So Say SMEs in Virtualization and Cloud 2013 | Defying Conventions at VMworld 2013

VMworld 2013 marked the 10th year of VMworld goodness. For me, this signified my 5th straight and 6th overall time attending VMworld US. It, also, represented the first time that I was free of Conference responsibilities and deliverables since I paid my own way. It was my best experience at VMworld ever and my gold standard.

In this week’s episode of So Say SMEs in Virtualization & Cloud, Todd and I discuss VMworld 2013 announcements with a starry appearance. Let us know what you think.

VMworld 2013: A New Perspective for Me

VMworld 2013 marked the first that I did not have to work VMworld USA as a speaker, booth and theater presenter, or social media lead at VMworld for Dell. And it was my best experience ever. I was finally able to do as I pleased, which meant less fluffy work and more meaningful conversations.

I had only one objective at VMworld 2013 and that was to enjoy it thoroughly. Since enjoyment is subjective, I thought about how I could measure it objectively. I came up with a simple metric – one shining moment. One shining moment is defined as a point in time in which a contextual conversation with someone at the show provided a memorable, meaningful point of clarity and tranquility.

The one shining moment metric became the basis for a series of blog that will highlight my highlights at VMworld 2013. I’m not sure how many there will be because I took no notes or recordings. I will be doing this based solely on the conversations that left one shining moments in my mind.