Dell Technologies World: Come for the Speakers, Register Early for the Prizes

Watching the closing ceremony of a global sporting event last night, I got to thinking about how much shared events bring us together for longer than the actual event lasts. Once you experience something with other people, whether you knew each other before or not, you remain connected after.

audience at Dell EMC World 2017

Dell Technologies World may not be your chance to earn a medal, but you could earn a certification there. And even if you’re not there for the training opportunities, you’ll have the chance to take away some inspiration from our recently announced “guru speakers.”

One of them will be very familiar to listeners of the Trailblazers podcast. Author Walter Isaacson typically covers stories of digital disruption in various industries, such as entertainmenthealthcare, air travel, and more on Trailblazers.

In his recently released bookLeonardo da Vinci, Isaacson, tells the story of da Vinci’s genius. At Dell Technologies World, he’ll share how a group of inventors, hackers, geniuses and geeks created the digital revolution.

Walther Isaacson speaking at Dell Technologies World

Dell Technologies World attendees will not only hear about how digital transformation has accelerated disruption across industries, they will also learn practical insights and actionable next steps to make transformation real.

The opening general session is hosted by Michael Dell, and a new afternoon general session has been added which will be hosted by Pat Gelsinger. Also recently announced is the second “guru speaker” Andrew McAfee who will be talking on the topic, “Business advice we shouldn’t believe anymore.”

Andrew McAfee speaking at Dell Technologies World

But in case all those great speakers are not yet enough to entice you to join us at this year’s event, there’s an opportunity to bring someone along to the special evening event for free! (I don’t think we’ve booked any 13 year old guitar prodigies, but history shows you can expect a big name musical performance.)

That’s just one of the five special gift options you can choose from if you register before February 28. Yes, that’s just two days left to sign up for great speakers, hands-on training and… select one of these great prizes: Ring video doorbell, Bose wireless headphones, Alienware gaming keyboard, YETI cooler or guest pass to the evening event.

Register directly here on the Dell Technologies World website.

About the Author: Laura Pevehouse

Laura Pevehouse was profiled as one of five “social media mavens” in the March 2009 issue of Austin Woman Magazine and named an AdWeek’s TweetFreak Five to Follow. She has been part of the Dell organization for more than 15 years in various corporate communications, employee communications, public relations, community affairs, marketing, branding, social media and online communication roles. From 2014-2018, Laura was Chief Blogger/Editor-in-Chief for Direct2DellEMC and Direct2Dell, Dell’s official corporate blog that she help launch in 2007. She is now a member of the Dell Technologies Chairman Communications team. Earlier in her Dell career she focused on Global Commercial Channels and US Small and Medium Business public relations as part of the Global Communications team. Prior to that, she was responsible for global strategy in social media and community management, as well as marcom landing pages, as a member of Dell’s Global SMB Marketing, Brand and Creative team. When she was part of Dell’s Global Online group, Laura provided internal consulting that integrated online and social media opportunities with a focus on Corporate Communications and Investor Relations. She managed the home page of, one of the top 500 global web sites in Alexa traffic rank, and first brought web feeds and podcasts to the ecommerce site. In her spare time she led Dell into the metaverse with the creation of Dell Island in the virtual world Second Life. Laura has earned the designation of Accredited Business Communicator from the International Association of Business Communicators, and received her Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from Louisiana State University. Before joining Dell Financial Services in 2000, she worked at the Texas Workforce Commission and PepsiCo Food Systems Worldwide.