5 Best VMworld 2018 Sessions To Help You Conquer Digital Transformation And Mobility

How To Maximize Your Digital Transformation Education At VMworld 2018

Steven Lerner

VMworld 2018 takes place from August 26 to 30 in Las Vegas. As one of the industry's premier digital infrastructure events, VMworld allows attendees to learn from IT experts about the latest innovations, earn VMware certifications, and connect with colleagues. Over 23,000 industry professionals are expected to attend VMworld. Session topics at VMworld 2018 range from mobile devices to the data center to the cloud. Among the innovators and speakers at VMworld 2018 will be Malala Yousafzai, Pakistani activist for girls’ education, Oxford student, and the youngest person ever awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.

With over a hundred sessions to choose from, it can be daunting to identify which ones are most relevant for you. We gone through that for those VMworld attendees who are interested in digital transformation and mobility by identifying five sessions that will help professionals conquer the many challenges of IT in today’s dynamic environment.

1. Culture Shift: The Heavy Lifting Behind Digital Transformation [LDT1895BU]

It’s old news that Digital Transformation means People, Process, and Technology, and the biggest challenge remains the challenge transforming the ‘Culture’ of IT.

This session will provide prescriptive techniques used in Fortune 500 companies to evolve IT into a change agent for the business. It will provide guidance on a shift from a “keep the lights on” Infrastructure provider to a business-first, business savvy solution provider to the reinvented business.

During this interactive discussion we will focus on three areas: How technology teams integrate for business purpose and break down IT siloes, examples of successful paths to achieve cultural change, and actionable changes that produce meaningful measures to excite the hearts and minds of both IT and the business.

See Related: Cloud Is Steering The Digital Transformation Journey

2. How Your Peers are REALLY Doing in Their Digital Transformation [LDT3135PU]

Driving a digital transformation journey is top of mind for most of our customers. But how is that working so far for you? Are milestones being hit? Are milestones clear? Where are the curves in the road? This is where VMware comes in: We have benchmarks that can be extremely useful for you. We have data collection methodologies across our extensive customer base, analyzed by our Professional Services customer intelligence specialists, so we are in a position to provide reliable and valuable transformation perspectives. Our Professional Services leaders will share an insider digital transformation progress report, including capabilities and maturity levels found today, frequent gaps and misalignments, and will offer recommendations (e.g., paradigm shifts required in operational/organizational management or cloud design).

3. Can blockchain be used as a tool to secure the IoT? [MTE5069U]

Let's look at how blockchain technology drives significant transformational needs associated with the overall business IT operating model. We will review how the decentralized nature of blockchain may allow IT to better manage and secure the host of connected and IoT devices on the market.

See Related: 5 Revolutionary Advantages Of Combining Blockchain With Internet Of Things

4. Mobile-First Digital Transformation is All About the Apps [ACC2945BU]

The proliferation of mobile devices in our lives gives us unlimited technology access anywhere and everywhere. We are in the era of mobility, but what began as simply giving access to enterprise email, calendar, and contacts on users’ mobile devices has become so much more. Research shows the key to a successful mobile strategy now relies on delivering contextualized, hyper-personal experiences. and enabling persona-driven line-of-business solutions on both corporate and personal devices.

Hear what's new with VMware Workspace ONE secure productivity apps and services and how VMware can help you enable use-case-driven experiences today. See how custom experiences on mobile are driving where VMware apps and services are headed and the innovation VMware is driving for the future.

See Related: Mobile Strategy Creates Dynamic Digital Transformation

5. Digital Transformation in Action: From Buzzword to Reality [LDT1940BU]

We've all heard it, the technology buzzword of the past several years: digital transformation. Senior leadership wants it, and IT organizations everywhere are striving to achieve it. But how do businesses accomplish it, and how do you know once you have arrived at it? Join Bask Iyer, Chief Information and Digital Officer for Dell and CIO of VMware, as he reflects on IT's role in innovating core areas, driving business growth, and contributing to a cross-company digital transformation. Bask will discuss how IT is taking a front seat in nurturing innovation by building and executing strategies for transformation across cloud, mobility, and security, and accelerating business growth. Given his unique role as a dual CIO, Bask will share some of his own mantras and best practices, including putting the T back in IT, and several others.

Continuing Your Digital Transformation Education Beyond VMworld

Whether you attend VMworld or not, if you’re looking for more digital transformation information, check out the Digital Transformation Online Summit. On October 2-3, Enterprise Mobility Exchange is bringing together digital transformation and industry thought leaders in a live, free, 2-day online summit to explore the opportunities and challenges businesses are facing on their digital transformation journey. And best of all — there is no need to travel because it is all online. Sign up for it here: https://register.enterprisemobilityexchange.com/digital-transformation-online-summit-f/