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 As Day #2 starts here at VMworld 2010, if you are a blogger or vExpert, drop by the Social Media & Bloggers Lounge. Along with saying hi, you can get your blogger and vExpert buttons. 

The blogger buttons, aside from letting people know that you are a VIP and should get free iPads, will also give you access to the media briefing activities that are going on at the event. (These are in the South Moscone East Mezzanine – follow the signs to the press area.) You can also get access to the Press Working Room and Press Wifi (ask me for details on these).

The orange vExpert button with the cloudy brain is also available. The blue button for vExperts will get you into our event Weds 5:30pm. Pick those up by giving your name to Registration Customer Service in North Moscone. Ask for the CTO Reception Invitation. (Sorry, vExperts only and strictly one per customer!)

— John Troyer

Here are the press events you might be interested in:

VMworld  2010 Media Roundtable Schedule of Events

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

10:45 – 11:30 am: Post Keynote: CEO Q&A Session

Location: Theater 2, East Mezzanine, Moscone South

Speaker: Paul Maritz, CEO, VMware

11:30 – 12:15 pm: Media Roundtable: End User Computing

Location: Theater 2, East Mezzanine, Moscone South

Speakers:

Vittorio Viarengo, VP, End User Computing Products, VMware

Noah Wasmer, Director, Product Management, Advanced Development, VMware

1:00 – 1:45 pm:  Media Roundtable: Private Cloud

Location: Theater 2, East Mezzanine, Moscone South

Speakers:

Bogomil Balkansky, VP, Product Marketing, Server Business Unit, VMware

Jordan Janeczko, Program Manager SIS Cloud Initiative, Siemens

Glenn Harper, VP, Chief Infrastructure Architect, Sabre Holdings

2:00 – 2:45 pm: Media Roundtable: Public Cloud

Location: Theater 2, East Mezzanine, Moscone South

Speakers:

Brian Byun, VP and GM, Cloud Applications and Services, VMware

Mark Leonard, CIO, Colt Managed Services

Kerry Bailey, Executive Director, IT Solutions, Verizon Business

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

9:00 – 9:45 am:  Media Roundtable: Application Platform

Theater 2: East Mezzanine, Moscone South

Speaker: Shaun Connolly, VP, Product Management, SpringSource Division of VMware

1:00 – 1:45 pm:  Media Roundtable: Security

Theater 1: East Mezzanine, Moscone South

Speakers:

Neil MacDonald, Gartner

Venu Aravamudan, Senior Director, Product Marketing, Security, VMware

Anil Karmel, Solutions Architect, Los Alamos National Laboratory

2:00 – 2:45 pm:  Media Roundtable: OEM Partners

Theater 1:East Mezzanine, Moscone South

Speakers:

Ed Bugnion, CTO and VP, Server and Access Virtualization Technology Group, Cisco

Timothy D. Webb, Director, Global Data Center and Enterprise Architecture Consulting Practices, Dell

Paul Miller, VP, Solutions and Strategic Alliances, Enterprise Servers, Storage and Networking, HP

Jan Jackman, VP, Global Cloud Services, IBM Global Technology Services, IBM

3:00 – 3:45 pm:  Media Roundtable: Zimbra

Theater 1, East Mezzanine, Moscone South

Speakers:

Jim Morrisroe, GM, Zimbra Division of VMware

John Robb, Senior Director, Products and Marketing, Zimbra Division of VMware