FORWARD Digital Summit, a fully-virtual experience on May 11, will feature rich sessions from some of today’s boldest thinkers and technologists. We feel lucky to call many of our customers thought leaders and know they provide deep insight into top-of-mind IT trends and challenges. That’s why we’re thrilled to announce that four of the sessions at FORWARD Digital Summit will be with our own customers!

Attendees of these sessions will have the opportunity to hear directly from our customers and deep dive into a variety of topics–from API-driven automation to data protection in the cloud–across multiple tracks. To help jumpstart your agenda planning for FORWARD Digital Summit, here’s a breakdown of what’s in store:

How The Home Depot Manages a Large-Scale Rubrik Deployment
The Home Depot, America’s largest home improvement retailer, automated 4,300+ Rubrik Edge appliances to be deployed across 2,200 stores, including the push of the image, registration of the device, and configuration of each appliance, in just 5 weeks with a 98.5% success rate. The key to success? Automation.

In this session, hear from BB Laycock (Lead Systems Engineer) and Eric Alba (Sr. Systems Engineer) on how The Home Depot leverages Rubrik’s API-first architecture to accelerate business agility and gain 181 days of productivity back to the business. They’ll also dive into their Rubrik Cloudbolt integration, which enabled them to provide backup-as-a-service for their internal customers, unlocking greater productivity.

How University of the Pacific Overcame Cloud Migration Challenges with Rubrik
University of the Pacific is focused on transforming how it manages data – with the mission to be able to readily provide flexible and sustainable services to students, faculty, and staff. However, to progress its cloud-first initiative, UoP first needed to overcome a myriad of challenges, including prolonged restore times, time-consuming policy management, and inability to archive to the cloud.

Join Tony Carrero, Enterprise Systems Manager, as he walks through how Rubrik allows the university to advance its cloud-first initiative with data archival to the public cloud, saving money on additional on-prem expansion and increasing its digital transformation readiness. Attendees will also learn about the benefits realized from other cloud use cases with Rubrik, including archival to AWS S3, cloud-native protection, CloudOn for DR, Polaris GPS, Office 365 protection, and more.

Learn How Pillsbury Reduced Backup Management Time by 90% with Rubrik API
Struggling with an aging legacy solution that couldn’t scale, one of the reasons Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, a globally-renowned law firm, selected Rubrik was due to our API-first architecture. As a business that’s always looking for new ways to integrate automation into its workflows, working with an innovative vendor that embraces APIs was very important to Pillsbury. 

Vincent Waniel, Network Engineer aka the API Jedi, will explore the basics of how to work with the REST API using PowerShell to automate complex workflows. He will also demo real-world examples of the tools he’s built that have enabled the team to reduce time spent managing by 90%+ and freed up time to use for more strategic initiatives.

Addressing Data Governance Imperatives with Sensitive Data Discovery
As organizations grapple with more data and more regulatory compliance, a manual approach is often unsustainable – consuming valuable resources and increasing the risk of sensitive data exposure. Featuring our customer City of Sioux Falls, this session will discuss how organizations can leverage Rubrik’s latest application Sonar to discover and report on sensitive data. This provides quick and easy visibility into what types of sensitive data resides where without impacting production environments. By leveraging existing Rubrik deployments, users get up and running in just a few minutes with zero additional infrastructure required.

This is just a glimpse into what we have in store at FORWARD Digital Summit. Stay tuned for more updates, including an agenda builder coming soon. For a list of all sessions, visit our agenda page.