So long EMCWorld. I had some excellent conversations, learned a few things, and had a great time. EMCWorld for me is an excellent place to meet with some very key people to my success. There is always an abundant source of information available to all to consume. The environment is energetic, positive, and promotes creativity. At some point, we all must go home.
This week was full of meetings with my strategic partners in Converged Infrastructure, Data Protection, Storage, and Cloud. A healthy dialog of appreciation and opportunities for improvement is my goal every year, and it was definitely met this year. I made a critical improvement suggestion that was heard at the highest levels. In another conversation, I delivered my vision of where I want data protection in the cloud to go. It was well received and understood. I was happy to hear steps are already being taken in the right direction. I was able to thank a team of people who have, through their performance engineering knowledge, made me successful once again. Finally I met with an individual from the stage who shared with me the answers to some questions on where things may end up.
The presentations this year were endless. I’ve book marked many for review when I return home. Thankfully we have access to the content until next year. This is an excellent way to catch the sessions you miss or see the ones you liked again.
EMCWorld is not all work and no play. I had a great time with some friends from the Bloggers Lounge. Penn and Teller was an awesome show. I promise I am not one of the 900 hired actors :). I got a picture with both and Teller talks!
Now it’s time to return home. Flights are already departing, and there is a steady stream of people leaving EMCWorld. Some I will see soon at VMworld, others I will have to stay in touch with before the next EMCWorld.
Thank you to all of those who make this show great. It is now time for me to depart as well. I feel prepared to return and Lead the Transformation!