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9:00am - 9:10am
Event Open
9:10am - 9:15am
Auditorium
Leader Welcome | Knowledge Skills Assessment
9:15am - 10:00am
Auditorium
Quantum Computing: What does it mean for the IT industry? | VMware Keynote
Quantum computers are starting to perform computations that are nearly impossible for classical computers. Just last year, Google published results claiming quantum supremacy—completing in minutes a task that would take thousands of years on a classical computer. In this talk, we explore the basics of how quantum computers work, how they differ from classical computers, and what they are potentially capable of. While there are enormous technical challenges still to overcome, there is great promise for quantum computers in such fields as molecular modeling, optimization and machine learning. There are also some important implications for computer security in the area of cryptography. This talk will try to separate the hype from the reality and help you plan for the future.
Bruce Davie
Bruce Davie Vice President & Chief Technology Officer, Asia Pacific and Japan VMware Bruce Davie is a computer scientist noted for his contributions to the field of networking. He leads VMware’s technical community in Asia-Pacific and Japan, overseeing a broad team of system engineers, architects and technologists to drive strategy, technical innovation, and product quality. Bruce joined VMware during the acquisition of Software Defined Networking (SDN) startup Nicira, where he was Chief Service Provider Architect. Prior to that, he was a Fellow at Cisco Systems, leading a team of architects responsible for Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS). Bruce has over 30 years of IT industry experience and while involved in the Internet Engineering Task Force co-authored 17 RFCs. He was recognized as an ACM Fellow in 2009 and went on to chair ACM SIGCOMM from 2009 to 2013. Continuing his passion for collaboration and mentoring the next generation of talent, Bruce was also a visiting lecturer at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology for five years. He is the holder of more than 40 U.S. Patents. ---- I’m on Twitter as @_drbruced should you want to tag me.

10:00am - 10:05am
Break
10:05am - 10:35am
Auditorium
10-Minute Tech Talks
10:35am - 10:40am
Break
10:40am - 11:20am
Auditorium
Kubernetes for the VI Admin - New for 2020! | VMware | FUTURE
In 2019, we learned some introductory Kubernetes concepts as well as building Kubernetes the hard way. In 2020, we're turning it up to 11! Getting Kubernetes clusters up and running on vSphere has never been easier. In this introductory level session, we will examine some of the key Kubernetes infrastructure components and map them back to our vSphere infrastructure. Then we will look at all the new tooling that is making rolling out Kubernetes clusters on vSphere as simple as a few commands. It's turtles all the way down. After this session, you will be able to get Kubernetes up and running within just a few minutes!
Kendrick Coleman
Kendrick Coleman is a reformed sysadmin and virtualization junkie. His attention has shifted from hypervisors to cloud native platforms focused on containers. In his role as a Sr. Technical Marketing Manager, he figures out new and interesting ways to integrate open source cloud native infrastructure tools with VMware Tanzu products. He's involved with the Kubernetes SIG community and frequently blogs about all the things he's learning. He has been a speaker at DockerCon, OpenSource Summit, ContainerCon, CloudNativeCon, VMworld and many more. His free time is spent sharing bourbon industry knowledge hosting the Bourbon Pursuit podcast. Kendrick tweets over at @kendrickcoleman Kendrick Coleman is a reformed virtualization junkie. His attention has shifted from hypervisors to cloud native platforms focused on containers. In his role as a Sr. Technical Marketing Manager, he figures out new and interesting ways to run open source cloud native infrastructure tools with VMware Tanzu products. He's involved with the Kubernetes SIG community and has been a speaker at DockerCon, OpenSource Summit, CloudNativeCon, VMworld and many more. He's also a host of Bourbon Pursuit Podcast.

10:40am - 11:20am
Auditorium
Architecting a Private Cloud – Getting it Right | VMware | EMERGING
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 Advanced Customer Engagement Architects.
Simon Lynch
Kim Delgado
10:40am - 11:20am
Auditorium
VMware Cloud on AWS: architecture and solution design | VMware | EMERGING
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.
Matty Courtney
10:40am - 11:20am
Auditorium
Harnessing the vCommunity to further your career | Community | FUTURE
Over the past 10 years, I've been a part of this amazing community. Without this communities support, I wouldn't have landed my dream job as a consultant within VMware, nor become a Double VCDX. In this session, I will share my story and highlight ways that you too can leverage our community to help you reach your career goals and aspirations.
Simon Long
11:20am - 11:25am
Break
11:25am - 12:05pm
Auditorium
Simplifying Datacenter Operations with Autonomous Infrastructure | Dell Technologies | EMERGING
Hyperconverged and vSAN offers customers significant benefits over traditional IT. It’s faster to implement, easier to update, scale out and maintain. However it’s not ideal for all workloads including extremely high write workloads, asymmetric workload with very large storage requirements. PowerOne was designed to provide the simplicity of hyper-converged operations with the power and scale of 3 tier infrastructure. PowerOne will dramatically simplify the adoption of “Infrastructure As Code” by abstracting the complexity 3 tier API. This removes the majority of the complexity in implementing vRealize Orchestration and vRealize Automation. In this session, we will explain the intention and high level architecture of the platform and then dive into some API operations for illustration.
Matt Smith
Matt has over 20 years’ experience in IT covering a wide spectrum of client facing technical and management roles. He has been with Dell EMC, formerly VCE since 2014 and is responsible for delivering industry leading converged and hyper-converged infrastructure solutions to customers and partners in Asia Pacific and Japan, seeking to modernize and transform their IT infrastructure. As a technical leader and enterprise architect, he has the unique ability to communicate across business and technical and has skills which span strategy, business analysis, operations and application development --- always aiming to deliver winning business outcomes. Matthew leads the development of solutions to address client challenges, typically dealing with a wide range of diverse groups from infrastructure, software developers, business and executives within the clients and partner base. This includes gathering requirements, performing analysis, and designing fully integrated technology solutions with an emphasis on converged infrastructure platforms including virtualization, compute, net-work, storage, management, orchestration, and application requirements. Prior to this role, Matt led a team which oversaw $180M worth of new projects a year and a billion dollars in ongoing contracts and understands the challenges of building and managing enterprise scale information technology.

11:25am - 12:05pm
Auditorium
Protect your VMware environments anywhere with SaaS backup and recovery built on Amazon Web Services | Druva | CORE
Data protection across hybrid environments has become complex and cumbersome as the quantity of data continues to grow exponentially across multiple locations. And if you are still using traditional systems that rely on appliances or hyper-converged infrastructure to backup and manage these hybrid workloads, you will soon realise that the legacy method cannot scale as easily, and becomes more expensive and tedious. There is a more effective option -- try the cloud-first approach that is engineered for hybrid workloads. Druva SaaS data protection is a high-performance solution powered by Amazon Web Services and made easy to administer on a single pane. Druva is the first VMware Cloud certified SaaS solution for enterprises. Learn the benefits of the SaaS approach: · Up to 50% off total cost of ownership · Disaster recovery as a Service · Global reach and scale in minutes · Centralised management from anywhere
Andrew Fifield
Andrew has over 30 years of technology experience in data protection. He started his IT career working for Telecom NZ prior to spending 13 years in the UK with another Telco, and then moved back to NZ to pursue systems integration roles with Wang and Computerland. In 2000 Andrew moved to Australia as a pre-sales engineer, specialising in backup and has held territory management roles at Rubrik, Nutanix and Commvault.

Sentil Velaytham
Sentil has over 16 years of experience in IT and a subject matter expert in the data center infrastructure stack and cloud covering various technologies such as NetApp, EMC Storage and Backup & DR solutions – Druva, EMC Avamar and Data Domain, Commvault, Veeam as well as VMware, CISCO UCS, CISCO routers and switches, CISCO WaaS, Microsoft Hyper-V, Windows Servers, Azure and Amazon Web Services.

11:25am - 12:05pm
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 and EUC 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. We believe that ControlUp will make your life easier, and to prove it, we’ll send you a full ControlUp swag kit with a t-shirt, socks, and a mug once you’ve activated your ControlUp free trial.
Trentent Tye
Trentent Tye had supported end user computing environments for over a decade when he joined ControlUp as an end-user computing expert and advocate for VMware, Citrix, and Microsoft RDS technologies. Trentent shares his considerable expertise via blogs on controlup.com, his personal blog at theorypc.ca, Twitter, or any open microphone.

Tom Fenton
Tom Fenton is a Technical Marketing Manager at ControlUp. Before joining ControlUp he was a Senior Course Developer in VMware’s Education Department, where he developed their first Horizon View course. Tom also worked at The Taneja Group as a Senior Validation Engineer heading their Validation Service Lab. He writes monthly columns for Virtualization & Cloud Review magazine and StorageReview.com. When not working, Tom In enjoys skiing, snowboarding, and hiking in the Pacific Northwest, where he resides.

11:25am - 12:05pm
Auditorium
On Demand Recovery and Migration with Veeam for VMware Cloud | Veeam | CORE
Cloud platforms present us with unique ways to solve problems. Recovery of workloads when a Disaster occurs is still relatively complex and can be costly. The reality is that not every organisation can afford to pay high compute and networking costs for a what if scenario. This is where Veeam, together with VMware and its growing VMware cloud partner platforms can help. In this demo driven session, we will look at how leveraging Veeam Cloud Tier with Object Storage can be used as a way to allow quick and efficient on demand recovery into a cloud platform like VMware Cloud on AWS. With the enhancements in our v10 release, the solution actually got better and is a lot more efficient at getting data up, and then recovering data into an SDDC. if disaster happens, can SDDC is spun up, a Backup & Replication Server deployed and configured into that SDDC
Anthony Spiteri
Anthony Spiteri (MNet&SysAdmin, vExpert, VCIX-NV, VCAP-DCV) focuses on Veeam’s Service Provider products and partners in his role as Technical Evangelist. He takes a key lead on contributions to the products associated with the cloud and service provider business. Since 2002 Anthony has worked as a hosting and cloud professional with leading service providers in Australia, helping pushing the boundries of Virtualisation and Cloud. In roles that included Lead Architect, he was responsible for the technical and strategic direction of the providers’ platforms as well as directing research and development efforts into new products, while continuing to improve and evolve their platforms. Anthony is a six-time VMware vExpert, and his experience has included evangelistic roles at roadshows and events, presenting sessions and community talks on leading technologies locally and overseas. Anthony’s specialities include: vCloud Suite specializing in vCloud Director and vSphere; Network Virtualization Technologies working with VMware NSX; Hyper Converged Technologies Design and Implementation; Virtualization Technologies Design and Implementation; Virtualization and Automation Management Platforms; Cloud Management Platforms and Automation Technologies; Storage Area Network Technologies Design and Implementation; Backup and Replication Products. Anthony has a Master’s Degree in Network and System Administration (Distinction) from Charles Sturt University.

12:05pm - 12:10pm
Break
12:10pm - 1:05pm
Auditorium
Why I’m still excited about Kubernetes | VMware Keynote
It has been 6 years since Kubernetes was released publicly. A lot has changed in that time. Joe was there at the start and goes into some of the history, core architecture and future directions that keep him excited to continue to build on and enhance the Kubernetes ecosystem. Let’s look deeper than just containers and see how we can view Kubernetes as a platform for building platforms.
Joe Beda
Joe Beda is a Principal Engineer at VMware. Joe arrived at VMware via the acquisition of Heptio, a leader in the cloud native movement and a company that he co-founded. Previously, at Google, Joe co-created Google Compute Engine and filed the first ever Kubernetes project commit. He remains a frequent contributor to the open source community.

1:05pm - 1:10pm
Break
1:10pm - 1:40pm
Auditorium
Networking with Sponsors
1:40pm - 1:45pm
Break
1:45pm - 2:25pm
Auditorium
Introduction to VMware Tanzu Portfolio | VMware | FUTURE
In this session, you will get an overview of Tanzu Mission Portfolio, VMware's new solutions to help organizations build apps on Kubernetes, run Kubernetes on vSphere and manage Kubernetes across multiple teams and environments. You'll learn about how Tanzu Mission Control integrates with VMware PKS, VMware TKG, and Project Pacific via live demos.
Art Fewell
1:45pm - 2:25pm
Auditorium
NSX-T and Containers in the Real World | VMware | EMERGING
Learn how VMware customers are using NSX-T and containers in the real world and why. Microservices are a hot topic across most industries and the represent a fundamental change to how infrastructures service the business. NSX is the leading networking and security solution for containers and is designed to support microservices at an enterprise level. In this session we will cover:NSX-T Architectural EssentialsContainer EssentialsWhy use a microservices?How real-world customers are using NSX-T and Containers.
Francois Prowse
1:45pm - 2:25pm
Auditorium
Overview of VMware Hybrid Cloud offerings with Hyperscale Clouds (AVS, GCVE, OCVS, ACVS) | VMware
This session will provide an in-depth overview of VMware Hybrid Cloud offerings with Hyperscale Clouds such as Microsoft (AVS), Google (GCVE), Oracle (OCVS) and Alibaba (ACVS). You will hear about the latest innovations in our partner driven, architected hybrid cloud services with Microsoft, Google, Oracle and Alibaba. Find out how these services can benefit our customer’s workloads and applications in transforming their businesses. Learn how to create a Hybrid Cloud Solution by connecting your private cloud data and workloads with your preferred Hyperscaler cloud, enabling you to leverage native cloud services from these Hyperscalers and increase the pace of innovation. Join us for this session to learn more about these offerings, discuss what's new, and talk about how you can leverage these offerings to transform your business.
Satya Shrestha
1:45pm - 2:25pm
Auditorium
Infrastructure As Code for the VMware Admin | Community
A number of lessons we have learned in the public cloud can be brought back on-premises to make your SDDC more agile. In this session, Grant will take you on a roller coaster ride of awesome, showcasing the use of Terraform with vSphere and NSX. Bring yourself, and if you want to follow along, bring your laptop!
Grant Orchard
2:25pm - 2:30pm
Break
2:30pm - 3:10pm
Auditorium
Whats Next for the Infrastructure Engineer?
There are a number of ways the Infrastructure Engineer / Architect role has changed over the last decade. Some of these changes have been easy to adapt to, whilst others seem like a metaphorical mountain to climb. With increasing demands to "digitize" all the things, where does the role of the infrastructure engineer fit in a modern business? This community session will offer my perspective on what may be next for your career gathered through my interactions with technology leaders, collaborations with industry peers and animated technology debates over beer. Expect opinions on tech and operations, combined with a smattering of career development!
Kevin Gorman
2:30pm - 3:10pm
Auditorium
Building An Affordable and Manageable Home Lab | Community
Many times I hear that a lab is out of reach because of cost or other issues with heat, noise and/or power. This session will answer some common queries towards building an affordable and manageable lab to assist in your professional development.
Tyson Then
2:30pm - 3:10pm
Auditorium
Deploying a modern mobile management environment using Android Enterprise and Workspace One | Android Enterprise | CORE
In this session you will hear from Google about how to securely deploy a modern mobile management solution using Android Enterprise and Workspace One.  The following topics will be covered: ? An overview of the enterprise mobility market, including Android's share ? Why Google has deprecated the legacy Device Administration mode of management  and how to prepare for a migration ? An overview of Android Enterprise, it's use cases, features and benefits  ? How Google's investment in security has helped Android achieve a leadership position in the industry, gaining awards from independent industry analysts and government grade security certifications ? Best practices for deployment including bulk provisioning over the air with Android zero-touch and Workspace One ? An opportunity to register for three follow up workshops with Google and VMware: 1) Modern Android Management Migration using Workspace One 2) Implementing Android Enterprise Security with Workspace One 3) Bulk deployment Best Practices with Workspace One
Gerard Kennedy
Based in Sydney Australia, Gerard leads Business Development for Android Enterprise for Asia Pacific. Gerard's role is to drive awareness of Android in the enterprise across the region, by leveraging Google's strategic partners in the Android Ecosystem. Gerard promotes best practices on managing Android mobile devices using the Android Enterprise set of APIs built into every Android device.

2:30pm - 3:10pm
Auditorium
How Automation and Kubernetes Protection Can Help Acccelerate Your Digital Transformation Journey | Dell Technologies | EMERGING
As organisations are moving forward with Digital Transformation, increasingly VMware is being used as a consistent platform, delivering common infrastructure and common operations. This platform extends across private and public clouds and now includes Kubernetes. In this session Dell Technologies will discuss how they provide a safety net through data protection for your journey. Specific areas will include Automation of backup and recovery as well as how to protect your Kubernetes environments.
Dr. Jerry Vochteloo
Dr Jerry Vochteloo has worked for Dell Technologies Data Protection Solutions for 9 years. Jerry has more than 20 years’ experience in data protection space with large, tier one customers. Jerry is an expert on Data Protection and specifically around Modernisation, Cloud, and Cyber Recovery /Security aspects of Data Protection. He is a regular speaker at both internal and external events and has presented Dell Technologies at events such as vForum, Storage and Networking World, AWS Summit and numerous other trade and vendor conferences. Prior to his current role, Jerry worked for VERITAS and before that was a lecturer at both University of New South Wales and the University of Technology, Sydney. Jerry completed his PhD in Computer Science.

3:10pm - 3:15pm
Break
3:15pm - 3:55pm
Shane Fowler
Pete Lindley
3:15pm - 3:55pm
Auditorium
Proving Our Technical Value of Terraform, Ansible & ServiceNow Integration | VMware | EMERGING
A large number of VMware customers have been implementing infrastructure as code (IAC) using open-source Terraform and Ansible. VMware vRealize Automation and VMware vRealize Operations can bring a lot of additional value to these customers. This session will help you understand the technical details and integration points, how those tools are typically used, and how to articulate and demonstrate the unique value we can bring to customers that use them. There are a number of ways of integrating vRealize Automation with ServiceNow that this session will help you understand and evaluate, so your solutions will be the best fit for your customers' requirements. You will also see how we can integrate with ServiceNow from a self-driving operations perspective.
Vincent Riccio
3:15pm - 3:55pm
Auditorium
Disaster Recovery with NSX-T and SRM across multiple sites | VMware | CORE
Disaster Recovery on multiple levels in your full SDDC architecture (including the hardware components) is a requirement for most of our customers NSX-T can provide Disaster Recovery solutions on the virtual network stack.This session will explain design principles on how to achieve disaster recovery in a multi-site multi-hypervisor architecture.
Iwan Hoogendoorn
3:15pm - 3:55pm
Auditorium
Upskilling From Platforms to Trending Technologies | Community
As technology evolves, so do our roles and tools we work with. This session will cover emerging tools and technologies critical for the next stage in your career whether you're a Platform Engineer, Developer, Service Operator or in the Security and Compliance space. We'll cover centralised management, CI/CD, observability and policy management.
Andrew Hasckha