EMC World

Every EMC World I’ve been to has certain things in common:

  • Fun!
  • Friends!
  • Learning!
  • Community!
  • Getting to take the detailed covers off things I’ve been hinting at…
  • … And, of course, face-melting reveals of things no one expects!

This year is no different – and we keep dialing it up!…..

Here are my top 10 things to see and do – from number 10 counting down to number 1!  Read on!

Number 10:  The “zLounge”

…..We are bringing all the mainframe content to them in one place – the “zLounge”.   It’s not for everyone, which is why this is an exclusive scene – just for them.The zLounge is a dedicated space for Mainframers to interact with EMC experts for all our Mainframe solutions – VMAX, DLm and Connectrix. It features 1:1 teaching opportunities, small group conversation areas, hands on demos, partner interaction, and social events. Also on display is EMC Mainframe compatible hardware and in partnership with IBM we will be showing the new z13. Mainframe customers have a chance to win a VFRIDGE at the end of the show in the zLounge. All of this is presented in a funky, retro environment, of course.

Read the full Top 10 Must-See and Do list on Virtual Geek

About the Author: Chad Sakac

Chad Sakac leads the Pivotal Container Service (PKS) efforts at Pivotal where he brings together the Engineering, Marketing and GTM aspects of the business – with the goal of building the best Enterprise Container Platform together with VMware – part of how Pivotal is transforming the way how software and the future is built. PKS is a joint effort with VMware – and the effort involves bringing the immense resources of two great companies together. This alliance part of Chad’s role extends to all of the elements of how Pivotal works with Dell Technologies (Dell, Dell EMC, VMware, RSA, Secureworks, Virtustream, Boomi) - across the transformational methodologies (Pivotal Labs, Platform Acceleration Labs, Application Transformation and more) and technologies (all of Pivotal Cloud Foundry, Pivotal Data) of Pivotal as a whole. Prior to this role, Chad spent 14 years at Dell EMC where he was responsible for several technical customer focusing on customer and partner innovation – most recently as the President and GM of the Converged Platform and Solutions Division (CPSD), and prior to that leading all global Systems Engineering team. Before joining EMC, Chad led the Systems Engineering team at Allocity, Inc. Chad authors one of the top 20 cloud, virtualization and infrastructure blogs, “Virtual Geek” He holds an Electrical Engineering degree from the University of Western Ontario, Canada.
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