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13th Annual WTG Dell EMC Users’ Group

August 4, 2017 @ 11:00 am

Event Schedule

Hotel Commonwealth in Boston


11:00am – 11:30pm Guest Welcome & Registration
11:00am – 6:00pm Solutions Expo Open
11:30am – 12:30pm Lunch
12:30pm – 1:00pm WTG Overview – Scott Winslow, President and Founder
 1:00pm – 1:30pm Dell EMC Overview: Digital, IT, Work Force, & Mobile Transformation
Jeremy Burton, Chief Marketing Officer, Dell EMC
 1:45pm – 5:30pm Breakout Sessions
 5:30pm – 7:00pm Dinner on Hotel Commonwealth’s Fenway Terrace
 7:10pm – 10:00pm Red Sox vs White Sox at Fenway Park
 10:00pm – Cornwall’s Pub


1:45pm – 2:30pm

Dell EMC Midrange Storage Update & Roadmap Featuring Compellent & Unity

Presenter: Rick Gouin, WTG Chief Technology Officer
Fenway Room
This session will cover the latest hardware and software releases in the Dell EMC Midrange Storage portfolio, including both the Compellent and Unity solutions. We’ll then take a look to the future with the product roadmaps, diving into features that will become available in the coming 12-18 months.  Finally, we’ll address future strategic vision with the long term direction that we expect this market segment will take.

VMware Hyper-Converged Platforms from Dell EMC: VxRail and VxRack SDDC

Presenter: Joe Mauer, Dell EMC VxRail Specialist
Kenmore Room
In this session we will review the architecture and capabilities of the Dell EMC VMware Hyper-Converged Platforms: VxRail and VxRack.

Dell End User Computing Portfolio

Presenter: Mike Vena, Dell EMC Product Technologist
Charles Room
This session will provide an overview of Dell’s end user computing systems and solutions.


2:30pm – 2:45pm



2:45pm – 3:30pm

Split Clusters for High Availability & Application Mobility

Presenter: Rick Gouin, WTG Chief Technology Officer
Fenway Room
This session will focus on the various approaches available to enable split clustering environments on various hardware platforms. We’ll look at using Dell Compellent Live Volume, VMware NSX, Dell EMC vPlex, and other technologies to get our datacenters rolling with better application mobility and availability.

A Practical Look at the Cyber-Threat Landscape and What You Can Do About It

Presenter: Craig Bray, SecureWorks Tech Director of Global Alliances
Kenmore Room
Organizations have an increasingly larger number of products and services to help them combat Hackers, but none of these things seem to stem the tide of successful cyber-attacks. Let change gears and look at why most organizations are attacked, and the most common ways that the threat actors get in and persist on their networks. By understanding this why and how, it may be possible to improve your security without buying any more security controls, or at least help bring into focus what to invest in next.

Networking Solutions for the Future Ready Enterprise

Presenter: Bob Brooks, Dell EMC Networking & Converged Infrastructure
Charles Room
We will discuss Software Defined Networking (SDN) and Open Networking Movements and how they are presenting new, innovative approaches which offer profound business benefits and solve key enterprise challenges.


3:30pm – 3:45pm



3:45pm – 4:30pm

Dell EMC PowerEdge Server Portfolio

Presenter: Claude Lavigne, Dell EMC Director of Server PM
Fenway Room
Dell EMC just launched a new portfolio of 14G PowerEdge Servers. The goal of this session is to provide an understanding of the new server architecture, and key Dell EMC innovations in hardware, software, and systems management.

Nutanix: The Evolution from Hyper-Converged to the Enterprise Cloud Operating System

Presenter: Mike Berthiaume, Nutanix Systems Engineering Manager
Kenmore Room
Learn about the exciting new announcements Nutanix recently made at its annual Nutanix .NEXT conference in Washington D.C. See how Xi Cloud Services, Calm and a newly minted partnership with Google Cloud Platform are designed to deliver tremendous value to your organization while staying true to the our core premise of choice and simplicity.

Virtustream for Enterprise Solutions

Presenter: Mike Franco, Virtustream Principal Solution Architect
Charles Room
In this session, we will cover the Virtustream Portfolio, providing robust Cloud Solutions for Mission Critical Workloads. Please join us to learn about Virtustream Enterprise Cloud, providing best in class Infrastructure as a Service; Virtustream Storage Cloud, providing a Hyper-Scale Cloud Storage Platform; and Virtustream’s Infrastructure and Application Managed Services, providing proactive management of the cloud infrastructure solution.


4:30pm – 4:45pm



4:45pm – 5:30pm

VMware NSX Network Virtualization and Security Platform

Presenter: Paul Coveney, VMware Senior Systems Engineer
Fenway Room
VMware NSX™ is the network virtualization platform for the Software-Defined Data Center (SDDC). NSX lets you treat your physical network as a pool of transport capacity, with policy-driven network and security services attached to VMs.

Dell EMC Data Protection Suite

Presenter: Daniel Hodge, Dell EMC Global Practice Manager
Kenmore Room
Learn about Dell EMC’s Data Protection strategy and overall direction. We will focus on protecting critical workloads such as Database, VMware, and Cloud.

Disrupting the Datacenter Procurement Model with DPACK

Presenter: Sam Kirchoff, Dell EMC GM DPACK/Liveoptics.com
Charles Room
The DPACK 3.0 release named “Live Optics” is an effort to provide greater visibility to IT Professionals in the planning stages of IT upgrades, migrations, or cloud evaluation. Understand the Dell EMC strategy to empower you to get the facts before you get quotes.


August 4, 2017
11:00 am - 10:00 pm


Hotel Commonwealth
500 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA 02115 United States
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