In a statement Dell said: “Nothing is more important than the health and safety of our team members, customers, partners and suppliers, we have decided to make Dell Technologies World 2020 a virtual event. This decision was not made lightly. As we learn more about the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak, we know this is the right thing to do, given the global nature of Dell Technologies World.”
Dell Technologies World 2020 was scheduled to take place from May 4 to May 7 in Las Vegas. The $92 billion Round Rock, Texas-based infrastructure giant said the “core” of what it wanted to accomplish during the conference can still be achieved via a virtual event.
“The core of what we set out to accomplish together is still important, which is why we will deliver keynotes, select breakout sessions and live chats with experts as a virtual experience”, said Dell.
Dell is just the latest IT company to either postpone, cancel or make a conference virtual as the number of infected people with the coronavirus outside China has tripled over the past week.