TIME/LOCATION
SESSION/ABSTRACT
SPEAKERS

8:00am - 8:30am
Grand Ballroom Foyer
Registration | Breakfast
8:30am - 8:45am
Grand AB
Leader Welcome
8:45am - 9:30am
Grand AB
Morning Keynote | VMware’s R&D Engine: What’s Next?
Chris serves as CTO, Global Field and Industry at VMware. In that role, he is responsible for helping to shape VMware’s long term technology vision, while ensuring that Research and Development priorities align with customer and industry needs. Wolf’s team drives thought leadership and industry alignment in a number of emerging areas, including Cloud, Edge, IoT, server platforms, HPC, and NFV. Chris also leads VMware’s 140+ member CTO Ambassador program, which further scales VMware R&D to customers and the technology community at large. Prior to joining VMware, Chris was a Research Vice President for Gartner’s Technical Professionals service, where he managed the data center and private cloud research agenda. Before that, Chris was a founding member of the Data Center Strategies team at Burton Group, an independent virtualization consultant, and had stops at multiple colleges and at CommVault Systems along the way. Wolf’s IT and technology journey began in the US Marines. Wolf holds a Master of Science degree in Information Technology from the Rochester Institute of Technology and has authored several technology books.
Chris Wolf
Chris serves as CTO, Global Field and Industry at VMware. In that role, he is responsible for helping to shape VMware’s long term technology vision, while ensuring that Research and Development priorities align with customer and industry needs. Wolf’s team drives thought leadership and industry alignment in a number of emerging areas, including Cloud, Edge, IoT, server platforms, HPC, and NFV. Chris also leads VMware’s 140+ member CTO Ambassador program, which further scales VMware R&D to customers and the technology community at large. Prior to joining VMware, Chris was a Research Vice President for Gartner’s Technical Professionals service, where he managed the data center and private cloud research agenda. Before that, Chris was a founding member of the Data Center Strategies team at Burton Group, an independent virtualization consultant, and had stops at multiple colleges and at CommVault Systems along the way. Wolf’s IT and technology journey began in the US Marines. Wolf holds a Master of Science degree in Information Technology from the Rochester Institute of Technology and has authored several technology books.

9:30am - 10:00am
Grand Ballroom Foyer
vSolutions Hub | Lightning Rounds & Networking
10:00am - 10:45am
Commonwealth B
Economics of Performance. An Oxymoron or Reality? | Violin Systems | Integrations
Running critical oracle applications can be challenging. Do you have the confidence in the ability of your storage layer to provide consistent performance to your Oracle environments? Join us and learn how our customers are deploying Oracle with Violin Storage Systems and realizing greater performance.
10:00am - 11:45am
Commonwealth Ballroom A
HOL | VMware Cloud on AWS - Expert-led Workshop | BYOD
Deploy a Software Defined Data Center in VMware Cloud on AWS and secure applications using distributed firewall. Interact with APIs and learn about automating certain functions within VMware Cloud on AWS environment. Explore configuring Hybrid Linked Mode between on-premise and the VMware Cloud on AWS vCenter. Module 1 - Working with your SDDC (15 minutes) (Beginner) With the HTML5 user interface, you will perform many common tasks in your SDDC on VMware Cloud on AWS, as well as interact with vCenter Server running on VMware Cloud on AWS. Module 2 - Securing Applications in VMware Cloud on AWS Using Distributed Firewall (30 Minutes) (Beginner) In this module, you will deploy a second web server and create a distributed firewall rule to prevent communication between the two web servers. Module 3 - VMware Cloud on AWS Developer Center and APIs (30 Minutes) (Beginner) In this module we will introduce you to the VMware Cloud on AWS Developer Center, and you will also have an opportunity to interact with APIs in order to be able to automate certain functions within your VMware Cloud on AWS environment. Module 4 - Configuring Hybrid Linked Mode (HLM) for VMware Cloud on AWS (15 Minutes) (Beginner) In this module, you will walk through an interactive simulation to set up Hybrid Linked Mode between an on-premises vCenter and the VMware Cloud on AWS vCenter.
Jeremiah Megie
10:00am - 10:45am
Commonwealth C
Build, Modernize, and Scale Your Business with VMware and Google Cloud | Google Cloud | Integrate
Whether your business is early in its journey or well on its way to digital transformation, Google Cloud's robust set of solutions can help you build and modernize your business now and into the future. Come learn how you can take advantage of best of breed offerings from Google Cloud while also maintaining consistent operations across multi-cloud environments, from modern containerized applications with Google Cloud's Anthos, to VM-based applications with VMware in GCP. Every customer’s digital transformation journey is different, and you'll walk away with a better understanding on how Google can partner with you each step of the way.
Amyn Jivani
Amyn Jivani is a Product Marketing Manager for Global Technology Partnerships at Google Cloud. He focuses on joint-solution messaging, positioning and go-to-market strategy with some of Google Cloud's largest technology partners. Prior to Google, Amyn led Product Marketing for cloud platforms at Salesforce and VMware. He is a graduate of The University of Texas at Austin, with dual degrees in Finance and Political Science.

10:00am - 10:45am
Grand C
Advanced vSphere Backup Tips, Automation and Practices by Veeam | Veeam | Integrate
One of the most important things about a vSphere environment today is having data and systems available in the event of any situation. In this VMUG session, hear from a Senior Veeam Technologist who will outline advanced tips for backup, recovery and testing of vSphere environments. Leveraging scripts, advanced vSphere constructs and VMware Cloud on AWS will be covered in this session. Takeaways: - Tips for backup design of vSphere environments - Tips for leveraging scripts in vSphere and Veeam environments - Tips for leveraging VMware Cloud on AWS for backup, DR and migration
Mark Polin
Gaylord Friend
10:00am - 10:45am
Grand D
Dell Technologies Cloud Platform powered by integrated Dell EMC & VMware | Dell Technologies | Integrate
Information Technology systems have been on a steady evolution from physical to virtualized to cloud operations. VMware is the leader in virtualization and presents the most comprehensive and mature hybrid cloud software stack to help IT organizations achieve the next level in agility and efficiency of operations. Dell EMC is focused on creating the best platform for VMware - which depends on effective use of the underlying hardware deliver on that promise. By tightly integrating hardware and VMware software Dell EMC delivers rapid start-up and streamlined ongoing operations across the solution lifecycle. The ultimate result is a unified hub for IT operations that is a seamless platform for delivering IT Services which is easier to stand up and configure, simpler to manage and operate and less costly to own.
Chhandomay Mandal
Chhandomay Mandal leads Solutions Marketing at Dell Technologies for the entire Dell EMC Storage portfolio. His team is focused on driving Dell EMC Storage revenue and thought leadership through the creation and delivery of compelling and differentiated content, messaging and validation for diverse workload and industry solutions including databases, AI/analytics, virtualization, healthcare and media & entertainment. Prior to his current role, Chhandomay led Dell’s storage solutions marketing efforts for desktop virtualization, server virtualization and private cloud. He spent 11 years at Sun Microsystems holding different leadership positions across marketing and engineering organizations. Chhandomay has been awarded 13 patents by US Patent and Trademark Office. He has a PhD in Computer Science from University of Florida, MBA from Kelley Business School of Indiana University, and BTech from Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur.

10:00am - 10:45am
Grand E
Delivering Modern Data Protection for VMware Environments with IBM Storage | IBM Storage | Integrate
In this data-centric, always on world your data protection solutions need to keep up, especially for hybrid, multi-cloud VMware environments. Learn strategies to help you modernize your approach with solutions for data protection, copy data management and data re-use. Discover how to build in cyber resiliency, reduce storage OpEx and CapEx, leverage flexible multi-tier targets, and simplify, automate and orchestrate the copy-data life-cycle. One solution that will be highlighted is IBM Spectrum Protect Plus, a software-defined storage solution that provides near-instant recovery, replication, retention, and reuse for VMs, databases, and applications in hybrid multicloud environments. It is easily deployed as a virtual appliance and the agentless architecture is easy to maintain. Click here to explore more and Launch Interactive Demo.
Steve Kenniston
Global Business Development Executive

11:00am - 11:30am
Grand AB
Keynote | Innovation and Customers: The Engines that Fuel VMware
Sanjay Poonen
11:30am - 12:45pm
Grand Ballroom Foyer
Lunch | Mingle with Peers & Partners
12:00pm - 12:45pm
Commonwealth A
VCDX: The Value Proposition, Process, and Submission | Community | Professional Development
VCDX,? Is it for me? The VCDX journey is filled with information both technical & business orientated. Drawing on personal VCDX Journeys?this session will discuss; The value of the VCDX for the modern cloud world. Personal and business gains from the VCDX study. The dos and don'ts of the VCDX journey. Going deeper to the process, the standard good advice of 'Knowing your design', 'Consider risks and remember AMPRS'?are broken down into usable chunks with worked examples throughout.
Chris Mutchler
12:00pm - 12:45pm
Commonwealth C
Kubernetes for the VMware Admin | VMware | Manage
Your developers are asking for it. The boss is wondering how much longer it's going to take. You need to get Kubernetes up and running. This session will explore core Kubernetes concepts as it relates to our knowledge as a vSphere administrator. We will explore the differences between open source and commercialized versions of Kubernetes and take a quick look at different application deployment mechanisms. You’re going to leave with a better understanding of Kubernetes architecture and how to take the next step towards containerization.
Kendrick Coleman
12:00pm - 12:45pm
Grand C
Preparing to Take and Pass the VCP-DCV Exam | Community | Professional Development
VMware Certification is a very useful tool for businesses to use when showcasing their expertise and when qualifying candidates for IT employment. Although it is useful for career growth, many IT professionals do not pursue it due to its high demands, cost, and risk of failing the exam. Successfully passing the VMware Certified Professional - Data Center Virtualization (VCP-DCV) certification exam requires careful, focused preparation. Focusing on the objectives in the exam blueprint is critical and leveraging other available resources is key to passing the exam on the first attempt. Leveraging practice exam questions that are written in a similar style to the actual exam questions minimizes frustration when taking the exam. Careful attention must be given to the exam and product versions.
John Davis
12:00pm - 12:45pm
Grand D
DPUG Meetup: Enterprise-Ready Kubernetes: Your Path to Cloud-Native Applications with Dell Technologies
How are your operations evolving to keep pace with new application architectures? Containers are coming to data centers everywhere and every organization needs an approach to support development, deployment, management and protection of next generation apps and the data they create. Dell EMC and VMware have worked together to deliver an Open Source Software foundation for developer productivity and operational efficiency that supports both traditional VM-based Infrastructure-as-a-Service, next generation Container-as-a-Service and Platform-as-a-Service for cloud-native app development and deployment. Join experts from across Dell Technologies for a technical review into leveraging Kubernetes to easily deploy and protect containerized workloads on VxRail platforms and Dell EMC Data Protection. It will include discussion and demonstration of the tools for intrinsic security, high-availability, multi-cloud flexibility, and data protection through integration of VMware and Pivotal tools and Dell Technologies Cloud.
Garrett van Siclen
12:00pm - 12:45pm
The Extensive Guide to Using VMware Documentation Like a Pro | Community | Manage
The VMware product line has grown from the vSphere hypervisor to a sizable buffet of offerings that span public and private clouds. Filling a buffet plate with products at purchase time isn't enough to make customers successful in implementing, supporting, and learning more about the technologies they own. Each product comes with its own set of documentation and other collateral, but with so many products in the portfolio, how do customers find what they need easily? The average customer has no idea how much free product documentation exists and where to find it. I invite you to join me on a journey through VMware documentation to find out what you've been missing (which may be more than you realized). We'll walk through the various documentation hub sites, the types of documentation which can be found at each one and the products covered, and some practical tips for using the documentation like a pro. Regardless of role, company size, or product exposure you will walk away having learned something new. And we'll do it all live! Bring your laptop to create a customized VMware document as part of our finale.
Nick Korte
1:00pm - 1:45pm
Commonwealth C
Enabling a Zero Trust Framework with Okta and VMware Workspace ONE | Okta | Integrate
Companies struggle to maintain the security and compliance posture they require while looking to provide end users with the experience they desperately want. Learn how VMware and Okta, through their partnership and product integrations, enable organizations to do both seamlessly with ease. Learn more at bit.ly/Okta_VMware 
1:00pm - 5:00pm
Commonwealth A
VCDX Workshop
If you already in process or interested in pursuing VCDX certification, this is a great way to start your journey or to help focus your preparation. This interactive session is a complete and engaging deep dive into the overall VCDX Process, providing tips and success strategies for: • Overview of the VCDX program and process • Solution design selection and development • The VCDX application and supporting documentation • Creation and delivery of the design overview • The VCDX design scenario • Q&A with active VCDX Panelist
Chris Mutchler
1:00pm - 1:45pm
Commonwealth B
Azure VMware Solutions: Technical Deep Dive | Microsoft Azure | Integrate
Take a deep dive into VMware Horizon Cloud on Azure. Get a demo of useful features, dive into the nitty-gritty details from a technical perspective, and discuss best practices and helpful hints for being successful.
Jeramiah Dooley
Sr. Cloud Ops Advocate

1:00pm - 1:45pm
Grand C
Cost-effective Backup for your VMware Workloads with Veeam and IBM Cloud Object Storage | IBM Cloud | Integrate
Regulatory requirements and the hyper-growth of data have created demand for more cost-effective data retention strategies. Veeam’s native support of IBM Cloud Object Storage helps reduce overall IT budget strains and eliminate the seemingly never-ending need for on-premises storage. Join to learn how to deploy a multi-tiered storage strategy to protect your VMware workloads.
Andy Jones
STSM, Senior Solution Architect, IBM Master Inventor

1:00pm - 1:45pm
Grand D
Troubleshoot and Optimize VDI User Experience with ControlUp’s New Automation Solution | ControlUp | Integrate
Attend this session for a chance to win Apple apple air pods! Discover how to leverage granular real time host & in guest metrics with ControlUp’s new automation capability to provide automatic user experience optimization. Learn how contextual on demand data gathering can help you accelerate troubleshooting and minimize outages time for common and complex Horizon View issues. See How ControlUp can help you smoothly operate and tune your Horizon View deployment, providing a unified view of all hosts, datastores, virtual machines, user sessions and processes with detailed real time UX metrics for Blast & PCoIP protocols, application load time, user input delay and more.
Barry Flanagan
Senior Director, Americas Sales

1:00pm - 1:45pm
Grand E
VMware Cloud Management: Simplify & Automate Your Org’s Data Protection | Dell Technologies | Integrate
Digital Transformation has changed the landscape of what data is to an organization and a multi-cloud strategy that encompasses private and public cloud gives you the control and flexibility to deploy workloads where they fit best in terms of cost, resilience, performance and security. Dell EMC Data Protection offers the deepest integration for VMware users with automation and orchestration across the entire VMware stack, simplifying management and lowering costs on-prem or in the cloud.
Hans Ammitzboll
Advisory Systems Engineer

1:45pm - 2:00pm
Session Break
2:00pm - 2:45pm
Commonwealth C
ESXi-Arm in the Cloud and at the Edge | VMware
Arm-based systems are becoming important in a number of new and critical market segments, such as IoT/edge compute, edge NFV, and cloud. This breakout session will go over the market opportunities, where Arm-based technologies have an impact, and describe what VMware is doing to address these new challenges with the VMware ESXi hypervisor for 64-bit Arm platforms. The session will also introduce the early evaluation program for Arm-based VMware Cloud (VMC on AWS).
Andrei Warkentin
2:00pm - 2:45pm
Grand C
VMware Cloud on AWS: Architecture and Solution Design | VMware | Design
This session will provide a walkthrough of the architecture that makes up the VMware Cloud on AWS service. We'll explain the design of the compute host, and the key concepts behind networking and storage. Since connectivity with your on-prem datacenter is such an important aspect of hybrid cloud, we will put special focus on the options available to customers. Finally, we'll go over the design patterns for the key use cases for this offering. You will leave this session with a solid understanding of how VMware Cloud on AWS works, and be able to start thinking about how it can fit into your own plans for public and hybrid cloud.
Jeremiah Megie
Kevin Brady
2:00pm - 2:45pm
Grand D
What's on the Horizon? A New Features Overview | VMware | Operate
VMware's End-User Computing experts will provide technical detail on the Horizon desktop and application platform, including the latest features and improvements in the most recent releases. Learn about the key components and how they work together to deliver real-world solutions.
Scott March
2:00pm - 2:45pm
Grand E
What's New in vRealize Operations 8.0 | VMware | Automate
VMware recently announced vRealize Operations 8.0 and vRealize Operations Cloud at VMworld. In this session, we’ll walk you through what these announcements mean for you and how you can leverage vRealize Operations to monitor, manage, and optimize your hybrid cloud. We’ll cover the latest advancements to vRealize Operations around performance optimization, capacity management, troubleshooting, and compliance - from infrastructure to apps, across clouds and within the SDDC.
Michael Doherty
Matt Bradford
2:45pm - 3:15pm
Grand Ballroom Foyer
vSolutions Hub | Lightning Rounds & Networking
3:15pm - 4:00pm
Commonwealth B
Welcome to the New Age of Ransomware Recovery with OneXafe | StorageCraft | Integrate
Gone are the days of deciding between a storage solution that can solve either data protection OR primary storage requirements. OneXafe is a scale-out converged storage solution that solves both data protection and primary storage challenges. Want to protect hundreds of VMs in a few clicks? No problem. Want to recover a multi-TB VM in less than a second? No problem. Need an enterprise file serving, archiving, or VMware storage solution? No Problem. Want to seamlessly recover an application in the cloud? No Problem.
Rich Werhun
Sales Engineer

3:15pm - 4:00pm
Commonwealth C
Changing Data Protection from Nightmares to Sweet Dreams | Cohesity | Integrate
For years, backup administrators have been dealing with backup and restore policies that really haven't really changed with the times.  While the concepts of recovery are not new, the game has changed with VMware and virtualization, and how we do it.  Today there are some better ways to manage this always traditionally cumbersome process in vSphere environments.  Join us to learn about Our own real world data nightmares and success stories from the enterprise.  We will also discuss backup and recovery features that you must have to ensure your enterprise is ready for any data protection situation related to vSphere.  Lastly, uncover the best way to be prepared for any recovery situation, even at 3am when you are on-call.
Jason Axne
SE Manager

3:15pm - 4:00pm
Grand C
A New Era for Data Protection : Converged DR and Backup | Zerto | Integrate
It’s time to revolutionize your data protection with a converged and continuous Disaster Recovery and Backup solution for both short-term and long-term data retention. Worried about Ransomware, or other unplanned disruptions and recovering fast enough? Continuous Journal-based recovery gives you DVR-like abilities to rewind and resume from any point in time to protect against logical & hardware failures, human mistakes, and natural disasters.  Learn how Zerto uses its journaling technology coupled with continuous replication to protect and recover files, VM’s, applications or even entire data centers and resume from just seconds before an incident – unlike out-of-date backups or snapshots.
Alex Schenck
Alex Schenck (@vPilotSchenck) is an advisory solutions architect for Zerto, focusing on solving difficult public cloud and VMware vSphere challenges surrounding application mobility and business continuity. He is active in the #vCommunity, is an active vExpert, and holds several industry certifications including VCP and AWS Certified Solutions Architect Associate. He lives in Rhode Island with his wife Melissa and enjoys flying as a hobby.

3:15pm - 4:00pm
Grand D
Tintri : Best Practices for Snapshot Heavy Environments | Tintri | Integrate
Virtual machine snapshots are pervasive today, but knowing how and when to use them for maximum efficiency can be complex. Tintri demonstrates the good, bad and the ugly of snapshotting within vSphere environments, outlining common errors and impact on the environment. We’ll dive deep into the performance impact of snapshots, consistency and efficiency of snapshotting applications to ensure smooth operations and recovery. All live attendees who opt-in to share their information with the Sponsor will be entered into a drawing to win a $100 Amazon Gift Card.
Tim Davis
Solution Engineer

3:15pm - 4:00pm
Grand E
Picking the Right DR Tool for the Job - A Service Provider Perspective | Navisite | Integrate
When it comes to replication, there is no easy button. The market is flooded with different replication tools at take slightly different approaches to moving bits from place to place, but how do you know which one is best for you? During this session, Navisite will share what they’ve learned as a cloud provider about selecting the right type of tool for different types of applications. As a cloud service provider with 20 years of experience providing complex solutions, Navisite has evaluated and utilized a wide variety of DR tools including: - Application level (AD replication, SQL log shipping/Always On, etc) - OS level (Double Take, rsync/DFS) - Hypervisor level (vCloud Availability, Zerto) - Hardware level (SAN replication) - Backups (Commvault, Veeam) We will provide a high-level review of each type of tool as well as what type of workloads it should be used for. Special attention will be given to the hypervisor-level tools given the audience. We will finish out with a few network diagrams showing how different tools can be used together to provide an optimal solution.
Chris Patterson
"Chris Patterson is Senior Director of Product Management for RDX. Leveraging his technical background and consulting skills, Chris has been a key player in building RDX’s VMware cloud computing platform from the ground up and is responsible for overseeing its continual upgrades and improvement. Prior to joining RDX, Patterson spent nine years at MTM technologies as the Director of Information Security Services, where he gained extensive experience developing and consulting on security policies in a variety of different industries. Chris holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Nuclear Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute and currently lives in Delaware."

4:00pm - 4:15pm
Session Break
4:15pm - 5:00pm
Commonwealth B
The Anarchist Runbook - 10 Ways to Compromise vSphere in Under 30 Minutes | Community | Operate
Security is often a secondary consideration or an afterthought. In order to understand where you are vulnerable, you have to know your attack surfaces and vectors. In this session we will observe 10 different methods to compromise a vSphere environment in under 30 minutes. Examples include: Denial of Service (DOS), Man in the Middle (MitM), ARP poisoning, compromising service accounts, architectual analysis (logic flaws), fuzzing, using vulnerability databases and several more. Once you know where you are vulnerable and the potential impact, then you can develop a security remediation plan. For new architecture designs, you can implement a security first strategy with the key tips presented.
Daemon Behr
4:15pm - 5:00pm
Grand C
Virtual Volumes, a Technical Overview | VMware | Automate
In this session, we will go over the technical details of how Virtual Volumes work, how they are set up and some best practices. VVols can use both file and block storage, each being a little different in setup. Make sure to know the details to ensure reliability and performance of your VVols environment.
Pete Flecha
4:15pm - 5:00pm
Grand D
Operate Your Private Cloud Like a Rock Star, With VMware Cloud Foundation | VMware | Operate
It's 8am you just get to your desk, A new Mission Critical ticket has been opened, the application analyst says his App is 'slow'. Your boss wants a report in the next hour to tell him how much infrastructure capacity we need for the coming year, and the security team needs all the SSL certs replaced with a CA based cert. They also want all the root & Admin passwords changed because someone has left the company. It's going to be a long day.In this demo packed session, we will predict the future capacity needs & diagnose that performance issue with the vRealize Suite. Then replace all the SSL Certificates in the SDDC & change the passwords with just a few clicks. This is a demo packed session that will show the powerful easy to use operations that are only included in the fully integrated Private Cloud, VMware Cloud Foundation.
Jim LaFollette
4:15pm - 5:00pm
Grand E
Modernize your HCI Datacenter with VMware vRealize Operations + vSAN | VMware | Manage
Businesses need to transform their IT datacenters to something that is flexible, agile, and autonomous. VMware vRealize Operations with vSAN work together to help IT teams run a consistent and predictive infrastructure across their public/private clouds to deliver applications at rapid speeds at the demands of the modern consumer. Join this session to learn how vRealize Operations and vSAN work together to fuel your 'Self-Driving Datacenter'.
David Pham
Matt Bradford
5:00pm - 6:00pm
Grand Ballroom Foyer
vSolutions Hub | Community Hour - Networking & Giveaways