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VMUG Announces Tech Superstar Line-up for Upcoming Chicago UserCon

The event will include sessions on exciting VMware announcements and integrations like Amazon Web Services and the VCDX Process.

CHICAGO, IL, USA, October 3, 2017 / -- The VMware User Group (VMUG) is excited to announce the line-up for the Chicago UserCon later this month. The event will include a keynote presentation by Amanda Blevins, Director & Chief Technologist, Office of the CTO and sessions on exciting VMware announcements and integrations like Amazon Web Services and the VCDX Process.

In the keynote, Amanda Blevins will speak about Building your Brand – Like a Blevins. She’ll take attendees on a journey through her career – the beginning, middle, and future. Amanda will share how she chooses what is next, how to get there, and key technologies to focus on for the next few years.

A hot topic since the announcement at VMworld, VMware Cloud on AWS will bring their enterprise-class Software-Defined Data Center (SDDC) software to the AWS cloud. Customers will be able to run any application across vSphere-based private, public and hybrid cloud environments. It will be delivered, sold and supported by VMware as an on-demand, elastically scalable service and customers will be able to leverage the global footprint and breadth of services from AWS. This session will provide a technical overview of the VMware Cloud on AWS Service.

In the VCDX Process session, attendees will learn about becoming a VMware Certified Design Expert. This interactive session is a complete and engaging deep dive into the overall VCDX Process, providing tips and success strategies for solution design selection and development, the VCDX application and supporting documentation, creation and delivery of the design overview, and the VCDX design scenario. If you are pursuing the VCDX credential, the VCDX Workshop is the perfect start to your journey or to help focus your preparation on your defense.

The closing keynote will be a panel of community members discussing their journeys in the vCommunity. Come and hear Paul Woodward Jr., Systems Engineer, Presidio; Paul Cradduck, Sr. Cloud and DevOps Architect, RoundTower Technologies; Rebecca Fitzhugh, Technical Marketing Engineer, Rubrik speak about their personal experiences in the virtualization community.

In addition to these speakers, attendees will have the opportunity to interact with vendors, sponsors, and partners in the Exhibit Hall and participate in a variety of other technical sessions from VMware and community experts!

Register now for the Chicago UserCon at Registration for VMUG UserCon events are open to all members of the tech industry and are free. Visit to view the most up-to-date agenda and register for these must-attend event for VMware users.

About VMware User Group (VMUG)
VMware User Group (VMUG) is an independent, customer-led organization made up of more than 100,000 members globally, created to maximize members’ use of VMware and partner solutions through knowledge, sharing, training, collaboration, and events. VMUG is the largest user group in the virtualization and cloud infrastructure solutions industry. Interested in joining VMUG? Visit and sign up, membership is always free and you can start enjoying the benefits of the VMUG community immediately.

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