Dell EMC World is right around the corner (May 8 thru 11). If you are anything like me, you know that not all conferences are the same. I’ve probably attended hundreds over my career – both industry and company specific. Some are good. Some are fantastic! I can’t remember looking forward to a conference as much as I am looking forward to this year’s Dell EMC World in Las Vegas. Why? A couple of reasons come to mind. For starters, all of Dell Technologies will be in one place, under one roof, at one conference. That’s exciting. The second reason is that I won’t have to hold back discussing the evolution of Dell EMC servers.We are expecting almost 13,000 people from more than 3,000 companies to attend this year. Meeting the admins, directors, and executives and talking about their business is the most rewarding part of the show for me. Over the years, the conversations around compute have changed a lot. In the past, we often spoke of server density and processor speed, but this year, I expect the chats to be around applications and consumption and how infrastructure can be optimized for specific workloads.What to See at the ConferenceThis year’s Dell EMC World will include immersive experiences and demos. Our Solutions Expo is always buzzing and so much fun. Sure, there is plenty of physical technology you can see and touch. But what is also inspiring is to see how people use it. I’ve seen race cars and hospital rooms in years past. Will the IoT cow from our TV commercials make an appearance this year? Who knows. But if you are going, make sure you swing by the Dell EMC PowerEdge server booth right in the middle of all the action. We’ll have plenty to show you.Listen, Learn, and TouchThis year’s event will have over 500 sessions and topics as well as hands-on labs. These are great opportunities to hear from some of the brightest minds across Dell Technologies. It’s your best chance to network with others and hear about the technology shaping their business. I realize that you can’t attend every session and you are likely mapping out an itinerary that covers technology you use and might use. With the data center transforming to a software-defined and workload centric model, make sure you have a couple of PowerEdge server sessions or hands-on labs on your list. We will have some really exciting things to share with you around automation and security. Here’s a list of sessions and hands-on labs.The Bedrock of The Modern Data Center: PowerEdge & Extreme Scale InfrastructureTop New Technologies Inside Dell EMC PowerEdge Servers That Will Change Your TCODell EMC PowerEdge Server Systems Management OverviewServer Management Simplicity Series: Deploying & Monitoring Dell EMC PowerEdge ServersIs Your Server Infrastructure Secure?Dell EMC Ready Nodes as a Foundation For SDSUtilizing Mobile Devices in The DatacenterThe Promise Of Rack-Scale Computing: Bringing Hyperscale Principles To Carriers & Service ProvidersPowerEdge FX2 (Hands-on Lab)Overview Of New iDRAC9 Features (Hands-on Lab)OpenManage Essentials & SupportAssist (Hands-on Lab)Redfish: The Next Generation Of Server Management AutomationInfrastructure Automation With PowerEdge Servers: Customer Case StudySee you in Vegas.