VMware Partnership Perspectives
Placing the End-User Experience at the Center of Everything - Guest: Sivakumar Ramamurthy, CEO, Anunta Tech.

Placing the End-User Experience at the Center of Everything - Guest: Sivakumar Ramamurthy, CEO, Anunta Tech.

October 8, 2021

Recently awarded VMware’s 2021 APJ Partner Digital Transformation Award, Anunta is a global managed Desktop as a Service provider focused on Enterprise DaaS, Packaged DaaS, and Digital Workspace technology.  In this episode, Anunta CEO Siva Ramamurthy sits down with Kathleen to discuss what sets the company apart in the market and how their partnership with VMware has helped them to deliver the seamless cloud migration customers want. Prioritizing the end-user experience is a major focus for Siva, and he shares many real-life examples of how businesses are not only benefiting from digital transformation—but thriving beyond their expectations. Enjoy this informative conversation with a renowned industry leader.

 

About the Guest: Sivakumar Ramamurthy is Chief Executive Officer at Anunta Technology Management Services Ltd. You can find Siva on LinkedIn at: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sivakumar-ramamurthy/ or on Twitter at @siva_anunta.

 

About the Host: Kathleen Tandy is Vice President of Global Partner and Alliance 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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Unleashing Your Potential With the Data Cloud - Guest: Colleen Kapase, Snowflake

Unleashing Your Potential With the Data Cloud - Guest: Colleen Kapase, Snowflake

October 1, 2021

Colleen Kapase has been very busy lately. As SVP of WW Partner and Alliances at Snowflake, she spearheaded the launch of their data-driven partner network just over a year ago and has helped the company build unprecedented growth and success. In our latest episode, we catch up with Colleen on her successful journey from over a decade at VMware to helping lead one of the fastest-growing cloud-first data warehousing companies in the world. She and Kathleen discuss Colleen’s current responsibility of driving Snowflake’s entire partner ecosystem, the ins and outs of getting your data to the cloud, and why Snowflake, the Data Cloud, as a consumption-based model is the safest and most sophisticated way to store sensitive information. Enjoy this insightful conversation with a true industry trailblazer.

 

About the Guest: Colleen Kapase is Senior Vice President of WW Partner and Alliances at Snowflake. You can find Colleen on LinkedIn at: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ckapase/, or on Twitter at @ColleenKapase.

 

About the Host: Kathleen Tandy is Vice President of Global Partner and Alliance 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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Solving Business Challenges with Continuous Innovation - Guest: Ofir Abekasis, CEO, TeraSky

Solving Business Challenges with Continuous Innovation - Guest: Ofir Abekasis, CEO, TeraSky

September 27, 2021

As CEO of TeraSky, winner of the 2021 VMware Partner of the Year Award, Ofir Abekasis is committed to providing customers with cutting-edge business solutions by architecting innovation into every aspect of his company. In this episode, Kathleen and Ofir discuss how TeraSky sets high standards for how it partners with organizations around digital transformation, innovation, lifecycle value, and social impact. Their conversation dives into the complexities of shifting to hybrid and multi-cloud environments, and how building “infrastructure as code” is essential to creating a future-ready, flexible enterprise. Don’t miss this informative chat on how the evolution of cloud is transforming business.

 

About the Guest: Ofir Abekasis is CEO at TeraSky Ltd. You can find Ofir on LinkedIn at: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ofir-abekasis-2880106/.

To learn more about TeraSky and VMware’s partnership, visit: https://www.vmware.com/partners/partner-executive-edge/terasky-true-dedication-to-mastery.html

 

About the Host: Kathleen Tandy is Vice President of Global Partner and Alliance 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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True Value Through an Integrated Approach-Guest: Joyce Mullen, President of North America, Insight

True Value Through an Integrated Approach-Guest: Joyce Mullen, President of North America, Insight

September 20, 2021

As President for North America at Insight, winner of the 2021 VMware Partner Value Award for North America, Joyce Mullen oversees a team of more than 8,700 professionals who deliver end-to-end transformation solutions for a broad range of customers. In this episode, Kathleen and Joyce discuss how Insight’s cultural foundation of “Hunger, Heart, and Harmony” has guided their business for 30 years, and continues to differentiate them as a customer-focused solutions provider. Joyce shares knowledge she gained from years at Dell Technologies, and what she learned from starting a new job in the middle of a pandemic. Spoiler alert: She met a lot of new people on Zoom. Enjoy this delightful conversation with a veteran IT leader.

 

About the Guest: Joyce Mullen is President of Insight North America. You can find Joyce on LinkedIn at: https://www.linkedin.com/in/joycemullen/, or on Twitter at @JoyceAMullen.

 

About the Host: Kathleen Tandy is Vice President of Global Partner and Alliance 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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Breaking down the VMware Services Multiplier-Guest: Steve White, Program VP of Channels & Alliances, IDC

Breaking down the VMware Services Multiplier-Guest: Steve White, Program VP of Channels & Alliances, IDC

September 10, 2021

Steve White, Program Vice President of Channels and Alliances at IDC, leads a group of analysts who recently completed a major research study in partnership with VMware. The study looked at how the pandemic magnified customer challenges and shaped current market trends. In this episode, Steve and Kathleen discuss how the growing desire for business solutions to be flexible and consumption-based is driving the acceleration to SASE. Steve offers a perspective on the impact of partner engagement on the services multiplier, how the complexity of hybrid and multi-cloud services has increased partner opportunities, and how automation and A.I. will be a major focus over the next 10 years. Enjoy this fascinating and insightful discussion.

 

About the Guest: Steve White is Program Vice President, Channels and Alliances at IDC. You can find him on LinkedIn at: https://www.linkedin.com/in/whiteysteve or on Twitter: @whiterope

To learn more about Steve’ recently published analyst brief: Why and How Customer Trends are driving partner ecosystem transformation: please visit: https://www.vmware.com/partners/partner-executive-edge/idc.html

About the Host: Kathleen Tandy is Vice President of Global Partner and Alliance 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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Mastering Modern IT- Guest: William Huber, CTO, CDI LLC

Mastering Modern IT- Guest: William Huber, CTO, CDI LLC

August 30, 2021

William Huber is part of an elite group of IT leaders who hold the VMware Certified Design Expert (VCDX) credential in Cloud Management and Automation. Renowned for his extensive technical chops, he’s helped CDI become one of VMware’s leading partners, the only one to offer all 7 Master Service Competencies  as well as being named a Cloud Verified Partner.

In this episode, Kathleen and Will discuss the rapid acceleration of digital transformation, the shift from hybrid cloud infrastructure to a multi-cloud strategy, and why the managed services business is a strategic growth area for all technology providers. CDI has been at the forefront of modern cloud strategies, and Will shares valuable insights on how their proactive company culture is helping attract and retain new talent. Enjoy this compelling conversation with a master of modern IT.

 

About the Guest:

William Huber is Chief Technology Officer and SVP of Technology Services at CDI LLC.

You can find William on LinkedIn at: https://www.linkedin.com/in/huberw/, or on Twitter at @huberw.

 

About the Host:

Kathleen Tandy is Vice President of Global Partner and Alliance 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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Enabling the Remote and Hybrid Work Environments of the Future - Guest: Shankar Iyer, SVP and GM of End User Computing, VMware

Enabling the Remote and Hybrid Work Environments of the Future - Guest: Shankar Iyer, SVP and GM of End User Computing, VMware

August 23, 2021

According to Shankar Iyer, SVP and GM of End User Computing at VMware, even the most traditional companies are embracing a distributed workforce model. Why? Because it works.

In this episode, Kathleen and Shankar discuss how the permanent shift to distributed work will not only benefit businesses and their employees, but end users as well. You’ll also hear how the VMware Anywhere Workspace platform combines key products to help businesses securely manage their digital transformation. Shankar is known for his kindness and ability to communicate, and generously shares his thoughts on the current state of the industry. Enjoy this fascinating conversation with a seasoned executive leader.

 

About the Guest:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Shankar Iyer is Senior Vice President and General Manager of End User Computing at VMware. You can find him on LinkedIn at: https://www.linkedin.com/in/shankarjiyer/.

Click here to learn more about Shankar’s recently published article:  Realize the Future: Work from Anywhere with Zero Trust Security 

About the Host:
Kathleen Tandy is Vice President of Global Partner and Alliance 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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Enabling the Future through Digital Transformation - Guest: Mike Taylor, CTO & SVP of Services, WWT

Enabling the Future through Digital Transformation - Guest: Mike Taylor, CTO & SVP of Services, WWT

August 16, 2021

As CTO and SVP of Services at World Wide Technology, one of TIME’s 100 most influential companies, Mike Taylor is dedicated to making a new world happen through digital transformation.

In this episode, Kathleen talks with Mike about the partnership roots of WWT and how shifting from a systems integrator mindset into a technology and business solutions provider has helped them lean into technology to produce world class outcomes. With a deep appreciation for the complexity involved in achieving these outcomes, Mike shares his wisdom on how getting customers to a cloud operating model, incorporating a digital strategy, and embracing remote work possibilities will be key trends going forward. Enjoy this truly informative discussion with a veteran I.T. leader.

 

 

About the Guest:

Mike Taylor is Chief Technology Officer and Senior Vice President of Services for World Wide Technology. You can find him on LinkedIn at: https://www.linkedin.com/in/michaelptaylor1/, or on Twitter at @taylormikep.

To learn more about WWT's recently published article on vmware.com, click here

About the Host:
Kathleen Tandy is Vice President of Global Partner and Alliance 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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Creating Purpose-Built Clouds-Guest: Ross Brown, VP, Cloud GTM, Oracle

Creating Purpose-Built Clouds-Guest: Ross Brown, VP, Cloud GTM, Oracle

August 9, 2021

Ross Brown is Vice President of Product Marketing for Oracle Cloud Infrastructure. Formerly SVP of WW Partners and Alliances at VMware, he is an evangelist for both Oracle and VMware and has been an innovative GTM leader for over 25 years.

In this episode, Kathleen and Ross discuss the origins of Oracle and how engineering at the hardware level, in parallel with new cloud services, has given them the unique ability to create purpose-built clouds unhindered by existing architecture. As complexity continues to increase, Oracle’s bare metal infrastructure is helping customers move forward quickly and securely. Don’t miss Ross’s insights on the future of cloud migration and the importance of accountability along the way.

About the Guest:

Ross Brown is Vice President, Cloud GTM at Oracle. You can find him on LinkedIn at: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rosspbrown/

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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At The Cutting Edge of Managed Services - Guests: Anoop Pai Dhungat, Chairman & Managing Director, Sanjay Patodia, CEO, Galaxy

At The Cutting Edge of Managed Services - Guests: Anoop Pai Dhungat, Chairman & Managing Director, Sanjay Patodia, CEO, Galaxy

August 2, 2021

Anoop Pai Dhungat and Sanjay Patodia lead Galaxy Office Automation, one of VMware’s top partners in India. Galaxy currently offers five master services competencies, the most in our Asia Pacific Market. 

In this episode, Anoop and Sanjay share some great advice from being at the cutting edge of managed services for more than 30 years. They discuss the current state of remote work, how security is the pillar on which all other services are built upon, and why persevering through the pandemic has led to more empathetic leadership. Enjoy this informative discussion with two veteran visionaries. 

 

About the Guests:

Anoop Pai Dhungat is the Chairman and Managing Director of Galaxy Office Automation. You can find him on LinkedIn at: https://www.linkedin.com/in/anoop-pai-dhungat-9311808  or on twitter at @AnoopPaiDhungat

 

Sanjay Patodia is Chief Executive Officer of Galaxy Office Automation. You can find him on LinkedIn at: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sanjay-patodia-a1b7237/or on Twitter at @ SanjayPatodia1

About the Host:
Kathleen Tandy is Vice President of Global Partner and Alliance 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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