EMC Forum 2014 took place in New Delhi, India on Oct 9 (CIO event) and Oct 10. It was great to be a part of the second day, 10th October. A small post on Day-2 actions:
The programs on Day-2 started with Key notes by David Webster (President, Asia Pacific & Japan, Senior Vice President, EMC Corporation) and Rajesh Janey ( President, India & SAARC, EMC Corporation). The discussion was based on the third platform and need for becoming ‘Software-defined’.
EMC India set a new Asian record with the twitter campaign #RicebucketChallenge which collected 3190 Kilograms of rice for the needy, just before the Keynotes speech.
After the tea break, there was a series of sessions on various products and offerings from EMC. It was difficult but managed to prioritize the sessions and managed to get the maximum out of them. Sessions on VMAX3, ViPR, ScaleIO, VPLEX etc… were all very much informational.
Another attraction was the Hybrid Cloud. The team build hybrid cloud in just 30+ hours from the new hardware, on the floor. Attendees were given a nice demo on provisioning etc… of the hybrid cloud.
EMC VLabs covered many of the products and services from EMC, and was open for everybody. EMC proven certifications at a discounted rate also were available at the Forum event.
At the closing session there was excellent speech by Chetan Bhagat , India’s ‘best-selling writer’. An inspirational speech in which he taught the audience to ‘Change the game’. All the attendees were given with a free copy of his latest novel ‘ Half girlfriend ‘ with additional gifts.