Thanks to the rise of digital business transformation, IT has never been more relevant or strategic. Next generation IT infrastructure is driving an unprecedented wave of business and technology innovation.At the Dell EMC World 2017 conference next month, the power of digital business transformation will be on full display. As a trusted provider of essential infrastructure for the next industrial revolution, Dell Technologies is uniquely committed to making IT and digital transformations real. The Converged Platforms and Solutions Division of Dell EMC will showcase how modern pre-integrated systems and cloud platforms dramatically simplify infrastructure deployment and ongoing operations.New use cases that apply IT in ways never imagined are being moved into production at an astonishing rate, spanning all vertical industries. IT professionals attending Dell EMC World will see first-hand how innovative approaches to IT become cross pollinated across multiple industries in short order, causing both disruption to existing norms and enormous value creation for customers.From Tim Berners-Lee’s expectations on where the Web is heading, to insights from Andy Bechtolsheim on the impact of convergence, to reflections from industry luminaries and leaders such as EPIC Games Founder & CEO Tim Sweeney, Intel EVP Diane Bryant, California Institute of Technology’s Professor Shuki Bruck, Dell EMC EVP & CTO John Roese or Dell’s premium PC & laptop leader Frank Azor (I love my Alienware!), Dell EMC keynote presentations reveal the dizzying pace at which technology is accelerating the speed of business.Dell EMC World affords an opportunity to hear from Dell Technologies leadership on post-merger progress and plans. Kicking off with a keynote by Dell Technologies Chairman & CEO Michael Dell, attendees will hear from Vice Chairman Jeff Clarke, Dell CMO Jeremy Burton, and VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger. The path for customers to harness technology advancements for sustainable competitive advantages will be illuminated by Dell EMC President David Goulden and members of his leadership team including Jeff Boudreau (President, Storage Division), Ashley Gorakhpurwalla (President, Server Solutions), Beth Phalen (President, Data Protection) and Chad Sakac (President, Converged Platforms and Solutions).Catch Chad Sakac on the main stageIn all, over 500 topics will be addressed in sessions from which conference attendees can create highly-personalized experiences that include hands on labs, customer led case studies, roundtables, panel discussions and presentation-style sessions. In addition, there will be certification opportunities spanning IT, security and the general workforce. Attendees also gain a unique opportunity to work and play hard alongside colleagues from hundreds of companies. Past EMC World conference attendee alumni consistently rated it among the best in the industry, with 97 percent recommending attendance to their peers. Dell EMC World 2017 will take it to another level. The personal networking opportunities are invaluable at a time when demand is escalating for skills pertaining to all aspects of digital business transformation.This year we’re committed to enabling conference attendees to realize their full business and IT potential. From the edge to the core data center to the cloud, the latest in all technologies from the world’s best technology partners are showcased. Converged Platforms and Solutions will be front and center at the show with our most ambitious Solutions Expo experience ever: more than 8000 square feet of the show floor, featuring immersive virtual reality gaming experiences and an Escape Room challenge (a problem solving team exercise focused on our storylines), all designed to educate in a fun, interactive way. And, of course, the fun and social opportunities extend far beyond the Solutions Expo. The Monday night grand opening reception in the Solutions Expo and the Wednesday customer appreciation concert featuring epic acts are not to be missed! From world class technology to world class entertainment, there’s simply no other event like Dell EMC World. We look forward to seeing you soon in Las Vegas.
PARIS, June 7: Defending champions Germany will have the psychological advantage of going to the Russian World Cup finals sitting atop the FIFA rankings.The Germans are in good shape heading to Russia after their talismanic goalkeeper Manuel Neuer, a key player in their 2014 victory, returned to action after a long absence through injury.Neymar’s on-form five-time World Cup winners Brazil are second, multi-talented Belgium are third, Cristiano Ronaldo’s European champions Portugal fourth and Lionel Messi’s Argentina are fifth.British bookmakers would agree with the top two as they make Germany and Brazil joint World Cup favourites at odds of five to one followed by Spain, France and Argentina.World Cup host nation Russia meanwhile slide to 70th position after a seven-game winless streak. They kick off the tournament against Saudi Arabia on June 14. IANS