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VMware Explore DTA - Partner Breakfast with a side of AI/ML

Please join us at the VMware Hospitality Parlor located on the 3rd floor of the Palazzo Tower, on August 23rd.


Please RSVP below to confirm your attendance.

Wednesday, August 23rd, 2023​

8:00AM - 9:30AM (PT)

Location: The Palazzo at The Venetian Resort, Las Vegas

3325 S Las Vegas Blvd,

Las Vegas, NV 89109

Invitation is intended for recipient only and is non-transferable.

Space is limited and registration is required.


Dell Technologies Access (DTA) Partners, please join our sales leadership from VMware and Dell Technologies for a breakfast to begin Day 3 of VMware Explore and to learn how to build your AI/ML business.


Accelerate your AI/ML practice – Fireside Chat with VMware, Dell Technologies, NVIDIA & Sterling 

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Leasa Neaves - VMware

Head of Global Sales and GTM, Dell Synergy Acceleration Team

Leasa Neaves is the Head of Global Sales and Go-to-Market, Dell Synergy Acceleration Team at VMware.  As an accomplished professional who has held a variety of roles in sales and marketing across multiple business divisions, Leasa also has a passion for employee growth and development, particularly when it comes to women in technology.  Through her work as regional lead for Dell’s Women in Action ERG, founder of Connection Points- a diversity, equity and inclusion campaign at VMware, and a member of a collegiate executive advisory council, Leasa has developed a skillset for moderating panels and leading presentations to facilitate compelling conversations advocating for women in the workplace.

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Dan Kingslien - VMware

Sr. Director, Solution Engineering

Dan is a results-driven Solution Engineering professional with over 20 years of industry experience. He joined the VMware Solution Engineering Organization in 2008 and currently leads the Americas Partner, Commercial, and Digital Solution Engineering Organization. Based in Austin, TX, Dan is a graduate of Texas A&M University with a Bachelor of Science in Engineering.

Christopher Cyr - Sterling

Chief Technology Officer

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Chris Cyr, Sterling's Chief Technology Officer, is an enterprise architect and industry thought-leader. Cyr’s expertise spans quantum computing, blockchain technologies, cloud technologies, computer vision and machine learning, IoT topologies, advanced manufacturing technologies, network architectures, big data, aerospace design and engineering. Cyr logged 28+ years working within the federal government, NASA, and Special Operations community, developing future end-to-end reference architecture. As a high-level computer scientist, he supported the NASA Space Shuttle and International Space Station missions and designed and manufactured a rescue and tactical hovercraft. He was a member of the team that designed and built the first Joint Air Operations Center and the Joint Forces Experiment Program. For 13 years, he was also a member and leader in the Air Force Special Ops. Cyr joined Sterling after five years at Oracle, where he served as Enterprise Cloud Architect and founding member of the Cloud Pursuit Team, Cloud Execution Team, and Cloud Technology Office responsible for Oracle’s transformational pivot to cloud services. He was responsible for working as the subject-matter expert on Oracle Cloud, Enterprise Architecture, and Multi-Cloud Interoperability. Cyr has also worked with a number of Fortune 50 companies — among them: FedEx, General Motors, Verizon, Coca-Cola, and Amazon). In his Sterling orbit – Cyr co-authored and was awarded the Federal Contract for NASA SEWP V. He holds numerous prized manufacturer certifications. As Sterling’s Chief Technology Officer, he drives the company’s technology strategy and related endeavors.

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Todd Day - Dell Technologies

Enterprise Solution Architect

Todd Day is an Enterprise Solution Architect with over 25 years of experience developing Cloud and End User solutions optimizing IT services & strategy to achieve strategic business outcomes. Over this time, he held roles in Pre-Sales engineering, Product Development/Engineering and Business Development with technical roots formed in the data center for fortune 500 companies and small dotcom hosting providers. Most recently at Dell Technologies he has been focused on solutions supporting industry transition including cloud native application development, DevOps methodologies, cloud operational model implementations and practical AI/ML use case development.

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Amanda Saunders - NVIDIA

Senior Manager, Enterprise and Edge AI Product Marketing

Amanda Saunders is a seasoned leader in generative AI product marketing at NVIDIA. Within the Enterprise AI product group, her focus is centered on crafting compelling narratives for generative AI and LLM solutions such as NVIDIA NeMo. Before her journey at NVIDIA, Amanda enriched her portfolio by leading initiatives that spotlighted the value of cloud, networking, and desktop virtualization products in the enterprise realm. Over the course of her career, Amanda has occupied pivotal sales and marketing roles, diving deep into domains like AI, data science, virtual GPU, and edge solutions.

We look forward to seeing you – our valued partners!

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