VMworld 2017 U.S. is less than two weeks away, and this year’s event boasts some exciting changes and developments. The much-anticipated Day 1 and Day 2 general sessions promise to kick off the conference with a vibrant energy to inspire all in attendance (and are likely to include a few surprises, too). There is also a new session track—Leading Digital Business Transformation—specifically designed for current and future IT leaders; a Mobility Zone that showcases apps, devices, security solutions, and other software from leading technology partners that integrate with VMware AirWatchⓇ and VMware Workspace ONE™; and four showcase keynotes featuring prominent VMware experts.
These showcase keynotes will share VMware innovations and solutions across four business-critical topics: delivering new user experiences with digital workspaces, transforming networking and security for the digital era, simplifying and accelerating your multi-cloud strategy, and transforming the data center to deliver any application on any platform. Running 60-90 minutes each, the showcase keynotes are sure to be rich with insights attendees won’t want to miss.
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Delivering New User Experiences With Digital Workspaces
Consumer technologies are driving digital transformation in the workplace. The workforce is no longer tethered to a physical space, and employee apps and data are moving to the cloud—requiring IT to redefine how end-user services should be delivered to meet the rising demands of employees and lines of business.
“Only IT can provide the flexibility and choice the workforce needs, unencumbered by the complexity of setting it up.” –Sumit Dhawan, VMware SVP and GM of End-User Computing
In this showcase, Dhawan and Shawn Bass, VMware VP and CTO of End-User Computing, will share the stage with customers, partners, and VMware innovators who are transforming the way their organizations securely empower the workforce for a better user experience.
Transforming Networking and Security for the Digital Era
Because companies today depend on the applications and the data used to fundamentally change their business models, networking and security need to be independent of the underlying infrastructure. In this way, the network becomes the fabric that brings together the platform in a secure, highly available, and automated experience that is consistent from the data center to the edge.
“Networking is no longer a hardware concept but, as software, more like the glue that holds everything together.” –Pere Monclus, VMware CTO of Networking and Security
Join this showcase to hear from Monclus along with Tom Corn, VMware SVP of Security Products, and Milin Desai, VMware VP of Product Management, on how VMware enables a network virtualization and security platform for the enterprise that helps customers make the transition to the digital era.
Simplifying and Accelerating Your Multi-Cloud Strategy
The need to integrate multiple clouds is the new normal. In this multi-cloud world, an organization’s cloud strategy should enable it to choose the right clouds, for the right workloads, at the right time.
“Bringing our cloud products to market is very exciting. There’s a lot we’re learning about as we help our customers tackle the cloud in a more meaningful way.” –Guido Appenzeller, VMware CTO of Cloud & Networking
In this session, Appenzeller along with Raghu Raghuram, VMware Chief Operating Officer of Products & Cloud Services, and Mark Lohmeyer, VMware VP of Products, will showcase how VMware’s rapidly expanding Cloud Services portfolio is helping customers optimize their cloud strategy. The session will also feature customers who are using VMware cloud solutions to accelerate cloud transformation, extend existing data center investments, gain insights across cloud environments, and achieve consistency in managing, securing, and delivering in multi-cloud environments.
Transforming the Data Center to Deliver Any Application on Any Platform
The age of digital transformation has pushed the role of the data center beyond headquarters and out to the cloud. Today’s competitive climate is placing increased pressure on organizations to emphasize innovation over operations. It’s no longer about running and maintaining traditional infrastructures; it’s about transforming to deliver business agility.
“We’re trying to help our customers find a way to make developer choice a reality in a production enterprise data center.” –Paul Fazzone, VMware GM of Cloud-Native Apps
This showcase includes demos and discussions with customers along with VMware’s Fazzone, Yanbing Li, SVP and GM of Storage and Availability, and Purnima Padmanabhan, VP of Product for Cloud Management. It will feature products and solutions that are helping enterprises future-proof the data center and deliver better business outcomes.
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