We had to make some tough decisions today. To postpone our NetApp INSIGHT events in Paris and Berlin that were scheduled for March 2020. NetApp INSIGHT events are something I look forward to: hosting our customers, our partners and our employees in venues where we come together to collaborate on data-driven innovation—in the public cloud and on-premise IT environments.
But, the health and safety of all INSIGHT attendees is absolutely a priority and we want to do our part to help minimize the spread of this highly contagious Coronavirus (COVID-19). Therefore, the events in Paris and Berlin are postponed.
This was not an easy call to make. These in-person conferences are exceptionally valuable for our community to spend time together sharing ideas and learnings on how to put the power of data to work. And, I acknowledge all the hard work from many people that has gone into event planning and developing content. However, postponing the events is the right decision.
Having said that, I will not let all this hard work go to waste. We are tapping into our innovative NetApp nature to design a cutting-edge, digital experience that will bring the content that we had planned for Paris and Berlin to audiences across EMEA in a digital format.
As we continue to refine our programs over the coming weeks, we will be posting updates on our INSIGHT EMEA plans at https://insight.netapp.com/emea.aspx
We appreciate your flexibility and support during this time. Our thoughts remain with everyone affected by COVID-19.