September

JUNE 10, 2021

NO TRAVEL NEEDED

NO TRAVEL NEEDED

GUEST EXPERTS

BREAKOUT SESSIONS

LEARN & NETWORK

LEARN & NETWORK

About the Event

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.

Morning welcome :

Special Welcome by VMware CEO, Raghu Raghuram


Raghu Raghuram

Morning Keynote:

From Heist to Hostage Situation: Financial Sector Threat Landscape


Tom Kellermann

Closing Keynote:

Renowned cybersecurity and fraud prevention expert, bestselling author and subject of Catch Me If You Can


Frank Abagnale

Virtual Connect Entertainment

Max Frost

Amit Bhaga

Agenda


All Day

  9:00 AM CT

EVENT STARTS

9:30 -9:45AM CT   Track 1: Networking and Security

Keynote: Welcome Introduction

Raghu Raghuram, CEO, VMware

10:15 - 10:20 AM CT

NETWORKING BREAK

11:20 - 11:25 PM CT  

NETWORKING BREAK

12:00 PM - 12:30 PM CT  Track 1: Network and Security

Brain Break: Enjoy a special musical performance from Max Frost!

12:30 - 12:35 PM CT  

NETWORKING BREAK

12:35 - 1:05 PM CT Lounge

VMware Meet the Experts: Container Networking

1:35 - 2:05PM CT   Lounge

VMware Meet the Experts: TKG

2:05 - 2:10 PM CT  

NETWORKING BREAK

3:10 - 3:15 PM CT   Lounge

NETWORKING BREAK

3:45 -  3:50 PM CT  

NETWORKING BREAK

4:20 - 4:30 PM CT  

NETWORKING BREAK

4:30 - 5:00 PM CT   All Tracks

Closing Keynote: Cybercrime, Identity Theft, and Scams, Oh My!

5:00 PM CT

EVENT ENDS

Participate in the following Hands-On Labs:

HOL-2111-91-SDC

VMware vSphere 7 - Lightning Lab

Get an overview of the new features in vSphere 7. Explore improvements and new features in ESXi and vCenter Server management and lifecycle.

HOL-2131-91-MAP

VMware TKGI-Tanzu Kubernetes Grid Management Console Lightning Lab

New with Tanzu Kubernetes Grid Integrated (TKGI ) 1.8 is the TKGI management console UI, the management console introduces a whole new set of features and capabilities which could only be done via CLI previously. In this module the user gets to explore the TKGI Management Console and see how to view and administer a TKGI install as well as update and upgrade.

 

HOL-2137-91-NET

VMware NSX Advanced Load Balancer (Avi Networks) Lighting Lab

Introduction to the core capabilities of VMware NSX Advanced Load Balancer (ALB) by Avi Networks in a vSphere environment. Gain hands-on experience with Infrastructure and Application components.

HOL-2108-91-HCI

vSAN Quick Start - Lightning Lab

Explore how easy it is to deploy vSAN using VMware's "QuickStart" guided cluster creation wizard! QuickStart provides an easy to use, step-by-step configuration wizard that makes streamlines the creation a production-ready vSAN cluster to support your VMs.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Absolutely nothing! This Virtual Event is completely FREE for you.
Yes, you will be provided login credentials to test the system and get familiar with the interface.
Your login details will be emailed to you ahead of the event. You can use these details to access the online event.
The on-demand content will be hosted for 30 days following the event.
Send an email to tech@vfairs.com for any technical assistance.
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Good internet connectivity will ensure high quality video streaming.