On Monday, Dell chairman and CEO Michael Dell saw the start of the first Dell Technologies World event in front of 14,000 visitors at the Sands Expo convention centre in Las Vegas.
“Dell Technologies World is our opportunity to share our vision of technology as the driver of human progress in every corner of the world,” said Dell. “We will showcase ways, big and small, our customers are using technology to change the world for the better, whether through a reimagined process or a reimagined industry. We talk often about technology solving our greatest challenges, and we’re making more progress more quickly than ever before.”
It had been predicted that 35,000 people viewed the keynote speech online through live streams and on-demand in addition to the largest-ever collection of onsite Vegas attendees.
In the keynote, Dell outlined a series of new programmes, incentives and solutions designed to fast-track channel partners’ delivery of Digital, IT, Security and Workforce Transformations for their customers as well as strong investment momentum through Dell Technologies Capital and the winners of the Dell Technologies Innovators and Trailblazers customer awards.
“Our customers are responding to the power of our combined company, creating good momentum as we kick off 2018,” said Jeff Clarke, vice chairman, Products and Operations, Dell. “We currently have the No. 1 worldwide market share in key areas like servers and storage. When the first calendar quarter 2018 industry market share numbers are final, we expect to increase our worldwide PC market share for the 21st consecutive quarter, and gain share in servers and storage. We have exciting announcements planned across our portfolio at this year’s event that are driving this leadership and our customers’ digital transformation, ultimately resulting in better business outcomes.”
To round out the talk, award-winning actor and star of hit tv show Westworld Jeffrey Wright took to the stage to talk about his involvement with the company over the past year, and was joined by Albert 'Skip' Rizzo, Ph.D., director, Medical Virtual Reality, Institute for Creative Technologies to demonstrate how Dell solutions were enabling projects such as his medical VR Therapy.