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S.M.A.C. Talk - Social Media, Mobility, Analytics and Cloud the podcast launched in 2014 and over those 4 years hosts Daniel Newman and Brian Fanzo have covered topics that included Big Data, Digital Transformation, Social Selling, Data Center Migration, Millennial Marketing, Digital Marketing, live streaming video, customer experience and everything else impacting today's technology world.

SMACtalk became much more than just a podcast as every episode is live streamed via Facebook Live and Periscope while also going live to technology events such as Mobile World Congress, IBM developer conference, CES, SXSW, HP Discovery, SAP Sapphire and other technology events.  Past sponsors of the podcast include IBM, SAP, SAP Store, Avnet, Adobe and currently Cisco.  

Hosted by Brian Fanzo @iSocialFanz and Daniel Newman @DanielNewmanUV

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Oct 24, 2017

In this episode of Intel Shift on SMACtalk, Daniel Newman speaks with Armughan Ahmad, Dell’s Senior VP of Hybrid Cloud and Ready Solutions. In this fast paced conversation Newman and Ahmad discuss Dell’s recent IoT announcements at their IQT day in New York City. Ahmad shared how Dell is making a massive investment in their IoT Group and what this will mean for customers and consumers as this investment is rolled out over the next three years. Additionally, this conversation sheds a light on the rapid expansion of Dell Technologies and points listeners in the right direction of better understanding the impact of the rapidly growing Edge Computing and how it will tie into current Cloud Strategies. For this and so much more, download and listen to this don’t miss podcast from Intel Shift.

Armughan Ahmad - Senior Vice President and General Manager, Hybrid Cloud & Ready Solutions

Armughan Ahmad serves as Senior Vice President and General Manager of Hybrid Cloud & Ready Solutions at Dell EMC, where he leads solutions and technology alliance teams globally that deliver innovative Hybrid Cloud, Software-defined, High Performance Computing (HPC), Big Data and Analytics, and Business Applications workload solutions for large enterprise, public institutions, small and medium business customers and partners.

Prior to joining Dell, Armughan served as Vice President at Hewlett-Packard, where he led the growth of HP’s Enterprise group, delivering converged and secured infrastructure solutions through partner channels. Previously, Armughan held executive management roles at 3Com, Enterasys, Cabletron and other technology firms ranging from $10M start-up’s to $100bn large corporations delivering hardware, software and services solutions for vertical industries globally.

Armughan is a graduate of Sheridan College, where he studied computer science. He serves on numerous non-profits boards as a passionate promoter of third world economic trade and development initiatives.