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Brad Tompkins is the Executive Director of the VMware User Group (VMUG). He has oversight of all VMUG programs and is focused on driving value for all stakeholders, including VMUG’s members, volunteer leaders, VMware and its partners.
With 20 years of experience in the IT industry, Brad has served in a variety of roles and organizations. Prior to VMUG, Brad was General Manager at an Immedion Data Center. Immedion is an IaaS provider and part of the VCPP. In both his role at Immedion and his previous role at Seibels, an Insurance Technology and Service provider, Brad was deeply engaged in managing VMware solutions. He has been an active VMUG member for many years.
Cameron serves as VMware CTO for the Americas. In this role, he is responsible for helping to drive the development, execution and communication of the Office of the CTO’s vision, internally and externally, supporting VMware’s Americas field teams on all CTO evangelism and representing VMware’s technical vision to customers, partners and analysts. He also engages with VMware’s product engineering teams to help drive product roadmap and innovation based upon customer feedback as well as his own personal experience. Prior to joining VMware, Cameron was a Research Vice President in Gartner’s IT leaders service and also served as a co-Chief of Research for Infrastructure and Operations. Before Gartner, Cameron held product management and corporate development roles at BMC Software and also worked at IBM in systems engineering.
Wade Holmes, VCDX #15, CISSP, is Director of Technical Product Management for the VMware Cloud Provider Software business unit. Wade has over 20 years of industry experience leading products and solutions within complex computing environments of all scopes and sizes. Wade was also the first external VMware Certified Design Expert in the world outside of VMware, fifteenth overall.
Wade has previously presented at conferences such as VMworld US and Europe multiple times, RSA, Gartner Security Summit, SXSW Interactive, LISA, Techsummit US, Techsummit Tokyo, vForum Tokyo, and multiple VMware User Group conferences. Wade has been recognized as a top 50 VMware influencer and top one of the 100 virtualization people you must follow on Twitter. You can follow Wade on Twitter @wholmes.
Michael Haag is a Director of Product Marketing at VMware, focused on helping VMware Cloud Providers expand their businesses with innovative products and solutions. Prior to focusing on cloud software, he led a marketing team for Hyper-Converged Infrastructure (HCI) and VMware vSAN where he helped establish the #1 HCI software in the market. He joined VMware in 2015 after 8 years in the storage industry, including time at Brocade, 3PAR and HP. He has been a frequent speaker at VMworld, HP Discover and other industry events. He has published multiple papers and is a regular contributor to the VMware blogs. He has a Masters of Electrical Engineering and B.S. in E.E. from Rice University in Houston, Texas.