A Dell EMC World 2016 Review

Although it feels like months ago, Dell EMC World wrapped up on October 20th. The results from all of our activities have trickled in and we now have a holistic view of our Core Technologies performance at the event…and it was stellar!


The week kicked off with the Executive Summit where two of our products were showcased in the Whisper Suite…shhh! It was an exclusive area where anyone with an approved pass and covered under NDA could enter. The conversations with press, analysts, and customers were driven by our senior product specialists, who ran through product demos and GUI simulators galore.

As the main event came into full swing on Tuesday, the expo hall welcomed over 6,000 attendees to live music, customer experience showcases, a product petting zoo, and countless theater presentations. The hall was packed with folks eager to learn about the new Dell EMC solution offerings. Conversations with our product experts were lengthy, and attendees were hungry for more details about the Core Technologies products. Our hardware was proudly on display, catching the attention of folks walking through the aisles and sparking conversation with our experts.

Attendees, press, and analysts buzzed throughout the convention center to partake in the various activities laid out for them.  There were overwhelmingly positive reviews with the amount of sessions, hands on labs, and booths to visit over the three-day event. The Core Technologies schedule was packed with a “a “Tech Sneak Peek” showcasing the latest release for XtremIO; an interview with TheCUBE and Chris Ratcliffe, and of course the awesome “Dark IT Knight” keynote, where the Data Protection Suite team saved the day.

On the final day, Dell employees were bussed in from the Round Rock office to participate in the fun. They filled the expo hall, eager to meet their new Dell EMC coworkers. It was a fantastic way for them to see the products, meet our experts, and build a cohesive connection as One Team!

Here are a few of the Core Technologies stats from the event:

  • 89 Hands on Labs taken
  • 500+ attendees in our breakout sessions
  • 360+ attendees visited the Whisper Suite
  • 6,000+ attendees went through the expo hall
  • 270+ attendees viewed our booth theater sessions
  • CTD products showcased in four booths within the Expo Hall
  • Over 36,000 Social Media impressions

Of course, none of this would have been possible without the support of our onsite and planning teams. Thank you so much for helping us turn our inaugural Dell EMC World into a success! Don’t worry if you missed this one.  We will be back in Las Vegas this May.  Visit the Dell EMC World conference page to learn more.

About the Author: Lauren Simpson