VMware Partnership Perspectives
Using Data to Make the Perfect Match Between Customer and Solution - Guest: Aimee Catalano, Senior Director of Global Partner Marketing at Google Cloud

Using Data to Make the Perfect Match Between Customer and Solution - Guest: Aimee Catalano, Senior Director of Global Partner Marketing at Google Cloud

July 11, 2022

Aimee Catalano, Google Cloud’s Senior Director of Global Partner Marketing, joins us to discuss how closing the talent gap is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to cloud transformation. We dive deep into the biggest questions customers and partners have around cloud: Using data, optimizing infrastructure, empowering hybrid workforces, security, and sustainability—it’s all there. Google Cloud received the 2022 Worldwide VMware Cloud Innovation and Transformation Award for combining next-gen technologies with VMware Cross-Cloud Services to accelerate customer digital transformation. The magic of migrating VMware workloads to Google Cloud will also be covered at the upcoming VMware Explore. According to Aimee, it’s the best conference in the industry! Enjoy this exciting chat with a Global Marketing Leader.

 

About the Guest: Aimee Catalano is Senior Director of Global Partner Marketing at Google Cloud. You can find Aimee on LinkedIn at: https://www.linkedin.com/in/aimeecatalano/, or on Twitter at @aimeecatalano.

About the Host: Kathleen Tandy is Vice President of Global Partner and Alliances Marketing at VMware. You can find Kathleen on LinkedIn at: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ktandy85/, or on Twitter at @kaktandy.
 

Providing Sovereign Cloud to Governments and Beyond— Guest: Phil Dawson, CEO and co-founder, AUCloud

Providing Sovereign Cloud to Governments and Beyond— Guest: Phil Dawson, CEO and co-founder, AUCloud

July 1, 2022

How do you create a global program when sovereignty means different things in different places? On this episode of the Partnership Perspectives podcast, host Kathleen Tandy sits down with Phil Dawson, CEO, and co-founder of AUCloud. They discuss data sovereignty in government and how AUCloud and VMware are partnering to deliver security services that support the Australian government’s best practices for protected data standards and controls. Recently, the Australian government formally recognized 11 sectors as critical infrastructure, essentially creating a regulatory framework for roughly 60 to 75% of the economy. As businesses start to understand the importance of data sovereignty, there are many new opportunities for growth. It’s no wonder Phil is excited for the future of the sovereign cloud. Enjoy this latest episode with one of our leading partners in APJ.

 

About the Guest: Phil Dawson is CEO and co-founder at AUCloud. You can find Phil on LinkedIn at: https://www.linkedin.com/in/pmdawson/.

About the Host: Kathleen Tandy is Vice President of Global Partner and Alliances Marketing at VMware. You can find Kathleen on LinkedIn at: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ktandy85/, or on Twitter at @kaktandy.

Providing Highly Secure and Optimized Environments for Distributed Workloads – Guest: Muge Tanik, General Manager of Global Accounts at Intel

Providing Highly Secure and Optimized Environments for Distributed Workloads – Guest: Muge Tanik, General Manager of Global Accounts at Intel

June 21, 2022

VMware and Intel have shared many commonalities over the years, including CEO Pat Gelsinger, who returned “home” to Intel in 2021 after 8 years of leading VMware. The partnership between the two companies is now stronger and more focused than ever, providing next-gen datacenter to cloud capabilities with the broadest portfolio of trusted solutions in the industry. In this episode, host Kathleen Tandy chats with Muge Tanik, General Manager of Global Accounts at Intel to discuss the history of VMware and Intel’s partnership and how their roadmaps are aligned to bring the most consistent, secure, and optimized edge to cloud and multi-cloud solutions to customers across the globe. From VMware Workspace One on Intel vPro, to the Virtual Cloud Network built on Intel architecture, learn how VMware and Intel are setting the bar for enterprise-level IT. Listen all the way to the end for a teaser on the next innovative solutions this partnership is about to unveil!

 

About the Guest: Muge Tanik is General Manager of Global Accounts at Intel. You can find her on LinkedIn at: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mugetanik/.

About the Host: Kathleen Tandy is Vice President of Global Partner and Alliances Marketing at VMware. You can find Kathleen on LinkedIn at: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ktandy85/, or on Twitter at @kaktandy.
 

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How the Right Partners Can Help IT Teams Learn, Grow, and Embrace Change - Guest: Jeffrey Kusters, Chief Technology Officer, ITQ

How the Right Partners Can Help IT Teams Learn, Grow, and Embrace Change - Guest: Jeffrey Kusters, Chief Technology Officer, ITQ

June 2, 2022

In this episode, we are talking about the intersection of business and technology with Jeffrey Kusters, CTO at ITQ. With a fierce dedication to investing in its employees and maintaining a customer-obsessed culture, ITQ’s goal is simple - to become the #1 VMware knowledge partner in EMEA. Host Kathleen Tandy chats with Jeffrey about the state of IT as businesses navigate the need to modernize while facing the challenge of increasingly complex tech stacks and transforming their team’s processes and mindsets. With this in mind, ITQ launched  IT Transformation Services to help ensure customers’ success. Learn from the experience of a truly gifted master of technology who has spent 10 years transforming ITQ from a small IT firm to the full-service partner they are today.

 

About the Guest: Jeffrey Kusters is CTO at ITQ. You can find Jeffrey on LinkedIn at: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jeffreykusters/, or on Twitter at @jeffreykusters.

About the Host: Kathleen Tandy is Vice President of Global Partner and Alliances Marketing at VMware. You can find Kathleen on LinkedIn at: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ktandy85/, or on Twitter at @kaktandy.
 

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Bringing Partners into the Paradigm to Increase Customer Value - Guest: Joseph George, VP of Compute, Industry & Strategic Alliance Marketing, HPE

Bringing Partners into the Paradigm to Increase Customer Value - Guest: Joseph George, VP of Compute, Industry & Strategic Alliance Marketing, HPE

April 20, 2022

For over 20 years, VMware and HPE have forged an alliance built on innovation and leadership, resulting in the industry’s most complete portfolio of integrated virtualization cloud and mobility solutions and services.  On this episode, HPE's Joseph George joins Kathleen to discuss how their partnership with VMware continues to evolve in order to meet the demands of today’s cloud smart customers.

According to Joseph, data is our new currency,  and modernizing how you collect, curate, and protect it is key to success in this increasingly competitive industry. Hear how VMware and HPE's joint solutions and as-a-service consumption model deliver customers outcome together. Enjoy this exciting and informative conversation with a true IT trailblazer.

 

About the Guest: Joseph George is Vice President of Compute, Industry & Strategic Alliance Marketing at HPE. You can find Joseph on LinkedIn at: https://www.linkedin.com/in/josephgeorge/.

About the Host: Kathleen Tandy is Vice President of Global Partner and Alliances Marketing at VMware. You can find Kathleen on LinkedIn at: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ktandy85/, or on Twitter at @kaktandy.
 
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Focusing on Fantastic Customer and Employee Experiences - Guest: Subroto Mukerji, President of Americas, Rackspace Technology

Focusing on Fantastic Customer and Employee Experiences - Guest: Subroto Mukerji, President of Americas, Rackspace Technology

April 1, 2022

According to Subroto Mukerji, every business today, regardless of industry, is fundamentally a technology business. This growing complexity increases the skills gap—and it also reinforces the importance of leveraging partnerships to meet the needs of today’s market. In this episode, Kathleen and Subroto discuss the biggest challenge mid-market customers currently face—retaining the talent needed to run a successful technology-fueled business as employee expectations continue to dictate success. VMware and Rackspace Technology’s latest joint offering, Rackspace Elastic Engineering, enables businesses to scale IT teams, transform multi-cloud environments, and streamline operating models by bringing shared expertise to specific organizational challenges. Enjoy a great conversation with a veteran technology leader.

About the Guest: Subroto Mukerji is President of Americas at Rackspace Technology.  You can find Subroto on LinkedIn at: https://www.linkedin.com/in/subroto-mukerji-700baa3/.

About the Host: Kathleen Tandy is Vice President of Global Partner and Alliances Marketing at VMware. You can find Kathleen on LinkedIn at: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ktandy85/, or on Twitter at @kaktandy.
 

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Increasing Customer Focus Leads to Long-Term Success - Guest: Aletha Noonan, SVP of Product and Partner Management, CDW

Increasing Customer Focus Leads to Long-Term Success - Guest: Aletha Noonan, SVP of Product and Partner Management, CDW

March 18, 2022

Aletha Noonan’s path at CDW began when she joined the sales team in 1994. Now the SVP of Product and Partner Management, Aletha has helped CDW become the leading multi-brand provider of IT solutions to business, government, education, and healthcare customers in the US, UK, and Canada. In 2021, CDW received the VMware Industry Partner Award winner for its outstanding work with healthcare organizations. On this episode, host Kathleen Tandy chats with Aletha about a wide array of topics, from the value of customer-centric partnerships and the generational nuances that shape them to the war for talent and what initiatives CDW has taken to attract and retain expertise in this constantly evolving ecosystem. Aletha’s passion, positive outlook, and inclusive attitude shine as she shares insights from her career. Enjoy this inspiring conversation.

About the Guest: Aletha Noonan is Senior Vice President of Product and Partner Management at CDW. You can find Aletha on LinkedIn at: https://www.linkedin.com/in/aletha-c-noonan-56a7bb8/ or on Twitter at @alethaCDW.

About the Host: Kathleen Tandy is Vice President of Global Partner and Alliances Marketing at VMware. You can find Kathleen on LinkedIn at: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ktandy85/, or on Twitter at @kaktandy.
 
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With Great Technology Comes Great Responsibility - Guest: Francis Choo, VP of Global Partner Engagement and Cybersecurity, Ingram Micro, Asia Pacific

With Great Technology Comes Great Responsibility - Guest: Francis Choo, VP of Global Partner Engagement and Cybersecurity, Ingram Micro, Asia Pacific

March 14, 2022

Francis Choo is Vice President of Global Partner Engagement and Cyber Security at Ingram Micro in Asia Pacific, the world’s largest technology wholesaler and a 15-year VMware partner. He leads their advanced solutions organization in the Asia Pacific region and believes that bridging the gap between the people who make technology and the people who sell and use it is key to helping businesses adopt, adapt, and survive. In this episode, Kathleen and Francis discuss how Ingram Micro’s Technology Experience Center, a multi-vendor demo and proof of concept facility in Singapore, is bringing “show and tell” to cybersecurity solutions—empowering architects to co-create total ecosystems for virtual demo and discussion, educating enterprises across the globe. Enjoy this insightful conversation.

About the Guest: Francis Choo is VP of Global Partner Engagement & Cyber Security at Ingram Micro, APAC. You can find Francis on LinkedIn at: https://www.linkedin.com/in/francis-choo-325a695/.

About the Host: Kathleen Tandy is Vice President of Global Partner and Alliances Marketing at VMware. You can find Kathleen on LinkedIn at: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ktandy85/, or on Twitter at @kaktandy.

To learn more about VMware's partner programs, please visit https://www.vmware.com/partners/partner-executive-edge.html.

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Increasing Capabilities in The Cloud Continuum - Guest: Jonathan Harrison, Managing Director, NA Infrastructure Engineering Lead, Accenture Cloud First

Increasing Capabilities in The Cloud Continuum - Guest: Jonathan Harrison, Managing Director, NA Infrastructure Engineering Lead, Accenture Cloud First

February 18, 2022

Jonathan Harrison is the Managing Director of North America Infrastructure Engineering Lead, within Accenture’s Cloud-First where he is responsible for helping organizations navigate the Cloud Continuum—from public to private to the edge. In September of 2020 Accenture made a historic investment in cloud-first initiatives and since then have brought together 70,000 IT professionals to help businesses move to the cloud faster. In this episode, Kathleen and Jonathan discuss how VMware and Accenture’s expanded partnership—the VMware Accenture Business Group—is helping organizations accelerate cloud migration and ultimately realize greater value. Saving cost is often the catalyst to change, but businesses are leveraging the alliance between VMware and Accenture to achieve far more. Enjoy this encouraging and articulate conversation with a fantastic guest.

 

About the Guest:

Jonathan Harrison is Managing Director of North America Infrastructure Engineering Lead within Accenture Cloud First. You can find Jonathan on LinkedIn at: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jonathan-harrison-550ab72/.

About the Host:
Kathleen Tandy is Vice President of Global Partner and Alliances Marketing at VMware. You can find Kathleen on LinkedIn at: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ktandy85/, or on Twitter at @kaktandy.
 
To learn more about VMware's partner programs, please visit: https://www.vmware.com/partners/partner-executive-edge.html.
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Innovating Through Continuous Collaboration - Guest: Chris Wolf, Chief Research and Innovation Officer, VMware

Innovating Through Continuous Collaboration - Guest: Chris Wolf, Chief Research and Innovation Officer, VMware

January 31, 2022

According to Chris Wolf, Chief Research and Innovation Officer at VMware, it’s all about incubating and building important new technologies that become products. That’s why VMware is aligning with partners, customers, and R&D business units to innovate not just for the sake of innovation, but to help companies prepare for an uncertain future. In this episode, Kathleen and Chris discuss the importance of co-innovation with partners at the early stages of research and development, and how collaborating with Business Units on a per-project basis is an “intentionally inefficient” way of innovating—and also the right way. Chris has a special ability to communicate complex technology trends in ways that make them more accessible and promote deeper understanding. Hear his expert insights in this fascinating conversation.

About the Guest: Chris Wolf is Chief Research and Innovation Officer at VMware. You can find Chris on LinkedIn at: https://www.linkedin.com/in/cswolf/.

About the Host: Kathleen Tandy is Vice President of Global Partner and Alliances Marketing at VMware. You can find Kathleen on LinkedIn at: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ktandy85/, or on Twitter at @kaktandy.
 
To learn more about VMware's partner programs, please visit https://www.vmware.com/partners/partner-executive-edge.html.

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