The Lowdown on the PEX Lounge @ VMworld 2015

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This year at VMworld 2015, the Partner Exchange Lounge will be bigger and better than ever. It will also be bursting at the seams with some exciting opportunities planned specifically with partners in mind.

For those that have purchased the Partner Exchange add-on pass, you are welcome to visit the lounge at anytime to charge your devices at one of our many charging stations, grab some coffee and snacks, and network with your peers. The lounge is located in the 3rd floor atrium of Moscone West and will be open during the following times:

  • Sunday, August 30, from 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Monday, August 31, from 11:30 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Tuesday, September 1, from 10:30 AM – 4:30 PM
  • Wednesday, September 2, from 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Thursday, September 3, from 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Partner Exchange attendees will also be invited to participate in the following exclusive events within the lounge:

Ask the Execs Series

This is your chance to have open discussions with some of VMware’s top leaders. Check out the schedule, come prepared with a few questions, and don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity.

Monday, August 31st

Time Executive
12:00-12:45 Erik Frieberg, VP EUC Product Marketing
Bob Schultz, VP Chief EUC Strategy Lead
1:00-1:45 Bask Iyer, SVP & CIO
2:00-2:45 Ross Brown, SVP Worldwide Alliances and Partners
3:00-3:45 Loretta Brown, VP Federation Alliance
Andrew Clay, Pivotal, Sr. Director of Technology
Jim Quercetti, EMC, Director, Channel Sales Strategy
Bill Taylor, VCE, VP of Channel Sales

Tuesday, September 1st

Time Executive
12:00-12:45 Howard Hall, Senior Director, Global Tech Partner Org.
1:00-1:45 Allyce Mardesich, Director, Partner Investments
2:00-2:45 David Parsons, VP, SISO

Ajay Patel, SVP, Cloud Services, Product Development

Wednesday, September 2nd

Time Executive
12:00-12:45 Teri Bruns, VP, Partner Services, GPO
1:00-1:45 John Gilmartin, GM & VP, SDDC Suite BU
2:00-2:45 Hatem Naguib, VP, Networking & Security
3:00-3:45 Chris Wolf, VP & CTO, Americas

Networking “Happy” Hours

Join us for three unique networking events taking place on Monday, August 31-Wednesday, September 2. Each session is specifically designed for partners with similar Route-to-Market strategies, and will offer an opportunity to mix and mingle among peers and VMware professionals in an enjoyable setting.

  • Resellers are invited to join us for a fiesta on Monday from 5-6pm and network over margaritas and Mexican brewed beers
  • Service Provider/ISV partners are encouraged to come by on Tuesday 1-2pm for an afternoon pick-me-up, consisting of gourmet coffee, delectable dessert, and distinguished discussion
  • SI/SO partners will be provided with the chance to relax & recharge after a long week at VMworld. The will be done over revitalizing smoothies and refreshing conversation on Wednesday from 2-3pm.

Hands-On Labs Hotspot

Avoid long VMworld lines and use our Hands-on Labs Hotspot conveniently located in the lounge. Not only will this provide a chance to try out the latest and greatest VMware products, but the completion of the lab will count towards Partner University Credits, Leaderboard Standing, and 2015 VTSP Accreditations.

Meeting Rooms

You will have exclusive access to two private meetings rooms in order to convene with customers, PBMs, or each other. These will be available Sunday through Wednesday and booked on a first-come, first-serve basis. Reservations can be made throughout VMworld at the Lounge welcome desk.

It’s clear that the Partner Exchange Lounge is the place to be for partners. To gain access to the Partner Exchange Lounge, register for Partner Exchange @ VMworld 2015. Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter at @VMwarePEX to keep up with exciting news, updates, and offerings.

The VMware Partner Network Team

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