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VMware Announces Keynote Speakers for VMworld(R) 2016

VMware Showcases Vision for the Future of Cloud and Digital Business

PALO ALTO, CA--(Marketwired - August 15, 2016) - VMware, Inc. (NYSE: VMW), a global leader in cloud infrastructure and business mobility, today unveiled the speaker lineup and sponsorship list for VMworld® 2016 U.S.

Highlighting the conference theme of "be_TOMORROW," VMworld 2016 U.S. -- which kicks off on Aug. 28 in Las Vegas -- will feature more than 400 unique breakout sessions from VMware and its community of partners and customers. With more than 23,000 expected attendees, this year's conference is supported by more than 220 sponsors and exhibitors, including Global Diamond Sponsors Dell, EMC, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Intel, NetApp and Palo Alto Networks.

VMware's General Session Keynotes, presented Monday and Tuesday, will feature senior executives who will bring to life VMware's approach to the software-defined data center that enables businesses to innovate freely across clouds and devices without constraints. On Monday, Aug. 29, 2016 at 9:00 a.m. PDT, the event will kick off with VMware CEO, Pat Gelsinger. Gelsinger will discuss VMware's industry perspective on digital business and the state of the cloud, as well as how VMware is empowering its customers to innovate in this new era of multiple clouds. On Tuesday, August 30, 2016, at 9:00 a.m. PDT, VMware Executive Vice President and General Manager of End-User Computing and Global Head of Marketing & Communications, Sanjay Poonen, VMware Chief Technology Officer, Ray O'Farrell, and a group of senior executives across VMware business units will highlight how VMware is enhancing the user experience by simplifying the development, deployment and security of all apps, no matter where they're running as well as feature technologies and demonstrations aimed at further accelerating the software-defined data center.

The General Session Keynotes will be available live via webcast at the VMworld homepage on Monday, Aug. 29, 2016 at 9:00 a.m. PDT and Tuesday, August 30, 2016 at 9:00 a.m. PDT:

Partner Exchange @ VMworld
VMware will host its annual Partner Exchange on Saturday, August 27 and Sunday, August 28. On Saturday, the event will showcase partner bootcamps and on Sunday VMware executives will present during the Partner Exchange General Session Keynote. Partner Exchange is an exclusive event for VMware's partners to engage in deep-dive technical sessions, solution keynotes focused on mobility, cloud, and VMware NSX®; and special Route-to-Market sessions to help partners differentiate their businesses and drive more success partnering with VMware.

VMworld Europe

VMworld Europe 2016 will take place in Barcelona, Spain Oct. 17 to 20, 2016. For more information and registration, please visit:

VMworld 2016 Online Resources

About VMware
VMware is a global leader in cloud infrastructure and business mobility. Built on VMware's industry-leading virtualization technology, our solutions deliver a brave new model of IT that is fluid, instant and more secure. Customers can innovate faster by rapidly developing, automatically delivering and more safely consuming any application. With 2015 revenues of $6.6 billion, VMware has more than 500,000 customers and 75,000 partners. The company is headquartered in Silicon Valley with offices throughout the world and can be found online at

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