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This was the first time the annual event took place in Dell’s hometown of Austin, Texas.

Edward Gately, Senior News Editor

November 18, 2019

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Last week’s Dell Technologies Summit 2019 highlighted the technology giant’s ambitious plans for the next 35 years.

This was the first time the annual event took place in Dell’s hometown of Austin, Texas. The overall theme was preparing for the next “data decade” and turning data into action to address society’s most-pressing issues.

Michael Dell, Dell’s chairman and CEO, told attendees “our world is being digitally transformed” and the acceleration toward everything connected and digitized is creating an enormous data stream. The challenge will be unlocking the power of data to solve the greatest challenges.

Dell’s 2030 goals include one-for-one recycling, women making up 50% of its global workforce, and providing access so everyone can participate in the digital economy. In addition, Dell will use digital tools to make it easier to get insights from, measure and monitor compliance issues using digital data.

Dell also talked about the importance of partners in its growth plans, saying $52 billion in orders came through partners in the last year.

Jeff Clarke, Dell’s vice chairman, said his company has rebuilt its “innovation engine and powered up our portfolio.”

“Today we’re taking a big step forward,” he said.

During the conference, Dell rolled out PowerOne autonomous infrastructure and “On Demand,” a set of consumption-based as-a-service offerings. Both will provide multiple new opportunities for partners, said Joyce Mullen, Dell’s president of global channel, embedded and edge solutions.

Scroll through our slideshow above for highlights from the conference.

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Edward Gately

Senior News Editor, Channel Futures

As news editor, Edward Gately covers cybersecurity, new channel programs and program changes, M&A and other IT channel trends. Prior to Informa, he spent 26 years as a newspaper journalist in Texas, Louisiana and Arizona.

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