VMware's VMworld general session keynote features customer digital transformation stories, conversation with Malala Yousafzai
VMware to support Malala Fund in its work to advocate for girls' education.
Today at VMworld 2018, VMware (NYSE: VMW), a leading innovator in enterprise software, featured COO Sanjay Poonen hosting several customers discussing their digital transformation journey. Poonen also hosted Malala Yousafzai, Pakistani activist for girls' education, Oxford student, and the youngest person ever awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.
"It was a privilege to host Malala and our customer guests on stage at VMworld 2018," commented Poonen, chief operating officer, Customer Operations, VMware.
"I'm delighted to announce VMware will be supporting the Malala Fund in their work to advocate for girls' education. VMware helps customers across every sector realise the benefits of digital transformation. Through the VMware Foundation, we also enable many non-profits around the world to scale their impact and achieve more through their digital transformation, contributing service learning talent, pro bono expertise and financial resources."
In addition to hosting Yousafzai onstage, Poonen hosted several conversations with customers about their digital transformations. A key takeaway of the session was the economic value delivered to enterprises who are on this journey. Conversations with IT leaders from the Brink's Company, National Commercial Bank of Jamaica and Sky UK centred on the power of software-defined technologies in storage and networking, modern app development, as well as the best way to embrace hybrid cloud. Another insightful discussion was about the role of digital work space technologies in enhancing the end-user experience, both employee and customer, which included tech leaders from DXC and Adobe.
VMware also hosted 100 high school students from Basic High School and Legacy High School in the Clark County, Las Vegas school district to watch the conversation with Yousafzai. In addition, Dell Technologies announced it is donating computers to both high schools to further students' access to technology.