At Dell World 2011, Michael Dell will take questions today during a panel discussion with press and analysts at the Long Center in Austin.

The sold-out Dell World event begins with a welcoming reception at Austin City Limits Wednesday night. Then, bright and early, Michael Dell will deliver the keynote at 8 a.m. Thursday at the Austin Convention Center. His speech will discuss trends in the virtual world such as data overload, mobile applications and security. He’ll also talk about how Dell’s “customers can best succeed, compete and innovate.”

Dell World 2011 also features speeches from Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, Intel CEO Paul Otellini, Marc Benioff, CEO of, former White House CIO Vivek Kundra, VMware CEO Paul Maritz, IDC Research Vice President Michelle Bailey and many others. The focus is on innovation.

Justin.TV is broadcasting the event live at 2 p.m. central time.

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