Apr 23 2018

At Dell Technologies World 2018, Digital Transformation Takes Center Stage

Speakers will explain the many ways that technology is changing business, and the world.

More than a year after forming the world’s largest privately controlled technology company following a $67 billion merger, Dell EMC will join thousands of business and tech professionals in Las Vegas from April 30 to May 3 for the massive Dell Technologies World.

The BizTech reporting team will be on hand to cover the event, which will feature a lengthy lineup of big-name speakers, including Michael Dell and Pat Gelsinger, the CEOs of Dell Technologies and VMware, respectively; Walter Isaacson, author of best-selling biographies of Steve Jobs, Albert Einstein and other historic visionaries; MIT research scientist Andrew McAfee; and actor and entrepreneur Ashton Kutcher, who will discuss “technologies that are changing the world.”

Dell Technologies World participants will hear often about how businesses can (and already are) changing themselves and the world through digital transformation projects — and why they must.

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Among the key themes emerging from this year’s event are:

  • Security transformation: Speakers will present on emerging technologies that are already impacting data security, including blockchain and artificial intelligence, and will discuss why endpoint security matters more than ever in the Internet of Things era.
  • Digital transformation: Participants will see why digital transformation begins with data to drive deeper insights into their businesses and customers.
  • Workforce transformation: The nature of work is changing because workers themselves are changing. At Dell Technologies World, speakers will explain what a truly flexible workforce looks like in a digital era, and envision how work will keep changing over the next decade and beyond.

In advance of Dell Technologies World, Dell EMC released a new study of 4,000 IT decision-makers around the world. It found that 96 percent of respondents have already started the transformation and 81 percent agree that their companies will no longer be competitive in their markets if they do not embrace IT transformation, up from 71 percent in 2017.

BizTech will cover Dell Technologies World 2018 from the show floor and interview industry executives and experts on the latest trends in digital transformation, networking and more. Keep this page bookmarked for stories from the BizTech team. Follow @BizTechMagazine on Twitter or the official conference Twitter account @DellTechWorld, and join the conversation using hashtag #DellTechWorld.

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