• 2021 Keynotes and Gurus

    Be ready for whatever comes next

    • Keynotes

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      Wednesday, May 5, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM CT

      Moving forward—together

      The past year has been extraordinary—it’s brought new ways of living, learning and working from anywhere at any time. We’re moving forward, taking what we’ve learned and discovered about what technology makes possible - deeper, data-driven insights, connectivity and human connection. We’re applying these learnings to new opportunities, delivered consistently for the digital era today. Join Michael Dell, Jeff Clarke, Allison Dew, Jeff Boudreau, Sam Burd, Travis Vigil, Ed Ward and special guests Que Thanh Dallara, Raghu Raghuram and Stephen J. Squeri as they look at the role of technology in unlocking the value of our data-centric world and furthering human progress.

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      Michael Dell

      Chairman & CEO, Dell Technologies

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      Jeff Clarke

      Vice Chairman & COO, Dell Technologies

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      Allison Dew

      Chief Marketing Officer & Executive Vice President, Dell Technologies

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      Jeff Boudreau

      President and General Manager, Infrastructure Solutions Group, Dell Technologies

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      Sam Burd

      President, Client Solutions Group, Dell Technologies

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      Que Thanh Dallara

      President & CEO, Honeywell Connected Enterprise                                        

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      Raghu Raghuram

      Chief Operating Officer, Products & Cloud Services, VMware

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      Stephen J. Squeri

      Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, American Express

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      Travis Vigil

      Senior Vice President, Solutions & Portfolio Management, Infrastructure Solutions Group, Dell Technologies

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      Ed Ward

      President, Client Product Group, Dell Technologies


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      Thursday, May 6, 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM CT

      Partnering for the future

      New ways of living, learning and working require new ways of partnering. While 2020 taught us we can’t predict the future, one thing is certain: our interdependency will only deepen in this fast-paced digital world. How will partnerships evolve to help you prepare for what comes next? Join Cheryl Cook, Rola Dagher, Denise Millard and Hayley Tabor with special guests Sara Baack and Nancy Giordano as they explore the role of partnerships in seizing growth opportunities and driving positive impact through the transformative power of technology.

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      Sara Baack

      Chief Product Officer, Equinix

    • Cheryl Cook

      Cheryl Cook

      Senior Vice President, Global Partner Marketing, Dell Technologies

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      Rola Dagher

      Global Channel Chief, Dell Technologies

    • Nancy Giordano

      Nancy Giordano

      Futurist, Play Big Inc.    

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      Denise Millard

      Senior Vice President, Global Alliances, Dell Technologies

    • Hayley Tabor

      Hayley Tabor

      Global Head of Industries, Dell Technologies

    • Guru Sessions

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      Wednesday, May 5, 1:00 PM - 1:30 CT

      Technology’s role in bringing creativity to life

      The way we work is evolving and that means the way we work together and collaborate must evolve as well. Technology is proving to be a powerful connector across every industry—enabling innovation from anywhere at any time and creating new paths for how we deliver experiences. During this session we’ll dive into the evolution of collaboration and how technology is keeping the seeds of spontaneous innovation alive in an industry that thrives on creativity.

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      Maverick Carter

      CEO, The SpringHill Company

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      Liz Matthews

      Senior Vice President, Global Brand & Creative, Dell Technologies

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      Robert Rodriguez

      Film Director, Screenwriter, Producer, Cinematographer, Editor & Musician


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      Thursday, May 6, 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM CT

      Rethinking business as usual

      In a world that has changed dramatically, rethinking business as usual is no longer a nice-to-have, it’s necessary for keeping pace and transforming industries. During this session best-selling author Adam Grant is joined by Dell Technologies Chief Human Resources Officer Jenn Saavedra to talk about the business benefits of rethinking the nature of work.

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      Adam Grant

      Organizational Psychologist, The Wharton School of Business; Bestselling Author; Host: WorkLife, a TED Original Podcast

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      Jenn Saavedra

      Chief Human Resources Officer, Dell Technologies


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      Thursday, May 6, 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM CT

      Shaping the data-driven world

      The technology trends that impact the world affect more than just the way we live and connect with each other, they have implications for the global economy, workforce and beyond. During this session, Dell Technologies CTO John Roese is joined by entrepreneur and investor Jennifer Zhu Scott to explore top data-driven emerging technology trends that are shaping the economy and their wide reaching impact no matter where you sit in the boardroom or in the world.

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      John Roese

      Global Chief Technology Officer, Dell Technologies 

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      Jennifer Zhu Scott

      Executive Chairman, The Commons Project