Every year preparing for VMworld is a mad race to get the best content in front of customers, partners, and fans.  This year at VMworld, we have a number new sessions, and also will be introducing our first VMworld Healthcare Hands on Labs.


Breakout Sessions and Quick Talks

Breakout sessions are a great way to not just learn new information but to have the chance to talk to the field and product teams who work hard to bring VMware solutions to our customers.  Quick talk sessions are more of a business or non-technical session, a great place to get new ideas, bring up some of your own thoughts, and meet some of the thought leaders around the technology space.


Date/Time Title Description
Sun, Aug 28, 4:00 p.m.-4:30 p.m. Running Epic with VSAN – Modern Architecture for Healthcare [STO9988-QT]
This not to be missed session will show how moving to a software defined storage model in the healthcare environment is not simply technically valid, but also frees funding for new project, and more importantly improves provider experience and patient care.
Mon, Aug 29, 1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m. Modernizing Healthcare IT with the Public Cloud, Your Way! [HBC9164] Public Clouds offer immense agility and flexibility and can improve patient care, come to learn how vCloud Air addresses the needs of healthcare, the primary use cases that we address, and best practices for getting started.
Tue, Aug 30, 5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. Protect the Edge: Secure IoT and Medical Devices [EUC7864] Connected healthcare is a vision of a fully integrated system. Learn how VMware and AirWatch are securing the edge to help our customers.
Wed, Aug 31, 1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m. Achieving Unprecedented Availability, Security, & Cost Savings with VMware Virtual SAN and NSX [STO9157] Baystate Health, has leveraged VMware’s Software-Defined Data Center (SDDC) to meet ever increasing demands for high availability and security while facing IT budget cuts. Learn about these solutions than from someone who has hands on experience designing and implementing them.
Thu, Sep 01, 1:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m. Healthcare: The Security Awakens [SEC8081]
When looking at security in healthcare, it is often forgotten that security is not a single product, or set of products, but a design principle.   From standardized deployment through micro-segmentation and configuration management, security requires input from everyone in the process.

Customer Panels and Hands On Labs

In our customer panel category, we will have several customers on stage sharing their struggles, and more importantly how they are improving healthcare IT.

Date/Time Title Description
Tue, Aug 30, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Group Discussion: Hyper-convergence in Healthcare with Mike Feld [CTO10748-GD] A group discussion on current trend in healthcare datacenter infrastructure to a tightly bound integration of storage, computing, and networking elements resulting in a hyper-converged platform. Addressing the financial implications, scalability, resiliency, and alignment with a variety of modern infrastructure solutions.
Tue, Aug 30, 1:30 p.m.-3:00 p.m. Securing and protecting a Healthcare VMware Horizon environment with VMware NSX Workshop [ELW-1741-USE-1] For the first time at the VMworld Hands On Labs, we will have Healthcare specific labs, with an expert led session by the creators of the lab, David Coleman and Kevin Moats.  This is an opportunity to get hands experience and meet the experts.
Thu, Sep 01, 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m. Zero Downtime, 20K+ VMware vSphere 6 Upgrade [INF8374] Learn from a team who has done one of the largest vSphere 6 upgrades in a healthcare IT industry.


Healthcare Events 

     No VMworld is complete without networking events and the fifth annual Healthcare Reception.  Join VMware Healthcare and Imprivata, Monday August 29th from 6-8pm at the Mandalay Bay, Aureole Swan Court for a time to talk with the experts, and to network with your peers in a relaxed environment.

The VMware healthcare team will also host two birds of a feather sessions, one on Monday August 29th from 12-2pm will be for Epic customers, and the second Tuesday August 30th from 12-2pm.  During these private lunches, attendees will share best practices and discuss tips and tricks with their fellow peers running Cerner or Epic systems. Joining the conversation will be VMware Healthcare experts and Cerner and Epic representatives.  Click here to register for all three events.


One of the best parts of VMworld is the networking, come by the booth, come to the events, join us at the sessions and networking events, and make VMworld a valuable time for you to grow your career, and your knowledge.  We look forward to seeing you there.