VMworld Europe Is Ready And Waiting For You

October 3rd, 2011 by jason Leave a reply »

Are you kicking around the idea of attending VMworld Europe?  You’re in luck – there’s still plenty of time to get signed up as an attendee!  VMworld is by far the best technology conference I’ve ever attended in my 15 year career.  To prove that point, this year’s European gathering in Copenhagen, Denmark will mark mark my 8th trip. My 2nd in Europe and also my 2nd which I’ve funded myself. I feel that strongly about it. It’s an absolutely fantastic opportunity for learning about new architecture, technologies, and trends in the VMware virtualization ecosystem.  It’s also a good opportunity to meet community members, friends, and some of the most knowledgeable virtualization, storage, and networking experts on the planet.

The Copenhagen schedule looks like this:

General Sessions – Hear from key VMware executives:

  • – Tuesday, October 18: Steve Herrod, CTO and SVP of R&D
  • – Wednesday, October 19: Raghu Raghuram, Senior VP and General Manager of Cloud Platforms
  • – Thursday, October 20: Paul Maritz, CEO

 

Super Sessions – Learn about key VMware products and solutions on Tuesday, October 18:

  • – Managing Virtual and Cloud IT Environments – A Roadmap to Well-Managed ITaaS
  • – Transitioning to ESXi
  • – Securing your Cloud
  • – The End-User Computing Revolution Starts Now with VMware View

Also:

Breakout Sessions – More Freedom. Less Formality.

This year for both conferences, there is pre-registration for Sessions, giving you the peace of mind that you will have a spot in the sessions you and your business care most about. Plan your daily agenda with Schedule Builder to view a complete listing of available Sessions, and then select the ones that matter most to you. Plus, we’ll be repeating most Sessions at least once, so you’ll have ample opportunity to pre-register for your top choices.  Check out the session abstracts in the content catalog.

 

Knowledge Experts

Connect directly with subject-matter authorities through our Knowledge Experts Program. These members of the VMware community – made up of industry-leading customers, bloggers and VMware employees – will conduct and participate in Breakout Sessions and Group Discussions. They’ll also be available for One-on-One meetings and more casual discussions as they circulate throughout the conference.

 

One-on-One Meetings

Schedule One-on-One meetings with up to three Knowledge Experts during the conference. Use these 15-minute sessions to delve into topics that relate specifically to your organization. Registration will open shortly.

 

Group Discussions

In addition to traditional Breakout Sessions, we’re introducing Group Discussions led by Knowledge Experts. These informative and interactive discussion groups are a great opportunity for you to gain insight from like-minded colleagues in similar industries. Attendance is on a first-come, first-served basis. Just Register for VMworld, and then you can use Schedule Builder (launching in mid-August) to schedule your preferred Group Discussions.

 

Hands-on Labs

Powered by the VMware cloud and presented via a self-service Lab Cloud portal, you will easily explore how virtualization can make a powerful impact on your organization. Unlike traditional instructor-led Labs, you are empowered not only to schedule which topics you want to take, but also when you want to take them, enabling you to choose the content that is right for your own business objectives on a schedule that allows you to maximize your conference experience.

VMworld will stage more than 18,000 lab seats and conduct up to 480 simultaneous Lab sessions during the four-day event. To build out this environment, we have committed 75,000+ man-hours in Lab creation and development to produce 30 Lab topics – all powered by vSphere Hypervisor, formerly vSphere ESXi. The Labs will cover everything from virtualized desktop infrastructure, through the vSphere-powered data center and into the VMware-powered cloud. With easy access to more than 100 VMware Subject Matter Experts on hand to answer questions and explore options, you’ll get one-on-one attention when you need it, and still have the flexibility to move at your own pace. Forget pre-registration. With over 40 hours of available Lab time throughout the conference, you’re free to experience the latest in VMware offerings on your own schedule.

Finally, if you’re planning on being there, look for the VMware Community TV booth where live interviews and podcasts can be conducted with industry experts, bloggers, vEXPERTs, etc.  The VMware Community TV booth will be available Monday through Thursday, 10:30 – 16:00pm, with shows starting every hour, at 30 minutes past the hour. Reserve a slot by following this link.

I hope to see you there!

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2 comments

  1. It’s a shame you have to foot the bill on your own, Jason. Hopefully we’ll get a chance to meet, and I’ll pick up the bar tab. 🙂

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