My VMworld 2017 Schedule

This year my schedule at VMworld is pretty jam packed. I have been asked to present a couple times, attend CTAB and be in a video. The following is a synopsis of my schedule and what I’m looking forward to.  I’ll will be chatting with vendors and peers between sessions as well.

Saturday, August 26

  • 8:30 – 4:00  Customer Technology Advisory Board (CTAB) where I’ll be interacting with multiple customers and VMware Product Managers to talk about wants, needs, issues and road maps. This is very valuable to my company, VMware and myself.
  • 4:00 – 6:00   CTAB reception with same group.

Sunday, August 27

  • 8:30 – 1:00   CTAB – Hearing from Chris Wolf, Amanda Blevins and more
  • 2:00 – 3:00  Co-presenting Cloud in Healthcare
  • 3:00 – 4:00   vRops/Wavefront
  • 4:00 – 6:00   TAM Customer Reception
  • 5:00 – 6:00   VMware on AWS reception
  • 7:00 – 10:00   Working door and mingling at VMunderground party.

 

Monday, August 28

Morning keynote is a must. I like to watch it from the Hang Space in order to be more comfortable and talk with peers about it.

  • 8:00 – 9:00   DevOps Ready IT
  • 9:00 – 10:30  General Session (keynote)
  • 1:00 – 3:00   As I have time I’ll be in the VMUG booth.
  • 1:00 – 2:00   Storage deep dive & roadmap
  • 1:00 – 2:30   NSXaaS Secure Native AWS workloads
  • 4:00 – 4:30   CloudFormation from VRA

 

Tuesday, August 29

Another morning keynote. This time with Pat Gelsinger and Ray O’Farrell.

  • 8:00 – 9:00  Cloud Management & Beyond
  • 9:00 – 10:30   Keynote
  • 11:00 – 12:00  VMC
  • 11:30 – 12:30   Multicloud management
  • 12:00 – 2:00   Lunch with our customers
  • 1:00 – 2:30  NSX on ACI
  • 2:30 – 3:30   vRNI
  • 3:00 – 5:00   vSAN Customer Summit
  • 6:00 – 8:00   Healthcare Customer Reception

 

Wednesday, August 30

  • 8:00 – 9:00  CBC
  • 9:00 – 10:00   NSX
  • 11:30 – 12:30   On a panel session – LHC3016PU
  • 3 – 4:30   Video Interview for VMware
  • 3:30 – 4:30   Managing VMC

 

Thursday, August 31

  • 9:00 – 10:00   Favorite keynote of the week. 3 small keynotes from organic thinkers outside of VMware
  • 10:30 – 11:30   VMC vs BCC
  • 4:00  Fly home
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