Het is weer die tijd van het jaar: EMC World komt eraan. Het is niemand ontgaan dat in de afgelopen dagen en weken weer allerlei noviteiten van EMC het daglicht hebben gezien: VxRail, VMAX all flash en de nieuwe DSSD en waar is het beter om deze noviteiten te gaan bekijken en je goed te laten informeren? Juist: op EMC World in Las Vegas!! Wissel ervaringen uit met andere klanten, maak kennis met (Nederlandse) partners en filosofeer met EMC specialisten over nieuwe mogelijkheden of maak gewoon die overstap naar het derde platform in IT.
The Dutch Delegation
Net als voorgaande jaren organiseert EMC Nederland weer een sociaal programma rondom het EMC IT-event van het jaar. Heb je de hele dag interessante sessies gevolgd en ben je toe aan wat ontspanning, dan is de Dutch Delegation een aanrader. Dit sociale programma begint op zondag 1 Mei en eindigt op donderdag 4 Mei en zal gedurende EMC World de rode draad zijn door dit drukke evenement.
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It’s that time of the year again: EMC World
15 Thousand nerds gathering in Las Vegas for the yearly week of EMC propaganda. That’s what a lot of people might think it is anyway. It’s the 2014th edition… that doesn’t sound right. Ehm, oh well, you get my drift. Well, maybe it is nerd-week, but hey: every vendor who thinks they’re the best in something is doing this sort of events and besides that, it’s a great event to meet people you haven’t seen in a year or so.
Social networking in real life
Social networking, gathering knowledge of things to come, looking for solutions to challenges you already have in your normal day jobs, looking for insights in things on your wish list. Bacon, unicorns, hardware and a loooot of “software”, since that’s the trend since a few years. No matter how you explain it:
IT is in Las Vegas, baby!
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First thoughts on EMC World 2014
Are you planning on going to EMC World in 2014? The attending Dutch people (or people working for a Dutch company) are in for a treat. Once again EMC Netherlands offers the so-called “Dutch Delegation” package. In short this means that EMC NL organizes several events during the week where you can gather with other Dutch speaking customers during a field trip, dinner or hanging out at a bar.
The full program is:
- Round-trip to Las Vegas*
- Stays at the Venetian hotel in Las Vegas**
- Transfers from airport to the hotel and back (afterwards)
- Field trip ‘Valley of Fire Jeep tour’ on Sunday May 4
- Dutch Delegation welcome reception at Serendipity 3, Caesars Palace Hotel & Casino on Sunday evening May 4
- Two Dutch drinks; evening in the V-Bar and the Zebra Lounge on Wednesday the 7 and Thursday the 8th of May
- Visit to the show ‘Cirque du Soleil Michael Jackson One’, including dinner at RM Seafood on Tuesday evening May 6
- Possibility to go shopping in a real American shopping mall (Fry’s)
- EMC World 2014 reminder
- Reunion-afternoon in the Netherlands
* And ** are optional
More details can be found on http://www.jibe-group.com/nl/marketing-services/emc-world-2014-dutch-delegation
In 2012 the Sunday field trip was a really nice helicopter flight through the Grand Canyon starting at the Grand Canyon Ranch including a BBQ-lunch.
In 2013 the Sunday field trip included a boat experience on the Colorado river.
And in 2014 it’s going to be a visit to the “Valley of Fire National Park”. I visited the “VoF” in 2013 and it was amazing! Check out my photos in this post!
See you there?
EMC World 2013, day 3
Wednesday started with breakfast in the great food room in the basement. I don’t know any other name for this enormous place. And for the second time this week I ran into Sergey on my way there. I think he was following me around, I’m not sure. Hmmmm.
The whole day Amy Lewis (@CommsNinja) was running around preparing for her “engineers unplugged” video shoots and white board sessions in the EMC Elect lounge. Read more »
EMC World 2013, day 2
Being one of the Elect has its advantages. And so I watched the whole Tucci keynote show from our exclusive lounge area and I wasn’t the only one. I guess about 10 or 15 other Elect members had the exact same idea and saw it all on our wide screen tv. Sipping from a double espresso, enjoying the show. It was all about transforming. Again. Wasn’t that what last year was about too? Well, this time it’s about transforming the organisation to be prepared for the cloud. Everything at EMC World is about software defined storage and cloud and getting certified for all that.
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