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Hi everyone, from this week you will notice the newsletter schedule increase to a weekly cadence as we head towards VMworld US in San Francisco. There is always so much news to bring you and VMworld pre-conference news and information is always top of our list so take some time to review the newsletter each week. I always suggest that you discuss your VMworld goals with your VMware account team including your TAM and other relevant people to ensure that you get the most out of the event.

This week we also have some great updates and offers from our education team prior to and during VMworld so please take a read below and contact VMware or visit the referenced pages in the offers.

We also begin our TAM @ VMworld updates with information and must do items for our TAM customers attending VMworld this year.

I wish you all a fantastic week ahead and will bring you more news again in 1 weeks time so please look out for that.

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VMware TAM Team

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Where Battlebots, Robot Wars and IT Intersect [TAM3906U]
Are you a fan of BBC TV’s Robot Wars, or ABC’s Battlebots as well as a die-hard VMware fan …. Then we have the session for you as a TAM exclusive. Ed Hoppitt is VMware’s Director of Modern Apps and Cloud Native Platforms by day, and by night is the reigning World Champion from the hit BBC TV Series ‘Robot Wars’ as well as one of the stars of ABC’s ‘Battlebots’. This year the focus for his team at the moment is re-building and re-architecting the core of how his fighting robots work – focusing on using data, telemetry and software for a competitive advantage. Join Ed for a light-hearted discussion of the challenges of designing, building and running a 220lb combat robot and just how the world of DevOps, Agile Development and what he focusses on when trying to build robust, reliable platforms (so not that far away from IT it turns out after all).
SPEAKERS - Ed Hoppitt, Director - Modern Apps and Cloud Native Platforms , VMware

TAM Customer Day - TAM Customer Day is Sunday, August 25, 2019 from 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm.  Join Ray O’Farrell as he moderates a panel discussion with Mark Lohmeyer and Craig McLuckie/Joe Beda, followed by the ever popular Specialist Roundtables, with 1-to-few access to VMware subject matter experts who will be covering 100+ top topics. Be sure to stay and join us for a drink to celebrate the 15th annual TAM Customer Day and meet VMware executives at the TAM Customer Day reception 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm.

TAM Customer Central – Join us in TAM Customer Central (TCC) all week for TAM customer exclusive Deep Dives on topics ranging from Cloud (Hybrid Cloud Management, VMware Cloud on AWS, Cross-Cloud Data Management and more) to Networking (for example, NSX-T Validated Designs) to vSphere (What’s Next?, SRM and more) to Digital Workspace and much more.  These sessions can be found in Schedule Builder, so sign up as the spaces fill up quickly.

When not attending one of the many Deep Dive sessions enjoy one-to-one interaction with our technology subject matter experts in TCC by attending Office Hours sessions for personalized technical guidance and best practices.  Make sure to visit the Demo Stations and Network and Security Specialists TAMs Table where you can see VMware technology in action and understand how your organization can benefit.

EDUCATION NEWS
Learn and Earn Your Certification with Special VMworld 2019 Offers

VMworld will be taking place this year from August 25-29 at the Moscone Center, San Francsico.  If you are attending the event, we encourage to visit the VMware Education & Certification Lounge located on Level 3 – Moscone Center West.  Here are a few special offers and programs that you can add to your VMworld 2019 registration.  You can also take advantage of special discounts off select Live Online and On Demand courses.  Visit our site for a list of eligible courses and to register.

  • Save 20% off select Live Online trainings scheduled for the week of August 12
  • Save 25% off On Demand courses which let you train when and where it’s convenient for you
  • Save 50% off a Premium Subscription to the VMware Learning Zone (our 24/7 training hub)
  • Save 50% off VMware Certified Professional (VCP) and VMware Certified Advanced Professional (VCAP) certification exams as well as practice tests taken at VMworld.

Attending VMworld 2019?  Register for our Complementary VCDX Workshop.
VMware Education Services will be conducting a complementary VMware Certified Design Expert (VCDX) Workshop on Sunday, August 25.   The session will take place at San Francisco Marriott Marquis, Level B2, Golden Gate C1 Conference Room.  Festivities begin with lunch from 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM PDT and network with both current VCDXs and the program team. The VCDX Workshop will take place from 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM PDT.  This is a great way to prepare yourself for the VCDX certification exam.  Click here to register.

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