♫ It’s the most wonderful time of the year ♪ For many of us at EMC, the busiest and best week of the year is EMC World. This year’s event – May 10-13 in Boston – will be my 8th year attending (below is a picture of photoboxes here at corporate HQ commemorating the events). I thought that I would share my conference agenda; if you are registered for the conference, there is a nice My Agenda Scheduler tool on the EMC World site. I will be focusing on the networking related sessions.
Registration opens at 6pm
Welcome Reception begins at 7pm, followed by a concert with Counting Crowes at 8pm
9:30am-10:30am: Joe Tucci’s keynote – Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer
11am-noon: My presentation – Converged Data Center: FCoE, iSCSI and the Future of Storage Networking
Grab lunch and then check out the Exhibition Floor which is open until 1:45pm
2pm-3pm: Pat Gelsinger’s keynote – President & Chief Operating Officer, EMC Information Infrastructure Products
4:45pm-5:45pm: Cloud Computing Panel
5:45pm-7:45pm City of Champions Reception sponsored by EMC Select – I hear that there will be Hall of Fame baseball players and equipment from the Baseball HoF
8am-9am: FCoE Topologies, Protocol and Limitations presented by Erik Smith from E-Lab who is our primary representative for T11 (this session will also be repeated at 8:30am on Thursday)
9:30am-10:30am: Brian Gallagher’s keynote – Symmetrix & Virtualization Product Group
Exhibition Floor is open from 10:30am-1:45pm
3:30pm-4:30pm Cisco: Workload Mobility across Data Centers with innovations from VMware, Cisco and EMC – includes Cisco OTV and VMware VMotion across data centers
Tuesday is the best night to go out for a nice dinner and there are also typically a number of parties (you can usually find out details from vendors on the Exhibition Floor).
8am-9am: Birds of a Feather sessions, which are designed to be an interactive discussion. E-Lab will be hosting “Future of Storage Networking”
2pm-3pm: 2nd run of my presentation – Converged Data Center: FCoE, iSCSI and the Future of Storage Networking
5pm-6pm: Virtualization Technology and Directions presented by David Black, PhD – this is a great overview covering how virtualization technologies and solutions are applied to network, server and storage.
Wednesday night is the big conference event at Faneuil Hall.
There are also plenty of great sessions on Thursday, but I’m usually wiped out by Wednesday night.
Where to Find Me
During some of the Exhibition Floor hours, I will be in the EMC Community Network (ECN) booth for discussions about the Innovation & Research community that we have on Labs.
When not in a session or on the Exhibition Floor, I will be spending time at the Blogger’s Lounge (sign up at the wiki).
For those not attending EMC World in person (there is still time to register), there will be a microsite where you will find Twitter, blog and video updates from the conference (I’ll post the link as soon as it’s available). The official Twitter account for the conference is @emcworld and the hashtag is #emcworld.
All times at the conference are subject to change. I’ll post any updates or additional sessions of interest on this site. I’m looking forward to all of the discussions in person and on-line. Please post comments below or ping me on Twitter if I can be of any assistance. If you’re new to this site, please consider subscribing to this blog.