May 24 2012

EMC World: Morpheus and Maroon 5 Get IT — Day 3

EMC CIO Sanjay Mirchandani speaks at EMC World in the morning, while thousands of IT workers go wild for Adam Levine in the evening.

EMC World 2012: Sanjay Mirchandani and Adam Levine
Photos: EMCSymmetrix and NeoScapeInc
EMC CIO Sanjay Mirchandani (left) dressed as Morpheus during his EMC World keynote. Adam Levine of Maroon 5 (right) rocks out during the show's customer appreciation concert.

EMC's CIO Sanjay Mirchandani is ready to turn on the lights and take shadow IT head on. The EMC executive outlined his vision for IT as a Service at EMC World 2012. He believes serving the needs of the business is the best way to combat the rogue use of IT by coworkers.

In an effort to reinforce the importance of the personal and corporate transformation he was proposing, Mirchandani came out dressed as Morpheus from The Matrix movies. Wait a minute, is this a technology conference or a comic book convention?

All costumes aside, Mirchandani's point about IT aligning itself with business is one that seeks to affirm the important role of IT within any organization. And judging by the reaction of conference attendees, his message was well received.

But Mirchandani wasn't the only one flexing some star power at EMC World. Adam Levine and his band, Maroon 5, performed at the show's customer appreciation event in the evening and got some fists pumping with the band's upbeat set. Fortunately, no one at the conference held the band's new old-tech single "Payphone" against them either.

We scoured the tweets to find more news, fun facts and images from EMC World. Take a look at what we found.

Red Pill or Blue Pill? EMC's CIO Talks Up An IT Revolution


Maroon 5 Gives IT the Moves Like Jagger


Virtual Machines, Automation and Storage

Only half of the people with high end arrays actually use the auto tier capabilities built into the system #emcworld

— Scott Kahler (@boogabee) May 24, 2012


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