Meet the Cloud Economists Reception

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DATE: November 6, 2023
TIME: 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM 
DURATION: 2 hours
LOCATION: Cachitos Rambla, Rambla de Catalunya 33, 08007 Barcelona, Spain


Does this cloud transformation initiative make sense for my infrastructure? Will I save costs if I migrate my applications to the cloud? Have a lot of questions about cloud economics? Then join us on November 6, 2023, at 5:00 PM at Cachitos Rambla in Barcelona, Spain to have the opportunity to engage with VMware's expert Cloud Economists. After having a tiring day, enjoy some drinks and appetizers with us and have a 1:1 discussion with our cloud economists about your current infrastructure and whether it makes sense for you to move to the cloud. In this reception, 


  • Our esteemed panel of experts will provide a comprehensive overview of VMware Cloud's cost optimization strategies and share real-world success stories.
  • Discover the benefits of VMware Cloud: Learn how VMware Cloud enables you to seamlessly migrate, and modernize your applications across multiple clouds, maximizing operational efficiency while minimizing expenses.
  • Explore customized solutions: Our team will guide you through tailored approaches to leverage VMware Cloud for your specific IT environment, ensuring you achieve the optimal balance between cost savings and business goals.
  • Network with peers and experts: Connect with industry professionals and gain insights from your peers who have implemented VMware Cloud within their organizations.


So don’t wait any further. Seating is limited, so we encourage you to RSVP here.



Drew Nielsen Drew Nielsen
Senior Director, Product Market Strategy in the Cloud Infrastructure Business Group at VMware

He leads a team of Cloud Economists and Market Strategists focused on making customers successful on their multi-cloud journey. In addition to his focus on cloud economics and market strategy, he also works with customers on Microsoft licensing strategies as they move to the cloud. Away from VMware, Drew is an active participant in the United States’ national body for cybersecurity, INCITS CS-1, the IEEE's Zero Trust Working Group where is the Secretary and holds multiple information security and cloud certifications.
Heiko Dinger Heiko Dinger
Multi-Cloud Economist

Heiko Dinger is a Multi-Cloud Economist helping our customers to have a sound financial basis for their business due diligence. Heiko is a long-term Business Consultant in the IT Industry with experience in many different industries such as Financial Service, Automotive, Telecommunications and Public Sector. During his tenure at various IT Companies, he gained a wealth of experience in all aspects of IT Delivery. He is ITIL Certified and worked with “The Open Group” in the “IT4IT Forum” to build the Reference Architecture.
Brandon DaCosta Brandon DaCosta
Hyperscaler Program Lead for Multi-Cloud Economics

Brandon DaCosta is the Hyperscaler Program Lead for Multi-Cloud Economics focused on helping customers validate the financial viability of leveraging VMware Cloud solutions. Brandon’s industry experience spans various domains, from cloud architecture to sales enablement, presales, and product management. He holds technical certifications from AWS and Oracle and is a FinOps Practitioner. Brandon earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Cloud Computing from Western Governors University.
Drew Mazeitis Drew Mazeitis
Leads,Global Multi-Cloud Economics practice.

Drew Mazeitis leads our global Multi-Cloud Economics practice. He is a former CIO who works with some of our largest and most complex customers to help them evaluate the business benefits of VMware Cloud solutions.Drew has an MBA from the University of Kansas and undergraduate degrees in Computer Science and Management from Quincy University.

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