As part of his opening keynote, Dell also shared the stage with Elon Musk, founder of electric car vendor Tesla and commercial space exploration firm SpaceX, to discuss innovation. Musk detailed his challenges and explained that innovation has a lot to do with not giving up and trying to do more everyday.
“I think that people self-limit,” Musk said. “The number one thing is people should just keep trying, did you try yesterday? Did you try today? It takes a lot of mental exertion to innovate.”
Dell, who owns a Tesla car himself, saluted Musk as being an inspiring figure.
“We do have an affliction of short term thinking in our society and we need more people like Elon taking big risks,” Dell said.