Joe Tucci, EMC chairman and CEO, was all over Vegas, speaking at keynotes both at the EMC Global Partner Summit and EMC World, meeting with numerous customers and partners, and walking the solutions pavilion.
During the EMC Global Partner Summit, Tucci's keynote speech lasted a refreshing five minutes, after which he immediately opened the floor for questions.
When asked about investments in technology companies, Tucci replied, "We don't publicize it, but we are a pretty big VC (venture capital firm)."
When asked about critical success factors for EMC and its partners, Tucci replied that the most critical factor is a business plan. "You get rewarded for beating business plans. We have to understand your business plan and invest in it. And you have to understand our business plan."