This is an overdue post from Dell EMC World (Oct 17-20). Full disclosure that DellEMC paid for my flight/hotel/conference pass. Also, full disclosure that I've since then accepted a position with a company that competes with EMC in certain areas (blog post on that to come later this week). You be the judge if any of … Continue reading Dell EMC World 2016 – DSSD!
Got here a bit later due to giving feedback to a product manager on MyService360...when I came in, the room was doing introductions and topics were interested in. General topics of interest are around Dell/EMC/VMware, Software Defined Cloud/Storage, NFV - lots of familiar faces in the room. I've sat in several of these sessions (invite … Continue reading EMC World 2016 – EMC Elect Meetup with John Roese, EMC CTO
Got here a bit late due to VCE PTAB on the 5th floor - had to hike down to get a seat in the Analyst section. Started with a Mission Possible theme - Jeremy Burton in a bowtie, etc. CJ Desai Software Defined strategy has 3 components - 1) ScaleIO, 2) ECS, 3) IsilonSD Edge … Continue reading EMC World 2016 – Day 3 Keynote
Nina Hargus, 1st Speaker, CMO Opening recap of yesterday's events. "Leaders of the Modern Data Center" awards to customers - Jeremy Burton on stage with Nina 1st Award - Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center Congrats to Sheila Hartness with Wake Baptist Medical Center in NC for winning an EMC Leadership award. Lightstorm (James Cameron/Avatar company). … Continue reading EMC World 2016 – Day 2 Keynote
First Speaker - Nina Hargus - Chief Marketing Officer now on stage. Reviewing EMC World overall and general goal. Modernize the Industry, Modernize the Data Center, Modernize the <one more thing> Stats - 500 breakouts, 1000 meet ups, 50+ vLabs, 1,700 Proven Professional Exams Use Twitter hashtag #EMCWorld Reviewing Diamond Sponsors - Cisco, Brocade, Dell … Continue reading EMC World 2016 – Day 1 Keynote
If memory serves, this will be my 5th EMC World (yes, the last 6 years since joining Varrow and now Sirius have been something of a blur). Each year at EMC World has been a bit different for me. The first two years I was attending as a senior presales engineer and was heavily focused … Continue reading EMC World – Here we go!
In the category of "hopefully better late than never", I wanted to acknowledge the honor of being selected for EMC Elect 2015 as well as jot down a few thoughts. For those not familiar, EMC Elect is a community-driven recognition program with core characteristics focused around Engagement, Commitment, and Leadership. Read more here if not … Continue reading EMC Elect 2015! (with a Varrow thought)
In case you're not aware, Varrow Madness is almost here -- lots of details at the main site (go look if you haven't already). To the best of my knowledge, this is the largest technology conference in the Carolinas. While Varrow as a company isn't a vExpert or EMC Elect, to me this conference lets … Continue reading Varrow Madness – Session Breakdown by Theme
It's that time of year again - EMC Elect nominations! If you want the official writeup, go here. https://community.emc.com/community/connect/emc_elect/blog/2014/08/25/nominations-are-open-for-emc-elect-2015 I was honored to be selected as EMC Elect last year. Looking back at the last year, EMC Elect has been the most impactful manufacturer/partner program I've been involved in from my perspective -- have met … Continue reading EMC Elect Nominations – Do It
Summary - this ended up being a good summary of the highlights of the keynote later in the day - see my live blog post for details on that (not just text…lots of picture there too). I always like hearing what executives choose to focus on and how they say it when only have 2-3 … Continue reading EMC Redefine Possible – Analyst Breakfast & Executive Q&A (Good event summary)