Michael Dell has said the combination of Dell and EMC will be so mighty, it will change the world.
"I left Dell World, as I always do, totally energised," he said. "Our customers are changing the world through the power of their creativity and innovation. Together, we are going to build the world's infrastructure for the next 20, 30 years.
"Can you imagine what our customers' are going to accomplish: curing cancer, feeding and watering the world, creating jobs, hope and opportunity on a global scale."
He admitted the ambitions were lofty but said they were possible.
"With Dell and EMC, we will have the vision, the innovation, the technology and the horsepower to dream that big. I can't wait."
Dell's Dell World keynote was entitled Unifying Theory of the Universe 1.0 and further touched on his vision to change the world.
"In it I begin to paint a picture of the future, and the astonishing role that our combined company can play in helping customers achieve their dreams," Dell said.
If the planned deal goes ahead, EMC will become private under the Dell banner, while VMware - which is currently owned by EMC - stays public, although Dell will retain a "controlling interest" in it.
Dell said the union will be formidable.
"Dell and EMC are a highly complementary combination," he said. "We bring together the world's greatest franchises in the technology of today; leaders in servers, storage, virtualisation and PCs.
"And we bring together the industry's leading technology of tomorrow; digital transformation, software-defined datacentre, converged infrastructure, hybrid cloud, mobile and security. Combined, we become a company with a leadership position in 22 Gartner Magic Quadrants. No one is more relevant or able to add more value."
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