VMware Partnership Perspectives
Building Value with Purpose-Driven Growth - Guest: Stephanie Trautman, Chief Growth Officer, Wipro

Building Value with Purpose-Driven Growth - Guest: Stephanie Trautman, Chief Growth Officer, Wipro

November 17, 2022

What does it mean to be a purpose-driven business? For Wipro, it’s about being a great partner to their customers and the communities where they serve and live. With over 250,000 employees in 66 countries, Wipro directs 67% of their profits to the Azim Premji Foundation, a nonprofit founded to help build a more equitable society. On this episode, Wipro Chief Growth Officer Stephanie Trautman chats with VMware’s Zia Yusuf about the increasing importance of partnerships, latest industry trends, and an exciting joint announcement. Wipro has created a VMware business unit to make investments, aligning their expertise with VMware technology to create the most impact for clients. Together, the companies are building a “spider web” of solutions to benefit the entire partner ecosystem. As Stephanie puts it, clients don’t want to buy technology—they want to buy solutions. Enjoy this insightful discussion with an industry leader and change agent.

 

About the Guest: Stephanie Trautman is Chief Growth Officer at WIPRO. You can find Stephanie on LinkedIn at: https://www.linkedin.com/in/stephanie-trautman/.

About the Host: Zia Yusuf is Senior Vice President of Strategic Ecosystem and Industry Solutions at VMware. You can find Zia on LinkedIn at: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ziayusuf/, or on Twitter at @ZiaYusuf.

 
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Bringing a Fresh Perspective to a Lasting Partnership - Guest: Kate Woolley, General Manager of IBM Ecosystem

Bringing a Fresh Perspective to a Lasting Partnership - Guest: Kate Woolley, General Manager of IBM Ecosystem

October 17, 2022

On the heels of VMware Explore 2022 US–VMware’s recent conference centered on the future of multi-cloud–IBM Ecosystem’s General Manager Kate Woolley sat down to chat with host Zia Yusuf, VMware SVP of Strategic Ecosystem and Industry Solutions, about key highlights from the show and the biggest trends she’s hearing from partners and clients. Kate brings a fresh perspective to VMware and IBM's longstanding partnership and shares how their recent joint announcement, which includes an expansion to the IBM and VMware Innovation Lab, will streamline hybrid cloud adoption. IBM Consulting is now a certified GSI VMware partner, adding a layer of expertise to their jointly-developed cloud technologies. From solving security to increasing automation to collecting data–learn how IBM and VMware are innovating and helping other partners in the ecosystem smooth client transitions to hybrid cloud.

 

About the Guest: Kate Woolley is General Manager of IBM Ecosystem. You can find Kate on LinkedIn at: https://www.linkedin.com/in/katepwoolley/.
 
About the Host: Zia Yusuf is Senior Vice President of Strategic Ecosystem and Industry Solutions at VMware. You can find Zia on LinkedIn at: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ziayusuf/, or on Twitter at @ZiaYusuf.
 
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Partnering with Purpose from Cloud Sovereignty to Customer Service: Macquarie and VMware Make an Impact (Part 2) - Guest: Luke Clifton, Group Executive, Macquarie Telecom

Partnering with Purpose from Cloud Sovereignty to Customer Service: Macquarie and VMware Make an Impact (Part 2) - Guest: Luke Clifton, Group Executive, Macquarie Telecom

September 9, 2022

Listen to Luke’s candid thoughts on remote work culture, and why leaders need partnerships as a way of combining expertise to deliver exceptional value to customers. Or as he puts it: “We’re going to deliberately be brilliant at a few things, and we’re going to look to partner with other people that are brilliant in the other things.” Take a listen, and find out why Macquarie was named one of the “best places to work” in Australia.

About the Guest: Luke Clifton is Group Executive at Macquarie Telecom Group. You can find Luke on LinkedIn at: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lukeclifton/.

About the Host: Zia Yusuf is Senior Vice President of Strategic Ecosystem and Industry Solutions at VMware. You can find Zia on LinkedIn at: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ziayusuf/, or on Twitter at @ZiaYusuf.
 
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Partnering with Purpose from Cloud Sovereignty to Customer Service: Macquarie and VMware Make an Impact (Part 1)  - Guest: Luke Clifton, Group Executive, Macquarie Telecom

Partnering with Purpose from Cloud Sovereignty to Customer Service: Macquarie and VMware Make an Impact (Part 1) - Guest: Luke Clifton, Group Executive, Macquarie Telecom

August 26, 2022

What do cars and pizzas have in common? You may not think they’re connected—but wait until you hear this conversation between Macquarie Telecom Group’s Luke Clifton and VMware SVP of Strategic Ecosystem and Industry Solutions, Zia Yusuf. Their discussion ranges from passion to partnerships, as well as cloud sovereignty, customers’ challenges in closing the skill set gap, and the impact of hybrid work on digital transformation.

About the Guest: Luke Clifton is Group Executive at Macquarie Telecom Group. You can find Luke on LinkedIn at: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lukeclifton/.

About the Host: Zia Yusuf is Senior Vice President of Strategic Ecosystem and Industry Solutions at VMware. You can find Zia on LinkedIn at: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ziayusuf/, or on Twitter at @ZiaYusuf.
 
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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.

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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.

 

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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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