VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger to Be Featured Speaker at 2015 NexGen Cloud Conference & Expo

WESTBOROUGH, Mass.Sept. 24, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Pat Gelsinger, CEO of VMware, will be among the keynote speakers at The Channel Company's 2015 NexGen Cloud Conference & Expo in San Diego, CA, taking place from Dec. 9–10. NexGen Cloud is the only vendor-neutral conference focused exclusively on how the cloud is impacting the solution provider business model and what those businesses can do to adapt, disrupt and thrive in the cloud-centric era.

In his keynote, Gelsinger will draw from his perspective as CEO of the cloud infrastructure and business mobility leader VMware and his more than 30 years of experience in both technical and executive roles to share ideas about navigating change and transforming a technology business for new models. He will also talk about why solution selling and strategic partnerships are now critical for IT solution providers today.

"NexGen Cloud is all about exposing solution providers to objective discussions on where the cloud is taking the industry in general and the IT channel in particular," says Robert DeMarzo, Senior Vice President, Strategic Content, The Channel Company. "Pat Gelsinger is just one of several big thinkers at this year's conference that will share bold ideas on what it means to transform in this new marketplace."

Taken together, the lineup of 2015 NexGen Cloud keynote speakers will deliver content ranging from the inspirational to the actionable. Other keynote speakers will include:

  • David McCann – Vice President of Amazon Web Services (AWS) Marketplace
  • John Battelle – Creator of Wired, entrepreneur, author and thought leader on business, culture and technology
  • Tony Hawk – Skateboard legend, video game entrepreneur, New York Times bestselling author and philanthropist

In addition to the more than 20 speakers in total, the content-rich agenda spanning two days will allow solution providers to learn about the latest cloud vendor market strategies, offerings and partner opportunities on the expo floor, in several "Content Theaters" and focused "Power Talks." Attendees will also have the chance to network and share ideas with their peers in the IT channel.

The 2015 NexGen Cloud Conference & Expo will be held at San Diego Marriott & Convention Center following a closed-door executive day where leading cloud integrators will gather with vendors, developers and cloud suppliers. For more information and to register, go to nexgencloudcon.com.

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