VMworld recommended Automation sessions

VMworld is right around the corner, but I would be amiss if I didn’t publish my recommended sessions around Automation. Be sure to register in advance because many of the sessions fill up fast!

First of all, the session you absolutely should not miss, the “mother of all demos” breakout led by Purnima Padmanabhan, VP of Product Management for Cloud Management at VMware.  Spotlight on Cloud Management: Where Do We Go from Here? [MGT2204BU] Monday, Aug 27, 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.  This session is going to dig deeper into the product announcements (stay tuned) and show you one giant demo of all our Cloud Management products and services. With all the goodness going on in Cloud Management right now, this is not one to miss!

To delve further into our Cloud Management strategy, you should attend Jad El-Zein’s (Principal Architect in the Office of the CTO at VMware) session on Agile Cloud Management with VMware [MGT2915BU] Wednesday, Aug 29, 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.  Jad will show you how IT (with VMware) can help bridge the gap between infrastructure-as-as-service and the developer cloud.

To learn more about VMware’s cloud strategy, there are some deeper dives that will introduce you to where we are going and how we’re going planning to get there.  Check out Developer Cloud Introduction — VMware’s New Cloud Management Strategy [MGT1063PU] Wednesday, Aug 29, 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. to hear from customers about their cloud journey and from Helen Michaud, Product Line Manager at VMware on our Cloud Management Stategy.

Find out about an integrated solution for consuming templates and service across cloud platforms with agile governance from Serdar Badem and Deepak Kallakuri, Product Line Managers at VMware in Brokering Services Across Multiple Clouds and Platforms [MGT1772BU] Monday, Aug 27, 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Take control of your release process (automatically) with a Code Stream Deep Dive [MGT2843BU] Monday, Aug 27, 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.  Greg Kulberg, Staff Architect and Xiao Gao, Technical Market Manager at VMware will show you how to quickly visualize how your code is going from development to production.

Learn more about Managing Multiple Clouds with VMware’s new Cloud Services with Jimmy Alvarez [MTE5188U] Tuesday, Aug 28, 4:15 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.  This 45-min chat with Cloud Management experts will help you understand how you can manage resources across AWS, Azure, private clouds and even Vmware Cloud on AWS!


Mandy Botsko-Wilson is a Staff Customer Success Architect who has been with VMware since 2010. Mandy works to design, develop, and deliver pragmatic, impactful solutions to solve customer challenges through integration, automation and customization. She has spent much of her career in professional services and delivered projects to top-tier customers around the world. Prior to VMware, Mandy focused on custom software and integrations for healthcare, accounting, and IT service management.