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Dell Adds Former White House Chief Information Officer Vivek Kundra to Dell World 2011 Speaker Lineup

Dell today announced Vivek Kundra, former White House Chief Information Officer, and Michelle Bailey, Research Vice President for IDC’s Enterprise Platforms and Datacenter Trends, as the latest additions to the Dell World 2011 speaker lineup.

Kundra, now a fellow at Harvard University, was the first CIO of the United States, appointed by President Obama. He will follow Michael Dell’s keynote at the show, “Unlocking Opportunity through Innovation.”

Bailey is responsible for IDC's Worldwide Datacenter Trends and Strategies research group, specializing in forecasting the adoption of mature and disruptive datacenter infrastructure, as well as consulting with IT buyers to evaluate the impact of future technologies on their IT strategy, operations and facilities. Bailey will join Brad Anderson, senior vice president of Dell’s Enterprise Solutions group, for a keynote focused on the latest in data center trends.

The Dell World agenda, now available on, will include a series of keynotes, idea exchange sessions and a little Austin-themed entertainment to give guests a feel for what it’s like in the Live Music Capital of the World. Texas-based musicians, including Austin-favorite Seth Walker to entertain 1,200 expected attendees. Stay tuned on for additional entertainment details.

Dell World 2011 Agenda:

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

  • Dell World Welcome Event at Austin City Limits music venue with Texas-based musical performances

Thursday, October 13, 2011

  • Keynote: Unlocking Opportunity through Innovation with Dell Chairman and CEO Michael Dell followed by former White House CIO Vivek Kundra
  • Women in IT Lunch
  • Keynote: The Business of Results: Cloud & IT Services Innovation with Dell Services President Steve Schuckenbrock, followed by VMware CEO Paul Maritz
  • Keynote: Supercharging Productivity through Workforce Innovation with Steve Felice, President of Dell’s Consumer, Small and Medium Business group, followed by a session led by Chairman & CEO Marc Benioff
  • Evening Event: The Austin Experience in the streets of downtown Austin, complete with food from Austin’s famous food trailer scene and entertainment by U2 tribute band, Mysterious Ways

Friday, October 14, 2011

  • Keynote: Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer
  • Keynote: Dynamic Data Center: Driving Innovation in the Virtual Era with Dell Enterprise Solutions Group Senior Vice President Brad Anderson and Research Vice President for IDC’s Enterprise Platforms and Datacenter Trends Michelle Bailey
  • Keynote: Intel President & CEO Paul Otellini
  • Keynote: Accelerating Technology Innovation in Pursuit of Your Organization’s Mission with Dell Public and Large Enterprise President Paul Bell

Dell World 2011 will take place at the Austin Convention Center in Austin, Texas, from Oct. 12-14, 2011.

Dell World 2011 will bring together subject matter experts, industry visionaries and technology professionals to discuss solutions to business issues such as securing the enterprise, measuring IT efficiency, exploring the cloud and unlocking innovation in industry verticals such as healthcare, education and manufacturing. Attendees will also learn from each other in hands-on, real-world environments.

For additional information and to register, please visit

Published Tuesday, August 23, 2011 4:32 PM by David Marshall
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