General Session Speakers

Monday, May 2nd

David Goulden Photo

David Goulden

CEO, EMC Information Infrastructure

 

EMC Corporation

Joe Tucci

Joe Tucci

Chairman & CEO

 

EMC Corporation

Michael Dell

Michael Dell

Chairman & CEO

 

Dell

Rodney Rogers

Rodney Rogers

Chief Executive Officer

 

Virtustream

Bio
David I. Goulden is Chief Executive Officer of EMC Information Infrastructure, the largest business in the EMC federation, which also includes VMware and Pivotal. With revenues of $24.4 billion in 2014 and more than 68,000 people worldwide, EMC Corporation is a global leader in enabling businesses and service providers to transform their operations and deliver IT as a service. Fundamental to this transformation is cloud computing. Through innovative products and services, EMC accelerates the journey to cloud computing, helping IT departments to store, manage, protect and analyze their most valuable asset—information—in a more agile, trusted and cost-efficient way.

Bio
Joe Tucci is Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer of EMC Corporation. He has been EMC's Chairman since January 2006 and CEO since January 2001, one year after he joined the company as President and Chief Operating Officer. He is also Chairman of the Board of Directors of VMware Corporation. He is based at EMC's corporate headquarters in Hopkinton, Massachusetts.

Bio
Michael Dell is the chairman of the board of directors and chief executive officer of Dell, the company he founded with $1000 in 1984 at the age of 19. Notably quoted as saying that “technology is about enabling human potential,” Michael’s vision of how technology should be designed, manufactured and sold forever changed the IT industry. In 1992, Michael became the youngest CEO ever to earn a ranking on the Fortune 500.

Bio
With over 25 years in the Information Technology Services industry, Rodney Rogers, CEO of Virtustream, is a well-recognized thought leader and successful entrepreneur.

Rodney was co-founder, chairman and CEO of Virtustream Inc., a leading cloud software and services company that was acquired in July of 2015 by EMC for $1.2B. Virtustream introduced the first consumption-based hybrid cloud software and IaaS platform capable of providing commercial application latency performance guarantees for running mission-critical enterprise class applications on modern multi-tenant cloud architectures. Virtustream represents a key transformational element of EMC's new cloud strategy.

Prior to Virtustream, Rodney was the co-founder, chairman and CEO of Adjoined. Adjoined was known as the fastest growing U.S.-based IT Services company from its inception through its acquisition by Kanbay (NASDQ: KBAY) in 2006. Rodney then became COO of Kanbay, a 7,000 person global IT Services firm, which was subsequently acquired by Capgemini (Paris: CAP) in 2007. As such, Adjoined set the bar for private U.S.-based IT Services value creation in the post-2000 era.

Rodney has been recognized consistently as a businessman, an entrepreneur and a technologist including being named to Kennedy Research's global list of "Top 25 Most Influential Consultants", being a finalist for the Ernst & Young "Entrepreneur of the Year" award multiple times, and most recently, ranking 3rd on the global Forbes list of "Best Cloud Computing Companies and CEOs To Work For In 2015."

Rodney is a Board Member of UnitedLex, a leading India-based Knowledge Process Outsourcer, and Greensmith, an emerging leader in distributed energy storage software technology. Rodney is also an early-stage investor in technology growth companies such as Cloud Sherpas, BetterCloud, StrataCloud and iYogi.

Twitter: @rjrogers87

MODERNIZING THE INDUSTRY

What does the merger of EMC and Dell mean for the future of the IT industry and these two businesses once combined? Joe Tucci and Michael Dell share their vision of what lies ahead for the marketplace, for enterprise IT and the combination of EMC and Dell. They will be followed by David Goulden, CEO of EMC Information Infrastructure, who has been named to lead the combined Dell | EMC Enterprise Systems Group when the two businesses come together. Goulden will outline how EMC enables business and IT transformation through hybrid cloud solutions built upon modern data center infrastructure incorporating industry leading converged infrastructure and storage technologies. Joining Goulden on stage will be Rodney Rogers, CEO of Virtustream, the enterprise-class cloud software and services provider trusted by enterprise customers worldwide to migrate and run their mission-critical applications in the cloud.

Tuesday, May 3rd

Jeremy Burton

Jeremy Burton

President, EMC Products & Marketing

 

EMC Corporation

Chad Sakac

Chad Sakac

President

Converged Platforms Division

VCE

Guy Churchward

Guy Churchward

President

Core Technologies Division

EMC Corporation

Bio
Jeremy Burton is President, Products and Marketing at EMC. With revenues of $24.4 billion in 2014 and more than 68,000 people worldwide, EMC is a global leader in enabling businesses and service providers to transform their operations and deliver IT as a service. Fundamental to this transformation is cloud computing. Through innovative products and services, EMC accelerates the journey to cloud computing, helping IT departments to store, manage, protect and analyze their most valuable asset—information—in a more agile, trusted and cost-efficient way.

Bio
Chad Sakac is President of EMC’s Converged Platforms Division, VCE. With revenues of $24.7 billion in 2015 and more than 70,000 people worldwide, EMC is a global leader in enabling business and service providers to transform their operations and deliver IT as a service. Fundamental to this transformation is cloud computing. Through innovative products and services, EMC accelerates the journey to cloud computing, helping IT departments to store, manage, protect and analyze their most valuable asset—information—in a more agile, trusted and cost-efficient way.

Bio
Guy Churchward is President of the Core Technologies Division at EMC Corporation. With revenues of $24.4 billion in 2014 and more than 68,000 people worldwide, EMC is a global leader in enabling businesses and service providers to transform their operations and deliver IT as a service. Fundamental to this transformation is cloud computing. Through innovative products and services, EMC accelerates the journey to cloud computing, helping IT departments to store, manage, protect and analyze their most valuable asset—information—in a more agile, trusted and cost-efficient way.

MODERNIZE YOUR DATA CENTER

The rapid shift in data center technologies enables enterprises to optimize existing IT and legacy investments to free up resources for next generation IT that will transform the business. Hear how EMC helps enterprises drive down costs and optimize traditional application workloads through the pillars of the modern data center: flash, cloud enabled, scale-out and software-defined — all built on a foundation of trust (encompassing data protection, security and world class service and support). The emphasis will be on EMC’s newest technologies and innovations: what makes them unique, what they do for customers, and how they fit into the broader EMC portfolio of solutions, converged infrastructure and storage platforms.

Wednesday, May 4th

Jeremy Burton

Jeremy Burton

President, EMC Products & Marketing

 

EMC Corporation

Chirantan “C.J.” Desai

Chirantan “C.J.” Desai

President

Emerging Technologies Division

EMC Corporation

Chad Sakac

Chad Sakac

President

Converged Platforms Division

VCE

Bio
Jeremy Burton is President, Products and Marketing at EMC. With revenues of $24.4 billion in 2014 and more than 68,000 people worldwide, EMC is a global leader in enabling businesses and service providers to transform their operations and deliver IT as a service. Fundamental to this transformation is cloud computing. Through innovative products and services, EMC accelerates the journey to cloud computing, helping IT departments to store, manage, protect and analyze their most valuable asset—information—in a more agile, trusted and cost-efficient way.

Bio
Chirantan “CJ” Desai is President of the Emerging Technologies Division (ETD) of EMC. With revenues of $24.4 billion in 2014 and more than 68,000 people worldwide, EMC is a global leader in enabling business and service providers to transform their operations and deliver IT as a service. Fundamental to this transformation is cloud computing. Through innovative products and services, EMC accelerates the journey to cloud computing, helping IT departments to store, manage, protect and analyze their most valuable asset—information—in a more agile, trusted and cost-efficient way.

Bio
Chad Sakac is President of EMC’s Converged Platforms Division, VCE. With revenues of $24.7 billion in 2015 and more than 70,000 people worldwide, EMC is a global leader in enabling business and service providers to transform their operations and deliver IT as a service. Fundamental to this transformation is cloud computing. Through innovative products and services, EMC accelerates the journey to cloud computing, helping IT departments to store, manage, protect and analyze their most valuable asset—information—in a more agile, trusted and cost-efficient way.

MODERNIZE YOUR BUSINESS

The next 15 years in enterprise IT will be about enabling digital transformation — developing consumer grade mobile apps and embedded software to transform the business for a new era of competition based on digital business models. Hear how cutting edge innovations in software-defined technologies, cloud native applications, new application development and modern analytics will enable customers to redefine enterprise IT, modernize the business and meet the urgent demands of the new era.

Guru Sessions

Nina Tandon

Nina Tandon

CEO & Co-Founder

 

EpiBone

David Eagleman

David Eagleman

Author, The Brain: The Story of You

 

 

Tobi Knaup

Tobi Knaup

CEO & Co-Founder

 

Mesosphere

Explore the Conceptual Boundaries of Transformation

Explore the conceptual boundaries of Transformation with biotech pioneer Nina Tandon and neuroscientist David Eagleman. Fueled by the tech and data revolution, these world-renowned scientists are modernizing our notions of what it means to be alive and to think. Tandon shares her work on Body 3.0—technology that will help humans grow our own new organs, while Eagleman shows how live data streams—from sound waves to a stock ticker—can be input and processed by the brain.

Bio
Nina Tandon is CEO and co-founder of EpiBone, the world’s first company growing living human bones for skeletal reconstruction. She is the co-author of Super Cells: Building with Biology, a book that explores the new frontier of biotech. She is a TED Senior Fellow and Adjunct Professor of Electrical Engineering at the Cooper Union. She has a Bachelor’s in Electrical Engineering from the Cooper Union, a Master’s in Bioelectrical Engineering from MIT, a PhD in Biomedical Engineering, and an MBA from Columbia University. Her PhD research focused on studying electrical signaling in the context of tissue engineering, and has worked with cardiac, skin, bone, and neural tissue.

Explore the Conceptual Boundaries of Transformation

Explore the conceptual boundaries of Transformation with biotech pioneer Nina Tandon and neuroscientist David Eagleman. Fueled by the tech and data revolution, these world-renowned scientists are modernizing our notions of what it means to be alive and to think. Tandon shares her work on Body 3.0—technology that will help humans grow our own new organs, while Eagleman shows how live data streams—from sound waves to a stock ticker—can be input and processed by the brain.

Bio
Often called the Carl Sagan of neuroscience, Eagleman—a bestselling author—deals with everything from how the brain rewires itself to why art and science must learn from each other. In his spectacular PBS series The Brain (and its companion book The Brain: The Story of You), he provides viewers with a deeper understanding of themselves, the unseen world of decisions, and of modern neuroscience. He was named Science Educator of the Year by the Society for Neuroscience, and writes regularly for The New York Times, The Atlantic, Wired, Discover, Slate, and New Scientist, and is a frequent guest on NPR.

Data Persistence in the NEW Container World

Container-based infrastructure represents a substantial evolution in the way applications are developed, deployed and managed in production. They help organizations become more agile and cost effective. To date, most of the work with containers has focused on 12-factor and stateless applications, while neglecting stateful applications. Mesosphere and EMC {code} are tackling the problem of stateful applications in containers by integrating enterprise storage systems with Mesos and the Mesosphere DCOS. Join us to hear how databases, caches and object stores can be containerized through open source projects and how managing the modern data center can be made both easier and effective.

Bio
Tobi Knaup is the CTO and Co-Founder of Mesosphere, a startup that is building a data center operating system based on Apache Mesos, to support the next generation of large scale distributed applications. He was one of the first engineers and engineering leaders at Airbnb. At Airbnb, he wrote large parts of the infrastructure including the search and fraud prediction services. He helped scale the site to millions of users and build a world class engineering team. Tobi is the main author of Marathon, an Apache Mesos framework for managing long-running services.

Data Persistence in the NEW Container World

Container-based infrastructure represents a substantial evolution in the way applications are developed, deployed and managed in production. They help organizations become more agile and cost effective. To date, most of the work with containers has focused on 12-factor and stateless applications, while neglecting stateful applications. Mesosphere and EMC {code} are tackling the problem of stateful applications in containers by integrating enterprise storage systems with Mesos and the Mesosphere DCOS. Join us to hear how databases, caches and object stores can be containerized through open source projects and how managing the modern data center can be made both easier and effective.

Bio
Joshua Bernstein recently joined EMC as the new VP of Technical Strategy for the Emerging Technologies Division. Prior to EMC, Joshua ran the Siri Deployment and Infrastructure Architecture team at Apple for 4 1/2 years. As a member of the small team, Joshua and his colleagues successfully took Siri from launch to sixty thousand servers, deploying in seventeen locations worldwide. Prior to working at Apple, Joshua was the senior software engineer at Penguin Computing specializing in design and implementation of large scale distributed systems management software. In addition, he has worked on many high profile NASA missions, including the design for the image processing pipeline of the HiRISE Camera currently on board the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. Joshua is a large contributor to the Open Source community, contributing to multiple projects including Mesos, HDFS, HBASE, Zookeeper, Samba, OpenMPI, Torque, and the Linux Infiniband Stack. Joshua studied computer engineering at the University of Arizona.

Joshua Bernstein

Joshua Bernstein

VP of Technology

Emerging Technologies Division

EMC Corporation

Geoffrey Moore

Geoffrey Moore

Author, Crossing the Chasm

 

 

John Roese

John Roese

Global CTO

 

EMC Corporation

Data Persistence in the NEW Container World

Container-based infrastructure represents a substantial evolution in the way applications are developed, deployed and managed in production. They help organizations become more agile and cost effective. To date, most of the work with containers has focused on 12-factor and stateless applications, while neglecting stateful applications. Mesosphere and EMC {code} are tackling the problem of stateful applications in containers by integrating enterprise storage systems with Mesos and the Mesosphere DCOS. Join us to hear how databases, caches and object stores can be containerized through open source projects and how managing the modern data center can be made both easier and effective.

Bio
Joshua Bernstein recently joined EMC as the new VP of Technical Strategy for the Emerging Technologies Division. Prior to EMC, Joshua ran the Siri Deployment and Infrastructure Architecture team at Apple for 4 1/2 years. As a member of the small team, Joshua and his colleagues successfully took Siri from launch to sixty thousand servers, deploying in seventeen locations worldwide. Prior to working at Apple, Joshua was the senior software engineer at Penguin Computing specializing in design and implementation of large scale distributed systems management software. In addition, he has worked on many high profile NASA missions, including the design for the image processing pipeline of the HiRISE Camera currently on board the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. Joshua is a large contributor to the Open Source community, contributing to multiple projects including Mesos, HDFS, HBASE, Zookeeper, Samba, OpenMPI, Torque, and the Linux Infiniband Stack. Joshua studied computer engineering at the University of Arizona.

Unlocking Trapped Value: Exploiting Radical Shifts in New Technology

Tuesday Guru Session: 3pm, Venetian F – Sponsored by Brocade

Shifts in technology across the stack are creating radical change in IT, resulting in confusion, fear, uncertainty and huge opportunities. Gain a unique perspective on ways to pay for the future by modernizing your present. Explore how changes in technology are enabling the IT world to unlock trapped value in infrastructure and data, to create more value than the cost of adopting new technology. Geoffrey Moore & John Roese offer a unique perspective where business meets technology, in this age of disruption.

Bio
Geoffrey Moore is an author, speaker, and advisor who splits his consulting time between start-up companies in the Mohr Davidow portfolio and established high-tech enterprises, most recently including Salesforce, Microsoft, Intel, Box, Aruba, Cognizant, and Rackspace.

Moore’s life’s work has focused on the market dynamics surrounding disruptive innovations. His first book, Crossing the Chasm, focuses on the challenges start-up companies face transitioning from early adopting to mainstream customers. It has sold more than a million copies, and its third edition has been revised such that the majority of its examples and case studies reference companies come to prominence from the past decade. Moore’s most recent work, Escape Velocity, addresses the challenge large enterprises face when they seek to add a new line of business to their established portfolio. It has been the basis of much of his recent consulting.

Unlocking Trapped Value: Exploiting Radical Shifts in New Technology

Tuesday Guru Session: 3pm, Venetian F – Sponsored by Brocade

Shifts in technology across the stack are creating radical change in IT, resulting in confusion, fear, uncertainty and huge opportunities. Gain a unique perspective on ways to pay for the future by modernizing your present. Explore how changes in technology are enabling the IT world to unlock trapped value in infrastructure and data, to create more value than the cost of adopting new technology. Geoffrey Moore & John Roese offer a unique perspective where business meets technology, in this age of disruption.

Bio
John Roese is Global Technology Officer (CTO) at EMC Corporation. With revenues of $24.7 billion in 2015 and more than 70,000 people worldwide, EMC is a global leader in enabling businesses and service providers to transform their operations and deliver IT as a service. Fundamental to this transformation is cloud computing. Through innovative products and services, EMC accelerates the journey to cloud computing, helping IT departments to store, manage, protect and analyze their most valuable asset—information—in a more agile, trusted and cost-efficient way.