VMware Explore 2023 Las Vegas - Tanzu and Aria Sessions

VMware Explore is returning to Las Vegas! The industry’s go-to event for all things multi-cloud, VMware Explore will include technology and cloud transformation education, training, and access to industry experts, as well as all the latest innovations from VMware. Tanzu and Aria offer customers solutions that cover the entire software delivery lifecycle:  

  • DEVELOP with intrinsically secure, curated golden paths and app accelerators 
  • OPERATE with the ability to deploy and manage apps at scale 
  • OPTIMIZE continuously your cost, performance and security characteristics 

Here is a one stop page of all the VMware Tanzu and VMware Aria sessions:

General Session & Solution Keynotes 

All VMware Explore keynotes take places on Tuesday, August 22, and all passes provide access to the showcase keynotes as scheduled content. Below are relevant keynotes to Modern Apps & Management. 

Session ID 





9:00 AM - 10:00 AM PDT 

General Session: Taking a Cloud-Smart Approach to Harness the Power of Generative AI 

Raghu Raghuram 

Sumit Dhawan 

Kit Colbert 

Amanda Blevins 


12:15 PM - 12:45 PM PDT 

Solution Keynote: Accelerate Application Delivery for Continuous Innovation 

Purnima Padmanabhan 

Betty Junod 

Whitney Lee 

Ben Tanner (Accuris) 


11:00 AM - 11:45 AM PDT 

Solution Keynote: 3 Strategies to Conquer Your Clouds and Accelerate Innovation 

Krish Prasad 

Anu Kirpekar 

Umesh Mahajan 

Chad Skipper 

Kojo Inkumsah (First Citizens Bank) 


4:00 PM - 5:00 PM PDT 

Technology Innovation Showcase 

Kit Colbert 

Chris Wolf 

Amanda Blevins 



Our breakout sessions will be presented by both VMware experts and customer and partner advocates who use our products and services. These sessions are available to all passholders. These breakouts have been planned to cover each of the Develop, Operate, and Optimize pillars of the VMware Tanzu & VMware Aria platform, as well as several sessions that span the full solution and value proposition. Below are targeted agendas that span some of our key topic areas:

DevEx with Golden Paths - via.vmw.com/Explore-Develop

Application Runtime - via.vmw.com/Explore-Operate

Governance & Continuous Improvement - via.vmw.com/Explore-Optimize

Product Sessions

Tanzu Application Platform (TAP) - via.vmw.com/Explore-TAP

Tanzu for Kubernetes Operations (TKO) - via.vmw.com/Explore-TKO

Tanzu Kubernetes Grid (TKG) - via.vmw.com/Explore-TKG

Tanzu Mission Control (TMC) - via.vmw.com/Explore-TMC

Tanzu Application Service (TAS) - via.vmw.com/Explore-TAS

VMware Data - via.vmw.com/Explore-VMware-Data

Meet the Experts Roundtables 

Need a more interactive experience for your tech 200-300 level questions? Want to know if a VMware Tanzu or VMware Aria solution is right for you and need more personal guidance? The Meet The Expert Round Tables are back, and our experts are coming with them! Learn tips and tricks about Tanzu & Aria products, hear about how to put our new features into practical application, and hear our experts’ stories and experiences.   

These sessions are open to all passholders, but there is limited first come first serve seating, so register soon! Please note that Meet The Experts sessions will not be scheduled until a few weeks prior to the event. 

Session ID 



Featured Product(s) 


Ask Me Anything: VMware Tanzu Application Service 

Nick Kuhn 

Tanzu Application Service 


Ask Me Anything: VMware Tanzu Application Platform 

Myles Gray 

Tanzu Application Platform 


Ask Me Anything: VMware Data Solutions 

Carlos Boyd 

VMware Data Solutions 


Ask Me Anything: VMware Tanzu Kubernetes Grid 

Kendrick Coleman 

Dani Barkelew 

Tanzu Kubernetes Grid 


Ask Me Anything: VMware Tanzu Mission Control 

Corey Dinkens 

Tanzu Mission Control 


Ask Me Anything: VMware Tanzu for Kubernetes Operations 

Boskey Savla 

Tanzu for Kubernetes Operations 


Ask Me Anything: VMware Aria Operations + Logs and VMware Skyline 

Tim George 

Sonny Nguyen 

VMware Aria Operations + Logs  

VMware Skyline 


Ask Me Anything: VMware Aria Automation 

Maher AlAsfar 

Alex Peay 

VMware Aria Automation 


Ask Me Anything: VMware Aria Operations for Networks 

Matt Just 

VMware Aria Operations for Networks 


Ask Me Anything: VMware Aria Operations for Applications 

Hassan Tahir 

VMware Aria Operations for Applications 


Ask Me Anything: VMware Aria Cost powered by CloudHealth 

TJ March 

Pavan Chavva 

Mike Polson 

VMware Aria Cost powered by CloudHealth 


Ask Me Anything: VMware Aria Hub, Guardrails, and Insights 

Brandon Gordon 

Jad El-Zein 

VMware Aria Hub & Graph 

VMware Aria Guardrails 

VMware Aria Insights 

Tutorials – Monday, August 21 

These 90-minute sessions focus on technical demonstrations of and deep-dives into VMware Tanzu & VMware Aria products. 

Session ID 





11:30 AM - 1:00 PM PDT 

An Enterprise Deep Dive on Public Cloud Application Delivery with VMware Tanzu & VMware Aria 

Myles Gray 

Brandon Gordon 

Alex Barbato 


3:30 PM - 5:00 PM PDT 

VMware Aria and VMware Tanzu for VMware Cloud: Develop, Operate and Optimize 

Brandon Gordon 

Dave Overbeek 


3:30 PM - 5:00 PM PDT 

Accelerate Business Transformation with VMware Aria Cost powered by CloudHealth 

John McLoughlin 

Lucas Paratore 


1:00 PM - 2:30 PM PDT 

90 Minutes or Less: Deploy Cloud Native Apps with Tanzu Application Service and VMware SQL 

Nick Kuhn 

Gregory Green 

Amelia Downs 

Arnab Chakraborty 

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