TIME/LOCATION
SESSION/ABSTRACT
SPEAKERS

8:00am - 8:30am
Prefunction Area
Registration | Breakfast
8:30am - 8:45am
Regency Ballroom
Leader Welcome
8:45am - 9:30am
Regency Ballroom
Morning Keynote | VMware EUC is more than VDI and Mobile
If you haven’t been paying attention to the end-user computing world, you probably think of “VMware” and “EUC” as just Horizon VDI and AirWatch mobile device management. But so much has changed in the past five years! In this talk, VMware EUC’s VP of Product Management, Adam Rykowski, will talk about how companies are actually dealing with end-user computing in 2019. He’ll explain what he’s seeing with Windows 10 device management, how people are finally bringing Macs into the fold, and where all this “Intelligence” and “machine learning” is actually making a difference. He’ll leave you with some tips and tricks he’s picked up for how you can prepare your organization to manage your users and their devices over the next five years—regardless of what they want to use or where they want to work.
Adam Rykowski
9:30am - 10:00am
Grand Hall West
vSolutions Hub | Lightning Rounds & Networking
10:00am - 10:45am
Hanover A
Dell Technologies Cloud Platform Powered by Integrated Dell EMC & VMware | Dell Technolgies | 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.
Alva Eaton
Chief Architect - Data Center Technologies

10:00am - 10:45am
Hanover 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"
Robby Mossman
Drew Kessel
10:00am - 10:45am
Hanover E
Cloudy with Chance of Data Re-Use: How Modern Backup Serves All Your Business Needs | IBM Storage | Integrate
The number one use-case for cloud is backup. Why? Because it’s simple and easy. It gives organizations a cost-effective method to have the data more "on-line" than a traditional tape solution, which means better RTOs. In addition, when using solutions such as Cloud Object Storage with WORM capabilities, you can build in cyber resiliency for your data and gain better recovery times in the event of a disaster or cyberattack. In addition, backup is no longer just an "insurance policy." Protection, Copy Data Management and Data Re-use are today's modern ways to leverage backup data for multiple purposes. As organizations look to what's next with their backup environment and consider moving to a more modern data protection infrastructure, they need to look at reducing costs, both CapEx and OpEx. Learn how to meet all your data protection objectives by attending our session and visiting our table. We’ll show you how you can unlock the value of your backup data, reduce costs and do more with less.
Sanjay Patel
Spectrum Protect Sales Leader, North America - IBM Global Markets

10:00am - 10:45am
Hanover G
Enabling a Zero Trust Framework with Okta and VMware Workspace ONE | Okta | EUC Track
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]bit.ly/Okta_VMware.
Shyam Rajaram
Sales Engineer, Enterprise

10:45am - 11:00am
Session Break
11:00am - 11:45am
Hanover A
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.
Jason Smith
11:00am - 11:45am
Hanover C
Kubernetes for the VMware Admin | VMware | Operate
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
11:00am - 11:45am
Hanover E
What's New in vRealize Operations | VMware | Manage
There is only one tool your customers need to monitor, manage, and optimize their hybrid cloud ecosystems and that tool is vRealize Operations! In this session we will talk about the latest advancements to vRealize Operations around performance optimization, capacity management, troubleshooting, and compliance - from infrastructure to apps, across clouds and within the SDDC.
Tom Didzbalis
11:00am - 11:45am
Hanover F
Women ROCK STARS in Technology | Community Panel
Our mission for vLadies is a VMUG community focused on leadership development and the empowerment of women within the VMware community. Our goal is to bring awareness and participation to local user groups giving a place to gather and talk in a friendly and supportive environment. It provides inspiration thru networking and social events, build confidence, and become visible in the community. vLadies encourage and influence young women's interests in VMware and partner technologies. We strive to inspire the next generation of girls to follow technology-based education paths giving them equal opportunities in the technology field and be treated with respect. We provide support and encouragement to lead and shape next generations of technology.
Lindy Grady
11:00am - 11:45am
Hanover G
What's on the Horizon? A New Features Overview | VMware | EUC Track
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.
Sean Massey
11:45am - 12:45pm
Regency Ballroom
Lunch Keynote | Automation is Not Enough!
Automation is one of those skillsets that can either be extremely powerful or completely intimidating. Think about the process: learning a scripting and/or programming language, writing code, testing code, and (the most dangerous part) applying that code to production! Those can be very daunting tasks. What if I told you that all of those things, and automation in general, wasn’t enough? Configuration Management and Infrastructure as Code are the answer to this dilemma. These two concepts have moved from being futuristic “nice-to-haves” into being a requirement for every aspect of a datacenter, whether physical or software-defined. This session is going to take a look into what these concepts are, how they can be applied, and the minimal coding experience needed to get started.
Kyle Ruddy
1:00pm - 1:45pm
Hanover A
The Real Force? Application Modernization and the Speed at Which You’re Expected to Move | IBM Cloud | Integrate
Let’s be realistic – you’re busy and need to avoid everyday headaches and keep your boss off your back. You can’t solve lack of capacity, long delivery lead times, lack of or overly expensive DR, or ageing infrastructure with the snap of your fingers – BUT, you can meet these challenges with an effective application modernization strategy that works for your organization. Join IBM to learn how to make the cloud work for you!
Andy Jones
STSM, Senior Solution Architect, IBM Master Inventor

1:00pm - 2:45pm
Hanover B
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.
Jason Smith
1:00pm - 1:45pm
Hanover C
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
Hanover G
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.
Marcel Calef
Pre-Sales Engineer

1:45pm - 2:00pm
Session Break
2:00pm - 2:45pm
Hanover A
Architecting a Private Cloud – Getting it Right | VMware | Design
Architectural design is the starting point for building a private cloud. What works for one organization may not be well suited for another. A design that is misaligned to the business or technical requirements leads to instability and other issues. Hence, choosing the right architecture is critical to meet the needs of your business. Join this interactive session to learn more about best practices for building private clouds with the vRealize Suite. You will learn lessons and best practices gathered from the real-world experiences of our Customer Success Architects.
Kimberly Delgado
2:00pm - 2:45pm
Hanover C
IT Automation, The Industrial Revolution of the Data Center | VMware | Automate
Automation has been disrupting industries for many years. It began in the 1830's with the Industrial Revolution, where steam-powered machines replaced human hands in the production of goods across America. In today's fast-paced modern IT infrastructure, businesses are disrupting their industries by automating every aspect of the datacenter. By doing so, businesses reduce risk, and gain faster time to market & eliminate human errors.Learn how VMware has created a fully automated Software-Defined Data Center. How to automatically deploy virtualized compute, storage, networking, and management in just a few clicks. Discover how easy it is to patch and upgrade the SDDC with automation. See how quickly you can scale up and out every aspect the SDDC with VMware Cloud Foundation. Automation is the future of your datacenter, join the revolution.
Ryan Johnson
2:00pm - 2:45pm
Hanover E
Workload Migration for Data Centers and Clouds with HCX and NSX-T | VMware | Operate
Take a deep dive into how NSX Data Center and VMware HCX together address workload migration challenges within data centers and across clouds. We cover implementation and a variety of use cases, including NSXv to NSX-T migration.
Varun Santosh
2:00pm - 2:45pm
Hanover F
Horizon Cloud on Azure, Deployment and Lessons Learned | VMware | EUC Track
Allen Stalker
2:00pm - 2:45pm
Hanover G
Mastering the Move to Windows 10 Modern Management with Workspace ONE | VMware | EUC Track
This technical session will be a dive into VMware Workspace ONE UEM. Attendees will build their overall knowledge on the topic at a technical level to make them more proficient. VMware Workspace ONE UEM enables modern management for the entire lifecycle of Windows 10 desktops, and ensures enterprise security at every layer. Topics such as deployment best practices, architectural principles and concepts, troubleshooting, and latest features will be covered. Demos will be shown as necessary to illustrate the topics.
Brian Buchholtz
2:45pm - 3:15pm
Grand Hall West
vSolutions Hub | Lightning Rounds & Networking
3:15pm - 4:00pm
Hanover C
Storage vMotion is Great - But How Can We Make it Better | Tintri | Integrate
Over 15 years has passed since the release of vCenter 1.0 and the introduction of vMotion, which forever changed the way we run our IT infrastructure. In this session we will take a closer look at Storage vMotion, understand how it is orchestrated and discuss best-practices related to migration operations. We will also explore a new Tintri innovation that allows virtual machines to migrate between storage arrays at a fraction of the time, and with zero impact to our infrastructure.
3:15pm - 4:00pm
Hanover E
Bring Together DevOps and IT with Self-Service VMs | CloudBolt Software | Integrate
"Find out best practices for enabling DevOps teams with self-service VMs for orchestrating the provisioning process with guardrails built in for security, quotas, and cost management. As teams require more cloud resources with a hybrid cloud strategy, see how to integrate with other enterprise IT tools to complement vSphere for cloud provisioning. See a demo of CloudBolt in action empowering IT admins with better visibility, control, and self-service for DevOps users. Bridging the gap between business units and IT, CloudBolt fuels innovation with a faster time to value for approved infrastructure resources."
Mario Valentino
Director of Sales Southeast

Guy-Francis Kono
Solutions Engineer

3:15pm - 4:00pm
Hanover G
Dell Technology's VDI solutions: A different type of virtual reality | Dell Technologies NIVIDIA | EUC Track
Certainly VR/AR is an exciting emerging technology space.  But there’s an older idea that is suddenly new again – Virtual Desktop Interface (VDI).  By shifting computing complexity from the endpoint to the datacenter, today’s VDI technologies are purpose built to be highly secure yet highly flexible and deliver a rich computing experience while dramatically reducing IT complexity and endpoint management costs
4:00pm - 4:15pm
Session Break
4:15pm - 5:00pm
Hanover A
Configuration Management and Your vSphere Environment | VMware | Automate
Configuration Management allows administrators to manage their infrastructure as code. While that may sound complex, this session will walk attendees through some of the benefits and core concepts of configuration management plus how to get started!
Kyle Ruddy
4:15pm - 5:00pm
Hanover C
Tips, Habits & Grit: What Successful Engineers do to Advance Their Careers | Community | Professional Development
In IT we need to keep our ears attuned to what's coming: it's a dynamic industry and understanding the technology waves can mean the difference between job hunting and financial independence. No matter what you do today, chances are you won't be doing the exact same thing in 5 years.This talk gives your our 'lessons learned' to successfully navigate IT. We want to share from our experience working in the IT & virtualization field over several years and jobs. Some of the resources we wil highlight come from our favorite books but also include how to keep learning and adapting, how to improve your personal brand, professional network, and community impact; plus making the most of social media, interviews, one-on-one's, and how to highlight your past work.There's no shortcuts but there's lucky breaks. This talk can be the beginning of yours!
Ariel Sanchez Mora
Nick Scuola
4:15pm - 5:00pm
Hanover E
Getting the MOST out of your VMware Cloud on AWS | VMware | Manage
VMware Cloud on AWS delivers Infrastructure as a Service to your business. While the value of this is obvious and powerful, your can greatly enhance it by incorporating management to your solution. Learn how adding Log Intelligence, Network Insight and vRealize Operations to your environment will drive more value to your new SDDC.
Jamie Mitchell
4:15pm - 5:00pm
Hanover G
Lessons Learned: Deploying Horizon 7 on VMware Cloud on AWS | VMware | EUC Track
Horizon 7 on VMware Cloud on AWS provides a flexible and scalable platform for delivering virtual desktops and applications. Learn about the VMware Cloud on AWS platform and how it can be utilized for Horizon 7, including field-tested lessons learned and best practices from internal VMware deployments of Horizon 7 on VMware Cloud on AWS.
Sean Massey
4:15pm - 5:00pm
Regency Ballroom
Talking Careers over Beer | Community Panel
Join the Atlanta VMUG leaders for open discussion over current topics in SD-Careers.
Atlanta VMUG Leaders
5:00pm - 6:00pm
Grand Hall West
vSolutions Hub | Community Hour - Networking & Giveaways