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Upcoming Webcasts

Professional Development Webcast Series (Part 1 of 3): You, the Leader: Essentials for Success

Professional Development Webcast Series (Part 1 of 3): YOU, THE LEADER: ESSENTIALS FOR SUCCESS

Topic: This foundational course will discuss four main areas of leadership essential to moving yourself and any team into the future. This fast-paced webinar will cover four essential areas that can lay the foundation of your leadership plan.


• Leading Strategically
• Leading People
• Leading Collaboratively
• Leading Change

Key Takeaways:
• Learn to lead with authenticity and transparency
• Understand what to consider as you start to build a strategy for your department or team
• Learn how to leverage the best of yourself to better lead people, even through challenging times
• Know the importance of leading collaboratively both inside and outside the walls of the organization
• Understand how to embrace change, and begin to help others do the same
 

Speaker: Debra Zabloudil, President, CEO and Founder, Learning Studio

 

Monday, October 1, 2018
12:00-1:00 PM (CT)

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Hedvig Webcast: Enterprise-Class Software-Defined Storage: How to Build Cloud-like Simplicity & Flexibility for Primary & Secondary Workloads

Hedvig Webcast: Enterprise-Class Software-Defined Storage: How to Build Cloud-like Simplicity & Flexibility for Primary & Secondary Workloads

Topic: Hedvig is an enterprise storage solution built to deliver cloud-like simplicity and flexibility on commodity x86 servers and public cloud instances. It is designed by Avinash Lakshman, inventor of Cassandra, a well-known distributed NoSQL database. Hedvig is a software-defined solution which can scale and consolidate storage across nodes, racks, data centers, and public clouds. Unlike other storage vendors, Hedvig uses commodity hardware, natively supports traditional storage protocols, and provides a single pane of glass view for storage requirements of all your primary and secondary workloads.


In this session, we will discuss how Hedvig delivers a simple SDS solution for any infrastructure - virtualized, containerized or bare metal, any workload – primary or secondary, and any deployment combination of on-premises and public cloud locations.  

Speaker: Gaurav Yadav, Founding Engineer and Product Manager, Hedvig
Guarav Yadav has more than 10 years of experience working in storage, databases, distributed systems and virtualization. His previous experience includes working with a search-engine startup, Google and Oracle.

 

Tuesday, October 2, 2018
12:00-1:00 PM (CT)

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Zerto Webcast: Cloud Mobility: Building Your Hybrid and Multi-Cloud Strategy with Zerto

Zerto Webcast: Cloud Mobility: Building your Hybrid and Multi-Cloud Strategy with Zerto

Topic: Thousands of organizations are utilizing cloud technologies like Microsoft Azure, IBM Cloud, VMware vCloud, AWS, and others to reduce cost, increase agility, and improve operational performance. The problem is that many of these companies lack the proper tools to allow them to move workloads seamlessly between on-premise and disparate cloud environments. This webinar will explain how the Zerto IT Resilience Platform™ allows IT teams to choose your cloud and be able to move freely to, from, and between clouds. Accelerate your cloud initiatives today!


Speaker:
Gijsbert Janssen Van Doorn – Technology Evangelist, Zerto

Gijsbert Janssen van Doorn is a Technology Evangelist at Zerto with a focus on helping customers understand and adopt IT resilience. Before taking on the role as Technology Evangelist he spend 3 years working in the field at Zerto's Systems Engineering department. Prior to Zerto, Gijsbert was a Sales Engineer at Nexenta Systems supporting the sales of Software Defined Storage. Gijsbert has over 15 years of experience in IT and has been involved in designing and implementing large IT infrastructures at both enterprises and large cloud service providers.

 

Wednesday, October 3, 2018
12:00 - 1:00 PM (CT)

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Mist Systems Webcast: Unify WAN, LAN, and WLAN with Mist Systems and NSX SD-WAN by VeloCloud

Mist Systems Webcast: Unify WAN, LAN, and WLAN with Mist Systems and NSX SD-WAN by VeloCloud

Topic: The increasing WAN demands of branch offices, vast proliferation of devices, constant need for wireless network uptime, together with a desire to keep costs low has left IT with a simple charge – accomplish more with less. To address this, IT must shift from reactive to proactive, from network-centric to user-centric, and from manual to automated.


Artificial intelligence (AI) has provided a clear path forward to solve for these challenges and deliver automation to the IT admin. Mist Systems has partnered with VeloCloud, now part of VMware to bring WLAN analytics, AI, and intelligent troubleshooting to NSX SD-WAN.


Join us for a joint webinar where the experts from Mist and NSX SD-WAN showcase the power of LAN and WAN integration to give customers unprecedented visibility into their LAN and WAN environments—from the branch to the cloud, and everywhere in between.


Speakers:
Christian Gilby, Director Product Marketing, Mist Systems
Rachna Srivastava, Senior Manager, Product Marketing and Enablement, VeloCloud, no part of VMware.

Christian has 20+ years of product marketing, management and engineering experience in the networking industry with a strong focus on mobility, cloud and wireless and speaks often at industry events globally. He currently leads product marketing for Mist. Previously he led product marketing for wired, wireless and branch solutions at Aruba (acquired by HPE). He led product marketing and product management for Agito Networks product line (acquired by ShoreTel). Prior to Agito, he was an early member of the Meru Networks team leading product management and partnerships in VoWLAN and Wi-Fi Access Point solutions. Christian started his career at Nortel Networks where he held several networking and VoIP project lead and software architect positions and was also granted a patent.

 

Thursday, October 4, 2018
12:00 - 1:00 PM (CT)

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VMware Webcast: Introducing vSphere Platinum and vSphere 6.7 Update 1

VMware Webcast: Introducing vSphere Platinum and vSphere 6.7 Update 1

Topic: VMware vSphere Platinum is a new edition of vSphere that delivers advanced security capabilities fully integrated into the hypervisor. This new release combines the industry leading capabilities of vSphere with VMware AppDefense, delivering purpose-built VMs to secure applications. With these new capabilities, vSphere Platinum secures infrastructure and applications by leveraging the hypervisor and the power of machine learning in a way that is built-in, operationally simple, and with minimal overhead or impact on performance. Moreover, vSphere 6.7 Update 1 delivers new features and enhancements, most notably the fully-featured HTML5-based vSphere Client to help admins manage their virtual infrastructure. Join this session to learn all about what’s new and exciting in vSphere Platinum and vSphere 6.7 Update 1, and how it matters to you and your business.


Speakers:
Himanshu Singh, Group Manager, Product Marketing, Cloud Platform, VMware
Adam Eckerle, Group Manager, Technical Marketing, Cloud Platform, VMware

Himanshu Singh is Group Manager of Product Marketing for VMware's Cloud Platform business, and runs the core product marketing team for the vSphere product line. His extensive past experience in the technology industry includes driving cloud management solutions at VMware, growing the Azure public cloud business at Microsoft, as well as delivering and managing private clouds for large enterprise customers at IBM. Himanshu has been a frequent speaker at VMworld, Dell Technologies World, vForum, VMUG, Microsoft TechEd, and other industry conferences. He holds a B.Eng. (Hons.) degree from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, and an MBA from Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College.


Adam Eckerle manages the vSphere Technical Marketing team in the Cloud Platform Business Unit at VMware. This team is responsible for vSphere launch, enablement, and ongoing content generation for the VMware field, Partners, and Customers.

 

Tuesday, October 9, 2018
12:00 - 1:00 PM (CT)

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IBM Cloud Webcast: Addressing Your VMware Disaster Recovery and Backup Needs: Physical, Virtual, and Multi-Cloud

IBM Cloud Webcast: Addressing Your VMware Disaster Recovery and Backup Needs: Physical, Virtual, and Multi-Cloud

Topic: Having an IT Resiliency strategy is no longer a luxury but a necessity – ensuring uptime is essential. Consumers demand access and availability 24/7/365. Meeting the always-on expectation is becoming increasingly difficult especially with the rise of ransomware, cyberattacks and traditional disasters. Outages are devastating as businesses lose consumer confidence, potential revenue and competitive advantage. Downtime affects everyone, and IBM Cloud has a solution. Through exposing our VMware hypervisor, customers can utilize the advance features of Zerto, Veeam, and IBM Spectrum Protect Plus! Join this session to learn how IBM Cloud is combating downtime and outages while enabling access and availability.


Speaker:
IBM Cloud

 

Wednesday, October 10, 2018
12:00 - 1:00 PM (CT)

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Cisco Webcast: Cisco HyperConverged Infrastructure for the Multicloud Era

Cisco Webcast: Cisco HyperConverged Infrastructure for the Multicloud Era

Topic: Please join us to explore Cisco's current Hyper-Converged infrastructure session; including Cisco’s HyperFlex System and UCS vSAN ReadyNodes. IT customers face a formidable challenge – delivering a seamless experience to developers and application owners who demand the best of both worlds between on-prem and public cloud. The multicloud era is a hard reality for IT, and this is where our HyperFlex and vSAN ReadyNode customers stand to gain the most from the work Cisco has undertaken. We like to say that the finest cloud computing starts at home. So, as we integrate HyperFlex and vSAN ReadyNodes with Cisco’s Multicloud Portfolio, we’re moving well beyond Hyper-Convergence to create the most comprehensive multicloud platform in the industry. Our aim is nothing less than to help our customers power any app, on any cloud, at any scale..


Speakers:
Chris O'Brien, Director of Unified Computing Systems, Cisco
Hardik Patel, Technical Marketing Engineer, Cisco

 

Wednesday, October 11, 2018
12:00 - 1:00 PM (CT)

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Pure Storage Webcast: Best Practices for Kubernetes on VMware vSphere

Pure Storage Webcast: Best Practices for Kubernetes on VMware vSphere

Topic: Kubernetes is the platform of choice to deploy cloud native applications and services in the public or private cloud. How can you get started with Kubernetes on vSphere? What are the best practices and lessons learned running Kubernetes in a virtual environment? What tools and solutions can enable your own “as a Service” model for on premises private cloud, public cloud and multi-cloud? We will look at solutions such as Kubeadm, Kubernetes Anywhere, and Pivotal Container Services.


Speaker:
Jon Owings, Principal Systems Engineer, Pure Storage
Starting off in 2007, Jon used ESX to save end of life servers when no one knew how to reinstall the applications. Now Jon spends time working in the lab and with customer POC’s at Pure Storage. Today, Jon works with customers transitioning to the next generation of applications, orchestrating cloud native storage as a service for container (Kubernetes/Docker) environments. Jon shares his learning and knowledge on his blog, blog.2vcps.io.

 

Wednesday, October 17, 2018
12:00 - 1:00 PM (CT)

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Zerto Webcast: Periodic Backup is Dead: Continuous Backup is the Future

Zerto Webcast: Periodic Backup is Dead: Continuous Backup is the Future

Topic: Backups have been the bane of IT’s existence for decades. It’s time to leave traditional approaches behind and embrace continuous availability for your VMware environment with Zerto. In a world where most backups are used within 30 days, and simply for deleted or corrupted files, it makes sense to re-think how IT deals with long-term retention. In this webinar, you will see how the current features and future innovations of the Zerto IT Resilience Platform™ allow you to dump antiquated, complex and expensive backup technology once and for all. Complex legacy backup is dead – long live Zerto!


Speaker:
Steve Blow – Technology Evangelist, Zerto

Steve Blow is a Technology Evangelist at Zerto and has been with them for 2.5 years. Before fulfilling this role Steve has held multiple other roles in Zerto, supporting customers and partners in improving their resiliency capabilities and offerings. Prior to being at Zerto, Steve was a Solutions Architect at a large UK CSP for 6 years working primarily with large, high-performance Enterprise architectures, designs, and systems.

 

Thursday, November 1, 2018
12:00 - 1:00 PM (CT)

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Professional Development Webcast Series (Part 2 of 3): Leading Through Conflict: Staying Cool and Effective Through the Toughest Situations

Professional Development Webcast Series (Part 2 of 3): LEADING THROUGH CONFLICT: STAYING COOL AND EFFECTIVE THROUGH THE TOUGHEST SITUATIONS

Topic: Where there are people, there is conflict. And, really, without some conflict, individuals, teams and organizations would not grow and flourish. Effective conflict resolution skills are essential in order to maintain the health and viability of an organization or department. Understanding the root of conflict, how to turn conflict into a constructive dynamic and lead through it all is an art, and one that is essential for any leader in today’s ever-changing environment.

Key Takeaways:
• Understand individual conflict styles (your own and others) to determine to determine the best path to a healthy resolution
• Learn how and when to address conflict
• Understand how to assure situations of conflict are healthy within your organization

Speaker: Debra Zabloudil, President, CEO and Founder, Learning Studio

Monday, November 12, 2018
12:00-1:00 PM (CT)

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