts” said Brandeis International Business School Dean Bruce R. Magid, the Martin and Ahuva Gross Chair in Financial Markets and Institutions. “The summit demonstrates that, in an increasingly global market, it is crucial for businesses, whatever sector they may work in, to have access to secure and efficient data storage systems.”

Patrick has been a proponent of building local ties with Israel and led a trade mission there earlier this year. Brandeis was represented on that mission by Magid. The panels will focus on security and storage as underlying foundations of cloud computing, as well as funding companies in the space. The Israeli companies, which are looking to expand collaborations with local partners, will introduce their products and technologies to prospects, industry members and investors. They have developed solutions for a range of challenges including cloud data security, database scaling, lifecycle management and disaster recovery.

“We are very excited to welcome these promising Israeli companies that will be engaging with representatives of the innovation economy of Massachusetts,” said New England-Israel Business Council Chairman Yuval Malinsky. The event is sponsored by EMC Corporation, the law firm of Foley Hoag LLP, the Asper Center for Global Entrepreneurship at Brandeis International Business School and the Consulate General of Israel to New England.

Gelsinger is responsible for EMC’s Information Infrastructure portfolio, including its Information Storage, RSA Information Security, Content Management, Ionix IT management and Data Computing divisions. Prior to EMC, he was senior vice president and co-general manager of Intel’s Digital Enterprise Group.

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