Went to the EMC Federal Forum yesterday here in Washington, DC. I enjoy this event, if for no other reason than it is one of the few times a year that EMC people actually come to my town. They’ve realized that it is easier to just talk to me than to try and avoid me, so it is now a truly fun and informative event.
The value of the breakouts were a mixed bag. Many were similar to sessions from EMC World, which is perfect for this event as many users in the Federal Government could not make the trip to Orlando. I did attend EMC World, so a lot of things weren’t exactly new. I did Tweet some updates, and you can search #emcff for more tweets. I decided to blog the keynote as it was focused on the EMC Strategy and Vision.
As you may recall, Vision was a problem at EMC World this year. No Vision was really presented. It was a nice description of things now, but Vision was lacking. Rick Devenuti, the Sr. VP and COO of the CMA Division, has been tasked with sharing the “Vision” at this event.
I’m typed some notes as Rick talked and I have provided those at the bottom of the post. Due to the content of the keynote, I’m providing a summary as well. Keep in mind that this was a U.S. Federal Forum, so that market was the focus.