This morning’s keynotes started off with Carl Eschenbach (on right below), EVP of Worldwide Field Operations, VMware. If you ever have the opportunity to see Carl speak, go. He’s a great presenter and very easy to follow. Carl opened up by discussion the VMware opportunity to our partners. He also made the new announcements about the upcoming updates to Partner Central, VMware’s partner portal. He discussed the upcoming changes to the partner programs and our focus on specialized partners. That is, Partners who have a specialty in one or more of four main areas, Virtualization Core, Virtualization Management, Business Continuity, or Desktop Virtualization. He introduced Brandon Sweeney (on left), VP of Channel Sales – Americas.
Brandon walked thru the new portal and how are partners can use it to find the information that they need.
Afterward, Carl introduced Chad Sakac (in center below), VP, VMware Technical Alliance, EMC. Carl also introduced Ed Bugnion (on right below), VP and CTO, Server Access Virtualization, Cisco.