As part of delivering his keynote address at this year’s Dell Technologies World 2020 – virtual event – Michael Dell, Founder, Chairman and CEO, Dell Technologies has put spotlight on how the power of computing is driving technological advancements in AI and 5G, and enabling accelerated digital transformation in pandemic times.
As part of his keynote, titled – The Digital Future Is Now! Michael Dell spoke about the growing importance of digital transformation and how this year’s virtual event is bringing together its product and solution innovations showcase in front of its global partner community in a unique manner.
“In a year like no other, we’re bringing you a Dell Technologies World like no other— an online experience on the state of the world and the role technology will play in the path forward, a showcase for how our customers, partners, and friends have innovated to deliver the vital services, solutions, and products on which we all depend, and a look at our priorities and how we’re investing in integrated solutions across cloud and client, storage and servers, and services to prepare you for the road ahead. Ten months ago, few of us had ever heard of coronavirus. Now, just about every aspect of our lives has been turned upside down.
Think back to the early days of the lockdown. Amid the growing human toll, there was a whisper of excitement as the world paused. It became quieter, stiller. Our air quality improved. The natural world became more prominent.
There is a heartbreaking story of lives lost, shuttered businesses, and rising unemployment. But there is another inspirational story about the resilience of our global economy and how we have persevered.
When we talk about the global economy, it’s really shorthand for millions of businesses of all sizes around the world. It’s each of you, your organizations, and the amazing work you have all done to keep us moving forward, even as we stay in place.”
He went on to describe how Dell is powering digital transformation and enabling rapid deployment of computing, storage and server resources for its customers, globally.
“Like ING, the banking and financial services giant, where we helped power their digital banking for 38 million customers and 55,000 employees without missing a beat. Or Honeywell, who we helped retool manufacturing to make N95 masks and hand sanitizer. Or the University of Texas here in Austin, where the Texas Advanced Computing Center was put to work doing genetic analysis and sequencing in the race to develop vaccines and a cure. Or the state government, who moved 10,000 employees to working from home for the very first time and needed to bolster their analytics to ensure public health officials had real-time data. Or the online education platform that needed emergency capacity to handle the demands of an entire nation.
From every corner of the globe, the passion and resilience have been inspiring. And we are so proud and grateful to be your partner in this most critical work. Because one thing is clear— technology has never been more central than it is right now. For many, digital three-year plans got done in three months. We’re having a glimpse of the future. And the organizations that are investing into that future have the advantage.”
Powering Digital Transformation
Speaking about the rapid acceleration of digital transformation in the pandemic times, Michael Dell said that data has become the fuel which is driving organisations to enable digital transformation.
“The digital transformation will only accelerate from here, with the combination of massive computing power, 5G, and AI. It’s like a machine. And the fuel for that machine is data. And as everything in the physical world becomes intelligent and connected, the amount and relevance of data will continue to explode.
These innovations together are the Fourth Industrial Revolution. And it will require all of us to reimagine every aspect of what we do. The data era is here. And to win, organizations need to accelerate their digital transformation,” he explained.