vForum Online – May 13, 2020

Most of us are living in a new world where work from home is the norm and traditional tech conferences are turning into online events.  I do love attending these shows in person and engaging with others in the vCommunity, although virtual conferences like vForum Online are still a great opportunity to engage with thousands of my IT peers without having to pay for travel or lodging.

Spring 2020 vForum Online returns in May

The Spring 2020 vForum Online is coming on May 13th from 9 AM – 3 PM PDT (12 – 6 PM EDT).  You can register for the event here.  The keynote and expert panel is from 9 – 9:45 PDT and is titled Delivering a Digital Infrastructure.  This keynote with VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger could not be coming at a better time, when many organizations have been forced to pivot as much towards digital infrastructure as possible to facilitate work from home requirements.  In many cases, this has been done hastily to simply get people working.  Organizations would be wise to look for ways to refine their infrastructure and make the best possible use of it as work from home becomes a new normal.

Breakout tracks galore

There are 6 tracks available for this Spring’s session, providing tons of content across a wide variety of topics.  You can find the full schedule and agenda here.  As you can expect, Run & Manage Multi-Cloud makes up a good portion of this vForum’s content.  With the recent release of vSphere 7, VMware is positioning vSphere as the platform of choice for running traditional virtualization and cloud native apps. The ability to do so using the same management platform most organizations use today brings VMware’s multi-cloud vision closer to reality.

This vForum also includes plenty of content for those interested in app development, networking, security, etc.  13 Hands-on Labs are available for users to test drive specific products that are recommended for each track.

Why should I attend?

vForum Online will provide attendees endless opportunities to learn and engage on topics across the VMware spectrum. There is typically a track for all specialties, so whether you are focused on end user compute, security or cloud, there is information tailored specifically to you.

The real power of the vForum Online event is direct access to some of the best and brightest at VMware. 130 experts are available to chat with you throughout the event to answer your toughest questions or even just help guide you towards the information you are looking for. This provides a great opportunity for direct access to the people on the front lines at VMware and within the vCommunity. I’ve attended vForum Online events in the past and have experienced the value of having access to that kind of knowledge at your fingertips.

See you at vForum Online in May!

Hopefully the info above will get you excited about attending the upcoming vForum Online. My advice is to block your calendar in advance. If you are like me, your best laid plans can easily be side tracked by that early morning email or phone call, so even if you can’t attend for the entire time, having that calendar reminder is key to making sure you at least log in and participate for a bit. You can follow @VMwareEvents on Twitter for more information and live updates on registration. Just remember to plan ahead and take advantage of everything you’d like to get out of vForum Online…and maybe even say hello should we virtually bump into each other on May 13th!

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