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VMworld 2018 Europe: VMware Delivers Key Milestones Toward Digital Foundation Vision

The Partner Forum General Session welcomed over 2,500 partners to VMworld Europe and provided key insights on building and growing a comprehensive VMware practice. From data center to cloud, to professional services and consumption, partners heard about:

  • Core growth drivers with Partners and epic execution in H1’FY19
  • Evolving partner transformation priorities and partner program to deliver a best-in-class experience
  • Major announcements including NEW benefits for Master Services Partners; free access to VMware Learning Zone Premium subscription, additional Partner Edge Marketing program support; new Partner Competency for VMware PKS
  • VMware Partner Services practices and the continued opportunity to embrace cloud through VMware Cloud on AWS, IBM Cloud, and VMware Cloud Provider Partners

Building on the momentum from VMworld US, VMware continued to demonstrate its leadership and innovation at VMworld Europe in Barcelona by unveiling exciting new technologies and solutions that deliver on the company’s digital foundation vision. There are tremendous opportunities for you to take advantage of VMware’s momentum such as doubling-down on selling the full VMware solution and making big bets around Services and Cloud and increasing your profitability. Read this blog post for more highlights.

YOUR NEXT STEP is to visit the Partner Launch Resource Center – it’s your one-stop-shop for all VMworld Europe product announcements. While there:

  1. Register for the vmLIVEs (December 3-7) where subject matter experts will share how you can take advantage of these fantastic opportunities for your business.
  2. Listen to the Quarterly Launch Briefing Replays.
  3. Learn more about the available promotions, VMware Master Services Competencies, VMware Skyline, and VMware Sales Plays.

Last Chance to Register for VMworld 2018 Europe — 5-8 November in Barcelona

Take a moment and press play to hear why it’s important that YOU attend.

Keep in mind that as a partner, if you purchase the VMworld 2018 full conference pass, you will have access to VMware Partner Forum sessions and the Partner Lounge at no additional charge.

Partner Forum begins Monday, 5 November.  There will be partner sales breakout sessions commencing at 13:30 (and again on Thursday).  Then at 16:00 partners will have the opportunity to hear from several VMware executives at the partner general session with the Partner Networking Reception immediately following.

On Tuesday and Wednesday, carve out time to stop by the Partner Lounge to catch various partner theater sessions.

Be sure to add these sessions and more to your conference agenda.  This is your last chance to register and experience all the excitement in person.

There’s Still Time to Register for Partner Forum at VMworld 2018 Europe — 5-8 November in Barcelona

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.

Partner Forum @ VMworld 2018 US Begins Sunday, August 26

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.

 

VMware Announces New Worldwide Channel Chief

Today VMware announced the appointment of Jenni Flinders as vice president, Worldwide Channels. In this role, Flinders will serve as VMware’s worldwide channel chief and be responsible for developing and executing overall VMware channel strategy and programs for VMware’s global ecosystem of solution providers, distributors, OEMs, and telecommunications partners.  Flinders will report to Brandon Sweeney, senior vice president, Worldwide Commercial and Channel Sales, VMware. Read more.

Annual Partner Relationship Survey is Open

You should have received an email invitation from our Sr. Vice President of Worldwide Commercial Sales and Channel Operations, Brandon Sweeney, between Feb. 14-22. Please carve out time to participate by next week. It’s the perfect opportunity to share how we can enhance our business with you. Click here to learn more.

View Partner Exchange @ VMworld 2017 General Session Video Replay and More

Over 4,000 partners attended Partner Exchange in the US and Europe.  Don’t be left in the dark.  Access this page for an event overview, to watch General Session video replay, and to download various presentations from the General Sessions, Business Growth Keynotes, and Breakout Sessions.