NetApp Insight Berlin 2016 has drawn to a close. We’re sad to see it end, but happy to have generated so much FlexPod buzz throughout our time here.


As we prepare to head home, we first want to take a moment and extend our deepest thanks to all those whose extraordinary efforts made this possible. To those who planned, manned the booth, shared with an audience, built relationships, worked behind the scenes, and everything in-between – thank you. You made this possible.


Session and Breakouts
All of our speakers, sessions, and socials generated strong audience response, and drove many of our efforts onsite. Patrick Schmidt, a Cisco Managing Sales Director, led a powerful discussion at the general session, and if you weren’t there to listen on-site, you can catch the 20-minute talk here. Following his session, Patrick spoke with us one-on-one to further emphasize the importance of the Cisco-NetApp partnership in creating customer success. From Cisco Technical Marketing Engineer Craig Ashapa’s standing-room only talk on UCS Storage Profiles, to an engaging look at FlexPod’s operational efficiency from NetApp Reference Architect John George, FlexPod is leaving an unforgettable impression on NetApp Insight Berlin attendees.



Booth and Social Media
At the booth, we met with over one-third of all Insight attendees, and were able to provide attendees that personal connection with the FlexPod brand! Those who came to visit us loved our custom t-shirt offer, where we gave a custom-designed t-shirt to any attendee who interacted with us on social at the event. We printed over 500 shirts in total, and enjoyed seeing new followers post about their favorite NetApp Insight moments on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.


Networking and Events
After each long day at Insight, we took advantage of opportunities to unwind, while strengthening relationships with partners, customers, and our teams. We met with over 200 guests at our customer-partner reception, recharged and reconnected our internal team dinner, and jammed out together at our closing customer appreciation event.


A big thank-you to all those who made our presence at NetApp Insight Berlin 2016 such a smashing success. Until next year!

NetApp Staff

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