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VMworld 2018 Know Before You Go

VMworld 2018 is quickly approaching, with less than a week before the festivities kick off on Sunday, August 26th. Before you head to Las Vegas, learn about these can’t-miss events and exclusive opportunities for technology partners.

General Sessions on the Next Generation of VMware

Partner General Session

Hear from Jenni Flinders, Worldwide Channel Chief, and other VMware executives as they discuss VMware’s vision and strategy and how our expanding partner ecosystem generates opportunities across all routes to market.

Monday General Session

Pat Gelsinger, VMware CEO, and Ray O’Farrell, VMware CTO, will cover how VMware is shaping the future of cloud, mobile, networking, and security – as well as innovating in emerging areas like IoT, artificial intelligence, machine learning, edge computing, and containers.

Tuesday General Session

Sanjay Poonen, COO, VMware Customer Operations, will kick off the second day in conversation with several customers who have embarked on their digital transformation journeys. Sanjay will then host Malala Yousafzai, Pakistani activist, who will share her perspective on the challenges that girls face in their communities as well as the bright opportunities to create greater access to education for them across the globe.

Thursday General Session

Thursday’s forward-thinking session will highlight the work of three extraordinary innovators as they explore the essence of creativity, technology, and behavior, and even discuss how to harness your potential for happiness and connection.

Breakout Sessions Designed for TAP Partners

VMworld offers a curriculum of more than 500 breakout sessions, plus a wide range of additional session types to help you create a tailored agenda. In the following blog, we’ve compiled a list of VMworld sessions developed with our technology partner ecosystem in mind. Additionally, be sure to check out our Partner Lounge session, TAP into the TAP Program, which covers the recent changes to the TAP Program and ways for you to get the most out of your partnership.

Meet with the TAP Team

The TAP team will be attending VMworld and we invite you to schedule time with us to discuss your partnership. During these 30 minute meetings, you have the opportunity to review the recent TAP changes, you current status in the Program, and opportunities for future engagement. To get started, fill out this brief survey and a member of the TAP team will be in touch to schedule your meeting.

VMware Partner Forum Lounge

The VMware Partner Lounge is open from Sunday to Thursday and is designed for partners to attend theater sessions, connect with peers, reserve a meeting room, or simply to recharge and refuel. It’s the perfect place to take a quick break from the excitement of VMworld. View the theater sessions that will be offered Monday through Wednesday in the VMware Partner Forum Lounge, featuring partner-specific updates and time for Q&A.

Other Top VMworld Events

While VMworld is a great chance to learn about VMware’s technologies and network with peers, there are also numerous opportunities to recharge and have fun!

  • Solutions Exchange: a showcase for the latest and best in the industry, the Solutions Exchange features partner booths, lounges, and demonstrations and presentations throughout each day.
  • VMworld Welcome Reception: kick off VMworld with hors d’oeuvres, drinks, and camaraderie in the Solution Exchange. Explore vendor offerings, discover the new technologies on display, and get to know each other in a relaxed and convivial atmosphere.
  • Hall Crawl: come to the Solution Exchange for the chance to get up close and personal with the VMware ecosystem, sponsors, and exhibitors.
  • Hands-on Labs: gain special access to the latest VMware technologies without being required to purchase equipment, software, or licenses. Explore a wide range of today’s most exciting topics with a VMware-provided machine or your own device, all with product experts on hand to provide one-on-one guidance.

If you have any questions about VMworld, please contact the TAP team at We look forward to seeing you in Las Vegas!


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