On three days between the 20th and 23rd May, over 1600 participants from Europe, the Middle East and Africa attended the VMware Empower Europe 2019 event in Lisbon.
Focused on partner enablement, EMPOWER is an annual partner-only conference, delivering training, accreditations, certifications, strategies, and sales tools.
As a leader in Hybrid Cloud, VMware is naturally available on IBM Cloud, the event’s only sponsor providing Intel. With strong support from VMware’s sales and tech personnel, IBM team put on an inspiring display of the latest VMware technologies available on IBM Cloud.
There were numerous breakout sessions, technical labs, demo zones, and summits, discussing and demonstrating Integrated Architectures, Cloud, Networking & Security, Digital Workspace, Next Generation Trends, PKS, SD-WAN, and more.
On day one, Jean-Pierre Barleaza, Vice President Channel Europe, hosted a Plenary Session describing the many advantages of industry-based partnerships.
Day two’s Plenary Session saw Jean-Pierre Brulard, Senior Vice President EMEA, holding a roundtable of three region leaders.
At a Lunch&Learn Session on the very same day, IBM’s Bert Jonker and Olaf Kuilboer drew an enthusiastic crowd that spilled outside the room’s confines.
That evening, VMware distributed three awards, one per region. IBM picked up the South Region Award, recognising both IBM’s invaluable hybrid cloud investment and IBM-VMware’s jointly devolved CEGID business.
You can learn more about the successful collaboration between IBM and VMware by watching these two videos: