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A Case for VMworld Barcelona

For those of you who live in NORAM, I am attempting to make a case for you to attend VMworld Barcelona over San Francisco. I am fortunate to be able to attend both events each year.  VMUG has a large presence at both events and the VMUG members span the globe.  VMworld is a fantastic […]

VMUG Heads to VMworld 2019

VMworld US 2018 VMUG Leader Lunch Photo Credit:  Brandon Seymour of vmwarevelocity.com  It’s that time of year again when the UserCons slow down and we start to prepare for both VMworlds.  First, we’ll be in San Francisco from August 25th to 29th. The annual VMworld August show never disappoints, and VMUG will be there with […]

Behind the Voice of the Member

Hey VMUG! My name is Shanna Cleveland and I’m your new Market Research Senior Coordinator specializing in customer insights and analytics. Previously I worked for Nielsen where I designed, implemented, and analyzed consumer research for several Fortune 500 companies. After years of working in the industry, I can attest to the value of building and listening to the collective voice of a community. My goal is to help revolutionize community engagement by asking fun and relevant questions that […]

VMUG Insights From Dell Technologies World 2019

Dell Technologies World 2019 ushered in a new era of partnership between VMware and Dell EMC. VMware used the size and scope of the event to make major announcements. During his keynote address, Pat Gelsinger said “this is like VMworld,” and I could not agree more. For those of you in the VMUG community who […]

Insights from VMUG Japan UserCon

Recently, I was honored to be the keynote speaker at the VMUG Japan UserCon. While in Tokyo, I experienced VMUG hospitality on a new level from both longtime friends and newcomers to the VMUG community. Japan UserCon had countless great moments and activities, two in particular stuck out: the lightning round presentations and the peer-to-peer […]

VMUG Insights from the Netherlands: How to Thrive in Our Ever-Changing Industry

Netherlands VMUG UserCon opened my eyes to how important it is for us in the VMUG community to take notice of how rapidly our industry is changing. Across many of the presentations I attended at UserCon, the necessity to evolve was a universal theme. Here are some of my insights from those sessions. The Keynote: […]

Meet New VMUG Board Member, David Sandberg

What is your life like outside of VMUG and VMware? First and foremost I am a parent of three college age children, all of which I am quite proud of.  Outside of work I enjoy a variety of activities that include fishing and hunting and playing guitar.  I play in a band, “Wild Vice”, the […]

Meet New VMUG Board Member, Steve Athanas

What is your life like outside of VMUG and VMware? Truthfully, right now I am trying to re-discover what I like to do for fun, as for the past 15 months I have been in a sprint to get my Master’s degree – and that took all of my free time – and then some. […]

An Interview with VMUG President, Ben Clayton

Tell us a little about your background with VMware. I started using VMware with vSphere 3, which was about 10 years ago.  I had just started a job at a Manufacturing company.  It was December and it seemed everyone was out using remaining vacation time.   My manager told me to take a look at open […]

A Letter from Ben Clayton

“I was pleased to serve with Ben on the VMUG Board and  look forward to his leadership as VMUG President. Ben is well positioned to assume the role as he has been on the board since its inception in 2010, and has held multiple roles all of which have contributed greatly to VMUG’s success in […]

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