VMworld 2019 San Francisco - Day 1 General Session

VMworld is taking place in San Francisco, California this week, here are my thoughts from Mondays general session by VMware’s CEO Pat Gelsinger and COO Sanjay Poonen.

The initial general session of VMworld 2019 was used to further build upon the delivery of VMware’s vision of Any Cloud, Any Application, Any Device with Intrinsic Security. We saw big announcements and updates in terms of Any Cloud, Any Application, and Intrinsic Security but maybe short of details regarding the traditonal EUC business in the initial general session.

Further commentary to come shortly at DefineTomorrow.co.uk

Dell Technologies World 2019 - Day 3 - The doodle with will.i.am #delltechworld

Below is my doodle from the third general session at Dell Technologies World. The session entitled optimism and happiness in the digital age documents the panel discussion including will.i.am that took place in the main stage.

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The video below depicts my views and thoughts from this general session and the conference in general  

Dell Technologies World 2019 - Day Two Announcements, Unity XT, Isilon, VxRail, PowerProtect and more #DellTechWorld

In this video I discuss the announcements of the day, including:

  • The new Dell EMC Unity XT arrays
  • Improvements into the single cluster scale for Isilon now up to 58PB in a single namespace over 252 devices
  • An analytics engine for VxRail for proactive management and to ensure performance is maintained called ACE (Analytical Consulting Engine)
  • A brand new storage platform PowerProtect available in both an appliance the X400 which comes in a hybrid and all flash configuration or as a software only solution
  • 14 new Latitude Devices on the 25 birthday of the Latitude brand
  • and much more
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This doodle was created live during the mornings general session whilst the announcements were happening live

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Some more details on the announcements was given during the media and analysts briefing, the doodle above was created during that briefing 

Dell Technologies World Day One Announcements from Dell, VMware and Microsoft #delltechworld

Today we saw three major announcements from Dell at Dell Technologies World which is taking place at the Venitian Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada. All of today’s announcements focused on their relationship with VMware under the heading "better together". Whilst VMware remains a separate company they are increasingly working closely with Dell On joint solutions. Michael Dell emphasised that this special relationship gives them key differentiation to the competition. 

Please see my video covering these announcements and my doodles from the day below.

Read about my thoughts on todays announcements in Define Tomorrow >> https://www.definetomorrow.co.uk/blog/2019/4/30/dell-technologies-world-2019-day-1-announcments

vRetreat February 2019 with Cohesity
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I was lucky enough to be invited to my third vRetreat, this time taking place at the home of Chelsea Football Ground Stamford Bridge and sponsored exclusively by Cohesity.


Covered in the doodle above

  • Cohesity Background

  • Tier 2 Storage

    • Test & Dev

    • Backup & Recovery

    • File Services

      • S3, SMB, NFS

      • Tiering

  • Cloud Deployments Options

  • Analytics Engine

  • Helios Analytics & Multi-Cluster Management

  • Office 365 Backup

    • Only for Exchange online at present

  • Multi-tenant Options for Service Providers

  • Smart Assist


VidCon London 2019 - YouTube Tips and Tricks (SEO, Thumbnails and more)
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Above is my forth doodle from VidCon London covering YouTube tips and tricks from three different sessions by three different presenters. Matt Gielen (@MattGielen) covered “What makes a good YouTube thumbnail?” Alex (@LowSpec_Gamer) covered SEO and Keywords from YouTube and VidIQ ran a session covering 10 tips for YouTubers.

VidCon London 2019 - Filming on your iPhone & Adobe Premiere Rush Masterclass
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This is my first Doodle of Vidcon 2019 that took place in London at the Excel from the 15th to the 17th of February 2019.

The first session by Cassius Rayner spoke about the possibilities of recording film on the iPhone and how to create the best content using the iPhone.

Elements covered included recommended software

and recommended additional hardware sure as

  • Moment

  • Zhiyun

  • Helium

  • Iographer

  • Beastgrip

  • ShoulderPod

The second session by Maxim Jago @maximjago concentrated on the relatively new Adobe Premiere Rush which aims to speed up the process of creating high quality video, particularly for tasks like VLOGs.

IGEL Disrupt Munich 2019 Closing Keynote Doodle #disrupteuc
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Above is my final doodle from the IGEL Disrupt conference 2019 that took place in Munich Germany. 

The final keynote session was delivered by Eva Helen and covered Women in Tech, but most importantly the important role men need to play in growing diversity within business. She spoke about the 7 characters of men when it came to women in business / tech and how men had a responsibility to identify and mentor rising stars within organisations. 

Eva has a book coming out regarding this subject in the future.

all together this was a fantastic conference. Please see the video below for Megan and my final thoughts of the conference. 

IGEL Disrupt 2019 - Breakout Sessions #DisruptEUC
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Above is my doodle covering the second half of the general session on day 1 of IGEL Disrupt, including the announcement and on screen demo of IGEL on NVIDIA Jetson. Also covered in the doodle is some of the information from Simon Binder’s session covering Windows Virtual Desktop and IGELs changes to their licensing model in OS11. Finally a photo of the EUC Disruptors panel session that @BizTechMeg and more took part in at the end of the day 2 general session. 

VMware Workspace ONE and Okta - Zero Trust in the enterprise

Earlier this year VMware and Okta announced a partnership to integrate each others products to unify the user context with the device context provided by Okta and VMware Workspace ONE. At VMworld 2018 in Barcelona I sat the session regarding the use of their products to drive a zero trust approach but to enable the users with passwordless experience.

VMworld Europe 2018 - Wednesday General Session

The second general session at VMworld 2018 in Barcelona focused on great conversations with VMware customers who have been using VMware technologies to meet their business needs. Most importantly their was an inspiring theme of how technology can and should be used for good. Martha Lane Fox founder of LastMinute.com closed the general session with the inspirational story of her life founding lastminute.com at 25 during the dot com boom before being involved in a life changing crash that involved her spending 2 years in hospital. Martha now dedicates her time to technology projects where she can drive change for good. 

My doodle is below.  

You can watch this general session at the following link =>  https://www.vmworld.com/en/europe/learning/general-sessions.html

VMworld Barcelona 2018 Digital Workspace Keynote

The digital workspace keynote was one of my favourite sessions of VMworld 2018, Shawn Bass (VMware EUC CTO) and team demonstrated their modern management approach across heterogeneous devices as well as demonstrating the user focused experiences of mobile flow and the new Workspace ONE intelligent hub. Finally with Workspace ONE intelligence IT are able to be empowered with the intelligent information around the applications and devices to deliver amazing user focused support. 

Please see my doodle below  

VMworld Europe 2018 - Tuesday General Session

The first general session at VMworld 2018 covered every aspect of VMware’s execution of their vision, from the application to the device on any cloud and most importantly with intrinsic security.

My doodle live from the general session is below  

You can watch this general session back at the following link => 

https://www.vmworld.com/en/europe/learning/general-sessions.html