2015 General Session Speakers

Monday, May 4th

David Goulden Photo

David Goulden

CEO, EMC Information Infrastructure

 

EMC Corporation

Jeremy Burton Photo

Jeremy Burton

President, EMC Products & Marketing

 

EMC Corporation

Guy Churchward

Guy Churchward

President

Core Technologies Division

EMC Corporation

Praveen Akkiraju

Praveen Akkiraju

Chief Executive Officer

 

VCE

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
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
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.

Bio
Praveen Akkiraju is the Chief Executive Officer of VCE within EMC. Under his leadership, VCE achieved $2B in revenue in just 5 years and become the clear leader in the dynamic Converged Infrastructure market, one VCE defined and established with its inception in 2009. Akkiraju holds a master's degree in electrical engineering from Louisiana State University and is an alumnus of the Harvard Business School. He also serves on the Senior Advisory Council at the non-profit Industry Initiatives for Science & Math Education (IISME).

REDEFINING NEXT: EXPERIENCE, PERFORMANCE AND HOW TO DRIVE YOUR BUSINESS

Industry-defining experiences are the result of industry-leading technologies — and EMC is ready to take you all the way forward. In this joint keynote session, David Goulden, Jeremy Burton, Guy Churchward and Praveen Akkiraju will share a combined vision for high-performance, scale-out Flash in next-generation data centers, the game-changing role of advanced data protection, the next evolution of converged architecture and the collaborative role each plays in the new multi-modal IT experience — all with a big emphasis on staying fast and agile with the applications and workloads that drive your business.

Tuesday, May 5th

Joe Tucci

Joe Tucci

Chairman & CEO

 

EMC Corporation

Pat Gelsinger

Pat Gelsinger

Chief Executive Officer

 

VMware

Paul Maritz

Paul Maritz

Chief Executive Officer

 

Pivotal

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
Pat Gelsinger joined VMware in September 2012, bringing more than 30 years of technology and leadership experience. Most recently, Gelsinger led EMC's Information Infrastructure Products business as president and COO, overseeing engineering and operations for information storage, data computing, backup and recovery, RSA security and enterprise solutions as well as the office of the CTO.

Bio
Pivotal Chief Executive Officer Paul Maritz formed Pivotal in 2013, having previously served as Chief Strategist of EMC and CEO of VMware. During his tenure at VMware, he led transformation of the company from a technology leader in virtualization to a category leader in cloud computing. Maritz remains a member of VMware’s board of directors.

Enterprise Hybrid Cloud and PaaS

Enterprise Hybrid Cloud is the path to enterprise IT transformation, enabling organizations to run workloads smoothly and securely in private clouds, in managed private clouds hosted by service providers and in public clouds. Hear how VMware enables organizations to achieve this transformation and virtualize, pool and automate compute, network and storage resources and leverage software-defined storage capabilities from EMC. Also hear why Pivotal’s Cloud Foundry is gaining momentum as the open platform of choice for PaaS and agile application development.

Wednesday, May 6th

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

Global Systems Engineering

EMC Corporation

Emerging EMC: Better, Faster, Smarter, More

Bio
Jeremy Burton is President, Products and Marketing at EMC. WWith 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.

Emerging EMC: Better, Faster, Smarter, More

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.

Emerging EMC: Better, Faster, Smarter, More

Bio
President of global systems engineering at EMC - the global leader in cloud, virtualization and big data.

Over the last 7 years at EMC have been responsible for specialty teams focused on Oracle, SQL Server, Exchange and Sharepoint, and for the last 4 years I was responsible for all the VMware/EMC interaction from a technical, business, and alliance standpoint, and the vSpecialists - EMC's field experts in the intersection of VMware and EMC technologies.

Emerging EMC: Better, Faster, Smarter, More

Get ready for a sneak peek into the future with emerging technologies from EMC that are guaranteed to amaze and delight! EMC innovations in data lakes, software-defined, cloud and flash have never been more exciting. See first-hand how unprecedented performance of rack-scale flash plus cutting edge innovations in software-defined storage, elastic cloud infrastructures, and open source software are redefining Enterprise IT for the third platform.

Guru Sessions

Mike Olson

Mike Olson

Founder & Chief Strategy Officer

 

Cloudera

Doug Cutting

Doug Cutting

Founder of Hadoop & Chief Architect

 

Cloudera

Jez Humble

Jez Humble

Co-author, Continuous Delivery & Lean Enterprise

 

 

Big Data as explained by the Founders of Hadoop and Cloudera

Meet Hadoop Creator Doug Cutting, Chief Architect at Cloudera and Mike Olson, Cloudera's Founder and Chief Strategist. This session will focus on the big data technology that allows organizations to "ask harder questions" using more data. A Big Data customer panel will review some of Mike and Doug's favorite stories of how organizations have transformed their businesses through the revolutionary technology of Hadoop.

Big Data as explained by the Founders of Hadoop and Cloudera

Meet Hadoop Creator Doug Cutting, Chief Architect at Cloudera and Mike Olson, Cloudera's Founder and Chief Strategist. This session will focus on the big data technology that allows organizations to "ask harder questions" using more data. A Big Data customer panel will review some of Mike and Doug's favorite stories of how organizations have transformed their businesses through the revolutionary technology of Hadoop.

Enterprise DevOps

The Agile movement aimed to break down the barriers between business units, programmers, and testers. Now, the DevOps—an evolving set of principles and practices for communication, collaboration, and integration between development and IT operations—seeks to bridge the development/operations barrier. In this talk, aimed at executives and senior management, Jez will show how DevOps enables enterprises to build, evolve and operate rapidly changing, secure, resilient systems at scale. Jez will discuss how enterprises have implemented DevOps in real life, discuss common obstacles such as compliance, architecture, and organizational culture, and present strategies to address them.

Bio
Jez Humble is a vice president at Chef, a lecturer at UC Berkeley, and co-author of the Jolt Award winning Continuous Delivery, published in Martin Fowler’s Signature Series (Addison Wesley, 2010), and Lean Enterprise, in Eric Ries’ Lean series (O’Reilly, 2014). He has worked as a software developer, product manager, consultant and trainer across a wide variety of domains and technologies. His focus is on helping organisations deliver valuable, high-quality software frequently and reliably through implementing effective engineering practices.

Jake Silva

Jason Silva

Media Artist, Futurist, Philosopher

Keynote Speaker & TV Personality

 

Jake Porway

Jake Porway

Founder & Executive Director

 

DataKind

Information Generation – What’s .Next

We are increasingly a community of digital citizens, connected to the internet with the world’s knowledge at our fingertips. We are online now more than ever before, consuming and contributing to a vast, growing information ecosystem. We are all increasingly becoming part of the Information Generation, living smarter, more informed lives made possible by new technology. Hear two dynamic visionaries in an exploration of the wonder and opportunity before us: Futurist Jason Silva ponders how data and connectivity are molding our future and our humanity; and Jake Porway, Founder and Executive Director of DataKind, challenges us to turn all that data into real social value.

Bio
Jason Silva is a media artist, futurist, philosopher, keynote speaker and TV personality. He is the creator of Shots of Awe, a short film series of "trailers for the mind" that serve as philosophical espresso shots exploring innovation, technology creativity, futurism and the metaphysics of the imagination. Shots of Awe has received more than 13 million views. He is also the Emmy nominated host of National Geographic Channel's hit TV series Brain Games, airing in over 100 countries. Jason has spoken at thought-leadership events around the world, including TEDGlobal, The Economist Ideas Festival, The Singularity Summit, SXSW Interactive and the MainStage at Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity.

Information Generation – What’s .Next

We are increasingly a community of digital citizens, connected to the internet with the world’s knowledge at our fingertips. We are online now more than ever before, consuming and contributing to a vast, growing information ecosystem. We are all increasingly becoming part of the Information Generation, living smarter, more informed lives made possible by new technology. Hear two dynamic visionaries in an exploration of the wonder and opportunity before us: Futurist Jason Silva ponders how data and connectivity are molding our future and our humanity; and Jake Porway, Founder and Executive Director of DataKind, challenges us to turn all that data into real social value.

Bio
Jake Porway uses big data to tackle big social problems. As the founder and Executive Director of DataKind, he connects—and acts as an accessible bridge between—data scientists and not-for-profit companies, which often don’t have the know-how or resources to benefit from data analysis. A former New York Times Data Scientist, Porway wants all of humanity to benefit from the gains of big data. Jake is a dynamic speaker, captivating diverse audiences from The National Geographic channel to the TED stage.