In late June I participated in EMC’s second annual University Day, which deepens the collaboration between EMC and its academic partners. (See the list of universities we partner with below.)
EMC established University Day to foster an open dialogue between EMC, academic researchers, and students. It provides a perfect venue for us to strengthen existing relationships, discuss potential research engagements, and recruit top students.
I travel frequently to EMC’s global R&D locations to monitor innovation activities. One of the most common questions I receive is: Do you notice cultural differences in a particular region’s approach to innovation?
It is difficult to get an accurate feel for any culture unless you live there for an extended period of time. A more appropriate way of asking the question would be: What are your observations about innovation at EMC’s global locations?
I’ve thought about my observations in these areas and tried to come up with a word or two that describes what I’ve witnessed firsthand.
Pat Gelsinger joined VMware in September 2012, bringing more than 30 years of technology and leadership experience. Most recently, Gelsinger led EMC's Information Infrastructure Products business as president and COO, overseeing engineering and operations for information storage, data computing, backup and recovery, RSA security and enterprise solutions as well as the office of the CTO.
I just came back from China, where I had the chance to address students and faculty at Fudan University, in Shanghai, one of China’s leading research universities.
For the last three years, EMC has collaborated on research projects with a team at Fudan, as we do with a number of top universities in the U.S. and around the world. And I always love coming onto university campuses to see bright, creative, high energy students, so this was a real pleasure for me.
Like students in the U.S., the students there were interested in two things primarily: the future of IT from EMC’s perspective and what the future holds for their careers in IT.
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