It all starts Monday morning with a special general session just for GPS attendees. Here you will find out about all that EMC is offering to enable partners in 2013 and beyond with presentations by EMC’s executives. The general session is then followed by 3 keynotes for resellers, service providers, and IIG specialists. After lunch, partners will be offered a multitude of breakout sessions including regional solution provider sessions as well as informative deep dives on security, big data, and XaaS.
After the EMC World general session and grand opening reception, there will be a partner appreciation party from 9pm – 11pm at the TAO Nightclub in the Venetian. Be sure to pick up your wrist band in the EMC Business Partner Lounge located on the show floor.
Speaking of the Partner Lounge, they will be open the entire EMC World show hours on Monday – Thursday. I encourage you to stop by as they will have staff on site showing you how to register for and leverage the EMC Community Network. While you are there, be sure to enter their contest to win one of 3 $200 gift cards.
Tuesday will be another filled day. After the EMC World General Session, there will be additional product specific break out sessions. In the morning, you can sit in on presentations from USD, ESD, ASD, Isilon, and Flash while the afternoon will have presentations from BRS and Global Services (my former organization at EMC). Capping off day 2 is a final presentation by VSPEX and VCE.
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