Disclaimer: #IWork4Dell

With so much going at Dell Technologies World (DTW) every year, every attendees’ personal journey is a different one, and so I thought I would share mine. While I work for Dell Technologies, this is not a corporate blog. It is my own personal opinion of the highlights and what impacted me the most.

With over 15,000 attendees, thousands of partners, over 400 media and analysts, around 800 attendees from APJ, this event was nothing short of epic. Here’s my top 10 countdown…

Michael

I just finished filming a video to share with our Presales team on my views of leadership and what great leaders do. I thought I would share some of my thoughts here.DTW Leadership FIlming

In 2012 a really important blog post was published (one of the most powerful reads for any SE). You can find it here: http://virtualgeek.typepad.com/virtual_geek/2012/01/this-i-believe-emc-presales-manifesto.html

The ideas in this post have stood the test of time and will continue to be part of our  Presales DNA.

DEWWe just concluded a massive week of technology launches, media briefings, customer meetings and world class thought leadership in Las Vegas at Dell EMC World. Having been to many EMC Worlds, this event was bigger, badder (in a good way) and more fun than anything I have seen before. Here are my top 10 highlights:

10. The products launches were on a scale unheard of. If you went to the event expecting one product update, or a few feature enhancements then you would have been blown away by how almost every product line was enhanced, and the innovation didn’t just stop at technology. It included innovations and launched in= solutions, services and new consumption models. We announced new platforms around Azure stack (hybrid cloud to extend out to Azure).

“Enterprise DevOps Adoption Isn’t Mandatory, But Neither IS Survival”

                                        …….Gene Kim in the Wall Street Journal

There has been a lot of talk about disruption in 2015. A big theme in 2016 will be the disruption of the IT professional. Every role in IT will change and the pace at which we learn new concepts, skills and models will be important for success for anyone in IT. This post should help you get your head around some of the changes coming.