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Partners that purchase the VMworld 2018 Europe full conference pass, will have access to tailored business- and sales-focused content and sessions through Partner Forum at no additional charge.
Partner Forum begins Monday, 5 November, kicking off with dedicated partner sales breakout sessions from 13:30 – 15:30. The partner general session – a must-attend for partners – will follow at 16:00, where you will have the opportunity to hear from several VMware Leaders including Pat Gelsinger, CEO, Jenni Flinders, WW Channel Chief, and Jean-Philippe Barleaza Vice President. Immediately following will the Partner Networking Reception.
View all Partner Forum sessions – the partner general session, the full list of partner sales breakout sessions (offered on Monday or Thursday), and the various theater sessions (offered exclusively at the VMware Partner Lounge on Tuesday and Wednesday) – in VMworld’s Content Catalog and be sure to add them and others to your conference agenda today.
Visit Partner University to start working toward earning your Software-Defined Wide Area Network (SD-WAN) Solution Competency.
The newly released NSX SD-WAN by Velo Cloud Partner Promotion SKUs provide qualified partners with access to select NSX SD-WAN SaaS and on-premises software licenses for in-house demo centers, labs, and educational purposes.
Throughout VMworld 2018 US, VMware continued to demonstrate its leadership and innovation by unveiling significant new technologies, products, and solutions aligned to our joint customer priorities: Integrate Public Clouds, Modernize Data Centers, Transform Networking & Security, and Empower the Digital Workspace.
Your Next Steps:
- Visit the Partner Launch Resource Center for a detailed list of all VMworld 2018 US launch announcements, their impact, and the key enablement resources to help you grow your business. And, DON’T miss out – click here to view and register for all launch vmLIVEs scheduled from September 10-14, covering key topics including VMware Cloud on AWS, Workspace ONE, VMware vSphere, VMware vRealize Automation and many more.… Note that we plan to post the vmLIVE launch replays on the Partner Launch Resource Center and vmLIVE archive page on Partner University.
- Learn more about:
SUNDAY, August 26
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM — Partner Sales Training Sessions [Mandalay Bay Ballrooms B-D, L2]
These sales sessions cover key topics to help you sell, grow, and win more business through VMware Cloud on AWS, VMware NSX, and VMware vSAN/HCI solutions. Note, these sessions will also be offered on Thursday morning.
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM – Partner General Session [Mandalay Bay Ballroom E, L2]
Pat Gelsinger, CEO, Brandon Sweeney, SVP Worldwide Commercial & Channel Sales, Jenni Flinders, Worldwide Channel Chief, and a Special Guest Speaker will share their insights into VMware’s strategy and vision and highlight the cloud and services opportunity with VMware.
5:05 – 5:45 PM – Americas Regional Partner Session [Mandalay Bay Ballroom E, L2]
Join Frank Rauch, VP of Americas Partner Organization at VMware, as he discusses why we need to think differently to maintain a mindset of accelerated growth. Partners across all regions are welcome.
THURSDAY, August 30
10:30 AM – 12:30 PM — Partner Sales Training Sessions [Breakers Rooms, L2]
These sales sessions cover key topics to help you sell, grow, and win more business through VMware Cloud on AWS, VMware NSX, and VMware vSAN/HCI solutions.
Be sure to add the Partner General Session and any other partner sessions to your conference agenda today!
The VMware Partner Lounge [Located in VMvillage, Bayside C, L1] opens Sunday at Noon. It’s the ideal place for you to host a customer meeting, or simply network, relax, refuel, or recharge your devices throughout the week. And, new this year are the partner-only theater sessions, spanning various programmatic topics including a session on Master Services Competencies, a PKS Partner Primer, special Partner Spotlight sessions, multiple VMware Cloud on AWS sessions and more. You do not need to pre-register for any of these sessions. Pro tip: Stop by the lounge on Sunday to see the schedule, or browse sessions online, and add your favorites manually to your calendar so you don’t miss this bonus partner-only content running Monday – Wednesday. Seating will be limited.
Download the VMworld 2018 Mobile App from Google Play (Android) or the App Store (IOS) to find all the latest information, update your schedule in real-time, and network with other attendees.
Partners are flocking to join the VMware Cloud on AWS partner programs. In just 6 months, we have over 150 channel partners and over 100 validated software solutions available on VMware Cloud on AWS.
If you are going to VMworld 2018 US and are looking to build your hybrid cloud business, consider adding one or more of the following partner sales breakout sessions to your conference agenda or stop by the Partner Lounge catch a shorter theater session (no need to preregister).
- 3:00 PM – Partner Sales Breakout Session: New Tools and Information for Partners Selling VMware Cloud on AWS [PAR7004BU]
Monday, August 27
- 4:00 PM – Partner Lounge Theater: VMware Cloud on AWS Update for Partners [PAR7401U]
Tuesday, August 28
- 11:30 AM – Partner Lounge Theater: Build Your Hybrid Cloud Channel Business with VMware Cloud on AWS [PAR7500U]
Wednesday, August 29
- 12:00 PM – Partner Lounge Theater: VMware Cloud on AWS Update for Partners [PAR7401U]
- 1:00 PM – Partner Lounge Theater: Build Your Hybrid Cloud Channel Business with VMware Cloud on AWS [PAR7500U]
Thursday, August 30
- 10:30 AM – Partner Sales Breakout Session: Build Your Hybrid Cloud Business with VMware Cloud on AWS [PAR7003BU]
- 11:30 AM – Partner Sales Breakout Session: New Tools and Information for Partners Selling VMware Cloud on AWS [PAR7004BU] <repeat>
Partners that purchase the VMworld 2018 full conference pass, will have access to tailored business- and sales-focused content and sessions through the Partner Forum @ VMworld at no additional charge.
The Partner Forum begins Sunday, August 26.
At the Partner General Session, Jenni Flinders, WW Channel Chief will share insights into VMware’s strategy and vision and highlight the cloud and services opportunity with VMware.
In addition there will be partner sales breakout sessions (offered on Sunday from 2-4:00 PM and Thursday morning) along with 20+ theater sessions offered exclusively at the VMware Partner Forum Lounge (Monday through Wednesday).
And lastly, while the VMware Partner Forum Lounge is the place to catch a theater session, it’s also still the place for you to host a customer meeting, grab a beverage/snack, or simply relax and recharge.
Key benefits of this change include a unified customer experience along with billing enhancements. To avoid any quoting or ordering interruption, be sure to check your organization’s Subscription Services status here. If your organization is not active (or enabled), you will see a box labeled ‘Sign Subscription Services Authorization Agreement’ on the right of the page.
New to Subscription Services? It’s strongly recommended that at least 1 person from your organization completes the VMware Operations Professional – Subscriptions Expert (VOPSE) accreditation (a free, on-demand course).
The partner program begins Sunday, August 26 at 2 PM. Hear our executives share the fundamental insights on VMware’s business, partner opportunities and incentives, our expanding ecosystem, and more. Start exploring the Content Catalog now and be sure to add all partner sessions to your conference agenda
It’s important to note that access to the partner program will be included with purchase of the VMworld 2018 full conference pass.
To ensure partners have the tools and resources to lead with services, VMware has launched Master Services Competencies to better integrate partner-led services into the core foundation of our go-to-market efforts. These competencies will leverage a partners’ training investment and give them:
- Support for Services Capability
- Prioritize Partner Engagement
- Aligned Investment
- Branding and Awareness
- Significant Education Discounts