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.

Las Vegas, 21 Sep 2018
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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.

VMworld 2018 US

VMworld 2018 US is the industry's largest virtualisation and cloud computing event. With more than 650 unique breakout sessions and labs, and more than 230 sponsors and exhibitors expected, attendees will have unparalleled access to the knowledge and tools they need to master the new cloud landscape and transform their business. To learn more about VMworld, please visit: http://www.vmworld.com/.


VMware software powers the world's complex digital infrastructure. The company's compute, cloud, mobility, networking and security offerings provide a dynamic and efficient digital foundation to over 500 000 customers globally, aided by an ecosystem of 75 000 partners. Headquartered in Palo Alto, California, this year VMware celebrates 20 years of breakthrough innovation benefiting business and society. For more information, please visit https://www.vmware.com/company.html.

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