What I Plan to Get Out of the Global Data & Blockchain Summits this Fall

logoFor those who may not be aware, there are two premier “inaugural” events occurring in Golden, Colorado this October.  First, The Global Data Summit is focused on data management in the modern world of big data and big data analytics. Global Data Summit boasts an impressive list of speakers and sponsors (VMware, my employer, being one of them!) all in an intimate forum where the experts are not only approachable, but will be actively collaborating with the other experts and attendees alike.

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I plan to tap into the treasure trove of expertise, not only to get a level set of data modeling techniques and theories, but also understand what the future has in store with regards to big data, AI, and cloud platform data mining – just to name a few.  I also see this as a great real-world experience for the aspiring data scientist – a high growth (and in-demand) career opportunity, in fact Glassdoor lists over 24,000 jobs with Data Scientist in the title and over 113,000 with Data Modeler!

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The second event is the Global Blockchain Summit, the first of its kind gathering of professionals and enthusiasts sharing expertise and ideas on this breakthrough trend.  Blockchain is not only the backbone for crypto currency, but is quickly gaining popularity in verticals like healthcare and even in supply chain management across multiple verticals.  This is the opportunity to both get your feet wet, or sink your teeth further into the technology that is taking the market by storm!

Who’s In?

First of all, if it’s not obvious, I will be attending both events in beautiful Golden Colorado, did I mention that the Great American Beer Festival (GABF) is on the adjoiningGABF weekend?  The Global Data Summit will be on October 2-3, with Global Blockchain Summit following, October 4-5, 2017.

Here’s what’s in it for you, as a corporate sponsor I can offer a 35% discount for either, or both summits combined!  Just register using these links:

https://globaldatasummit.com/vmware

https://globalblockchainsummit.com/vmware

Also, if you need to buy tickets to the sold out GABF give me a shout (@benscheerer), we may have a few extras!

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June 15th Presentation to the Rocky Mountain Chapter SCIP (Strategic and Competitive Intelligence Professionals)

This month I get the great opportunity to present to the local Rocky Mountain chapter ologof SCIP. I am excited to share my experiences in high-tech including successes, fails and even yet to be solved challenges while managing competitive marketing for the silicon software leader, VMware, Inc.

I do not only plan to share my experiences, but rather share a practice in competitive marketing that has developed from both business necessity to learnings along the way from seasoned CI experts, including those from SCIP!

In the fast-paced nature of high-tech software, every day is a new day to learn along with new challenges to be solved. However, balancing resources with the needs of the business in a way that constantly proves value back to the business is at the center a successful competitive marketing practice.  During this session, I will also share my experience with both communicating to management, but also measuring the success of our effort towards the overall goals of my business

Meeting Title & Abstract:

Riding the Wave of a Disruptive Technology Innovator: Keeping Pace with Change through Progressive “World Class” Competitive Marketing

During the past 6 years, Silicon Valley pioneer, VMware has had to define itself from a market dominating technology disruptor in computer visualization to a highly competitive leader in cloud technologies. Hear Ben Scheerer’s story about building a CI practice from a small fledgling group to hyper growth as one of VMware’s largest contributors to its over $7B in annual revenue. He will share his successes and challenges along the way. Ben is generously hosting at his office.  This meeting is complimentary and open to all.

Thursday June 15, 2017

6pm-8pn MST

Genesee Labs Co-Working

25568 Genesee Trail Road

Golden, CO 80401

REGISTER HERE

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