EMC World 2012 BUZZ Talks Details


Monday May 21

Brian Gruttadauria and Jay Krone

  • Brian Gruttadauria, VP Development
  • Jay Krone, Sr. Director Product Management Iomega, an EMC Company

How to make your storage do what YOU want!

Monday, May 21 1:00 p.m to 1:30 p.m PDT

EMC World Village


Have you ever said, “I wish my storage could do…..?” Bring your ideas and requests and learn how to create them as applications that run directly on the storage, no application server required. Discuss your ideas with experts from Iomega and learn how to implement them using Iomega’s SDK.

Rock Star USD Engineers

  • EMC’s Unified Storage Division

Meet the "Unified" Engineers

Monday, May 21 1:30 pm - 2:00 pm PDT

EMC World Village


Come meet and “talk shop” with 4 leading engineers and product managers driving the development of the VNX Family and related products. Join Mark Parenti (Chief Architect), Chris Stacey (Off of the CTO), Susan Sharpe and Avishek Kumar (Product Managers). Ask questions, better understand the design of our products, learn best practices and share your lessons learned with others.

Stu Miniman

  • Principal Research Contributor, The Wikibon Project

Data Collision; How Virtualization is Converging the Enterprise

Monday, May 21  2:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. PDT

EMC World Village


The rise of virtualization requires IT organizations to smash the old silos of storage, networking and compute to enable a more efficient and agile use of resources. VMware is a catalyst of change to the enterprise landscape; learn about the technologies to watch and how to prepare your organization to thrive in the new IT reality.

InFocus: EMC Global Services Bloggers

Capitalizing on Cloud Services

Monday, May 21  3:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

EMC World Village


Join four EMC Global Services practitioners who blog on InFocus.emc.com. They’ll share their thoughts and different perspectives, representing EMC Consulting, Customer Support, and Educational Services. Learn how to transition to IT as a Service.(approved)

Jeetu Patel, Rohit Ghai, John O’Melia, Paul O’Brien

  • EMC’s Information Intelligence Group

IIG Strategy, Vision and Business Transformation

Monday, May 21  5:00 p.m.to 5:30 p.m. PDT

EMC World Village


Don’t be afraid; ask everything you wanted to know about IIG strategy, vision and business transformation! Four members of Rick Devenuti’s team will be available to share their insights, recap Rick’s keynote announcements and answer your questions. Anything goes! This is a unique opportunity to directly share what’s on your mind after today’s keynote.



Tuesday May 22

Feargal O’Sullivan

  • Global Head of Alliances, NYSE Technologies

New York Stock Exchange: Transformation Success

Tuesday, May 22  9:30  a.m. to 10:00  a.m. PDT

EMC World Village


Feargal will describe how this service provider organization transformed the NYSE’s Capital Markets Community Platform, by building a foundation of cloud infrastructure, management technologies and security solutions.  Their transformation made it possible to launch new trading strategies and services, and also enabled their customers to undergo their own IT transformations. Ask Feargal what lessons he learned and share yours too!

Tyler Altrup and Matthew Brender

  • EMC’s Social Engagement Team

EMC Community Network: RAMP  Up!

Tuesday, May 22  11:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. PDT

EMC World Village


Learn what’s new in the EMC Community Network and why the community is so important to EMC’s customers, partners and employees. Tyler and Matt are excited to answer your questions about RAMP, the new rewards and recognition program that debuted today. They’re also interested in your feedback as to where you’d like to see this program evolve.

Brian Fitzgerald

  • Vice President, Marketing    RSA, The Security Division of EMC

The Human Face of Big Data

Tuesday, May 22  12:30 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. PDT

EMC World Village


EMC is the principal sponsor of a very exciting new project called "The Human Face of Big Data."  The project is aimed at helping the world understand the vital role that Big Data is playing in addressing some of humanity's biggest challenges.  Learn more about this multi-channel project from Brian Fitzgerald, and see how you, as an individual “human face” or as a partner, may participate in this historic project.

Brian Gallagher and Chuck Hollis

  • Brian Gallagher, President, EMC’s Enterprise Storage Division
  • Chuck Hollis, EMC VP and CTO Marketing

Accelerating Transformation to the Hybrid Cloud

Tuesday, May 22  1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. PDT

EMC World Village


CIOs are increasingly embracing the Hybrid Cloud as the opportunity to run their businesses smarter and more efficiently. To help them meet the many challenges they’ll face in crossing the IT galaxy to get to the Cloud, EMC is defining and delivering products and technologies to enable this transformative journey. Join Brian and Chuck to discuss the latest news about ESD, EMC’s pace-setting products—VMAX, VPLEX, and RecoverPoint—and how they work together to accelerate transformation to the Hybrid Cloud.

Rick Smith, Andrew Ellwood and Joe Milardo

  • Rick Smith, Cisco
  • Andrew Ellwood, VMware
  • Joe Milardo, EMC 

Cisco, VMware, EMC Join Forces Transforming IT Training

Tuesday, May 22  2:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. PDT

EMC World Village


Cisco, VMware and EMC have developed comprehensive technical education solutions in the areas of cloud architecture, virtualization, storage, data center networking and data science. Together, they will discuss the benefits of the joint educational solutions, which offer advanced training and certifications helping organizations acquire the skills required to successfully architect, build and transform their IT infrastructures, adopt cloud computing, and realize the promise of Big Data and data science.

Denis Vilfort

  • Storage Strategist, EMC’s Unified Storage Division

A Little Flash Goes a Long Way

Tuesday, May 22  2:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. PDT

EMC World Village


Do you have the right storage mix?  Is your data at the right place at the right time and at the right cost?  Come exchange best practices for utilizing FLASH in storage environments. Storage Strategist, Denis Vilfort, will share powerful insights as to how EMC’s FLAST 1st Strategy can help you lower your dollar per IO and dollar per GB – simultaneously.

Jeroen VanRotterdam

  • Chief Architect, EMC’s Information Intelligence Group (IIG)

Overtime with Jeroen VanRotterdam

Tuesday, May 22  3:00  p.m. to 3:30 p.m. PDT

EMC World Village


Jeroen captures an audience with his insight and intellect. This BUZZ Talk will be no different. Don’t miss the opportunity to learn more about the latest innovations across the entire IIG stack.

Jon Peirce

  • SVP, EMC’s Global IT, Private Cloud Infrastructure and Services

Transform Yourself: The Future is Now!

Tuesday,  May 22  3:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. PDT

EMC World Village


Everyone is talking about IT and business transformation. That’s great, but it’s IT professionals—like you—that drive this transformation. So, what are you doing to gain new skills; develop new competencies to advance your careers and harness the power of Cloud and Big Data?  During this lively session, EMC IT will share how they are enabling business agility, while transforming their traditional IT organization, skills, and roles en route to running IT as a business.

EMC vSpecialists

The Good, The Bad and The Ugly: Lessons Learned in the Trenches from vSpecialists

Tuesday, May 22  4:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. PDT

EMC World Village


Several vSpecialists will share their most memorable deployments, describing some of the lessons learned from best practices and worst deployments (and how to avoid them). Ask questions, share your experiences, and join in!

EMC vSpecialists

Bring it On! Ask vSpecialists Your Toughest Questions

Tuesday, May 22  4:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. PT

EMC World Village


Several vSpecialists will answer your most burning questions as a panel, and then be available one-on-one for some quick, less public questions you really need to ask.

BJ Jenkins

  • President, EMC Backup Recovery Systems Division

EMC Backup Freedom

Tuesday, May 22  5:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. PDT

EMC World Village


BJ’s BUZZ Talk is a follow on to his Keynote delivered earlier at EMC World, entitled “EMC Backup Freedom.” He’ll be available to answer your questions about EMC’s next generation disk-based backup, recovery and archive solutions and how you can accelerate your backup transformation.



Wednesday May 23

Jeff Lovett

  • VP Technical Operations, Motley Fool

Motley Fool: Transformation Success


Wednesday, May 23 10:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. PDT

EMC World Village


The Motley Fool is a financial services company dedicated to helping the world invest better.  The company began its transformation about three years ago when it began to virtualize their IT operations. They selected VMware, brought in Cisco UCS and refreshed their EMC storage infrastructure to create a private cloud.  They now have deployed IT-as-a service, with dramatically increased flexibility, agility, efficiency and innovation, enabling them to scale their capacity to create and deliver new services.

Mark Browne and Top Contributors

  • Mark Brown, EMC Support Forum Community Manager
  • Several EMC Support Forum top contributors

Join the EMC Support Forums Legends

Wednesday May 23 10:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. PDT

EMC World Village


Join the ECN Support Forums as we celebrate the Community. We’ll have a panel of several  top contributors, including Henri Hamalainen, Luigi Danakos , Sean Thulin, and Ian Anderson, to join us as we discuss the value of the Forums, the lessons learned from actively participating in the Forums, new programs, such as “Ask the Expert, ”and invite attendees at World and online to share their experiences and ask  questions.

Fidelma Russo and Matthew Yeager

  • Fidelma Russo, SVP, Symmetrix Integration Business Unit
  • Matthew Yeager, CTO, Colt Enterprise Division

Hybrid Cloud Without Compromise

Wednesday May 23 11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. PDT

EMC World Village


Don't make shortcuts or compromises on your transformation to the hybrid cloud. Please join SVP Fidelma Russo and Matthew Yaeger, CTO of Colt Technologies, discuss VMAX SP and the exciting opportunities and investments EMC is making to bring enterprise quality to the cloud. 

Branden Williams and Paul Divittorio

  • Branden Williams, CTO Marketing, RSA
  • Paul Divittorio, Director Private Cloud Infrastructure, EMC Global IT

Security and Compliance in a Virtualized World

Wednesday, May 23  12:30 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. PDT

EMC World Village


As you move to adopt virtual infrastructure solutions to reduce costs and improve IT operations, make sure you understand the security implications of virtualization. The good news is—virtual environments can be more secure than their physical counterparts. It’s time to separate fact from fiction. Let’s discuss your experiences and what we’ve learned from EMC IT’s own virtualization story.

Sujal Patel

  • President and Founder, Isilon Storage Division

Big Data; Hype or Hope?

Wednesday, May 23  1:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. PDT

EMC World Village


Big Data means big opportunity!  Sujal will answer your questions about the next generation of Isilon’s scale-out architecture, as just described in his Keynote, as well as tackle your questions about Big Data IT.

Vijay Banga

  • FedEx

FedEx: Transformation Success

Wednesday, May 23  1:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. PDT

EMC World Village


FedEx recently built a major new datacenter and used this as a transformation opportunity on many levels. In addition to building a more “green” data center, they decided it was the right time to move from their legacy physical infrastructure to one that’s virtualized, deploying the latest in cloud technology from EMC and many of its partners. Vijay will speak about the new benefits FedEx is experiencing, and share his experiences about the lessons they learned in transforming their data center operations.

Richard Napolitano

  • President, EMC’s Unified Storage Division

Transforming the Midrange

Wednesday, May 23  4:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. PDT

EMC World Village


Start your TREK with Rich as he highlights this week’s announcements for the award-winning VNX Family and how they will transform how unified storage is deployed, managed and integrated into VMware environments.

Dr. Narayanan ("KK") Krishnakumar

  • VP and Chief IT Architect, EMC, Global IT

EMC’s Own IT Transformation: Practicing What we Preach

Wednesday,  May 23  5:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. PDT

EMC World Village


EMC has the same IT challenges as you do. EMC IT continually strives to tackle unrelenting information growth, increasing business demand, cost pressures, complex application environments and aging, energy exhausting data centers while enhancing productivity for its global workforce. EMC IT embarked on a cloud journey to transform its operations, improve quality of service, create business agility, and deliver operational efficiencies to the business. To date, EMC IT has achieved a ground breaking 90% virtualization of its mission critical server environment which serves as a foundation for delivering IT-As-A-Service.


In this BUZZ Talk, EMC IT will explore the company’s evolution to the Cloud and its new cloud datacenter. We invite you to share our best practices and lessons learned through the deployment of EMC’s market leading technologies and solutions in a global enterprise.