March 09, 2020

Key Takeaways from 2020 NetApp U.S. Public Sector Partner Summit

Every year, the NetApp U.S. Public Sector Partner Summit brings together their partners to meet industry leaders, hear keynotes, and share industry insight on trends for federal IT and how hybrid cloud will impact public sector customers today and in the future.

This year’s summit sparked discussions on recognizing the responsibility of data management to ensure the integrity and confidentially of data and data sources, as well as addressing the need to empower diversity across developers and engineering roles for women and millennials to energize, refresh, and drive innovation throughout the industry.

As a Gold and CloudFirst Partner of NetApp, 1901 Group had the opportunity to share insight on how to transform federal IT through enterprise IT as a service with our peers, partners, and teams during the Partner Fair. Here are our team’s key takeaways of the 2020 NetApp U.S. Public Sector Partner Summit:


1. Hybrid is not a passing phase – the reality is that “hybrid“ architectures and environments are here to stay which will impact:

  • Skill sets we need to grow to do hybrid work (Who)
  • Types of work we all will do (What)
  • Location of work (Where)
  • 24×7 nature of our work (When)
  • Outcomes that will be required (Why)
  • Technologies and methodologies we will rely on (How)

2. It is not NetApp’s Data Fabric but rather it is each customer’s data fabric that NetApp is helping modernize, improve, and secure.

Learn more about to better manage and strengthen your data using a secure hybrid cloud infrastructure that is monitored and managed 24×7. Read our case study here.

Contact Brendan Walsh, SVP Partner Relations of 1901 Group at for more information.

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Sonu Singh

Sonu is the founder of 1901 Group and corporate leader responsible for our strategic vision, innovative business model, and financial performance.

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George Batsakis
EVP and Chief Strategy Officer

George leads the company’s overall corporate development and strategy planning process and provides expertise in executive management, operations, new business development, emerging technology and technology partnership.

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Paul Wilkinson
Chief Growth Officer

Paul Wilkinson is responsible for managing the company’s growth, leading business development, capture management, marketing, and communications. Paul provides leadership for the development of new markets and managed service offerings.

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James Christopher
EVP, Operations and Engineering

James brings over 25 years of industry experience to 1901 with a focus on delivering Information Technology business solutions and managed services.

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Dana Pittman
SVP, Talent Strategy & Human Resources

Dana is the leader of our Human Capital Management function for providing organizational growth, performance, and profitability.

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Brendan Walsh
SVP, Partner Relations

Brendan leads our partner relations and management efforts and supports business development activities in addition to establishing strategic business alliances with leading cloud service providers and security solutions.

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