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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.


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.

Robin Matlock, VMware CMO, will then host Martha Lane Fox, British businesswoman, philanthropist and public servant. She is also a Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, an honor awarded by the Queen of England. Baroness Lane Fox is the founder and executive chair of, an independent think tank and charity championing responsible technology for a fairer future. She will share her perspective on innovation, education and the development of responsible technology.

Be ready to be inspired to explore what is possible. It begins with you.

General Session speaker bios 

Day 1

Pat Gelsinger

Jean-Pierre Brulard

Ray O’Farrell

Day 2


Sanjay Poonen

Robin Matlock

Martha Lane Fox



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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.