Dallas IT Leaders Dinner

August 14th, 2019 • UCHI

SINC invites you to the upcoming IT Leaders Dinner in Dallas on August 14th, 2019 at Uchi which is located at 2817 Maple Avenue, Dallas, Texas 75201.

The goal of the dinner will be to foster great relationships among new peers in the Dallas IT community, all while enjoying education, open discussion on progressing IT strategy and delicious food and wine.

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Arrival (Refreshments available)

Session Begins

Introduction (10 minutes)
The peer executive will engage the audience for brief introductions and discuss the format and key take aways from the guided interactive conversation and dinner discussion.

Guided Interactive Conversation (35 minutes)

Moderated by: Trevor Starnes – Director, Systems Engineering at Pure Storage, Inc.


How to be your own hyperscaler at any scale.

Advantages of designing a private cloud for your business that mirrors the flexibility and architecture of cloud providers like Amazon and Google. 

Comparing various architectural options and what is the right choice for your own private cloud deployments.

Additional key topics: • Various private cloud architectures • How to evaluate private cloud architectures through various lenses • A practical comparison of performance of selected architectures.

Open Forum Discussion (45 minutes)

The discussion will be based on the list of challenges, problems discussed already and will take the format of group brainstorming and open discussion to come up with possible suggestions and solutions to common challenges at the Executive IT level. We will also touch on a variety of other organically introduced topics.

Dinner service by Uchi


Trevor Starnes – Director, Systems Engineering at Pure Storage, Inc.

As Director of Systems Engineering for Pure Storage, Trevor is responsible for leading a staff of over 50 SEs, SE Managers and Principal Engineers in the Southeastern US. In his four years at Pure he’s helped lead the team through tremendous growth with leading disruptive technologies which help organizations get more value from their data. 

Prior to Pure Trevor held various technical staff positions at Dell EMC and Pillar Data Systems including Advisory Systems Engineer and SE management. Trevor holds a B.A. in Business from Southwestern University in Georgetown, TX. He is currently based in Dallas, TX where he’s been a part of the local business community for over 12 years.


Located in the Arts District, the third location of Uchi made its debut in 2015. Melding the best offerings of Chef Tyson Cole’s first three restaurants (Uchi Austin, Uchiko, and Uchi Houston), the menu includes hot and cold tastings, makimono, yakimono, tempura, sushi, and sashimi. In addition, Chef de Cuisine Alex Astranti creates a seasonal menu that rotates four times a year just for Dallas diners.