Your Chance to Engage with VMware's Own Experts

Monday 23rd May – Wednesday 25th May 2016
London


EXPERT FORUM OVERVIEW
The Expert Forum is an environment that goes far beyond the standard content of classroom training. It is the right place to engage with experts for a practical deep dive, discuss challenges and network with like-minded peers.

The experts engaged in the workshops are industry recognised in their field, and have extensive hands-on experience from supporting customers around the world.

Each session will be run in a collaborative environment to promote and encourage active participation and involvement, so you get the most value from your time participating.

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN
The forum is focused on deep implementation and operational best practices, allowing you to learn how to apply and get the most out of these technologies in your own environment. Core sessions include

  • vSphere infrastructure and storage products
  • NSX
  • End-user/Mobility technologies

WHY ATTEND
As an expert user of VMware technology, you will have the opportunity throughout the 3 days to discuss and uncover solutions to any specific issues or challenges you may have. It is the ideal opportunity to learn from experts and your peers to help you achieve optimal results back in your business.

We look forward to welcoming you, make sure you register early to ensure you secure your place.

 

VMware Expert Forum
London
Monday 23rd May – Wednesday 25th May 2016

Price Offer € 999 EUR per person*

Price: € 2,700 EUR per person


*For a limited offer only
Registrations made before May 13th 2016


Delegates are responsible for booking their own own travel and accomodation.

Agenda

  Day 1 – Monday 23rd May 2016
09:30 – 10:00 Welcome Coffee
10:00 – 12:00 Welcome Opening Session - Joe Baguley
12:00 – 13:30 Networking Lunch
13-30 – 14:30 Automating the Datacenter with VMware PowerCLI, Orchestrator and vRealize Automation. Part 1 – Joerg Lew
14:30 – 14:45 Coffee
14:45 – 17:00 Automating the Datacenter with VMware PowerCLI, Orchestrator and vRealize Automation. Part 2 – Joerg Lew
 
  Day 2 – Tuesday 24th May 2016
  Breakout Sessions
09:00 – 10:30 Workload Protection
– vSphere Availability Choices.
Part 1
Lee Dilworth
vROPS 6.x –
The Undiscovered Country.
Part 1
Alasdair Carnie
Workspace One and
the VMWare EUC Portfolio explained.
Part 1
Spencer Pitts & Peter Bjork
10:30 – 10:45 Coffee
10:45 – 12:00 Workload Protection
– vSphere Availability Choices.
Part 2
Lee Dilworth
vROPS 6.x –
The Undiscovered Country.
Part 2
Alasdair Carnie
Workspace One and
the VMWare EUC Portfolio explained.
Part 2
Spencer Pitts & Peter Bjork
12:00 – 13:30 Networking Lunch
13:30 – 15:00 Automation Troubleshooting
Part 1
Joerg Lew
Leveraging the Power of NSX and vRA
to Drive the Highest Levels of Agility Through Automation.
Part 1
Emanuele Mazza
vRA Popular Use Cases and Integrations.
Part 1
Adam Bohle & Kim Ranyard
15:00 – 15:15 Coffee
15:15 – 17:00 Automation Troubleshooting
Part 2
Joerg Lew
Leveraging the Power of NSX and vRA
to Drive the Highest Levels of Agility Through Automation.
Part 2
Emanuele Mazza
vRA Popular Use Cases and Integrations
Part 2
Adam Bohle & Kim Ranyard
  Evening Dinner
 
  Day 3 – Wednesday 25th May 2016
  Breakout Sessions
09:00 – 10:30 Top Troubleshooting Tips
for vSphere 6
Part 1
John O'Brien
Top Troubleshooting Tips for NSX
on vSphere 6.
Part 1
Emiliano Turra
The Journey of Virtual SAN.
Part 1
Simon Todd
10:30 – 10:45 Coffee
10:45 – 12:00 Top Troubleshooting Tips
for vSphere 6
Part 2
John O'Brien
Top Troubleshooting Tips for NSX
on vSphere 6.
Part 2
Emiliano Turra
The Journey of Virtual SAN.
Part 2
Simon Todd
12:00 – 13:30 Networking Lunch
13:30 – 16:00 Deployment Best Practices and Recommendations

vRealize Automation

End-User Computing

NSX

16:00 Departure

Speaker Bios

headshot Joe Baguley
Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, EMEA, VMware

Workshop Title: Welcome Opening Session

Joe Baguley is VMware's Vice President and Chief Technology Officer for EMEA, joining VMware in July 2011. He helps develop and communicate VMware's strategy and vision with customers and partners, using his wealth of experience to help organisations reduce costs, transform their businesses and better support users and business needs. As part of VMware's Office of the CTO and its representative in EMEA, Joe assists VMware's customers in understanding how to use today's advances in technology to deliver real business impact as well as working with them to inform VMware's R&D processes.

Joe is a recognised leader within the European technical community and considered one of the top 50 most influential leaders in UK IT, appearing in the Computer Weekly UKtech50, the Information Age Top 50 Data Leaders and the Cloud World Series' Cloud 100 community board. He has played a key role in CloudCamp and other events, communicating how cloud technology fits into the broader IT landscape. Joe previously spent ten years at Quest Software where he was CTO of EMEA, shaping its direction and strategy.

In addition, Joe is also on several advisory boards at the European Commission and ETSI and is a founding committee member of the Data Centre Specialist Group at the British Computer Society which helped shape the European Code Of Conduct for Data Centres.

Joe is based in the UK but his remit is across Europe, Middle East and Africa.
headshot Peter Bjork
Principal Systems Engineer

Workshop Title: Workspace One and the VMWare EUC Portfolio explained.

Peter joined VMware in 2008 as part of the acquisition of Thinstall. He is now a Principal Systems Engineer and is the EMEA specialist for VMware Identity Manager. He has extensive knowledge, gained through his time as the world-wide specialist for VMware ThinApp.

Peter is the author of two books; VMware ThinApp 4.7 Essentials and VMware Horizon Workspace Essentials.
headshot Adam Bohle
Senior Cloud Management Solution Architect

Workshop Title: vRealize Automation Popular Use Cases and Integrations

Adam is a Pre-Sales Cloud Management Solution Architect with the VMware SDDC Technology Practice for EMEA. He has worked with Hybrid Cloud Management solutions for the six years across both Technical Support and Pre-Sales roles, working with many global Tier 1 enterprise customers.
headshot Alasdair Carnie
Global Field & Partner Readiness

Workshop Title: vROPS 6.x – The Undiscovered Country.

A 28-year veteran of IT, Alasdair has inspired and educated our partner community and customers across EMEA for over ten years. He is recognised and respected by his peers and the wider community as an expert in all things SDDC and has been instrumental in driving adoption of best practice for design, implementation and integration of out SDDC ecosystem.
headshot Lee Dilworth
Principal Systems Engineer

Workshop Title: Workload Protection – vSphere Availability Choices

Lee Dilworth is a principal systems engineer at VMware responsible for storage and availability. In his current role, Lee's main responsibility is working with the VMware product and engineering teams as well as Northern European customers, partners and VMware's own systems engineers sharing his extensive VMware experience in the storage, availability and data protection arena. Lee will typically lead in-depth workshops, presentations, proof of concepts, trade shows and executive briefings.
heashot Joerg Lew
Lead Automation Developer

Workshop Title: Automating the Datacenter with VMware PowerCLI, Orchestrator and vRealize Automation

Joerg currently works as the Lead Automation Developer in the Office of CTO at VMware. He is the VMware Orchestrator man and from the very beginning has developed and delivered vRO trainings to help customers get started with vRO. His passion is combining infrastructure administration and software engineering skills to build scalable, reliable and future-proof automation solutions.

Joerg is a regular speaker at VMworld and willingly shares his experience in the VMTN communities, community podcasts and on his blog www.vcoportal.de.
headshot Emanuele Mazza
NSX Technical Product Manager

Workshop Title: Leveraging the Power of NSX and VRA to Drive the Highest Levels of Agility Through Automation.

Emanuele started his career in Telecom Italia, moving to Cisco Systems in 2000 to cover Pre-Sales dedicated to SP and mobile carriers. In January 2014, Emanuele joined VMware as a Solution Architect for Tier 1 Italian accounts, with a specific focus on SDDC and cloud solutions. In July 2015 he became part of the NSBU TPM team based in Europe.
headshot John O'Brien
Technical Support Training Specialist

Workshop Title: Top Troubleshooting Tips for vSphere 6

John has over six years of experience working with vSphere both in Technical Support Engineering and Escalation Engineer with VMware Global Support Services (GSS) and more recently as a Support Training Specialist. He holds 4 VCAP certifications VCAP-DCA, VCAP-DCD VCAP-CIA, VCAP-DTA.
headshot Spencer Pitts
End User Computing Practice Manager, VMware, EMEA

Workshop Title: Workspace One and the VMWare EUC Portfolio explained.

Spencer Pitts is the End-User Computing Practice Manager for VMware, EMEA He is responsible for technical pre-sales and post-sales services across VMware's portfolio of End-User Computing products and solutions in EMEA. These include the Horizon Family (View, Mirage, FLEX and Workspace).

Spencer has 20+ years of experience in the European IT sector. He has worked at customers such as GMAC, BNoY Financial Services, in the area of Desktop Management. He also worked for Symantec, again around the Desktop Management and ESD solutions prior to joining VMware in both a pre-sales and consultancy capacity. Since joining VMware Spencer has been a UK Public Sector SE, then a specialist SE focusing on the VDI solution for Northern EMEA and finally moving to his current role of leading the technical efforts for End-User Computing across VMware, EMEA.
headshot Simon Todd
Systems Engineer-Software Defined Storage

Workshop Title: The Journey of VMware Virtual SAN

Simon joined the pre-sales team in December 2014 to become Northern EMEA SE Specialist for Virtual SAN and also blogs about Virtual SAN at http://www.mrvsan.com. A keen amateur astrophotographer, even on cold dark nights he is often out imaging some distant object in the night sky.
headshot Emiliano Turra
Technical Support Director

Workshop Title: Top Troubleshooting Tips for NSX on vSphere 6

Emiliano is a Technical Support Director and has worked in the GSS EMEA Support Centre's networking team since 2005. He has been leading the NSX team for the last two years.

Location Information

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

VMware UK
River Park Avenue
Staines-Upon-Thames
TW18 3FA
United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0)1276 414300

map

Transport Links
Central London – 17 miles
Heathrow Airport (T5) – 5 miles
M25 J13 – 2.5 miles
M4 J4b – 5.3 miles
M3 J2/M25 J12 – 4 miles

London Waterloo (rail) – 35 mins
St Pancras Int. (rail) – 62 mins
Reading (rail) – 45 mins
Gatwick (rail) – 64 mins

Air
Heathrow airport is a short drive from VMware's offices, providing a wealth of domestic and international connections. And with Gatwick Airport just 38 miles away, your options are complete.

Road
The M25 (J13), M3 (J2) and the M4 (J4b), can all be accessed within a few miles. The A30 provides direct access to River Park Avenue which is off The Causeway which in turn links to Staines town centre.

Rail
Regular trains from nearby Staines station provide direct access to London Waterloo in 35 minutes. Reading station is 45 minutes away, while Gatwick Airport can be reached in a little over an hour. There is a shuttle bus service from Staines station to the VMware office.

Hotels
There are a number of hotels which you can book locally, such as the Runnymede Hotel or the Mercure Hotel.
Please be aware that there is a major golfing event taking place at Wentworth (which is just a few miles away) and as such availability maybe reduced.
As an alternative there are a number of hotels near Heathrow airport, which is only 5 miles away that may provide better availability.