So the time has arrived where I can unveil what I’ll be doing next. After Seven years at the Central Bank of Denmark, I’ve been offered the position as Platform Owner Hypervisor & Chief IT Infrastructure Specialist at Nordea Bank. They have one of the nordic’s biggest VMware farms, where I will be responsible for the strategy for the hypervisor platform in the Bank.
It’s not that easy leaving a job you really liked, but opportunities like this don’t come around that often. And I must say it’s the first time ever I’ve seen a job posting that should have started with “Dear Terkel…”
So June 1.st I’ll have to remember to travel 1 stop longer with the Metro in Copenhagen to take me to The Nordea Headquarters just across the water from the Central Bank.
I can honestly say that I’m really excited about the challenges ahead.
These include alot of vSphere 6 courses, both Datacenter, view and Cloud videos. They have well known people like David Davis, Greg Shields and Chris Wahl, just to name a few, to do their training courses.
I my eyes very useful resource that I actually payed for before becoming a vExpert.
So thank you Pluralsight
So its that time of the year again, when the Danish VMug team will hold their VMug and a movie show. And once again it will be held in the Palads theatre in central Copenhagen. As i said its sold out, but do add your name to the waiting list, as usually a bigger theatre room can be provided if the sponsors see enough people on the waiting lists: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/vmug-palads-2016-tickets-20777698656
This years theme is costumer presentations and wow what a nice lineup, 4 community sessions and a community panel discussion as well.
After a Sponsor session and lunch, will be back with Ibrar Ashraf from SamPension
Again a sponsor session and the Michael Munk will be on stage, and who can forget his ranting session on NSX at last years show. Surprisingly enough he’s again listed as Zitcom, wonder if a new job change has been completed ?
The last community session will be from Jakob Hartmann from Frederiksberg Forsyning, who will enlighten us about his path to vSphere 6.0, touching on the possibilities and barriers he’s encountered along the way.
Something new this year will be a Q&A panel, guessing like we’ve seen at VMworld with ask the vExperts/Expert bloggers/Industry Giants sessions. Those are usually very fun to attend and you get to ask the questions you’ve been sitting with, to a panel of experts who has been around in the Virtual World. The panel will consist of:
- Henrik Mønster of VMware
- Martin Therkelsen of Wolseley
- Heino Skov of ProAct
- Ibrar Ashraf of SamPension
Really looking forward to this session, and hope that you will come forward and ask some questions, otherwise it wont be as fun and enlightening as it could be.
After a sponsor give-away, we’ll be ready for the movie. Last year Liselotte surprised us all by starting with the first few minutes of 50 shades of grey, before switching the movie over to Kingsmen. This year the movie is Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice
After the movie, there will be a #VBEERS please sign up if you plan to attend, so the VBEERS team can find a place that’s big enough for all of us.
Hope to see you all there!
My hat off to the Danish/Nordic VMUG Leaders for pulling off this line up, of speakers at the small conference VMUG.DK, that’s being held at Scandic Copenhagen Hotel at December 1.st
If you haven’t signed up already, please do so here:
It will be an amazing event. And if you’ve never been to VMworld this will let you experience a small bit of that, as the conference is set up as a small VMworld, with a small Solutions Exchange where VMware partners will showcase some of their products. There will be Keynotes and break-out sessions so you can pick those that are most to your interest. Or do something different and pick some of those that you don’t know about, but could learn something new.
Besides that you will have the opportunity to meet and talk to a lot of other VMware customers from the Nordic countries. And it’s usually very rewarding talking to other customers about their setups and comparing that to your own. And your own setup might not be as outdated as you might think, you’ll be amazed.
After the event there will be a #vBeers event where you can get a drink with all your VMUG friends. details will be posted on #vmugdk on twitter and an invite is usually given at the conference as well.
As for the line-up of speakers try to look at this list. That’s a huge line-up of prominent speakers. And along with these there will be a number of community sessions where VMware costumers do a presentation on a subject of their choosing. (I did one once too)
William Lam @lamw from VMware is famous for his scripting and automation abilities. And has been a speaker at VMworld numerous times. Including the very famous “Ask the Expert vBloggers” which always is full and has a big waiting list. I must say a major scoop bringing William to Denmark, for the first time.
Duncan Epping @duncanyb Duncan probably needs no introduction, having been voted #1 vBlogger for past 8 years running. Also a part of the famous Dutch vMafia crew, which also includes giants like Frank Denneman from PernixData and Eric Sloof. Duncan works as a Chief Technologist at the office of the CTO at VMware.
Cormac Hogan @CormacJHogan from VMware also know as Mr. VMwareStorage, has the last few years been talking about VSAN and VVOL‘s Always a pleasure to hear Cormac speak, very down to earth approach to speak at VMworld and VMUG.
Paul Strong @pauldstrong VP & Chief Technology Officer, Global Field at VMware. Famous for Cloud and Grid Computing communities. I’ve actually never heard Paul speak, but I’ve heard a lot of good things about his presentations, so looking forward to that very much.
Paudie ORiordan @oriorp from VMware. Managed to get 1000 followers without a single tweet. Has tweeted a lot since then Has spoken at VMUG’s in Denmark twice before, and especially the first one about VMware support and what customers called in with, made a huge impression.
Joerg Lew @joerglew from VMware is an Orchestration and Automation Guru from Germany. His page vcoportal.de has tons of stuff for vCenter Orchestrator and vRealize Automation Center.
And last but not least, the Danish VMUG Leader team has been able to get Andreas Mogensen @Astro_Andreas, Denmarks first Astronout, speak at the event. This will bring Geek to a whole new level. Guess we’ll hear some insights from his trip to the ISS, and hopefully get to ask some questions too!
A truly amazing line-up. So if you haven’t signed up yet, hurry up and do so now!