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5 tips to get the most out of Dell World 2016

Enterprise Software | Posted on August 3, 2016 by Tania Stadnik

Every year Dell World gathers thought leaders, subject matter experts and IT professionals in an immersive and collaborative environment of keynotes, breakout sessions, hands-on labs, engineer-led demonstrations and whiteboard sessions. It may sound like just another conference, but this action-packed event will directly address the impact Dell will have on the future of business.

Make sure to maximize your Dell World 2016 experience.

With over 100 sessions and 30 plus hands-on labs, you have an opportunity to walk away from Dell World 2016 with the tools you need to transform your data center, security, workforce, and your business.
A full summary of the conference can be found on their website,

At Softchoice, we know preparing is more than registering for the sessions, so we have pulled together our softer 5 tips for getting the most of the three-day event:

TIP #1 – Don’t cram too much into your schedule.

We get it. When you see the agenda you are going to get excited about all there is to learn. With over 100 sessions and 30 hands-on labs, it is understandable. But, there is a lot to be said for not overscheduling yourself. There are some key sessions to attend, such as the opening and closing keynotes (seeing Michael Dell on stage is an experience you won’t want to miss), but book your time with sessions that really peak your interest and then keep the rest of the time for going with the flow.

TIP #2: Network, network, network.

Did we say network? We know this may seem obvious – it is a conference – but go further. This is your opportunity to connect with people in similar roles as you, working on the same or similar systems, encountering the same problems as you, and often resolving them. Build a community around you and work together after Dell World comes to a close.

TIP #3: Come out of your shell.

This builds on the last tip (yes, networking). The good thing about Dell World is people who attend often don’t know too many other attendees. And it’s good to branch out from the people you don’t know. Set a goal for yourself every day – speak to 2, 3, 6 or 10 people every day that you do not know! We guarantee you won’t regret it.

P.S. Don’t forget your business cards – they still carry a lot of value.

TIP #4: Get social.

Don’t miss out on this conference experience. First and foremost, before you pack your bags for the conference, update your Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn profiles. Then familiarize yourself with the official hashtags so you are ready to engage from the first minute. (To make it easy for you, the official tags are #befutureready and #dellworld). Once you are ready to start being social, start posting. Remember the word “social” is there for a reason, so make sure to engage with other people on the different channels as well! Just remember, it is easy to get sucked into live tweeting or Instagram-ing. Make sure to stop, breath, network, and participate as well.

TIP #5: Have fun.

This should go without say, but we want to say it anyway. Have fun. Yes, this is an event to learn, influence and meet industry peers, but there are plenty of opportunities to enjoy yourself. It all starts with the Alabama Shakes, Grammy-winning American blues rock band, on opening night.

Be sure to check here after the conference for Softchoice’s summary of the conference and key takeaways.

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