My 2015 Speaking Engagements


As we close the first quarter of 2015, which in itself is simply amazing that it is gone, I wanted to start tracking my 2015 speaking engagements which include a mostly some VCDX Workshops, but it also looks like I will be at a VMUG or two presenting a Keynote.  I wanted to provide the abstracts as well in case other VMUG’s were interested.


VCDX Workshop:

VMware Certified Design Experts are an elite group of architects leading virtualization implementations around the world. Certification is achieved through the Design Defense where all candidates must submit and successfully defend a production-ready VMware Solution before a panel of veteran VCDX-holders. This highly interactive session is a complete and engaging deep dive into the 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; the VCDX design scenario; and the VCDX troubleshooting scenario.  If you are pursuing the VCDX credential, the VCDX Workshop is the perfect start to your journey.

VMUG KeyNote:

This keynote presented by Chris Colotti, Principal Architect and VCDX Evangelist focusses on the aspects of personal  growth and professional development that helped him reach the level he is today.  You will learn how developing your personal growth and your career does not just happen.  He will also discuss the advantages of VMware Certification specifically the VMware Certified Design Expert program and how just going through the process can help you grow.  If you or your user group members have ever struggled with personal growth and professional development, this keynote could help many of them.  This session will be presented “Ted Talk” style using quotes, images, and some VMware specific certification content.

Personal Note:  I am pretty excited about this presentation.  I’ve built it from the ground up as my first attempt at this style of presentation.  This is certainly more of a motivational keynote than technical, but I think it is both a challenge itself helping me to personally grow.  Funny how that works out.

My Speaking Dates, Times, and Locations

Recording Link
3/13/201510:00 – 12:00VCDX WorkshopQ1 WebinarOnlineRecording and Slides
4/15/20151:00 – 5:00VCDX WorkshopSouth Florida VMUG UserConPalm Beach Convention CenterRegister Now
4/27/20151:00 – 5:00VCDX WorkshopWisconsin UserConMarriott Madison WestRegister Now
4/28/201512-30 – 1:30Keynote and Q&A PanelWisconsin UserConMarriott Madison WestRegister Now
5/12/2015TBDKeynotePhiladelphia UserConValley Forge Casino ResortRegister Now
5/19/2015TBDKeynoteNY/NJ UserConHyatt RegencyRegister Now
6/3/20151:00 – 5:00VCDX WorkshopCharlotte UserConCharlotte Convention CenterRegister Now
6/17/20151:00 – 5:00VCDX WorkshopBoston UserConBCECRegister Now
6/18/2015TBDAfter Hours Q&ABoston UserConTBDN/A
7/22/20151:00 – 5:00VCDX WorkshopIndy UserConIndianapolis Convention CenterRegister Now
9/23/151:00 – 5:00VCDX WorkshopAtlanta UserConGeorgia World Congress CenterComing Soon
 TBD TBDVCDX WorkshopVMWorld USSan FranciscoComing Soon
 TBD TBDVCDX WorkshopVMWorlD EMEABarcelonaComing Soon


About Chris Colotti

Chris is active on the VMUG and event speaking circuit and is available for many events if you want to reach out and ask. Previously to this he spent close to a decade working for VMware as a Principal Architect. Previous to his nine plus years at VMware, Chris was a System Administrator that evolved his career into a data center architect. Chris spends a lot of time mentoring co-workers and friends on the benefits of personal growth and professional development. Chris is also amongst the first VMware Certified Design Experts (VCDX#37), and author of multiple white papers. In his spare time he helps his wife Julie run her promotional products as the accountant, book keeper, and IT Support. Chris also believes in both a healthy body and healthy mind, and has become heavily involved with fitness as a Diamond Team Beachbody Coach using P90X and other Beachbody Programs. Although Technology is his day job, Chris is passionate about fitness after losing 60 pounds himself in the last few years.


  1. I sure would like you to have one here in SoCal. Think of the possibilities. 🙂

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