Veritas Vision Solution Day in Mainz, Germany

VIPs: Gertjan Alink and Caroline Kiel, at Vision Solution Day in Mainz.VIPs: Gertjan Alink and Caroline Kiel, at Vision Solution Day in Mainz.On the 7th of December, I attended the Veritas Vision Solution Day in Mainz, as both a Partner and Veritas Information Professional (VIP). It was a successful event with many partners and customers attending – not only from the German-speaking part of Europe, but also from the Benelux.

Although the upcoming European data regulation GDPR was the prominent topic of the day, other aspects of managing data stored in multiple environments (like on premises, in one or multiple clouds) were also discussed.

The keynotes presented the actual issues regarding data management that many companies are facing these days, and the solutions that Veritas provides to customers and partners to assist in solving these issues were especially revealing.IDC.jpg
Phil Carter from IDC gave advice on how to move forward to cloud business and also warned the audience not to underestimate the challenges and obstacles on the way. 

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Afterwards, Mike Palmer presented Veritas’ portfolio of solutions in detail. Then to close, multiple breakout sessions to different aspects of data management gave a deeper insight into the matter.

My biggest takeaway from the event was hearing from my peers that most companies are still not aware what GDPR means in detail, and how they can (and should) prepare themselves. This was not entirely surprising, but thankfully there are many resources available to help make sense of it all.

Here are a few valuable blog posts on the topic of GDPR:

Get the basics right to avoid a GDPR information crisis
Failure to prepare is preparation for failure for GDPR
GDPR Training Essential for Compliance

All in all, it was productive and infomative day in Mainz, and I'm looking foward to participating in the next Vision event!

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Caroline Kiel, CEO PingUs Solutions GmbH & Co. KG 

Since 1999, Caroline has been owner and CEO of PingUs Solutions, an IT service provider with domicile in Berlin area, Germany. The company is focused on designing, planning and implementing secure, reliable infrastructure solutions based on Microsoft Windows architecturey for customers all over Europe. With over 18 years of professional experience, Caroline's focus at PingUs is planning, designing and implementing data management and security solutions, as well as IT administration training for end customers and IT service providers.