Senior Certification Manager
Kendrick Coleman is a reformed sysadmin and virtualization junkie. His attention has shifted from hypervisors to cloud native platforms focused on containers. In his role as a Sr. Technical Marketing Manager, he figures out new and interesting ways to integrate open source cloud native infrastructure tools with VMware Tanzu products. He's involved with the Kubernetes SIG community and frequently blogs about all the things he's learning. He has been a speaker at DockerCon, OpenSource Summit, ContainerCon, CloudNativeCon, VMworld and many more. His free time is spent sharing bourbon industry knowledge hosting the Bourbon Pursuit podcast. Kendrick tweets over at @kendrickcoleman Kendrick Coleman is a reformed virtualization junkie. His attention has shifted from hypervisors to cloud native platforms focused on containers. In his role as a Sr. Technical Marketing Manager, he figures out new and interesting ways to run open source cloud native infrastructure tools with VMware Tanzu products. He's involved with the Kubernetes SIG community and has been a speaker at DockerCon, OpenSource Summit, CloudNativeCon, VMworld and many more. He's also a host of Bourbon Pursuit Podcast.
Heath Johnson is a Sr. Technical Marketing Manager working for the Hyper-Converged Infrastructure business unit at VMware. Heath has been working with VMware products since ESX 2. Before joining VMware, Heath lead enterprise infrastructure teams and designed, built, and operated IT infrastructures for large medical centers and a wireless telecom service provider. He can be found at blogs.vmware.com, flyingvirtually.com or on Twitter @heathbarj
Technical Product Line Manager
Jeremiah Megie is a Senior Technical Marketing Architect working for VMware. He is responsible for providing education, evangelism, content generation, and other technical marketing activities for VMware Cloud on AWS. Prior to joining VMware, Jeremiah was a Senior Solutions Architect specializing in the design and implementation of vSphere, Converged & Hyper-converged infrastructure, and disaster recovery with VMware Site Recovery Manager. He has 20 years of experience in the IT field where he has held many data center and virtualization based roles ranging from administration and engineering to architecture and leadership; with a background spanning multiple industries including DoD, financial, energy, professional services, and managed services. Jeremiah currently holds numerous certifications including multiple VCPs, VCAP-DCA, VCAP-DCD, and VCIX as well as the VMware vExpert designation. He can also be found on Twitter at @vMegie.
Jodi Shely has over 18 years in IT experience and have been working with ESXi since 2006. I served as an Omaha VMUG Leader for 4 years and was on the Inaugural VMUG Board of Directors for 2 years. I've been a member of the vExpert Program for 9 years now, and still a strong advocate and evangelize at all VMUG’s and Regional VMUG’s actively. My current position is a Principal Technical Account Manager-Office of the CTO Global Field. I've been with VMware for over 7 years where I have learned so much and continue to love my job. In addition, internally I play a role on a few different work streams, including the Ambassador Advisory Board, Co-lead Office of the CTO Global Field Communications Workstream, CTOA Program VMUG team, and participate as a Field Principal Mentor.