Over the past several weeks, VMware leadership has been monitoring and evaluating the situation around COVID-19 to ensure the company is taking the necessary measures to protect the health and wellbeing of VMworld 2020 attendees, customers, partners and employees. As a result, VMware has made the difficult but important decision to make VMworld 2020 a global, digital event the week of Sept. 28 and cancel the physical events currently scheduled in August for San Francisco and November for Barcelona.
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“Each year we look forward to hosting our customers, partners and employees from around the world at our premiere VMworld events for industry perspective, education and networking with peers,” said Sanjay Poonen, chief operating officer, Customer Operations, VMware. “While we are disappointed that we will not be together in-person with our community this year, we are excited to host VMworld as a global digital experience.”
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As a digital event the week of Sept. 28, VMworld 2020 Online will enable remote participation and collaboration from anywhere in the world. VMware is committed to ensuring that the digital event reflects the VMworld experience that so many in the industry have come to know and love. In this new format, attendees can still hear about innovative new technology solutions, perspective from VMware executives, dive into educational and technical content, and engage with experts across the industry ecosystem. VMware is also considering regional, smaller, physical gatherings later this autumn.