March 14th, 2019







About the Event

VMUG's online virtual event will deliver a highly interactive, 3-D virtual environment, on-demand breakout sessions, and interactive partner exhibits within the show floor. And the best part is this event is virtual so you can experience it all from anywhere!

How does the Cloud impact your job?

Join us virtually on March 14, 2019 to find out how to Accelerate Your Journey to the Cloud. Hear energizing presenters, engage in breakout sessions, listen to on-demand VMware and Community sessions, attend a virtual exhibit hall, and experience opportunities to connect with other attendees – your peers and community experts – all at the click of a button. In addition, you'll also get access to all of the materials presented during the event for download.

During this event, we will be covering the following topics:

- VMware Cloud on AWS

- Virtual Desktops in the Cloud

- Extending your infrastructure into the Cloud

- Security and the Cloud

- And more!

You’ll come away from this event understanding which parts of the Cloud are in fact right for you. Register for this exciting Virtual Event today!


Kit Colbert, VP & CTO, Cloud Platform BU at VMware

Kit Colbert is VP & CTO, Cloud Platform BU at VMware, driving technical strategy and innovation for the vSphere, VMware Cloud on AWS, and Project Dimension product lines. Previously he was GM of Cloud-Native Apps, CTO for End-User Computing, the Chief Architect and Principal Engineer for Workspace Portal, and the lead Management Architect for the vRealize Operations Suite. At the start of his career, he was the technical lead behind the creation, development, and delivery of the vMotion and Storage vMotion features in vSphere.

Kit holds an ScB in Computer Science from Brown University and is a recognized thought-leader on Cloud-Native, End-User Computing, and Cloud Management trends. He speaks regularly at industry conferences, on the main stage at VMworld, and is the Cloud-Native voice for the VMware Office of the CTO blog.

Register today to hear Kit Colbert speak, and take part in engaging breakout sessions and on-demand VMware and Community sessions from other engaging presenters. You’ll come away from this event understanding which parts of the Cloud are right for you.


All Day




HOL-1906-03-CMP – Automate IT - Hybrid Cloud
HOL-1981-01-HBD – VMware HCX - Getting Started with Cross-Cloud Mobility
HOL-1981-02-HBD - Modernize your SDDC with NSX Hybrid Connect
HOL-1987-01-HBD – VMware Cloud on AWS - Getting Started

March 14, 2019

9:00 AM CT

Event Starts

 9:30 - 10:15 AM CT Auditorium

Keynote: Cloud, Your Way - Delivering Cloud Everywhere You Need It with VMware's Hybrid Cloud 

Kit Colbert
VP & CTO, Cloud Platform BU, VMware


 10:15 - 10:25 AM CT


 10:25 - 11:40 AM CT Auditorium

IT Automation, The Industrial Revolution of the Datacenter

Heath Johnson
Senior Technical Marketing Manager, VMware

The Multi-Cloud Reality 

Sean O'Dell
Senior Staff Native Cloud Advocate, VMware

 11:00 - 11:30 AM CT Lounge

Meet the Expert: Cloud Health

Alex Shipley
Senior Sales Engineer, VMware

Sean O'Dell
Sr. Staff Native Cloud Advocate, VMware

 11:10 - 11:20 AM CT


 11:20 AM - 12:05 PM CT Auditorium

Highly Available Mission Critical VMware Workloads in the Cloud

John Lindblom
Technical Offering Manager - VMware, IBM Cloud

Multicloud Data Mobility Made Easy

Doug Ko
Cloud Storage Portfolio Marketing, HPE

Bharath Ram
Senior Technical Marketing Engineer, HPE

12:00 - 12:30 PM CT Lounge

Meet the Expert: Multi-Cloud and Developer Advocacy

Prabhu Barathi
Native Cloud Advocate, VMware

Sean O'Dell
Sr. Staff Native Cloud Advocate, VMware

Tim Davis
Native Cloud Advocate, VMware

 12:05 - 12:15 PM CT


 12:15 - 1:00 PM CT Auditorium

VMware Cloud on AWS: Deployment, Operations, and Workload Management

Jeremiah Megie
Senior Technical Marketing Architect, VMware

Building Your Cloud in VMware Automation Services

Kim Delgado
Customer Success Architect, VMware

Mandy Botsko-Wilson
Principal Architect, VMware

 1:00 - 3:00 PM CT Lounge

Meet the Experts: NSX & Security

Hadar Freehling
Staff Systems Engineer, VMware

Scottie Ray
Staff Systems Engineer, VMware

 1:00 - 1:10 PM CT


 1:10 - 1:55 PM CT Auditorium

Dell Technologies Cloud Platform Powered by Integrated Dell EMC and VMware Systems

Emmett Kaczmarek
Field CTO for the Global Technology Office, Dell EMC

Dangerous Assumptions:  The Unfortunate Story of Data Protection and the Cloud

Jon Hildebrand
Principal Technologist, Cohesity

VMware Hybrid Workload Protection Made Easy

Seyi Verma
Director of Product Marketing, Druva

 1:55 - 2:00 PM CT


 2:00 - 3:00 PM CT Lounge

Meet the Experts: VMware Cloud Foundation on AWS

Randy Carson
Staff VMware Cloud Solution Engineer, VMware

Roberto Canton
Senior VMware Cloud Solution Engineer, VMware

 2:00 - 3:00 PM CT Lounge

Meet the Community: General discussion and topics

VMUG Community
 2:00 - 2:45 PM CT Auditorium

The Reality of DIY Kubernetes vs PKS

Kendrick Coleman
Open Source Technical Product Manager, VMware

How VMware IT Migrated Mission-Critical Workloads to VMware Cloud on AWS

Swapnil Hendre
Director, Solutions Engineering and Design, VMware

 All Day

On-Demand Sessions

VMware IT's Journey to Zero Trust Network Using NSX Micro-Segmentation

Swapnil Hendre
Director, Solutions Engineering and Design, VMware

Zero to DR in About An Hour - VMware Site Recovery Technical Overview

GS Khalsa
Senior Technical Marketing Architect, VMware

Wavefront, We Have a Problem! Identify and Isolate Issues Across the Stack

Ravishankar Rao
Enterprise Monitoring Tools Architect, VMware

VMware Cloud: Use Cases, Integrations, and Lessons Learned from the Field

Matt Vandenbeld
Staff Customer Success Architect, VMware

Multicloud Management with CloudHealth

Alex Shipley
Senior Sales Engineer, VMware

Horizon Cloud on Azure: Technical Deep Dive

Jerrid Cunniff
Product Line Manager, VMware

Rick Terlep
EUC Technical Marketing Architect / Office of CTO, VMware

Community Session: Retool for the Cloud

Brian Kirsch, M.Ed.
Instructor, MATC

Community Session: What the Heck Does a VMware Principal Do?

Jodi Shely
Principal TAM- Office of the CTO Global Field & 8 Year vExpert, VMware

Community Session: VMware Cloud on AWS, the first hand experience…

Paul Bryant
Global Virtualization Architect, Brink’s Inc

Brian Kirsch
M.Ed., Instructor, MATC

Community Session: Navigating Career Transformation

Keith Townsend
Principal CTO Advisor, The CTO Advisor

Nate Hudson
VMware Solution Engineer, VMware

Community Session: Turning Enablement into a Framework for Career Development

Carl Olafson
Technical Account Manager, VMware

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Frequently Asked Questions

Absolutely nothing! This Virtual Event is completely FREE for you.
Yes, you will be provided login credentials to test the system and get familiar with the interface.
Your login details will be emailed to you ahead of the event. You can use these details to access the online event.
The on-demand content will be hosted for 30 days following the event.
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We recommend Chrome and Firefox.
Good internet connectivity will ensure high quality video streaming.

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