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Richard Bennett

Company: VMware

Job Title: Head of Accelerate & Advisory Services

Richard Bennett

Richard Bennett is VMware’s Head of Accelerate & Advisory Services. He is responsible for the consulting teams who develop technology frameworks which guide C-level executives in the acceleration of digital business transformation. His group works closely with VMware customers to create long-term strategies which reduce digital risk whilst creating digital innovation opportunity.

Richard is a senior technology leader who brings more than 20 years’ experience in technology and customer experience. Prior to joining VMware, he was the EMEA CTO at Avaya and held board roles in the Customer Experience Foundation. Previously he has led global customer-facing teams with technology companies such as; Cisco, Accenture & Horizon.

Richard has a passion for working closely with customers, helping them to find new opportunities, uncover hidden barriers, and formulate pragmatic technology transformation strategies. The focus is to keep customers relevant in an increasingly complex “digital consumer” landscape.

As a fellow of the Customer Experience Foundation, he is regularly called upon to provide market-independent analysis and keynotes at industry events worldwide, talking to his extensive background across multiple sectors including telecoms, retail, finance and healthcare.

Richard Bennett Seminars

  • PANEL: IP EXPO Bytesize: New Trends - Edge Computing, Cloud Interconnectivity, Blockchain & SD-WAN Wed 3rd Oct 12:20 - 13:10

    PANEL: IP EXPO Bytesize: New Trends - Edge Computing, Cloud Interconnectivity, Blockchain & SD-WAN

    The IP EXPO Bytesize panels are designed to give attendees an executive overview of the latest trends in IT. Four panellists, each a leading expert in their respective field, will each share a bite sized overview of a given topic during one education packed session. The sessions are designed to be interactive so attendees plus our social followers will have the opportunity to ask their questions to the panel in an extended Q&A.


    Edge Computing - Richard Bennett, VMware

    Cloud Interconnectivity - Michael Winterson, Equnix

    Blockchain - Carrie Osman, Cruxy & Company

    SD-WAN - Al Taylor, CloudDNA


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    Time / Place

    Wed 3rd Oct 12:20 to 13:10

    Keynote Theatre

  • Where is the value in IoT? Wed 3rd Oct 14:20 - 14:50

    Where is the value in IoT?

    The biggest creation of data up until now has been human beings. However increasingly complex systems of applications, end points and sensors have already begun to dwarf that. In the next few years we will see an exponential rise in IoT and edge computing which will make managing human data management seem simple in comparison.
    As we begin to gather a multiplicity of data sources, interpreting the context of what the edge provides, CIO’s are looking at a set of new challenges for the information they create. During this session Richard Bennett will describe a series of IoT use cases in play today and discuss the possibilities ahead.


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    Time / Place

    Wed 3rd Oct 14:20 to 14:50

    Access Plus: IoT