December 6th, 2018







About the Event

VMUG’s virtual event will deliver a highly interactive, 3D environment with a live streaming video keynote and breakout sessions with speaker Q&A. It also features on-demand breakout sessions and interactive partner exhibits within the show floor. And the best part is this event is virtual so you can experience it all from anywhere – you don’t even have to leave your home or office!

Don’t miss the chance to explore the latest in NSX management, and take a deep-dive into vCloud, vSphere, vSAN and more. Plus, we will assemble an entire crew of VMware experts who are ready to share their knowledge to help you succeed!

Highlights the December VMUG Virtual Event has to offer:


Chris Wolf, VP & Chief Technology Officer, Global Field & Industry, VMware

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 book


All Day





HOL-1903-02-NET – VMware NSX Data Center for Security - Distributed Firewall and Micro-Segmentation
HOL-1987-01-HBD – VMware Cloud on AWS - Getting Started
HOL-1911-01-SDC – What's New in VMware vSphere 6.7
HOL-1930-01-CNA – Project Photon OS and Container Basics - Getting Started

December 6, 2018

9:00 AM CT

Event Starts

 9:30 - 10:15 AM CT Auditorium

Keynote: VMware R&D: What’s Over the Horizon?

Chris Wolf
VP & Chief Technology Officer, Global Field & Industry, VMware


 10:15 - 10:55 AM CT


 10:55 - 11:40 AM CT Auditorium

Cohesity - Global Simplification of Secondary Data & Applications

Darrin Chapman
Principal Technologist, Cohesity

Untether Your SDDC with VVols and vSAN Interoperability

Vaughn Stewart
VP Technology Alliances, Pure Storage

 11:00 - 11:30 AM CT Lounge

Meet the Expert: Upgrading to vSphere 6.7

Nigel Hickey
Technical Marketing Engineer, VMware

 11:40 - 11:50 AM CT


 11:50 AM - 12:35 PM CT Auditorium

Introduction to VMware Cloud Foundation (Level: 200)

Kyle Gleed
Group Manager ISBU Technical Marketing, VMware

Introducing Cloud Automation Services – Define, Aggregate and Deploy Across Clouds (Level: 200)

Hicham Mourad
Group Manager of TMM, VMware

Cody De Arkland
Technical Product Line Marketing Manager, VMware

12:00 - 12:30 PM CT Lounge

Meet the Expert: Cloud Agnostic Blueprinting with VMware Automation Services

Kimberly Delgado
Customer Success Architect, VMware

 12:35 - 12:45 PM CT


 12:45 - 1:30 PM CT Auditorium

Data Integrity and Cyber Recovery: Dell EMC and VMware Lead with a Complete Solution

Alex Almeida
Consultant - Product Marketing, Dell EMC

Mike Foley
Staff Technical Marketing Architect, VMware

An Intro to Building Infrastructure in vSphere and Beyond with Terraform

Mike Nelson
Solutions Architect, Rubrik

 1:00 - 1:30 PM CT Lounge

Meet the Expert: Runbook Automation with the vRealize Operations Management Pack for vRealize Orchestrator

John Dias
Technical Marketing Manager, VMware

 1:30 - 1:40 PM CT


 1:40 - 2:25 PM CT Auditorium

Container and Kubernetes 101 for Admins (Level: 100)

Art Fewell
Sr. Technical Product Manager, VMware

Introducing vSphere Platinum (Level: 200) 

Mike Foley
Sr. Technical Marketing Architect, , VMware

Geoff Shukin
Staff NSX Solutions Engineer, VMware

 2:00 - 2:30 PM CT Lounge

Meet the Expert: Containers, Kubernetes and VMware PKS

Simone Morellato
Director, VMware

 2:25 - 2:35 PM CT


 2:35 - 3:20 PM CT Auditorium

VMware Private Cloud, NetApp HCI

Rob Klusman
VMware Private Cloud, NetApp HCI

The Future is Here Now: Manage Your Virtual Infrastructure Using AI and Policy Based Management

Eric Siebert
Product Manager, HPE

Bharath Ram
Sr. Technical Marketing Engineer, HPE

 3:00 - 3:30 PM CT Lounge

Meet the Expert: VMware Validated Designs Technical Deep Dive

Kyle Gleed
Group Manager ISBU Technical Marketing, VMware

 3:20 - 3:30 PM CT


 3:30 - 4:15 PM CT Auditorium

How GameStop Leverages the Cloud to Meet Business Continuity SLA’s and Reduce Costs

Seyi Verma
Director of Product Marketing, Druva

Jon Gery
Sr. Manager of Internation Infrastructure, GameStop

Continuous Data Protection for the SDDC

Gijsbert Janssen van Doorn
Technology Evangelist, Zerto

 4:15 - 4:25 PM CT


 4:00 - 4:30 PM CT Lounge

Meet the Expert: Managing Windows 10 with VMware Workspace ONE UEM

Josué Negrón
Sr. Technical Marketing Architect, VMware

 4:00 - 5:00 PM CT Lounge

Meet the Community: General discussion and topics

VMUG Community

 4:25 - 5:00 PM CT Auditorium

Architecting VMware Site Recovery Manager to Meet Your DR Goals (Level: 300)

GS Khalsa
Senior Technical Marketing Architect, VMware

Context-Aware Micro-Segmentation with NSX Data Center (Level: 200) 

Stijn Vanveerdeghem
Senior Technical Product Manager, VMware

 5:00 PM CT

Event ends



  • VMware Validated Designs Technical Deep Dive (Level: 200)
    Kyle Gleed
    Group Manager ISBU Technical Marketing, VMware

  • Building the Ultimate Hybrid Cloud with VMware Cloud Foundation (Level: 200)
    Heath Johnson
    Senior Technical Marketing Manager, VMware

  • vRealize Operations 7.0 & vRealize Automation 7.5 Closed Loop Cloud Management. Together What Do They Bring? (Level: 200)
    John Dias
    Sr. Technical Marketing Manager, VMware

    Hicham Mourad
    Technical Marketing & Enablement, VMware

  • Accelerate Security Planning & Network Visibility Across Clouds with vRealize Network Insight (Level: 100)
    Neelay Thaker
    Product Line Marketing Manager, VMware

  • Run Docker on Existing Infrastructure with vSphere Integrated Containers (Level: 100)
    Patrick Daigle
    Sr. Technical Marketing Architect, VMware

  • Deep Dive on VMware Kubernetes Engine (Level: 200)
    Alain Roy
    Director, CNA Kubernetes Engineering, VMware

  • Machine Learning Applications on VMware vSphere (Level: 200)
    Justin Murray
    Technical Marketing Architect, VMware

  • vSphere 6.7 U1 is Here! Time to Upgrade to the Latest and Greatest (Level: 200)
    David Stamen
    Technical Marketing Engineer, VMware

  • vSAN Technical Deep Dive (pt. 1) (Level: 200)
    Pete Flecha
    Senior Technical Marketing Architect, VMware

  • The vSAN I/O Path Deconstructed: A Deep Dive into the Internals of vSAN (pt. 2) (Level: 300)
    John Nicholson
    Senior Technical Marketing Architect, VMware

  • Architecting Horizon 7 Enterprise: The Official Reference Architecture Level: (300)
    Graeme Gordon
    Senior Staff EUC Architect, VMware

  • Managing Windows 10 Computers Using Modern Management (Level: 200)
    Josué Negrón
    Sr. Technical Marketing Architect, VMware

  • Transforming Community Self Service at VMware
    Brian Griffin
    Sr Product Manager, Support Communities, VMware

  • NSX Mindset: Clouds Collide, Opportunity Strikes (Level: 100)
    Chris McCain
    Director of Product Management, VMware

  • Introduction to NSX Cloud (Level: 200)
    Percy Wadia
    Director, Product Management, VMware



  • And You Thought Your File Server Was Big…a Discussion on How to Deal with Going Big
    Brian Kirsch, M.Ed.
    Network Program Chair, MATC

    Brent McKenna
    IT Infrastructure Manager, OneTouchPoint

  • Expanding Your Career Beyond IT
    Keith Townsend
    Principal CTO Advisor, The CTO Advisor

    Ken Nelbone
    Gestalt IT Events Manager and Indy VMUG leader

  • Certification 2018
    Brian Kirsch, M.Ed.
    Network Program Chair, MATC

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Frequently Asked Questions

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