VMUG Virtual Events

VMUG Virtual Events

VMUG’s online virtual events will deliver highly interactive, 3D virtual environments, on-demand breakout sessions, and interactive partner exhibits within the show floor. The best part is this event is virtual, so you can experience it all from anywhere!

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Virtual Connect 2021 is back for the second year of networking and learning together.

Join from anywhere around the globe to get the latest tech announcements, upgrade notices, and professional development content straight to your screen. Prepare for breakout sessions, keynotes, and subject matter experts covering what you need to elevate your career and cover your IT needs.

A highly interactive, 3D virtual environment complete with opportunities to network, interact with sponsors, and even LIVE Q&A connections with keynotes and session speakers. There will be downloadable resources, fantastic prizes, online chat capabilities, and more!

Virtual Connect—where tech brings people together.

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Special Guests

Keynote Speaker: Tom Kellermann


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is the Head of Cybersecurity Strategy for VMware Inc. Previously, Tom held the position of Chief Cybersecurity Officer for Carbon Black Inc. Prior to joining Carbon Black, Tom was the CEO and founder of Strategic Cyber Ventures. In 2020, he was appointed to the Cyber Investigations Advisory Board for the United States Secret Service. On January 19, 2017, Tom was appointed the Wilson Center’s Global Fellow for Cyber Policy.

Tom previously held the positions of Chief Cybersecurity Officer for Trend Micro; Vice President of Security for Core Security and Deputy CISO for the World Bank Treasury. In 2008 Tom was appointed a commissioner on the Commission on Cyber Security for the 44th President of the United States. In 2003 he co-authored the Book “Electronic Safety and Soundness: Securing Finance in a New Age.

Entertainment: Max Frost


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Max Frost had a creative awakening. Since scoring genre-mashing hits including “White Lies” and “Adderall,” the forward-thinking pop maestro felt he hadn’t shown his true colors. “I realized I needed to completely change what I was doing and what I was trying to create into something a little bolder, a little bit more honest and less controlled,” he says. He’d spent his entire life in Austin, Texas, so moving to Los Angeles in 2017 was about having a fresh start – “reinventing myself as much as a person as an artist.”

By the time he was enrolled at the University of Texas, he was obsessively writing and recording R&B-and-hip-hop informed pop music in his dorm room. “White Lies,” though, changed everything: nearly one year after first uploading the song to SoundCloud, prominent blogs began to share it and a palpable buzz began to develop around it. Within weeks, Frost signed his deal with Atlantic Records.

Now the 26-year-old singer, multi-instrumentalist and dynamic live performer, who in a few short years has seen his star rise in a major way thanks to tours with Twenty One Pilots, Panic! At The Disco, Bastille and Gary Clark Jr., to being featured on a recent DJ Snake single and having four consecutive songs go to Number One on HypeMacine, is working on a new album to be released later this year.

Max continually redefines his artistry via production work for breaking talent like UPSAHL, Wild Child and Mike Waters. Check out his website at here!

Entertainment: Amit Bhaga


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Amit Bhaga is a Client Technologist, and has been with Dell Technologies since 2006 serving as a subject matter expert in Microsoft licensing, Virtualization and end-user computing. Amit is also a photographer and self-proclaimed music hacker. You can follow him on social media @AmitBtheCT or his alter ego @bhagatriks.

Special Guest: Frank Abagnale


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Frank Abagnale is one of the world’s most respected authorities on forgery, embezzlement, and secure documents. For over 40 years he has worked with, advised, and consulted with hundreds of financial institutions, corporations and government agencies around the world. Mr. Abagnale’s rare blend of knowledge and expertise began more than 50 years ago when he was known as one of the world’s most famous con men. His riveting story provided the inspiration for Steven Spielberg’s 2002 film, Catch Me If You Can, starring Leonardo DiCaprio as Abagnale and Tom Hanks as the FBI agent fast on his heels. The Tony-Award winning musical, Catch Me If You Can, directed by the legendary Jack O’Brien, opened on Broadway at the Neil Simon Theatre.

“I chose to immortalize him on film because of what he’s done for the country for more than 30 years.” -Steven Spielberg

Mr. Abagnale has been associated with the FBI for over 40 years. He lectures extensively at the FBI Academy and for the field offices of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. He is a faculty member at the National Advocacy Center (NAC) which is operated by the Department of Justice, Executive Office for United States Attorneys. More than 14,000 financial institutions, corporations and law enforcement agencies use his fraud prevention programs. In 1998, he was selected as a distinguished member of “Pinnacle 400” by CNN Financial News - a select group of 400 people chosen on the basis of great accomplishment and success in their fields. In 2004 Mr. Abagnale was selected as the spokesperson for the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) and the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA). He has also written numerous articles and books including The Art of the Steal, The Real U Guide to Identity Theft and Stealing Your Life.

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