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Everything You Need to Know Before You Go to Partner Exchange 2015

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We are now just days away from Partner Exchange 2015. Your bags are already packed, your registration is most definitely complete, and you are totally ready to visit to the City by the Bay. So what should you do now?

Visit our “Know Before You Go” page on the Partner Exchange website to view a few last minute tips and reminders to help make your onsite experience at Partner Exchange 2015 more valuable and enjoyable.

Here is some quick & helpful info about the event…

Wireless Access Code:

There will be complimentary wireless access available in the foyer areas and inside the meeting rooms. Wireless access is not available in the SolutionsExchange.

Login info:

SSID: PEXWireless

A Few Important Notes:

  • Breakfast will be served at both conference hotels (The Marriott Marquis Hotel and The Intercontinental Hotel) NOT AT MOSCONE WEST February 3-5 from 6:45AM-8:00AM.*
    • Lunch will be served daily at Moscone West from 11:30PM-1:00PM.
  • Dress code for the event is business casual.
  • All conference hotels are within walking distance of Moscone Convention Center. Taxis are also readily available at all hotels for transportation to the conference.
  • Please arrive to sessions early, as popular sessions can fill up quickly. Reserving your seat through Schedule Builder does not guarantee a seat for late arrivals. Sessions will be open to all attendees at five minutes before the start time. Plan accordingly.

*Breakfasts for Boot Camp attendees ONLY will be served at Moscone West from January 31-February 2

We look forward to seeing you in San Francisco next week. Dare to Thrive at Partner Exchange 2015!

 The VMware Partner Network Team

Expand Your Knowledge and Diversify Your Partner Exchange Experience with the Professional Development Track

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You already know that Partner Exchange 2015 will be more relevant than ever before. You also know that we have targeted sessions and keynotes that will specifically speak to your line of business. But did you know about our new and improved “Professional Development” track?

Not only does Partner Exchange 2015 offer the opportunity to hear from VMware business and technical experts, we’re also featuring sessions that welcome industry leaders such as Nancy Duarte, CEO of Duarte Inc., Mike Robbins, author of “Be Yourself, Everyone Else is Already Taken”, Dr. Tom Sant from Hyde Park Partners, and other remarkable speakers. Listen as they share their go-to-market selling strategies and other tips for success.

Want to learn more about these sessions? See our full listing below and select your area of interest to view the abstracts:

Don’t miss the opportunity to expand your knowledge and diversity your Partner Exchange experience. Sign-up for these sessions today, and Dare to Thrive at Partner Exchange 2015.

See you in San Francisco!

The VMware Partner Network Team

VMware Partner Network Spotlight Series – Everything Partner Exchange 2015

Welcome to the first installment of our new VMware Partner Network Spotlight series, where we bring you monthly video content highlighting our top partners news and information from across VMware Partner Network.

VMware Partner Exchange 2015 is less than 2 weeks away and because of this, we are excited to share some helpful resources to assist you in planning your time at the event. View this short and entertaining video to better understand the Partner Exchange 2015 agenda and how to make the most of it.

To build out your agenda, visit the Schedule Builder tool today and start planning your Partner Exchange experience.Don’t forget to include:

To sign up for these sessions and others that align to your business, please register for Partner Exchange and use your username and password to log in to Schedule Builder. From there you can select a session of your choice from the Content Catalog and click the “+” symbol to add it to your agenda. Learn more about the new Route-to-Market Keynotes and Breakout Sessions. Download the Schedule Builder Guide for more information.

You’re not going to want to miss one minute of the year’s lead virtualization and cloud-powered services event for VMware Partners.  We hope to see you there!

The VMware Partner Network Team

So…What is Changing at Partner Exchange 2015?

To quote the singer David Bowie, Partner Exchange 2015 will incorporate some exciting “ch-ch-ch-cha-changes”. From a change in the scope of the event, (heavy on services), to adding more personal touch opportunities with VMware executives, Partner Exchange 2015 is sure to surprise and impress, especially considering the quality and quantity of targeted content. Best of all, there is something for everyone.

Similar to years past, expect to hear about VMware’s roadmap and vision and how you fit into that vision from our top executives. This year you can also anticipate new and open discussion forums as well as targeted route-to-market keynotes and general sessions.

Listen as VMware’s CMO, Robin Matlock, and VMware’s Vice President of Partner Alliance Marketing, Toni Adams, discuss all the exiting changes happening at the partner event of the year.

If you have yet to do so, get registered before it’s too late. Need more reasons to attend? Check out the “Top 10 Reasons to Attend Partner Exchange 2015”. Curious about how to build your event agenda? Check out the “Schedule Builder” blog post.

As always, leave any questions or comments you may have below. You can also continue the conversation on our Partner Exchange Partner Link page. Dare to Thrive, as Partner Exchange 2015 just got more relevant than ever.

We can’t wait to see you there!

The VMware Partner Network Team

The Top 10 Reasons You Should Attend Partner Exchange 2015

Partner Exchange 2015 is around the corner, (Feb. 3-5), and we’re not kidding when we say that it is bigger and better than ever. Along with hearing from VMware’s CEO, Pat Gelsinger and President and COO, Carl Eschenbach during the General Session, Partner Exchange will include new Route-to-Market Keynotes specifically designed for your line of business. Partner Exchange 2015 provides an excellent opportunity to connect with VMware executive and network with other partners.

Check out all the exciting changes, enhancements and the “Top 10 Reasons” you have to attend Partner Exchange 2015. Dare to Thrive at the partner event of the year. Register today.

The VMware Partner Network Team

Accelerate Your Service Provider Business at Partner Exchange 2015

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With Partner Exchange 2015 less than a month away, there are big things on the horizon, especially as they relate to the cloud. This year, our Service Provider partners are front and center as we continue making our way into this cloud era.

With an increased focus on the strength of our Service Provider community, Partner Exchange 2015 will include a targeted keynote and breakout sessions, enabling you to learn more about our renamed partner program, vCloud Air Network, and how to accelerate the growth of your business.

Join us at this industry flagship event and be part of Executive Discussions, VMware Hands-on Labs and targeted Product Expert Sessions as we work together to transform IT. If you have yet to do so, get registered today.

Listen as Geoff Waters, Vice President of the Service Provider Channel at VMware, shares his top reasons for Service Providers to attend Partner Exchange 2015 in this short video.

Check out all the Service Provider focused sessions and speakers in the Partner Exchange 2015 Content Catalog. We recommend:

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To sign up for these sessions and others that cater to your needs, please register for Partner Exchange and use your username and password to log in to Schedule Builder. From there you can select a session of your choice from the Content Catalog and click the “+” symbol to add it to your agenda. Learn more about the new Route-to-Market Keynotes and Breakout Sessions.

Dare to Thrive at Partner Exchange 2015 –we look forward to seeing you there.

The VMware Partner Network Team

Partner Exchange 2015 and Your ISV Cloud Business

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Attention ISV partners – this year Partner Exchange 2015 is bigger and better than ever, and we have the tailored content and a technology and business outcome focus to make sure of it. With an accelerated investment in our ISV community, we’re offering a targeted keynote and breakout sessions that focus on enabling you to go-to-market with a SaaS model.

While at Partner Exchange, take a deeper dive and learn how vCloud Air is providing solutions to monetize the shift to Hybrid Cloud in 2015. Join us at this industry flagship event and be part of Executive Discussions, VMware Hands-on Labs and targeted Product Expert Sessions as we work together to transform IT. If you have yet to do so, get registered today.

Listen as VMware’s Vice President of Global OEM Alliances and Technology Partners, Sanjay Katyal, shares his top reasons for ISVs to attend Partner Exchange 2015 in this short video.

Check out the top ISV focused sessions and speakers in the Partner Exchange 2015 Content Catalog. We recommend:

·      ISV4218: ISV Partners: Accelerate the Move to SaaS with vCloud Air

·      ISV4753: Differentiate Your Hybrid Cloud Solution: vCloud Air ISV Program Overview

To sign up for these sessions and others that cater to your needs, please register for Partner Exchange and use your username and password to log in to Schedule Builder. From there you can select a session of your choice from the Content Catalog and click the “+” symbol to add it to your agenda.

Dare to Thrive at Partner Exchange 2015 –we look forward to seeing you there.

The VMware Partner Network Team

Partner Exchange 2015 –Built With Resellers in Mind

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Attention Resell partners – you’re invited to attend Partner Exchange 2015, an event that has been designed to fit your unique needs and help accelerate your business in the new Mobile Cloud era.

Join us at this industry flagship event, as VMware’s CEO Pat Gelsinger and VMware’s President and COO, Carl Eschenbach share their industry leading vision, and how we will achieve this vision together. With an increased investment in our Resell community, Partner Exchange will include a targeted keynote and content tracks that specifically focus on increasing your revenue, helping you gain a competitive advantage, and expand your business.

Be part of Executive Discussions, VMware Hands-on Labs and targeted Product Expert Sessions as we work together to transform IT. If you have yet to do so, get registered today.

Listen as Dave O’Callaghan, Sr. Vice President of the Global Partner Organization, shares his top reasons for Resellers to attend Partner Exchange 2015 in this short video.

Check out all the Reseller focused sessions and speakers in the Partner Exchange 2015 Content Catalog. We recommend:

·      RSL4362: Accelerate Your Business and Increase Profitability: Leveraging VMware’s Solution Provider Programs

·      RSL42222: Distribution 2015 and Beyond

To sign up for these sessions and others that cater to your needs, please register for Partner Exchange and use your username and password to log in to Schedule Builder. From there you can select a session of your choice from the Content Catalog and click the “+” symbol to add it to your agenda.

Dare to Thrive at Partner Exchange 2015 –we look forward to seeing you there. 

The VMware Partner Network Team

What Partner Exchange 2015 Means for Your SISO Business

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Attention Global System Integrator and Outsourcer partners – with an increased investment in our SISO community, Partner Exchange 2015 will include a targeted keynote and content tracks that specifically focus on increasing your revenue, helping you gain a competitive advantage, and expand your business.

With a technology and business outcome focus, Partner Exchange 2015 will be bigger and better than ever. Join us at this industry flagship event and be part of Executive Discussions, VMware Hands-on Labs and targeted Product Expert Sessions as we work together to transform IT. If you have yet to do so, get registered today.

Listen as Todd Surdey, VMware’s Vice President of Strategic Alliances & Emerging Partners, shares his top reasons for SISOs to attend Partner Exchange 2015 in this short video.

Check out all the SISO focused sessions and speakers in the Partner Exchange 2015 Content Catalog. We recommend:

·      SISO4814– Time to Self Sufficiency and Capacity to Build-out to Sell and Implement Services for SDDC

·      SISO4813– Leveraging the VMware Workspace Platform to transform End-User Apps and Business Processes for the Mobile/Cloud Era

To sign up for these sessions and others that cater to your needs, please register for Partner Exchange and use your username and password to log in to Schedule Builder. From there you can select a session of your choice from the Content Catalog and click the “+” symbol to add it to your agenda.

Dare to Thrive at Partner Exchange 2015 –we look forward to seeing you there. 

The VMware Partner Network Team