Edge Compute at VMware Explore Barcelona

Recently I started a new role at VMware focusing on the edge as part of the Service Provider & Edge Business Unit, I was excited by this move as the edge has been a focus point of mine for the last year now working in OCTO on Project Keswick.

There are so many aspects I am excited about working on edge compute, the most exciting part has to be the use cases I am seeing at the edge, these are totally different to the datacenter and are so much closer to the core business processes and critical to modernization of the features which have often long existed but are looking to be done in a faster, more resilient and more economical way. Anyway, more to come on this as I bring my blog back to life and start to focus more on everything edge related.

Lets start the ball rolling with some great ways to learn more about this exciting area of IT, coming up soon is VMware Explore Barcelona 6-9 Nov, I will be there talking to customers, partners and analysts and presenting the latest and greatest information from VMware.

My Sessions and whereabouts

If you are as excited about the edge as I am or would just like to chat please reach out to me, I would love to catch up and chat, hit me up on twitter (I cant bring myself to call it x) at @alanrenouf. You can also find me at my sessions below or at the edge booth in the solutions exchange.

Session ID / LinkTitleSpeakersSession TypeDate / Time
1999VMware Edge Compute Stack Reference Architecture Deep DiveMichael Wright, Sven Gmelin, Alan RenoufTutorialMonday, Nov 6 1:00pm – 2:30pm
CTEX VMware Edge Cloud Orchestrator – Scaling & deploying ESXi and Kubernetes at the Edge with Desired State Management & GitopsAlan RenoufCTEXTuesday 7th 11.45am – 12.45pm
23386VMware {code} Hackathon  – MUST ATTENDCome along and enjoy some fun, you don’t have to be able to code!HackathonMonday, Nov 6
12:45 PM – 1:00 PM

Edge Keynote Related Sessions

These are a must watch, full of awesome new announcements, new tech and fantastic customer stories:

ID / LINKTitle
2161Solution Keynote: Everything Everywhere All at Once – Living on the Edge with VMware Sanjay Uppal & OthersKeynoteTuesday, Nov 7 2:45 PM – 3:15 PM
2157Technology Innovation Showcase Kit Colbet, Chris Wolf and othersKeynoteTuesday, Nov 74:00 PM – 5:00 PM 

Edge Compute Sessions

There will be lots of great sessions from my colleagues, partners we work with and customers who are doing awesome things at the edge, I am going to try and attend as many as I can

Session ID / LinkTitleSpeakersSession TypeDate / Time
1188Why ZEISS Semiconductor Will Virtualize Their Factory SystemsStephan Wolf, Martin Spaniol, Lars BischofBreakout Weds, Nov 8 – 2:00pm – 2:45pm
1643Energy Industry RoundtableAlexandra Baleta, Olga Grbovic, Chris MutchierTutorialMonday, Nov 6 – 4:00pm – 5:30pm
1663A New Era for Manufacturing:  Keep the World Moving, No Matter WhatSaadat Malik, Alexandra Baleta, Ronny Hendrych, Henning Loeser, Lars BischofTutorialMonday, Nov 6 – 2:00pm – 3:30pm
1718Retail Digital Transformation and the Future Store of TodayRyan Wehner, Stephen Byrne, Andre Schaefer, Arron LockTutorialMonday, Nov 6 – 2:00pm – 3:30pm
1987What’s New in Edge Compute Stack?Saadat Malik, Anand SrinivasBreakoutTuesday, Nov 7 – 10:30am – 11:15am
1992Edging Ahead Data-Driven Decisions for Edge AI with RabbitMQ and OpenVinoMichael Wright, Roger FreixaBreakoutThurs, Nov 9 – 12:30pm – 1:15pm
2000Transforming Utilities with VMware Edge Compute StackDavid Fry, Kennet NymanBreakoutWeds, Nov 8 – 3:15pm – 4:00pm
2001Transforming the Retail Experience with VMware Edge Compute StackCharles Cockshoot, Abhilasha ChoudhriBreakoutWeds, Nov 8 9:00am – 9:45am
2002Are you afraid of adopting Private 5G? Address your Fears with VMware PMNRam VenketaramaniBreakoutWeds, Nov 8 – 12:45pm – 1:45pm
2003VMware Edge Compute Stack – Practical Use Cases and SolutionsKangwarn Chinthammit, Martin Krentzer, Ben BrillatBreakoutTuesday, Nov 7 – 11:45am – 12:15pm
2005Ask Us About Edge Compute Stack and Edge Use CasesKangwarn ChinthammitMeet The ExpertsTuesday, Nov 7 1:30 PM – 2:00 PM & Wednesday, Nov 8 2:30 PM – 3:00 PM

Solutions Exchange

Make sure you also head to the VMware booth in the solutions exchange, I will be hanging around the edge area as there will be a lot of exciting demos and booths showing what we can do with Edge Compute, make sure you check out the lego manufacturing demo!

Looking forward to seeing you there!