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9:00am - 9:10am
Registration | Log-in Time
9:10am - 9:20am
Auditorium
Leader Welcome | VMware Knowledge Skills Assessment Team
9:20am - 10:05am
Auditorium
Morning Keynote | Accelerate Your Cloud Journey | VMware
Discover how VMware Cloud enables you to manage your entire app portfolio across hybrid and native public clouds with consistent infrastructure and consistent operations
Purnima Padmanabhan
10:05am - 10:10am
Break
10:10am - 10:40am
10-Minute Tech Talks
10:40am - 10:45am
Break
10:45am - 11:25am
Auditorium
License-free Backup and High-Availability Storage for VMware | Synology | CORE
Any downtime in your business can spell disaster. Make sure your business runs smoothly with a reliable disaster recovery plan and the right equipment. In this seminar, we will provide a technical deep dive into Synology’s different hardware and software solutions for backing up and storing your virtual machines easily and license-free. Dustin Koontz, Product Manager at Synology, will walkthrough the process of configuring on/offsite backups and integrating high-available storage with vSphere. Outcomes: Implement an onsite/offsite disaster recovery plan with Synology’s Active Backup software Learn how to integrate Synology's high-available storage with VMware See customers stories and get tips for selecting hardware for your environment
Dustin Koontz
Dustin Koontz is Product Manager at Synology America Corp. He handles business and end-user consultation, has given many public presentations for Synology, and provides technical know-how for the sales team both in-office and at conferences like VMworld.

10:45am - 11:25am
Auditorium
Resiliency Against Ransomware: Safeguarding your VMware data Against Ransomware Threats | Veeam | CORE
Bad things can happen to good data. Whether it is accidental deletion, a malicious administrator or ransomware, you need to be diligent protecting data no matter where it resides. In this session, join Veeam™ for perspective on how you can protect your data regardless of your environment including: - Key tips for VMware backups - How to scale back up storage infinitely when needed - Understanding how Veeam Cloud Tier can be used to store backups with immutability - And other defense strategies against ransomware threats
Vinh Pham
Senior Systems Engineer with VEEAM Software, who’s responsible for architecting solutions for companies of varied sizes to maintain availability for the Modern Data Center. • Born in Ba Ria, Vietnam • Based in Denver, CO • Graduated from Purdue University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering Technologies • Former Solutions Architect at Spectra Logic Corp. Employed at Spectra Logic for 10 years before joining VEEAM • Loves to fish, camp, garden and avid concert goer

Karinne Bessette
Karinne Bessette is a Technologist at Veeam within the Product Strategy team based in the United States. This individual has a strong technical background in network and security with certifications from Cisco for Security (CCNA) and Routing & Switching (CCNA) as well as CompTIA Network+ and Security +. She is well versed in multiple Operating Systems achieving Linux Professional Institutes Essentials and CompTIA A+ certifications. She has developed project management skills to self-manage tasks in a goal-oriented fashion obtaining the Project+ from CompTIA. Well versed in Microsoft Office 365 and Azure platforms; certified with AZ-900. At Veeam, Karinne has worked as a Customer Support Engineer supporting Veeam products. In her time at Veeam she has written and updated documentation, completed VMCE certification, lead a team as a Technical Senior, and has pushed to obtain technical knowledge outside just the scope of her role. Follow Karinne on Twitter @v_Rinne or @Veeam.

10:45am - 11:25am
Auditorium
Optimize End-User Experience with ControlUp for VMware Horizon | ControlUp | CORE
Now that your workforce is remote, being in full control of your VMware Horizon deployment is more crucial than ever. During this session, you'll learn how ControlUp can help you effectively monitor your remote workforce, enhance end-user experience, and fine-tune VMware Horizon infrastructure performance from one unified real-time console. See how easy it is to integrate ControlUp with Horizon, witness the power of automated management capabilities using native, Horizon-specific Powershell scripts, and dive into comprehensive historical reporting and analytics to help you optimize resource utilization and correctly provision your machines. Join ControlUp experts Tom Fenton and Trentent Tye to discover how ControlUp can help you cut costs, eliminate downtime, and increase ROI while taking charge of your VMware Horizon environment. If you like what you see, click the "schedule a demo" link in the ControlUp booth, book a meeting with a ControlUp expert, and be entered to win an iPhone 11 Pro.
10:45am - 11:25am
Auditorium
Dell Technologies Cloud - Infrastructure and Services to meet the new paradigm of Cloud Computing | Dell Technologies | EMERGING
Learn about Dell Technologies Cloud – an implementation of VMware Cloud, and the Dell EMC storage portfolio - designed to support cloud deployments, and did you know that Dell can provide low latency data access for your on-premises data sets to your VMC on AWS instances. This session will cover: - Dell Technologies Cloud - VMware Cloud Foundation - Dell Technologies Infrastructure – designed for VMware Cloud deployments - Dell EMC and VMware storage platforms - Dell Cloud Data Services
Ian Breitner
Dell Technologies Storage Solutions

10:45am - 11:25am
Auditorium
NSX-T Overview and Use Cases | Virtual Cloud Networking Academy
Speed and agility, robust security and high availability of applications are all critically important priorities for IT organizations moving forward. Now more than ever, organizations must innovate and succeed in their digital transformation journeys. To support this journey, IT Organizations need a solid, flexible and secure application infrastructure. In this session, the primary use cases are presented for which VMware NSX-T Data Center delivers turnkey solutions.
Andrew Grismore
William Grismore
11:25am - 11:30am
Break
11:30am - 12:10am
Auditorium
Understanding and Implementing Oracle Licensing on VMware Hybrid Cloud | VMware | CORE
VMware is committed to customers who are interested in running Oracle on vSphere and correctly licensing Oracle Software on virtual infrastructure. This session will explain the intricacies of Oracle licensing along with knowledge of how to properly adhere to existing contracts and to correctly license virtualized infrastructure for Oracle workloads on VMware platform which includes VMware Hybrid Cloud.
Donald Sullivan
Sudhir Balasubramanian
11:30am - 12:10pm
Auditorium
Understanding VMware’s Self Driving Data Center Strategy | VMware | EMERGING
vRealize AI (formerly known as Project Magna) was first mentioned at VMworld 2018 when VMware CEO, Pat Gelsinger revealed his vision of the self-driving data center powered by Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning. Since then, VMware engineers have been hard at work to begin making this a reality. In this session, we’ll discuss the benefits of a truly self-driving data center, how VMware is leveraging AI & ML to tune services today, and the future of this technology. If you’re interested how VMware can automatically make your life easier, or if you’re just curious about how we’re using Machine Learning then this is the session for you!
Matt Bradford
11:30am - 12:10am
Auditorium
Getting Started with Containers and Kubernetes | VMware | EMERGING
There's no denying the benefits of containers and Kubernetes, but getting started can be overwhelming. In this session, you'll become comfortable with creating and deploying containers and your first application. We'll cover best practices around building containers, service discovery, auto-scaling, security, monitoring, cluster management, high-availability, disaster recovery, and more.
Brant Scalan
11:30am - 12:10pm
Auditorium
Architect Your Career The VCDX Way! | Community | CORE
Our careers are a journey. To reach the destination, you have to know how to get there. But there are many different paths that one can follow on that journey, and as technology and our own experience evolve, the end destination may change.IT architecture requires one to have a good understanding of the end state, including the goals and outcomes for the business, when designing a system. Whether it is a certification or a specific job, these same skills can be applied to a career journey to map out what is necessary to achieve that goal.Learn how to apply skills learned on the VCDX journey to your career so that you can achieve the success that you are looking for on your career journey.
Sean Massey
11:30am - 12:10pm
Auditorium
Securing Applications in the Modern Era | Virtual Cloud Networking Academy
The traditional security model, which created a hard shell around the perimeter of the datacenter, is now a model of the past. NSX-T transforms visibility of East-West traffic and allows for the direct insertion of firewalls, as well as IDS/IPS services at the hypervisor level.
Andrew Grismore
William Grismore
12:10pm - 12:20pm
Break
12:20pm - 1:00pm
Auditorium
Multi-Cloud Protection: How can you afford not to? | Dell Technologies | FUTURE
Dell EMC is going beyond traditional data protection to give organizations the choice to confidently plan their modern data protection strategies through constant innovation, agile engineering, and tight integration with VMware. Only Dell EMC can provide you with the architecture and deep integration with VMware to drive greater efficiencies through automation with continuous innovation leveraging both world-class data protection and open source initiatives. With the widest protected workload ecosystem from legacy data to public, private and cloud-native and now Dell Technologies Cloud – including data protection for Kubernetes - no one is better prepared for the range of protection strategies that are required to protect your organization from data loss or corruption.   Key Takeaways: - How integration with vSphere will empower vAdmins to provision, monitor and manage the protection of their virtual workloads - How vRealize automation integration will empower self-service, increased automation and cloud management - How native integration into VMware management tools allows for the ultimate automation experience, reducing business risk - How protection for Kubernetes workloads increases productivity and creates a more reliable and cost-effective infrastructure - Why no one is better prepared for multi-cloud than Dell EMC - How to address threats posed by today’s cyberattacks
Hans Ammitzboll
Biz Dev Mgr: Cross BU Synergy Acceleration

12:20pm - 1:00pm
Auditorium
Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery | Virtual Cloud Networking Academy
Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity are two commonly talked about NSX-T use cases, but how exactly does it work? This session shows how to best implement BCDR and what federation accomplishes for the organization.
Andrew Grismore
William Grismore
12:20pm - 1:00pm
Auditorium
Rethinking Data Protection and Recovery in the Age of Ransomware
With the proliferation of data-driven digital business growing at an exponential pace, so is the pace of cyber security threats and attacks, such as ransomware. Cyberattacks can cost a company $1.4 Million on average in recovery when you add in the cost of lost productivity, reputation damage, and service disruption.  Are you at risk?  Can your backup keep pace with the speed of recovery that’s needed today? Attend this session to find out why backup won’t save you from a ransomware attack and how continuous data protection helps you to prepare, respond and recover from an attack to VMware environment.
Andy Fernandez
Product Marketing Manager Andy Fernandez is a Global Product Marketing Manager at Zerto. With a focus on product marketing and launches, he strives to translate technical innovation to business value. After spending years in various technology companies and entrepreneurial pursuits, Andy is focused on launching industry leading products and accelerating their adoption.

1:00pm - 1:05pm
Break
1:05pm - 1:25pm
10-Minute Tech Talks
1:25pm - 1:30pm
Break
1:30pm - 2:10pm
Auditorium
Building a Better (Virtual) Desktop | VMware | CORE
WIndows 10 has brought many changes to the Windows desktop when it was released nearly five years ago. The new release cycle brings ongoing challenges to the deployment and management of virtual desktops. Learn how to overcome these challenges to deliver a Windows 10 desktop that provides a good user experience.
Sean Massey
1:30pm - 2:10pm
Auditorium
Building Your Cloud in Next Gen vRealize Automation | VMware | EMERGING
VMware vRealize Automation 8 and Cloud are comprised of three new service offerings which together make up the next generation of VMware's automation tools. Managing clouds is complex on its own, but when you factor in public and private cloud, multiple geographic regions and application delivery, that complexity grows exponentially. This complexity risks creating silos of knowledge focused on individual cloud skillsets for both public and private environments. This means leveraging a tool that makes clouds invisible and abstracts their configuration is critical to the success of your cloud strategy. Join this interactive, demo-focused session to learn more about vRealize Automation 8 and Cloud where you will learn how to design a cloud that will not only solve infrastructure problems, but will also be easily consumable by your developers.
Kimberly Delgado
1:30pm - 2:10pm
Auditorium
From Zero to Any Cloud with VMware HCX | VMware | EMERGING
Customers can be overwhelmed with the complexity of workload mobility and migration - understanding networking requirements, workload dependencies, choosing hybrid or multi-cloud destinations, and deciding if applications should be refactored - can often stall or drag out strategic cloud projects. Join us as we deep dive into how to create your workload mobility passport, covering key customer considerations when migrating workloads including best practices for premier cloud destinations such as VMware Cloud on AWS, VMware Cloud Foundation, and Metal as a Service offering from Azure and Google.
Thomas McCafferty
1:30pm - 2:10pm
Auditorium
From VMs to Containers – Introductory Concepts and Live Deployments | Community | FUTURE
This session will focus on discovering the differences in technology between the VMs we all know and love, and containers, which may be foreign to many VMware administrators. We will cover some core concepts about the fundamental differences in the two technology platforms, see a side-by-side breakdown of their components and how they function, along with some use cases and pros/cons for each. We'll also cover some easy ways for attendees to get started with learning containers in a lab environment, run some live deployments/upgrades/orchestration to see some containerized applications in action, then see some tools which admins new to containers can utilize to get their learning journey started.
Joe Houghes
1:30pm - 2:10pm
Auditorium
Container Networking with NSX-T | Virtual Cloud Networking Academy
Containers sound great and everyone has an opinion but when should they be used? This session discusses how and when to implement containers in the organization and how NSX-T helps makes that possible.
Rodney McIntosh
2:10pm - 2:15pm
Break
2:15pm - 2:55pm
Auditorium
Grow Your Kubernetes Wingspan Across Multiple Clouds with VMware Tanzu | VMware | FUTURE
Tanzu Kubernetes Grid provides Enterprise organizations with a consistent and upstream compatible Kubernetes substrate across SDDC, Public Cloud, and Edge environments that is ready for end-user workloads and ecosystem integrations. This session will go over the high level concepts of Tanzu Kubernetes Grid and how you can get started with creating multi-cloud operations, address cluster lifecycle management, and more. Combined with VMware Tanzu Kubernetes Grid, you now have a window into all your Kubernetes clusters.
Kendrick Coleman
2:15pm - 2:55pm
Auditorium
How To Migrate From NSX-v to NSX-T | VMware | EMERGING
There are different ways for migrating our current NSX-V customers to NSX-T. In this session we give guidance on the migration strategies and how to successfully assess you customers environment to prepare them for the right NSX-T migration strategy. We will share lessons learned from recent customer migrations and demonstrate migration tools and capabilities with NSX-T, including the migration coordinator, HCX and L2 Bridging.
Jennifer Schmidt
2:15pm - 2:55pm
Auditorium
Automate vSphere with Ansible! | VMware | EMERGING
VMware has made significant efforts to make APIs and automation first-class interfaces for manaing your virtual infrastructure. Multiple tools are emerging in the ecosystem that provide tremendous features and functionality. However, getting started leveraging these tools can be overwhelming. Join Bill Hill as he covers the basics of one of these tools, Ansible, and shows concrete examples of how it can be used to provide value to your environment.
Bill Hill
2:15pm - 2:55pm
Auditorium
Automation - We Know Why We Should, This is How We Should | Community | CORE
For a while now, the advantages and benefits of automation have been hammered into our heads. Every tradeshow, conference, meetup or IT get together there is always a session or two dealing with automating infrastructure through APIs, Infrastructure as Code, or configuration management. We all know why we should do it - but the question is how?Consider this session a bundle of 101's on all things automation. In 45 minutes we will dive into how to start consuming APIs with code, when to chose certain languages over others, how to integrate with things such as IaC and config management, along with how to best layout our scripts and share them using versioning control systems such as Git.If you have been wanting to get started with automating your vSphere environment, but just need that jump start on how to do it - this is the session for you!
Mike Preston
3:00pm - 4:00pm
Trivia & Toasts | Sponsored by IGEL
Join us for trivia and toasts after the event!