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09:00 – 10:30


Join VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger and COO Sanjay Poonen as they explore bold innovations that the VMware ecosystem is bringing to market, with a special focus on new breakthrough offerings at the intersection of cloud, apps, containers, networking, mobility and security.


Whether you work in IT, app development, or security operations, you need to build existing skills while learning new ones. Tech pros today must master new methods of app delivery, new models for operating in a multi-cloud world, and new strategies to address cyber security threats – all while improving the end-user experience. Hear directly from leading-edge customers, and learn how you can hone new skills and harness new game-changing technologies.



09:00 – 10:30


VMware EVP Ray O’Farrell will guide the conversation with a series of hands-on demos as we look at the dynamic interplay between apps, infrastructure, cloud, networking, security, and devices.


With business apps dominating today’s IT environments, what is the optimal way to deliver the best experiences to your customers and colleagues as you build, run, manage, connect, secure, and consume apps across a range of environments – cloud, on-premises, edge and devices? Is Kubernetes part of your vocabulary yet? What are the new skills you need to succeed in this dynamic app-centric world?  What are key considerations when operating in a multi-cloud environment? How should you make security intrinsic to your day-to-day operations in a proactive manner? Assisted by a team of experts, you will discover new and emerging product innovations, best practices, case studies, and a few surprises along the way. 


VMware CMO Robin Matlock will then host Bear Grylls, one of the most recognized faces of survival and outdoor adventure. This BAFTA award-winning TV host and bestselling author will share the exciting stories of his personal journey, including his time in the British Special Forces before becoming one of the youngest-ever climbers of Mount Everest.


Meet Our Speakers


Pat Gelsinger

Chief Executive Officer, VMware

Pat Gelsinger has been serving as CEO of VMware since September 2012, nearly doubling the size of the company during his tenure. He brings more than 35 years of technology and leadership experience.

Before joining VMware, Gelsinger led EMC's Information Infrastructure Products business as president and COO. A respected IT industry veteran, he was at Intel for 30 years becoming the company’s first CTO and driving the creation of key industry technologies including USB and Wi-Fi. He led Intel to be the dominant supplier of the microprocessor – while in the significant role as the architect of the original 80486 processor.

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Sanjay Poonen

Chief Operating Officer, Customer Operations, VMware

Sanjay Poonen joined VMware in August 2013, and is responsible for worldwide sales, services, alliances, marketing and communications.

Previously, Poonen held the role of executive vice president and general manager for the End-User Computing business unit at VMware. In this role, he was responsible for strategy, products, engineering, marketing and sales across all of VMware's End-User Computing offerings.

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Ray O'Farrell

Executive Vice President, VMware

Ray O’Farrell joined VMware in April 2003 and currently serves as executive vice president and executive sponsor, leading the integration efforts of VMware’s expanded Cloud-Native Apps business unit. In this role, O’Farrell will envision and extend the company’s strategy and operating model for delivering the Kubernetes platform of the future.

Prior to August 2019, O’ Farrell served as executive vice president and chief technology officer, where his main focus areas was to ensure VMware’s long term technology leadership through research and innovation programs, with the primary goal of positively impacting and shaping the future of VMware, its ecosystem and its customers.

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Robin Matlock

Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, VMware

Robin Matlock joined VMware in July 2009 and serves as senior vice president and chief marketing officer. Matlock is a key member of VMware’s Executive Leadership team responsible for leading all aspects of the Global Marketing organization, which includes Corporate Marketing, Partner, Segment and Field Marketing.

Prior to joining VMware, Matlock ran marketing and oversaw business development at Imperva in her role as executive vice president and general manager. She has also successfully led go-to-market teams for McAfee, Entercept and Symantec.

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Bear Grylls

Adventurer, Television Host, Bestselling Author

Bear Grylls OBE has become known worldwide as one of the most recognized faces of survival and outdoor adventure. The BAFTA award-winning TV host and bestselling author began his journey in the British Special Forces (21 SAS) before becoming one of the youngest-ever climbers of Mount Everest.