VMware Supports Next Generation of Global Leaders With Socialcast

Mar 30, 2015
Louis Cheng

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B_Schultz headshotBy Bob Schultz, chief strategy lead, End-User Computing, VMware

Last week, I found myself shaking hands with His Royal Highness, The Prince of Wales, Prince Charles.   The question everyone has been asking me since is: How did that happen?

It all started over a year ago, when the Socialcast team at VMware was approached by the Presidential Precinct, a consortium uniting six landmark institutions – four of America’s most important historic sites (Monticello, Ash Lawn-Highland, Montpelier and Morven) and two of the country’s most outstanding public Bob Schultz_Prince Charles_handshakeuniversities (College of William and Mary and the University of Virginia) to partner and create a network that connects young people around the world with experts in business, government and academia to share ideas safely and securely.

That vision resonated with all of us at VMware and we became enthusiastic supporters of the organization.

Socialcast was conceived, designed and is used today by teams everywhere to bring people, information and ideas together to create a conversation, a collaboration that taps the ingenuity and expertise of the broad community.

So last week, I attended an event organized by the Presidential Precinct that brought young leaders together with experts in recognition of the Magna Carta for substantive discussion on the Rule of Law, Gender Equality and Climate Change. The conversations were vibrant and at the end, the Prince engaged the participants in a dialogue on the topic – a dialogue that also took place online and continued after the event using Socialcast as the platform for online collaboration on the Presidential Precinct secure network.

I was honored and humbled by the experience, especially when I saw so many young men and women actively and separately doing their part to work towards a better future. These individuals will be the future leaders of the world and it gives me great pride to know that Socialcast is playing a small part in helping to bring them together for a common goal and to generate positive change in communities and countries.

Is your use of Socialcast changing your world? If not the world, how has it changed your organization and the way your team collaborates?  Tell us in the comment section below.

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