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GS01 – General Session – Tuesday

Session Description

Our Business Together

Our industry is rapidly changing, and with change comes new opportunities. Consider the impact of a software-defined datacenter or the mobility of today’s workforce. Join us as Dan Smoot, VMware Senior Vice President, Global Customer Operations, will share insights and best practices, as well as new programs and resources that empower VMware partners to fully capitalize on these opportunities and meet the demands of the new era in IT.

The New Era in IT

Rapidly shifting IT trends offer new business opportunities, as well as IT challenges. Business users are demanding more as their expectations and choices increase. Only by embracing change and new ways of servicing the business will IT thrive in the new era. Join VMware CMO Rick Jackson as he shares VMware’s perspective on the new era in IT, the impact to IT, and how together we can help customers evolve their IT approach to better align to business demands.

Technology Foundation for the New Era

The new era of IT is upon us, driving irreversible change that requires new solutions, processes and thinking. Smart choices and rapid adoption of these new solutions and processes will determine the very success of our customers and the opportunities for VMware partners. Join Raghu Raghuram, VMware EVP of Cloud Infrastructure and Management, for an overview of the technologies required to be successful in the new era of IT and how we can jointly enable customers to consume these solutions for maximum business impact.

GS02 – General Session – Wednesday

Session Description

VMware’s Priorities

Join Pat Gelsinger, VMware Chief Executive Officer to get insight into VMware’s top priorities for 2013 and his perspective on the value of partnering.

Taking Charge in the New Era

As customers embrace the cloud era, including a software-defined datacenter and the mobile workforce, VMware and its partners are increasingly benefiting from the associated revenue opportunities. VMware COO Carl Eschenbach will share insights relative to the company’s go-to-market strategy, optimized partner engagement, and focus areas that will help partners take charge and win big in 2013.

The Happiness Advantage

Most people believe that once they are successful, then they’ll be happy. But that formula for happiness is not only wrong, it’s backwards. Join former Harvard Researcher Shawn Achor to learn the science behind happiness and the clear link between being happy and being successful.


Virtualization, Cloud and Storage Architect. Tech Field delegate. VMUG IT Co-Founder and board member. VMware VMTN Moderator and vExpert 2010-24. Dell TechCenter Rockstar 2014-15. Microsoft MVP 2014-16. Veeam Vanguard 2015-23. Nutanix NTC 2014-20. Several certifications including: VCDX-DCV, VCP-DCV/DT/Cloud, VCAP-DCA/DCD/CIA/CID/DTA/DTD, MCSA, MCSE, MCITP, CCA, NPP.