Aug. 29 – Sep. 1, 2022 | San Francisco, CA

*Agenda subject to change

Sunday, August 28

Time Activity
7:00 PM – 10:00 PM Welcome Networking Reception
Join us at SFMOMA, one of San Francisco's most iconic venues, to meet your peers and VMware senior executives, drawing inspiration from the surrounding creativity of the space. Enjoy a local band while tasting a sampling of local foods and wine from Silver Oak Winery.

Monday, August 29

Time Activity
7:30 AM – 9:00 AM Breakfast
9:30 AM – 10:00 AM Welcome and Opening Remarks
VMware Speakers: Raghu Raghuram, CEO and Laura Heisman, CMO
10:00 AM – 10:35 AM Interactive Session: Boost Business Performance by Increasing Developer Velocity   Every business has an increasingly digital element to its value chain, and applications are at the center of delivering and accelerating strategic business value in every part of it. For example, if you're looking to increase speed to market, it's essential to understand how your software supply chain and democratization of your clouds impact that outcome. In this session, we'll explore how and why digital is important in that value chain and why developer velocity is key to unlocking this competitive advantage.
VMware Moderators: Laura Heisman, CMO. Ed Hoppitt, Senior Director, Apps and Cloud Platforms. Matt Steiner, Business Solutions Strategist, VMware Accelerate Advisory Services.
Speakers: Dustin O’Brien, Senior Director, CVS Health. John Sabino, Chief Customer Experience Officer, VMware.
10:35 AM – 11:05 AM Panel Discussion: An Agile Multi-Cloud Foundation to Unleash App Innovation   A flexible and consistent operating model across clouds and to the edge is critical in successfully navigating complexity so you can scale and innovate faster. Hear how Entrust, DISH, and McLaren Racing successfully navigate to deliver flexibility and agility that enables teams to focus on what they do best, building and managing applications that propel their business forward and maximizing performance and results.
VMware Moderator: Kit Colbert, CTO
Panelists: Anudeep Parhar, Chief Information Officer, Entrust. Marc Rouanne, Executive Vice President and Chief Network Officer, DISH Wireless. Ed Green, Head of Commercial Technology, McLaren Racing.
11:05 AM – 11:35 AM Break
11:35 AM – 12:15 PM Executive Workshop: Innovating Customer Experience to Drive Growth   Businesses value creation is delivered through modern apps, with 72% of CIOs that we surveyed worldwide, believing they “should take a bold leap forward in developing their application strategy.” Take some time with your colleagues in this working session to share approaches for strategic efforts like increasing developer velocity as a key pillar for transformation.
VMware Moderators: James Watters, CTO, Modern Apps and Management Business Group. Bernard Golden, Executive Technical Advisor, Tanzu Global Business Advisory. Gautham Pallapa, Executive Advisor, Tanzu Global Business Advisory. JT Perry, Tanzu Value Advisor, Tanzu Global Business Advisory. Jessie Bean, Tanzu Value Advisor, Tanzu Global Business Advisory.

Executive Workshop: Increasing Velocity to Scale Business Transformation   The key to sustaining your business transformation momentum is mastering your multi-cloud capabilities. Join your peers and experts in a working session to tackle topics like accelerated cloud migration and take your data center modernization to the next level.
VMware Moderators: Purnima Padmanabhan, SVP and GM, Cloud Management. Vittorio Viarengo, Vice President, Cross-Cloud Solutions. Mandy Botsko-Wilson​, Principal Architect. Mandy Storbakken, Director Solution Engineering, Multi-Cloud Management. Raghvender Arni, Vice President, Platform Architecture, Tanzu. Jennifer Marshall, VP, WW Sales and Strategy, VMware Cloud on AWS. Eric Benson, VP, Americas Cloud Sales. James Forrester, VP WW Technical Leader, Cloud Sales.

Executive Workshop: Transforming our Workforces   Dive into the culture, process and security elements behind an expanding distributed workforce while learning how others are creating great digital experiences for their teams. In this working session, connect with other attendees who are addressing concerns like employee turnover by implementing the right technology to enable innovation.
VMware Moderators: Bharath Rangarajan, GM and VP of Products and UX, End User Computing Business Unit. Renu Upadhyay, Vice President of EUC Marketing. Priyank Desai, Senior Director of EUC Marketing. Jeffrey McGrath, Senior Director of EUC Marketing.
12:15 PM – 1:30 PM Networking Lunch
1:30 PM – 2:00PM Panel Discussion: Enable the Distributed Workforce with Secure Access to Any App   Employees expect enterprise software to deliver the same easy-to-use, secure, inclusive, and intelligent experiences they get with consumer user experiences. In its absence, they are more likely to leave for organizations that provide it. We’ll explore the true business value that superior and secure digital employee experiences deliver to all employees – frontline, developers, or remote employees. Customers will share stories and perspectives of how technology redefines today's employee experience for hybrid work.
VMware Moderator: Renu Upadhyay, Vice President, Product Marketing, End User Computing
Panelists: Dr. Stefan Schröder, Member of Executive Committee and Vice President, Platforms, Infrastructure and Technology, DATEV eG. Mike Sherry, Director DevSecOps, CVS Health. Darren Clifford, VP Enterprise Technology Services, Salesforce.
2:00 PM – 2:45 PM Keynote
Headline Speaker: Jacob Morgan, Best-Selling Author & Professionally Trained Futurist
2:45 PM – 3:45 PM Key Announcement and Ask Me Anything 
VMware Speakers: Raghu Raghuram, CEO, Sumit Dhawan, President and Laura Heisman, CMO
An Executive Summit favorite, where attendees pose unfiltered questions and have candid conversations with VMware's senior leaders.
3:45 PM – 4:00 PM Closing Remarks
VMware Speakers: Raghu Raghuram, CEO, Sumit Dhawan, President and Laura Heisman, CMO
4:00 PM – 6:00PM Networking Reception

Tuesday, August 30

Time Activity
9:00 AM – 10:30 AM VMware Explore General Session (special seating)
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM Executive Sessions at VMware Explore
11:00 AM – 6:00 PM Executive Leadership Meetings
Prescheduled one-on-one meetings with VMware senior executives

Wednesday, August 31

Time Activity
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM Executive Sessions at VMware Explore
8:00 AM – 6:00 PM Executive Leadership Meetings
Prescheduled one-on-one meetings with VMware senior executives
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM Private Reception for Executive Summit attendees at the VMware Explore party

Thursday, September 1

Time Activity
8:00 AM – 3:00 PM Executive Sessions at VMware Explore
8:00 AM – 2:00 PM Executive Leadership Meetings
Prescheduled one-on-one meetings with VMware senior executives


Executive Lounge: Our private lounge is open daily for Executive Summit attendees who may want to take a respite between meetings and VMware Explore sessions. Wifi, refreshments and other amenities are available. 

  • Monday, August 29: 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Tuesday, August 30: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Wednesday, August 31: 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Thursday, September 1: 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM


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