Andy Philp, EMEA Solution Product Marketing, Digital Workspace, VMware
Andy Philp leads EMEA Solution Product Marketing for VMware’s “Digital Workspace” Solution. A digital workspace strategy puts employees first and embraces the new apps, devices, and workstyles employees want while embracing risk and eliminating traditional complex and costly management silos.
Andy has worked with End-User Computing solutions for over 15 years, the previous 8 years leading End-User Computing Product and Portfolio Marketing for EMEA at VMware. Before joining VMware, Andy was a Global Product Manager at Novell for ZENworks, an integrated suite of End-User Computing products. Andy has a BSc in Computing and Information Technology from the University of Surrey.
Sascha Warno, Staff Solutions Architect – Digital Workspace, VMware
Being in IT for close to 20 years, He joined VMware 5 years ago as system engineer for Airwatch(Workspace One UEM) and currently work as architect in the customer success team helping to implement VMwares innovations on the topic Intelligence, Windows 10 and Identity. He also lead an internal subject matter experts(SME) team in EMEA specialized on VMware Access/Identity Manager.
Roch Norwa, Lead Solution Engineer – Digital Workspace Specialist
Roch is with VMware since 2011. He is responsible for evangelization and technical presales of VMware solutions that empower modern digital workspaces for key customers in Poland and MEE. He holds VCP, VCAP, VCIX and Workspace One Master certifications alongside several others like MCSE for example.
Before joining VMware, Roch worked as a Technical Support Engineer at Microsoft where he was taking care of endpoint management solutions, he also ran his own consulting company for couple of years.
He has more than 17 years of professional experience in IT. Digital business transformation based on mobile and cloud solutions is his area of best expertise. His professional credo is that sharing knowledge is more important than just having it – thus he runs a https://digitalworkspace.blog and frequently speaks publicly.
Privately newly-minted dad, dog fancier and amateur carpenter.
Howard Bliss, Lead Solution Engineer – Digital Workspace, EMEA, VMware
Howard is a Lead Solution Engineer at VMware working within the End User Computing (EUC) business unit. Howard has been with VMware for 4 years working with both Financial and Telco customers, prior to this he spent over 20 years engineering EUC solutions in enterprise size organisations.
Mike Hulme, Senior Director Cloud Marketing, VMware
Mike Hulme has been serving as Senior Director of VMware Cloud, helping the company grow and expand a cloud strategy that spans Hybrid cloud, multi cloud and modern applications. In this role, Hulme has helped VMware grow to a leading global cloud provider supporting more than 10 million cloud workloads across thousands of cloud provider including AWS, Azure, Google Cloud, IBM Cloud, Oracle Cloud and Alibaba Cloud, while growing VMware’s business interests in edge solutions and Kubernetes. Hulme has been a core member of VMware’s global marketing team since 2009. Over this time, VMware has grown more than five times its size through significant global expansion and multiple breakthrough acquisitions, including expansion into mobile, networking and cloud services.
Hulme brings more than 25 years of technology and marketing experience to VMware Cloud. Previously Hulme drove the strategic launch of Google Cloud, helping to expand Google’s core cloud, machine learning, artificial intelligence and data businesses to the enterprise market while introducing new cloud services to markets across the US, Japan, Asia and Europe. Hulme also has extensive experience from BEA Systems, helping to establish this software provider as the dominant internet infrastructure and Java provider globally.
Vern Bolinius, Lead Systems Engineer, VMware Cloud on AWS
Vern Bolinius is a business-focused solutions architect with 25+ years in the IT industry. His experience includes roles as an instructor, consultant, engineer, architect and business owner. An avid evangelist of VMware Cloud on AWS, Vern enjoys presenting and discussing the solution with partners and customers alike. When not behind a laptop or in front of an audience, Vern enjoys travel and time outdoors running, canoeing, hiking and camping.
Simon is a Lead Solution Architect for Intel NSG (Non-Volatile Solutions Group) where he helps customers, OEM’s and Partners design solutions based around Intel Optane Technology, prior to this Simon worked for VMware for over 10 years and was a Solution Engineer in the vSAN/HCI Business Unit. Simon has an extensive background in Storage and especially vSAN which is why he is known in the industry as Mr. vSAN. You will find blogs written about vSAN on his website www.mrvsan.com.
Matthew Steiner is a Cloud Technologist, helping organisations achieve competitive advantage, by building and managing applications and services in Multi-Cloud environments.
Matthew plays an instrumental role in VMware’s EMEA Cloud Management team where he is responsible for helping some of VMware’s leading clients complete their journey towards digital transformation.
Recognised as a ‘Thought Leader’ in the Cloud space, Matthew keeps clients appraised of the Hybrid and Multi-Cloud cloud space, helping them ensure their Cloud strategies align and match their business requirements.
A regular at Industry, Community and VMware events, Matthew is a well-known, and accomplished keynote speaker, always seeking to simplify the complex for his audience, in the ever-changing Cloud landscape.
Matthew recently published his first book ‘vRealize Operations Essentials’ offering advice on how best to optimise virtual environments – he is also the author of the cloudytechnologist.com blog.
An industry veteran, Matthew brings more than 25 years of experience to VMware. He joined VMware in July 2010, initially supporting the Scottish territory, and more recently providing specialist Cloud Management Platform presales support throughout UK and EMEA. Prior to that, he worked for HP and IBM where he consulted on x86 and UNIX architectures.