We’re missing the excitement of VMworld Europe, so here’s a video throwback for your Thursday. Attendees at VMworld 2014 Europe were invited to participate in the EVO:RAIL Challenge where they were able to gain hands-on experience with the new EVO:RAIL hyper-converged infrastructure appliance. Learn more about the challenge and the technology.
Tony Scott joined VMware in August 2013 and leads the company’s global information technology group as Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer.
Tribal Knowledge was eager to sit down with Tony to ask him a few questions about VMware, his leadership and management experience in IT services, the future of IT and more.
Read on for the first in a series of five questions with VMware’s CIO:
Superintendent Darryl Adams knew the Coachella Valley School District was about to make waves — that was the point. But he also knew the community had to be part of it. So the district hosted “Transformation Day,” to inform parents, students, teachers, politicians and even people from neighboring communities about what was to come.
What was coming? Fifty-six hundred tablet computers, as a pilot program, distributed to teachers and students to facilitate and spark education in new ways. And in a district where 100 percent of the student body is on the free-or-reduced lunch program, this kind of initiative could indeed be transformative. “Students would not have these devices available to them if not for the district,” Adams says. And he was counting on the tablets to inspire new classroom dynamics and boost student engagement and performance.
VMware’s Vice President and CTO Americas Chris Wolf will kick off the vForum fall event on Nov. 18 at 8:30 a.m. PST by discussing the rapidly changing world of technology – a world in which software-defined solutions are redefining business and empowering companies to deliver apps more quickly and more reliably.
In VMware news this week, VMware announces financial results for the third quarter of 2014. Revenues for the third quarter were $1.52 billion, an increase of 18% from the third quarter of 2013.
Mobile was top-of-mind for attendees and analysts at the annual Gartner Symposium/ITxpo earlier this month. And as usual, Gartner released its Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends for 2015. John Marshall, Senior Vice President and General Manager of AirWatch by VMware shares his top three mobile takeaways from the show in a new Tribal Knowledge guest post.
The Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing is the World’s Largest Gathering of Women Technologists and it took place on Oct. 8-9, 2014. A group of VMware employees attended the conference to contribute their unique perspectives on being a woman in the tech industry.
Later in the month at #VMworld 2014 Europe, #VMware hosted the first ever #VMwomen event in Europe, offering an opportunity to network and recognize female talent in the IT industry. Learn more about each of these events in this short video!
On October 8-9, 2014, women from around the world gathered in Phoenix, Ariz. to celebrate women in computing. Several VMware employees attended the show. Read on to learn more about four of these women, what inspired them to pursue a career in technology and what they were excited to experience at Grace Hopper. Stay tuned to Tribal Knowledge for a post-conference interview with a Grace Hopper attendee and VMware Principal Engineer Anne Holler.