Why you need to attend VeeamON 2017

Peter McKay, Co-CEO and President

Published date: May 1, 2017

All the best things come in threes – the Star Wars Trilogy (the originals, of course), the Bronte sisters, a three-piece suit and, of course, my kids. To add to this, next month will see the third VeeamON open its doors in New Orleans, and you cannot afford to miss it!

From May 16 – 18, the Big Easy will be awash with Veeam green as VeeamON 2017, the world’s premier Availability event, hits the city. We’re expecting three thousand delegates to join us and experience three days of keynotes, breakout sessions, networking, training, the Expo Lounge and the return of LabWarz.

We’re less than a month away, and if you’re still unsure about why you should attend, here are a few reasons why you can’t miss the Availability event of the year.

 

LabWarz

Be ready to test yourself and your knowledge of Veeam Availability Suite 9.5! LabWarz returns to VeeamON 2017 with exciting new scenarios designed to challenge you as you compete against your peers for the fastest time. Solve the scenario with the best time and win $10,000. Not a bad payout for less than 45 minutes of work, right?

 

Hands-On Lab

The Hands-On Lab was so popular during our last VeeamON, we knew we not only had to bring it back but make it better!

Interactive work stations will be staffed with Veeam systems engineers who are available as you drop-in throughout the conference. Hear something in a session you just must try? Stop by the Hands-On Lab and attempt your new solutions. Is there an Availability challenge you haven’t quite been able to figure out? Walk through it with an engineer in the lab.

 

Breakout sessions

Everyone knows it's the educational opportunities that make a conference, and VeeamON 2017 promises you the best breakout sessions in the industry! Hot off the presses are the first few topics confirmed as part of the 80+ sessions offered at VeeamON 2017. To learn more about all our sessions, head to our VeeamON 2017 sessions page.

 

Meet us!

Come and meet us and our guest speakers, including Mark Russinovich, chief technology officer for Microsoft Azure, and Sanjay Poonen, COO, customer operations, VMware. A full list of speakers can be found here.

 

Get certified!

The Veeam Certified Engineer (VMCE) certification program is back by popular demand at VeeamON 2017. Once again, we’ve gathered some of the best instructors from around the globe, who will provide a training experience like no other. Don’t miss this opportunity to set yourself apart – become a VMCE, or if you are already a VMCE, attend the brand new VMCE-Advanced: Design & Optimization v1 (VMCE course).

 

Expo Lounge

Looking to speak to one of our many sponsors? The Expo Lounge will be an ultra-modern, super-interactive lounge where you can find solution specialists to answer your questions and share best practices.

 

Network and have FUN!

One of the most important things you can do for your career is build relationships. At Veeam, we realize how critical networking is to our success and the success of our VeeamON 2017 attendees. It is for this reason that we have incorporated networking into every aspect of our event.

We encourage our attendees to meet and exchange ideas throughout the conference. From Monday night, all through to Thursday night, we invite you to take advantage of all the networking that’s offered, and we promise you will expand your contact list, meet new friends and walk away with connections that you can draw from in every step of your career – all while having fun.

So, what are you waiting for? Register to attend VeeamON 2017 – and I’ll see you in New Orleans!

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