Learn What's Next in IT
Hear from inspirational speakers who are discussing how the software-defined data center is extending the proven model of virtualization across storage, networking and security. Hear from customers who have used virtualization in their own organizations and witness the state-of-the-art technology that is transforming IT. Don't miss Thursday's session—you'll be inspired by three of the brightest stars in hands-on innovation today
Monday, August 26
9:00am - 10:30am
Join Pat Gelsinger, VMware CEO, as he discusses the next generation of IT and how the software-defined data center is extending the proven model of virtualization and automated management across storage, networking and security. You’ll learn how VMware is helping businesses extend the software-defined data center to the hybrid cloud, and hear from customers who have used virtualization to become champions of next-generation IT in their own organizations. You won’t want to miss this session as we’ll be making important announcements about VMware’s cloud strategy and solutions.
Tuesday, August 27
9:00am - 10:30am
Carl Eschenbach, VMware's President and COO and VMware engineers will showcase state-of-the-art technology that is transforming IT by virtualizing and automating compute, storage, networking and security across private and hybrid clouds. See how IT teams are achieving new levels of flexibility and control by extending virtualization to the entire data center, delivering innovation and business value for their organizations.
Thursday, August 29
9:00am - 10:00am
This session, Makers and Shakers, will feature three of the brightest stars in hands-on innovation today. Each is unlocking new ways to create and build, and each will demonstrate tools that empower you to do the same. You’ll walk away inspired to program your own bot or prototype your greatest idea or hack the Ficus plant on your desk. Makers and Shakers promises a fast-paced hour of runaway creativity, passionate disruption and even a business lesson or two. Presenters will include:
- Bre Pettis, CEO of MakerBot, is an inventor, maker and open source guru. He was instrumental in building the first prototypes of MakerBot’s 3D printers, and is renowned worldwide as an evangelist for personal manufacturing.
- Jay Silver, Founder and Director of JoyLabz and Maker Research Scientist at Intel Labs, is a brilliantly unorthodox inventor who believes the whole world can be made joyfully and meaningfully interactive. He will share some of his most ingenious inventions while demonstrating the power of MaKey MaKey, a kit he co-invented for hacking everyday objects. Jay’s work is fanciful, yet it is profound in its implications and it is proving highly influential among forward-thinking designers.
- Keller Rinaudo is CEO of Romotive, the company that makes Romo, an affordable and highly personal robot that employs a smart phone for its processing power. Designed to be programmed by amateurs and professionals alike, Romo is as much a platform for creativity as it is a consumer product. In this session, Keller will unveil new software that takes Romo to the next level of impact and user-friendliness.