About the Event

VMUG Virtual Events are some of the most impactful tech events for virtualization professionals. This FREE day-long event is meant to empower you through education, training, and collaboration - all with the goal of improving your projects and impacting your career.

Created with Europe, the Middle East and Africa in mind, this special VMUG EMEA Virtual Event gives you the ability to take part in a virtual VMUG experience LIVE, in your time zone, from anywhere. Hear energizing keynote speakers, engage in breakout sessions, attend a virtual trade show floor, and experience opportunities to connect with other attendees – your peers and community experts – all at the click of a button. In addition, you'll also get access to all of the materials presented during the event for download.

Community leaders and partners are waiting to educate you, so register today, and don’t miss the first VMUG EMEA Virtual Event!

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Joe Baguley

Joe 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 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 recognized leader within the European technical community and considered one of the top 50 most influential leaders in UK IT. He won an award for data leadership in ‘Infrastructure & Protection’ in the 2016 Data 50 Awards and appeared 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.


vSphere with Operations Management

Explore the capabilities of vSphere with Operations Management (vSOM). Learn key vSOM features, and their use cases. Deploy and manage upgrades, migrations, availability, workload performance and log management. This is an excellent place to begin your experience with VMware vSphere with Operations Management!

VMware Cloud on AWS

Be among the first to see the new VMware on AWS solution. You will interact with the VMware Cloud interface to perform basic tasks and manage your public cloud capacity.

VMware NSX

VMware NSX is the premier platform for network virtualization. You will gain hands-on experience with Logical Switching, Distributed Logical Routing, Dynamic Routing, Distributed Firewall and other Logical Network Services.

VSAN 6.6

VMware vSAN is a radically simple, enterprise-class shared storage solution for hyper-converged infrastructure optimized for today’s all-flash performance. Learn how easy it is to enable VSAN and use it to store your VMs. Also, explore VSAN's features including data-encryption at rest, deduplication and compression, RAID 5/6 erasure encoding, stretched-clustering enhancements & iSCSI Target support.


All Day


VMware Hands-on Labs

September 28, 2017

10:00 (CET)

Event Begins

10:30 (CET)


Joe Baguley Vice President and Chief Technology Officer for EMEA, VMware
11:15 (CET)


11:20 (CET)

NSX in Small Data Centers for Small and Medium Businesses

Dillon Doxey NSX Solutions Architect, VMware
Shahzad Ali NSX Solutions Architect, VMware
11:20 (CET)

vSAN 6.6: A Day in the Life of an I/O

John Nicholson Senior Technical Marketing Manager, VMware
Pete Koehler Senior Technical Marketing Manager, VMware
12:05 (CET)


12:10 (CET)

Transforming Your Mindset - Evolve Traditional Disaster Recovery Towards Gaining IT Resilience

Gijsbert Janssen van Doorn Manager Solutions Engineering EMEA, Zerto
12:55 (CET)


13:00 (CET)

Migrate to the vCenter Server Appliance You Should

William Lam Staff Integration Architect II, VMware
Emad Younis Senior Technical Marketing Engineer, VMware
13:00 (CET)

Using vRealize with VMware Cloud on AWS

Brian Graf Senior Technical Marketing Manager- VMware Cloud on AWS, VMware
David Overbeek Director, Technical Marketing, VMware
13:45 (CET)


13:50 (CET)

Combining Host and Guest Metrics to Troubleshoot and Manage Virtual Environments

Yoni Avital CTO, ControlUp
14:35 (CET)


14:40 (CET)

VMware Cloud Foundation (VCF) and Your Career

Keith Townsend Principle, The CTO Advisor LLC
14:40 (CET)

It's Time to Rethink The Way You Manage PCs!

Barry Coombs Operations and Pre Sales Director, ComputerWorld
14:40 (CET)

The VCDX Way for Designing a Cloud for Mission Critical Applications

John Arrasjid Engineer Technologist Office of the CTO, Virtustream
14:40 (CET)

VMware Cloud on AWS

Max Mortillaro Independent IT Consultant & Co-Founder, Shinado
15:00 (CET)


15:05 (CET)

Creating Your VMware Cloud on AWS Data Center: VMware Cloud on AWS Fundamentals

Matt Dreyer Director Product Management, VMware
Oren Root Senior Product Line Manager, VMware
15:05 (CET)

vSphere PowerCLI 101: Becoming Your Organization's Superhero

Kyle Ruddy Senior Technical Marketing Engineer
Jake Robinson Senior Product Manager
16:00 (CET)

Event Concludes

Frequently Asked Questions

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