An agenda full of speakers from leading brands around the globe.

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9:00am EST
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Beginner: Laying the Groundwork for Cloud Efficiency
Elly Grekin, Manager of Education Services, CloudHealth by VMware

Maintain healthy Perspectives and Accounts and leverage reporting and policies to identify cost trends and baselines.

Intermediate/Advanced: Managing FlexOrgs in CloudHealth
Michael Lupacchino, Technical Content Developer, CloudHealth by VMware

Recognize when to use FlexOrgs and learn best practices for building Organizational Units, Role Documents, and User Groups.

10:00am EST
3:00pm GMT
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Beginner: Clarifying Your Cloud Costs
Holly Oliver, Senior Technical Training Specialist, CloudHealth by VMware

Use CloudHealth for accurate reporting, cost allocation, and chargeback or showback.

Intermediate/Advanced: Tagging and Perspective Best Practices
Michelle Coughlin, Program Manager, Education Services, CloudHealth by VMware

Design effective tagging strategies and learn best practices for building and maintaining CloudHealth Perspectives and cost reallocation rules.

11:00am EST
4:00pm GMT
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Beginner: Analyzing Trends and Setting Budgets
Holly Oliver, Senior Technical Training Specialist, CloudHealth by VMware

Identify patterns in your spending and discover how to input budgets and compare them against actual spend.

Intermediate/Advanced: Implementing an Effective Chargeback or Showback Model
Michelle Coughlin, Program Manager, Education Services, CloudHealth by VMware

Determine the true cost of your cloud spend for chargeback or showback purposes through well built Perspectives, reallocation rules, and amortization reports.

12:00pm EST
5:00pm GMT
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Beginner: Maximizing Your Cloud ROI
Holly Oliver, Senior Technical Training Specialist, CloudHealth by VMware

Drive accountability for reducing spend across your technical teams by identifying and communicating high areas of spend and determining rightsizing and discount mechanism strategies.

Intermediate/Advanced: Leveraging CloudHealth FlexReports
Max Stringham, Technical Trainer, CloudHealth by VMware

Leverage FlexReports for various reporting needs including multi-dimension cost visibility, chargeback or showback, RI/SP tracking, and asset level granularity.

1:00pm EST
6:00pm GMT
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Beginner: Introduction to Secure State
Max Stringham, Technical Trainer, CloudHealth by VMware

Navigate through the Secure State platform and learn about the key areas of functionality and how they will benefit you.

Intermediate/Advanced: Mitigating Risks and Wasted Costs
Elly Grekin, Manager of Education Services, CloudHealth by VMware

Use reports to determine cost optimization opportunities and check for noncompliant infrastructure. Leverage security recommendations and policies to mitigate security risks.

2:00pm EST
7:00pm GMT
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Beginner: Setting Financial Guardrails Using Policies
Michael Lupacchino, Technical Content Developer, CloudHealth by VMware

Leverage policies and cloud automation to help manage costs, budgets, and reservations.

Intermediate/Advanced: Driving Multi-Cloud Efficiency
Michelle Coughlin, Program Manager, Education Services, CloudHealth by VMware

Manage your multi-cloud environment efficiently with the use of CloudHealth Perspectives, Policies, Reports, and Dashboards.

3:00pm EST
8:00pm GMT
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Beginner: Optimizing Non Compute Spend
Max Stringham, Technical Trainer, CloudHealth by VMware

Explore common areas of non-compute high spend and discuss best practices to reduce spend for each service. We'll discuss services such as snapshots, storage, databases, etc.

Intermediate/Advanced: Leveraging Containers in CloudHealth
Michelle Coughlin, Program Manager, Education Services, CloudHealth by VMware

Leverage CloudHealth's container features, including allocating costs through Perspectives, creating Cost Distribution rules, and analyzing your containerized infrastructure.

4:00pm EST
9:00pm GMT
Available on-demand

Beginner: Optimizing Compute Spend
Max Stringham, Technical Trainer, CloudHealth by VMware

Evaluate underutilized compute resources and identify rightsizing and reservation opportunities.

Intermediate/Advanced: Preparing for CloudHealth Certification
Elly Grekin, Manager of Education Services, CloudHealth by VMware

Prepare to get CloudHealth certified by reviewing the exam framework, objectives, and timing. Test out your skills with our practice exam and learn how to register for the exam.

9:00am EST
2:00pm GMT
9:00am AEST

Keynote
Surviving Bad Times and Bouncing Back
Barbara Corcoran

Can you build a business through a crisis and still come out on top? Barbara survived three recessions while growing The Corcoran Group and knows the ins and outs of weathering the storm. She has mastered the art of resiliency and bouncing back from failure, and knows there’s always an upside if you stay in the game. Her expert tips will help you adapt to change quickly and emerge even stronger on the other side while making the most of a comeback.

10:00am EST
3:00pm GMT
10:00am AEST

Track: Financial Management
The Power of FlexReports: Enhancing Reporting Capabilities While Reducing Complexity
Nuno A. Vilas, FinOps Engineer, SAP
Jeremy Chaplin, Cloud Solutions Architect, Professional Services, CloudHealth by VMware

Effective financial management of a large and complex multi-cloud environment can be a daunting task. Join this session, presented by SAP and the CloudHealth Professional Services team, to understand how SAP has leveraged the power of CloudHealth FlexReports to provide cost transparency to their organization. Featured use cases will include simplifying challenges around RI management and utilization, unit economics KPIs, and more.

Track: Optimization & Governance
FinOps at Randstad: Becoming The Trusted Advisors
Alexis Pellitteri, Head of Cloud Optimization, Randstad
Wim Kuijenhoven, Cloud Business Analyst, Randstad
Rupali Ghose, Cloud Optimization Engineer, Randstad

Join this session to learn how Randstad's Cloud Optimization Team has developed their FinOps strategy. The team will show you how to achieve business value through FinOps processes in a global context with diverse stakeholders, including examples of initiatives and implementation.

Track: Security & Compliance
How Discovery Manages Distributed Cloud Environments with CloudHealth & Secure State
Johan Marais, Senior Platform Services Manager, Discovery

Discovery, an insurance & financial services company based in South Africa, analyzes customer data to understand behaviour and help them lead safer & healthier lives. With business operations worldwide, Discovery delivers its services from multiple cloud environments distributed across 12 countries. Tune in to learn how Discovery’s team of IT & Security experts protects its customer data and scales cloud operations with CloudHealth by VMware and CloudHealth Secure State.

11:00am EST
4:00pm GMT
11:00pm AEST

Track: Financial Management
Beginning Your Cloud Financial Management Journey
Tatum Tummins, R&D Effectiveness Manager, Change Healthcare

Looking to take the next step in your cloud financial management journey? Join this session to learn how Change Healthcare has accelerated their cloud financial management strategy over the past three years and how they built accountability through the CloudHealth platform. Whether you’re just starting out in your cloud financial management journey, or trying to determine what’s next, this session will answer all your questions and provide examples to help you make the next move.

Track: Optimization & Governance
William Hill’s Journey from the Data Centre to an Optimized Cloud
Sarah Lucas, Head of Platforms & Infrastructure, William Hill
Abi Bradley, Finance Business Partner, William Hill
Aimee Topham, Cloud Engineer, William Hill

William Hill, a global sports betting software company based in the U.K., manages more financial transactions per second than Paypal handles on Cyber Monday. This massive volume requires not only a high degree of reliability and performance, but also the flexibility to manage large peaks in transaction volume. Like many companies, William Hill started out in a private data center, but has leveraged VMware Cloud (VMC) to reap the benefits of a hybrid cloud model. Join Sara Lucas, Head of Platforms and Infrastructure at William Hill, to learn how they are using CloudHealth to optimize, govern, and secure their cloud infrastructure to deliver high-performing applications while optimizing cloud costs.

Track: Security & Compliance
Detection to Proactive Remediation: Operationalizing Cloud Security Posture Management
Tai Train, Director, Product Management, Cloud Security Solutions, VMware
Nikhil Girdhar, Group Product Marketing Manager, Cloud Security Solutions, VMware

You know that you can significantly reduce the probability of data breaches by simply configuring cloud correctly. But how do you really operationalize and automate a process that developers can leverage to fix and prevent misconfigured cloud services? Attend this session to learn how to:

  • Get better visibility into misconfiguration risks & developer mistakes
  • Translate security & compliance requirements into company specific policies
  • Prioritize security findings based on risk & business needs
  • Engage developers to analyze, fix, and prevent misconfigurations
  • Build a feedback loop to optimize cloud security posture management
12:00pm EST
5:00pm GMT
12:00pm AEST

Track: Financial Management
Driving Multi-Cloud Business Value for Shell
Jacob Brown, Business Analyst, Shell
Tammy Burnitt, Senior Capacity Management Lead, Shell

Join this session to learn about Shell’s FinOps Journey and how it is enabled by CloudHealth FlexReports. This session will give an overview of how Shell drives operational efficiency through the use of the FinOps framework to optimize multi-cloud costs and usage against annual budgets and supplier commited spend. This session will also cover how FlexReports underpins this FinOps Journey through by billing transparency as benchmarked against measurable KPIs, budgets, and commitments.

Track: Optimization & Governance
Maximizing Savings with FinOps: Top 10 Tips to Keep Your Boss Happy
Bharath Kotla, Principal Engineer, Secureworks
Steve Dion, IT Director, Secureworks

Learn how Secureworks has developed their FinOps strategy through accountability, optimization, and collaboration. Secureworks drives their strategy through the use of AWS features like Savings Plans and EC2 Reserved Instances, working in tandem with CloudHealth. How do they measure success and plan for the future? Tune in to find out!

Track: Security & Compliance
Cloud Security Panel: Trends & Practitioner Guidance
Hadar Freehling, Cloud Security Solution Architect, VMware
Jason Needham, Senior Director, Product Management, Cloud Security Solutions, VMware
Mark Ryland, Director, Office of the CISO, Amazon Web Services
Sandeep Poonen, Head of Cloud Security, VMware

Public cloud security is a topic that concerns us all. In this panel discussion, we will ask several public cloud security thought leaders and practitioners from AWS and VMware about how they secure complex and dynamic cloud environments. Attend this session to learn about the latest cloud security trends, challenges, best practices, and real world examples of how you can improve security within your company.

1:00pm EST
6:00pm GMT
1:00pm AEST

General Session
Adapting to a Faster-Paced, Cloud-Centric World
Apolak Borthakur, Vice President, Product Leader, CloudHealth by VMware
John McLoughlin, Senior Director, Product Management, CloudHealth by VMware
Jason Needham, Senior Director, Product Management, CloudHealth by VMware

The realities of the past year fundamentally changed the way organizations invest in the cloud. Organizations had a renewed focus on resiliency and efficiency, while also accelerating digital transformation efforts and innovation. In this general session, we’ll share our vision for the CloudHealth Portfolio, discuss best practices for taking your cloud management maturity to the next level, and highlight new product releases over the past year.

2:00pm EST
7:00pm GMT
2:00pm AEST

Track: Financial Management
SRE + FinOps = Win
Riley Jenkins, Senior SRE Architect, Domo

Are you responsible for empowering developers and enhancing your FinOps efforts? At Domo, the FinOps and SRE organizations are combined. In this session we’ll discuss how by combining both disciplines, cost optimization efforts influence system design, deployment strategies, and committed spend decisions. Riley Jenkins, Sr SRE/FinOps Engineer at Domo, explains their journey to empower developers and explains how companies can enhance their FinOps efforts.

Track: Optimization & Governance
Business Transformation with VMware Cloud
Betty Junod, Sr. Director of Multi Cloud Solutions, VMware

Digital transformation is business transformation and the cloud has fundamentally changed how we think about we engage and serve our customers through applications. As more and more experiences go digital, the demands on IT and developers increase to innovate quickly and deliver highly available and resilient services anywhere using the latest in cloud and app technologies. Attend this session to learn about how VMware Cloud delivers a new cloud concept — one that is designed for multi-cloud and optimized for any app and helps ease the challenges of complexity, security, and risk along the way.

Track: Security & Compliance
Cloud Offense Informs Cloud Defense: Learning from Past Attacks to Improve Cloud Security
Teri Radichel, CEO, 2nd Sight Lab

As more organizations move to the cloud, so do the attackers. Breaches in recent years have led to massive data and intellectual property loss, increased costs, and infiltration of top government agencies. This presentation will explore the attack vectors and root causes of these breaches. That information will drive the strategies and recommendations for reducing cyber risk and security gaps in your cloud environment. Find out why the move to the cloud is exacerbating cybersecurity problems and how to fix them.

3:00pm EST
8:00pm GMT
3:00pm AEST

Track: Financial Management
Tagging for Governance and Chargeback In A Multi-Cloud World
Lucas Paratore, Senior Product Manager, CloudHealth by VMware
Jeevan Prabhu, Product Line Manager, CloudHealth by VMware

The battle among the leading cloud providers, commonly known as ‘the cloud wars,’ continues to heat up as Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud, and Oracle Cloud Infrastructure continue to innovate and scale. In this session, CloudHealth by VMware Product Managers will share tagging and financial management best practices across these clouds. Learn more about the resource hierarchy nuances in each cloud, and how it ties back to your tagging governance and chargeback processes.

Track: Optimization & Governance
AWS Savings Plans: How to Choose a Savings Plan to Optimize your Cloud Costs
Jonathan Morin, Product Line Manager, CloudHealth by VMware
Pranesh Ramalingam, Principal Product Manager for Amazon EC2, Amazon Web Services

If you’re not already taking advantage of Savings Plans, now is the time to start. Savings Plans make it easier for businesses to obtain lower prices on Amazon EC2 instances, AWS Lambda, and AWS Fargate usage in exchange for a commitment to use a specific amount of compute power. Compute Savings Plans provide the most flexibility and can help reduce your costs by up to 66%. Choosing the right Savings Plan requires some calculation and consideration. Join AWS and CloudHealth to learn about the tools available for selecting and monitoring this cost savings opportunity.

Track: Security & Compliance
Secureworks Consulting: Transform your Cloud With a Security Mindset
Mihir Mistry, Director, Advisory Services, Secureworks
Jason Wikenczy, Senior Security Advisor – PCI and Cloud SME, Secureworks

Are you interested in learning more about how to maintain a good security posture as your IT and developer teams migrate their data to the cloud? As organizations continue their digital transformation, SecureWorks has partnered with CloudHealth Secure State to help security teams rethink their program strategy and enhance operations to secure assets in private and public cloud environments. Join this session to learn how SecureWorks cyber security experts examine the customer’s cloud environment with a security-focused approach. Discover how we determine areas of risk measured against potential business impact.

4:00pm EST
9:00pm GMT
4:00pm AEST

Track: Financial Management
Cost Control in a Decentralized Organization: Robert Half's Strategy for Providing Flexibility and Cost Savings
James Fogerson, Sr. Manager, Cloud Center of Excellence, Robert Half

Purchasing and managing Reserved Instances (RIs) and Savings Plans are among the most effective ways to control cloud costs. Join this session to learn how Robert Half achieves an approximately 90% EC2 Reserved Instance (RI) and Savings Plan coverage rate, while minimizing unused RIs. This session will cover the activities that take place in order to monitor and optimize purchases, processes for engaging teams to understand usage patterns, and how results are communicated to senior management.

Track: Optimization & Governance
Managing & Optimizing Your Cloud Spend on Azure
Raphael Chacko, Principal Product Lead – Azure Cost Management, Microsoft

The cost management discipline of cloud governance focuses on establishing controls to improve cloud spend within the organization. In this session we will outline some Azure cost management guidance within the context of governance. We will look at best practices that can be put in place to help your organization get started on your cost optimization journey.

Track: Security & Compliance
Automated Guest OS Vulnerability Remediation with VMware vRealize Automation SaltStack SecOps
Kendall Lovett, Product Line Marketing Manager, SaltStack
Karl Fultz, Staff Technical Marketing Architect, SaltStack

Too many security breaches are caused by guest OS vulnerabilities and misconfigurations that were known to the organization before the attack. Vulnerability management tools are great at finding and identifying these vulnerabilities, but how can organizations move from finding to actually fixing and reducing their threat surface? Join this session to learn how VMware vRealize Automation SaltStack SecOps, the compliance and vulnerability management component of vRealize Automation, is helping IT and security teams automate the remediation of critical guest OS vulnerabilities and compliance issues at scale across hybrid and multi-cloud environments.

5:00pm EST
10:00pm GMT
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Networking & Entertainment

Tom Papa: You’re Doing Great!

After a full two days of non-stop content, grab your favorite drink, unwind, and get ready to laugh as Tom Papa, comedian, radio host, author, and actor, takes the virtual stage.

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