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General Sessions 

Monday, August 27, 2018

9:00 AM - 10:30 AM PST

Technology Superpowers

Join the VMware 20th anniversary celebration as Pat Gelsinger, VMware CEO, and Ray O’Farrell, VMware CTO, share with you the superpowers needed to navigate the disruptive world of technology. VMware is shaping the future of cloud, mobile, networking, and security – as well as innovating in emerging areas like IoT, artificial intelligence, machine learning, edge computing, and containers. Pat, Ray, and additional guest speakers will discuss how to innovatively build and navigate the digital infrastructure that powers digital business.
Learn about pushing past the boundaries of what’s possible.

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

9:00 AM - 10:30 AM PST

Pioneers of the Possible
Sanjay Poonen, COO, VMware Customer Operations, will kick off the second day in conversation with several customers who have bravely taken the digital transformation path. Learn firsthand how enterprise warriors like you have transformed the business by embracing the software-defined data center, hybrid cloud, cloud native, and digital workspace solutions – preparing their organizations for the future.
Sanjay will then host Malala Yousafzai, Pakistani activist for female education, Oxford student, and the youngest person ever awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. She is also the author of the international bestseller I Am Malala and was named one of ‘The 100 Most Influential People in the World’ in 2013 by TIME magazine. As co-founder of Malala Fund, she is building a global movement of support for girls’ education. She will share her perspective on the challenges that girls face in their communities as well as the bright opportunities to create greater access to education for them across the globe.
Be ready to be inspired to explore what is possible. It begins with you.

Thursday, August 30, 2018

9:00 AM - 10:30 AM PST

The Frontiers of Reality

When your brain generates an experience of the world – and yourself in that world – what does that mean? And what types of uniquely human invention does that process make possible? On Thursday morning, come see the work of three extraordinary innovators as they explore the essence of creativity, technology, and behavior, and even show you how you can harness your potential for happiness and connection.

General Session speaker bios 

Day 1

Pat Gelsinger

Ray O’Farrell

Day 2


Sanjay Poonen


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What is VMworld?

Technology-driven innovation is disrupting every market and industry. And it’s being created by people like you. Catalysts who defy conventional thinking. Innovators who explore potential. Generators of impact. You unlock value from today’s technologies while anticipating a rapidly approaching technological future. That’s why we created an event with you and your peers in mind.


At VMworld 2018, you can find what you need to launch the digital transformation that relies on you. Modernize your data center to support business innovation and growth. Take advantage of the benefits of all clouds. Empower employees to work from anywhere, on any app, on any device. And secure users, apps, and data in an increasingly dynamic environment. No matter what path you’re on, you’ll discover the technology, learn the trends, and meet the people shaping the future of digital business and taking IT to the next level.


Welcome to a world where it all begins with you. Welcome to VMworld 2018.