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Vision Daily - Wednesday 14 November

Created: 14 Nov 2012 • Updated: 19 May 2014
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Today figuratively starts and literally ends with a bang. Don’t miss the speakers, sessions and the star of tonight’s Power On party, percussion by Toom Pak.

Keynote Review and Preview
Today saw the continuation on the theme of convergence, with keynote presentations from Symantec's new CEO, Steve Bennett, providing a very open view of Symantec's future. Following on, SVP of the Storage and Availability Group, Deepak Mohan announced that Symantec is now delivering fail over capabilities for VMware. Further sessions featured Spanish customer SESCAM and Symantec partners, RedHat, Fujitsu and VMware discussing industry trends with Symantec executives. As the keynotes progressed, CJ Desai, SVP of the Information Management Group launched the next generation of Symantec appliances for BackupExec and NetBackup during his appearance here at Vision. To wrap up the information-centric convergence discussion, Brian Dye and Chris Hurst addressed Symantec's Information Governance strategy in a mobile world.

Thursday will close out Vision with the Grand Prix VIP Trip drawing, and the not to be missed keynote from internationally recognised Dr. Michio Kaku, a visionary and futurist who will enlighten us on his goal to complete Einstein's second theory. Don't miss it!

Discover the Power of Streamlining
Stop by the Appliances Lounge to explore Symantec’s range of Backup and Recovery appliances on Floor P2 in the Banquet Hall — and learn how Symantec provides market leading backup and recovery software, scalable storage and end-to-end deduplication for your virtual and physical systems in a single box.

Power On (or Off) at the Vision Conference Party
Whether you choose to power on, power off or a little of both, don’t miss the festivities at our Networking Party, Opium Mar Beach Club (close to Arts Hotel) at 20:00. Become part of the Social Network as our web-mistresses guide you in sharing your favourite tracks, tweets and pics on our giant media wall via our hash tag #poweronvision. Team up with our resident specialist DJ and on-site recording booth to help create our Power Anthem. Power up as music, videos and games accompany amazing Spanish style food and drink. Or turn it down in our Power Off Zone, where you can sit and relax while still being part of the club. Either way, the night ends with a dramatic “Battle of the Bottles” and the fantastic beat of Toom Pak! Buses leave the CCIB at 19.30, stopping at official hotels en route to the venue. Return journeys start at 22.30.

Discover the Power of Winning Big
In honour of our last Vision in Barcelona, we’re offering a fabulous prize to celebrate the great memories we’ve made in this wonderful city. That means you have a chance to win a pair of VIP tickets to the Barcelona Grand Prix 2013, including airfare and 5-star accommodation (see full terms and conditions in your conference bag). You can enter to win our Grand Prix Grand Prize by following these simple steps:

  • Visit the HP, Intel, Deloitte, Fujitsu, Red Hat, VMware, Biomni, Symantec and the Storage and Management Group booths in the Partner Expo Hall and ask for their Grand Prize Poken Tag. Touch all of these gold sponsor tags with your Poken to qualify for the draw.
  • Check online at the Poken hub or at the Poken Power Point desk at Conference Services to confirm you have touched all of the necessary tags. After you confirm that your Poken is Grand Prize ready, go online to and enter your username (your email address) and the password ‘vision’. You must touch all of the Gold sponsor tags by 13.45, on Thursday, November 15, 2012 to qualify for the grand prize drawing.
  • Once you have collected all of the Gold sponsor tags, you can collect your free t-shirt from the Poken Desk.
  • Attend Thursday’s closing keynote to see if you are the lucky Grand Prize winner. You must be present to win. See the official rules at