AGENDA

Partner Leadership Summit 2019 will offer a wide variety of sessions designed to enhance strategic planning and accelerate execution at every level of your organization. Sessions, executive group discussions and customer use case presentations will provide perspectives on business challenges and highlight best practices for the future.

There will also be a myriad of opportunities to meet one-on-one with VMware executives and channel leaders, industry luminaries and other partner executives.

Stay tuned to this page for updates as the agenda and speakers are confirmed.

Agenda(NOTE: TIMES AND ROOMS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE)

Monday, April 1, 2019
11:00 am – 6:30 pm Welcome and Registration in Coastal Event Center Foyer
10:00 am – 2:30 pm Biking Tour (Optional Group Activity)
12:00 pm – 4:00 pm Snorkeling and Hiking Tours (Optional Group Activity)
12:00 pm – 5:00 pm Golf Tournament at Legends Golf Course On-site (Optional Group Activity)
6:30 pm – 8:30 pm Welcome Reception and Dinner at Edge Adult Pool & Terrace (Outdoors)
Tuesday, April 2, 2019
7:00 am – 6:00 pm Registration Open in Coastal Event Center Foyer
7:00 am – 8:15 am Breakfast in Costa Del Sol Ballroom Foyer
8:15 am – 10:00 am Opening General Session (Day 1)
Presented By: Pat Gelsinger, CEO, VMware. Brandon Sweeney, SVP WW Commercial, Channel and Dell Sales, VMware. Jenni Flinders, VP, WW Channel Chief, VMware
Room: Salon DE (Costa Del Sol Ballroom)
10:30 am – 6:00 pm Executive 1:1 Meetings (pre-requested and pre-scheduled by VMware account reps on behalf of partners)
10:30 am – 11:30 am Regional Breakout Sessions with Bill Swales (AMER), Jean-Philippe Barleaza (EMEA) and Uma Thana Balasingam (APJ)
Rooms: AMER – Salon DE. EMEA – Salon ABC. APJ – Salon FGH.
(Costa Del Sol Ballroom)
11:30 am – 1:00 pm Women in Technology Session & Luncheon with Guest Speaker Tiffani Bova, Global Customer Growth and Innovation Evangelist at Salesforce, in Veranda Room (Clubhouse). All attendees are welcome! Lunch is provided. RSVP here.

Engage in a vibrant discussion on industry-leading best practices and insights on influencing business growth at our first-ever Women in Technology Luncheon.
This session will include a keynote from Tiffani Bova, Growth and Innovation Evangelist at Salesforce plus a Women and Allies in Technology Panel featuring VMware and partner leaders. This session is open to all – women and allies.

11:30 am – 1:00 pm Lunch in the Plaza (Outdoors)
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Session 1: Accelerating Cloud Journey for our Customers
VMware Speakers: Mark Lohmeyer, SVP, CPBU and GM VMC VP Product Marketing, Cloud Platform Business Unit. Ajay Patel, SVP/GM Cloud Provider Software Business Unit
Room: Salon ABC (Costa Del Sol Ballroom)

Session 2: Transforming Networking, Security and Telcos
VMware Speakers: Shekar Ayyar, EVP, Strategy and Corporate Development and R&D Corporate Development. Muneyb Minhazzudin, VP Solutions Product Marketing

Room: Poinsettia II & III (Coastal Event Center)

Session 3: Accelerating Execution and Profitability for Service Partner Businesses
VMware Speakers: Matt Stepanski, SVP, WW Professional Services. Shawn Toldo, SVP WW Partner Sales and Activation

Room: Salon FGH (Costa Del Sol Ballroom)

2:15 pm – 3:15 pm Session 4:  Foundational Platform for Hybrid Cloud
VMware Speakers: Matt Morgan, VP, Product Marketing, Cloud Platform. Matt Herreras, Sr. Director, Product Marketing

Room: Salon ABC (Costa Del Sol Ballroom)

Session 5: SD-WAN: Delivering Top Line Results and Customer Value
VMware Speakers: Sanjay Uppal, VP & GM, VeloCloud/Products and Cloud Services

Room: Poinsettia II & III (Coastal Event Center)

Session 6: Winning the Future Together: Insights from VMware Sales Leadership
VMware Speakers: Maurizio Carli, EVP WW Sales and Service. Dom Delfino, SVP & GM Americas. Duncan Hewett, SVP & GM APAC. Jean-Pierre Brulard, SVP & GM EMEA. Brandon Sweeney, SVP WW Commercial Channels Sales

Room: Salon FGH (Costa Del Sol Ballroom)

3:30 pm – 4:30 pm Session 7: Industry Leaders in Hyper Converged Infrastructure
VMware Speakers: Yanbing Li, SVP & GM, Storage and Availability. Lee Caswell, VP Products, Storage & Availability
Room: Salon ABC (Costa Del Sol Ballroom)

Session 8: Driving Employee Experience with Digital Workspace
VMware Speakers: Shankar Iyer, SVP & GM, End User Computing

Room: Poinsettia II & III (Coastal Event Center)

Session 9: Market Opportunity with VMware’s Kubernetes Portfolio
VMware Speakers: Paul Fazzone, SVP & GM CNA. Teri Bruns, VP, Global Partner Solutions. Craig McLuckie, VP of R&D for VMware’s Cloud Native Applications

Room: Salon FGH (Costal Del Sol Ballroom)

6:00 pm – 7:00 pm Global Cocktail Reception in Costal Del Sol Ballroom Foyer
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Regional Award Ceremonies and Dinners
Rooms: AMER – Salon DE. EMEA – Salon ABC. APJ – Salon FGH (Costa Del Sol Ballroom)
Wednesday, April 3, 2019
7:00am – 7:00 pm Registration Open in Coastal Event Center Foyer
7:00am – 8:15 am Breakfast in Costa Del Sol Ballroom Foyer
8:15 am – 10:00 am Morning General Session (Day 2)
Presented By: Ray O’Farrell, EVP & CTO, VMware. Craig McLuckie, VP of R&D for VMware’s Cloud Native Applications, VMware. Shekar Ayyar, EVP, Strategy and Corporate Development and R&D Corporate Development. Also, we will feature a special guest speaker.

Room: Salon DE (Costa Del Sol Ballroom)
10:30 am – 11:30 am EXECUTIVE GROUP DISCUSSIONS (Small and informal discussions hosted by VMware executives discussing various topics and answering all your questions)

Topic 1: Executive Perspective: Meet the CEO
Hosted By: Pat Gelsinger, CEO, VMware

Room: Salon A (Costa Del Sol Ballroom)

Topic 2: Accelerating Cloud Journey: VMware Cloud Provider Program
Hosted By: Ajay Patel, SVP/GM Cloud Provider Software Business Unit, VMware. Geoff Thompson, Sr. Director, Service Provider Programs, VMware

Room: Salon B (Costa Del Sol Ballroom)

Topic 3: Accelerating Cloud Journey: CloudHealthHosted By: Raghu Raghuram, COO, Products & Cloud Services, VMware.Tom Axbey, VP, Cloud Health G&A, VMware
Room: Salon C (Costa Del Sol Ballroom)

Topic 4: Transforming Networking and Security: Focus on NSX
Hosted By: Rajiv Ramaswami, COO, Products and Cloud Services, VMware. Ryan Mac Ban, VP Sales, Networking and Security, VMware

Room: Salon F (Costa Del Sol Ballroom)

Topic 5: VMware Partner Programs and Incentives
Hosted By: Jenni Flinders, VP, WW Channel Chief, VMware. Sanjay Jindal, S. Director, Global Partner Investments and Incentives, VMware

Room: Salon G (Costa Del Sol Ballroom)

Topic 6: Private Meeting – Invite Only
Room: Salon H (Costa Del Sol Ballroom)

Topic 7: Empower Digital Workspace
Hosted By: Shankar Iyer, (EUC), SVP & GM, EUC, VMware

Room: Las Palmas 2 (Costa Del Sol Ballroom)

10:30 am – 2:00 pm CMO Track hosted by Robin Matlock, CMO, VMware
Room: Poinsettia 3 (Private Meeting)
10:30 am – 4:00 pm Executive 1:1 Meetings (pre-requested and pre-scheduled by VMware Account Reps on behalf of partners)
11:30 am – 1:00 pm Lunch in the Plaza (outdoors)
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm EXECUTIVE GROUP DISCUSSIONS (Small and informal discussions hosted by VMware executives discussing various topics and answering all your questions)

Topic 8: Executive Perspective: Meet the CEO
Hosted By: Pat Gelsinger, CEO, VMware

Room: Salon A (Costa Del Sol Ballroom)

Topic 9: Executive Perspective: Meet the CTO
Hosted By: Ray O’Farrell, EVP & CTO, VMware

Room: Salon B (Costa Del Sol Ballroom)

Topic 10: Accelerating Cloud Journey: VMware Cloud on AWS
Hosted By: Mark Lohmeyer, SVP, CPBU and GM VMC, VMware.Julie Noh, VP, CPBU, VMware

Room: Salon C (Costa Del Sol Ballroom)

Topic 11: Transforming Networking and Security: Telco,5g and SD-WAN
Hosted By: Sanjay Uppal, VP & GM, Products and Cloud Services, VMware. Shekar Ayyar, EVP, Strategic and Corporate Development and R&D Corporate Development, VMware. Gabriel Brown, Principal Analyst, Mobile Networks & 5G, Heavy Reading.

Room: Salon F (Costa Del Sol Ballroom)

Topic 12: Driving Co-Selling and Field Alignment
Hosted By: Maurizio Carli, EVP WW Sales and Service, VMware. Brandon Sweeney, SVP WW Commercial Channels Sales, VMware

Room: Salon G (Costa Del Sol Ballroom)

Topic 13: Private Meeting – Invite Only
Room: Salon H (Costa Del Sol Ballroom)

2:30 pm – 3:30 pm EXECUTIVE GROUP DISCUSSIONS (Small and informal discussions hosted by VMware executives discussing various topics and answering all your questions)

Topic 14: Executive Perspective: Meet the COO
Hosted By: Sanjay Poonen, COO, Customer Operations, VMware

Room: Salon A (Costa Del Sol Ballroom)

Topic 15: Accelerating Cloud Journey: VMware PKS and Kubernetes
Hosted By: Craig McLuckie, VP CNA, VMware (PKS). Teri Bruns, VP, Global Partner Solutions, VMware

Room: Salon B (Costa Del Sol Ballroom)

Topic 16: Modernize Data Center: Hyper Converged Infrastructure
Hosted By: Lee Caswell, VP Products, Storage & Availability Business Unit, VMware

Room: Salon C (Costa Del Sol Ballroom)

Topic 17: Transforming Networking and Security: Focus on Security
Hosted By: Rajiv Ramaswami, COO, Products and Cloud Services, VMware. Ryan Mac Ban, VP Sales, Networking and Security, VMware
Room: Salon F (Costa Del Sol Ballroom)

Topic 18: Professional Services
Hosted By: Matt Stepanski, SVP, WW Professional Services, VMware. Shawn Toldo, SVP WW Partner Sales and Activation, VMware

Room: Salon G (Costa Del Sol Ballroom)

Private Meeting – Invite Only
Room: Salon H (Costa Del Sol Ballroom)

Private Meeting – Invite Only
Room: Poinsettia 3 

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm Afternoon General Session (Day 2)
Presented By:  Sanjay Poonen, COO, VMware, Susan Nash, SVP Strategic Corporate Alliances, VMware, and Customer Guest Speakers
Room: Salon DE (Costa Del Sol Ballroom)
5:30 pm – 7:30 pm Closing Reception & Buffet Dinner at Bob’s Steak & Chop House (Indoor/Outdoor)
Thursday, April 4, 2019
7:00 am – 1:00 pm Registration Open in Coastal Events Center Foyer
7:00 am – 9:00 am Breakfast in Coastal Del Sol Ballroom
8:00 am – 1:00 pm Executive 1:1 Meetings (pre-requested and pre-scheduled by VMware account reps on behalf of partners)
11:30 am – 1:00 pm Lunch in the Plaza (Outdoors) and Departures

Agenda subject to change without notice.
Speakers are subject to change.

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