After two years of virtual events, participants will have a chance to enjoy hands-on experiences and an opportunity to network with colleagues and friends at VMware Explore from August 29th – September 1st, 2022. The global multi-cloud industry event will bring together attendees at San Francisco’s Moscone Center, including many from the public sector, to focus on topics from SASE, to multi-cloud, to cloud native and beyond.
We are at a crossroads with hybrid work, putting cloud services at the forefront of how major institutions and entire municipalities are managed daily. From payroll and healthcare platforms to cybersecurity, countless people rely on the speed, efficiency, and interconnectivity of key services in the public sector.
At the same time, government IT spending around the world this year is projected to total more than $560 billion, marking a 5 percent increase from 2021, according to Gartner, Inc. There is a shared responsibility among all of us to ensure those investments serve a greater good.
What is VMware Explore?
VMware Explore is focused on surmounting the everyday problems we all face in our complex and ever-evolving IT landscape through collaborative learning and thought leadership from experts in the tech space. Our featured speakers include VMware CEO Raghu Raghuram and President Sumit Dhawan, as well as Kelsey Hightower, a Principal Engineer at Google.
“I can’t wait to welcome all the innovators who are leading the way in defining the multi-cloud era, including our customers, our ecosystem partners and influencers from around the world,” says Raghuram.
VMware Explore is an evolution of our flagship conference, VMworld, with the inclusion of even more new technologies and ecosystems that help shape the multi-cloud universe.
While the event will remain familiar to previous attendees of VMworld, Explore will also offer many fresh opportunities for discovery. This year’s event will show participants new ways to empower hybrid workforces, accelerate cloud transformations, and build their own cloud platforms from the ground up — both in-person and via unique on-demand content and event replays.
Through our feature-rich technical content and over 20 public sector-oriented sessions, attendees will have an opportunity to learn from seasoned VMware customers, engage with an extensive ecosystem of top cloud and Edge system partners, and tap into the thriving network of independent software vendors in the multi-cloud universe.
In-person attendees will also have an open door to collaborate with potential partners to find new approaches for outdated infrastructure, monolithic applications, and security gaps by simplifying multi-cloud complexities without compromise.
Can’t-Miss VMware Explore Sessions for Public Sector
When planning your Explore experience this year, consider the below public sector (and beyond) sessions that are sure to be highlights:
A Light in the Darknet: Stopping Cyberthreats with SASE
Industries and governments worldwide are adopting multi-cloud, remote workforce, and SaaS-first strategies. But digital growth has made organizations’ most critical assets more exposed to threats. Industry and government cannot afford to slow down, so digital transformation must also focus on cybersecurity. In this session, you will learn about recognizing threats across different verticals and how VMware SASE can help.
Federal Government Workshop
During this workshop, U.S. federal government IT decision-makers will discuss how they’re innovating to deliver mission-critical needs while maintaining the highest security and agility within their environment.
State and Local Government and Education Workshop
In this workshop we will highlight key innovations coming from the state and local government agencies and education systems, including conversations around organizational resilience and security transformation, simplifying your journey to the cloud, building cloud-ready apps, and attracting and retaining top talent.
The must-attend session for any VMware Explore attendees who work in healthcare. This workshop will provide the opportunity to hear from organizations such as Sentara and Children’s Health and to mix with your healthcare IT peers. Discussions will involve the move to hybrid cloud infrastructures including utilizing VMware Cloud services in Azure and AWS, moving your EHR DR environments to the cloud and enabling zero-day onboarding for remote workers.
How to Meet Compliance for a Cloud Native Platform in Highly Regulated Environments
Attendees in this session will learn about the considerations required for developing and operating in strict regulatory environments, such as government, financial services, healthcare, and energy. The panel will share their expertise in how VMware enables trust-related outcomes.
Migration Journey — Using VMware HCX from Data Center to Cloud
Join us as we dive into the capabilities of VMware HCX — designed for simplifying application migration — and the process of conducting large-scale migrations of government agencies, banks, and major corporations from legacy data centers into the cloud.
The Multi-Cloud Universe: Bold Innovations and Insights to Accelerate Your Business
Whether you’re a creator embarking on a new discovery path or a decision-maker aiming for the outer reaches, your journey starts here. VMware Explore’s general session kicks off with senior executives and industry leaders who will shine a spotlight on this unique ecosystem’s role running the world’s critical infrastructure in a multi-cloud world.
Later this year, VMware Explore Europe will be held at the Fira Gran Via in Barcelona, Spain on November 7–10. Additional VMware Explore regional events will take place in Brazil (October 19-20), China (November 17-18), Japan (November 15-16), and Singapore (November 15-16).
This year’s diamond sponsors include Google Cloud, Amazon Web Services, Dell Technologies, Intel, Microsoft, and Nvidia.
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