VMware {code} Speaker Bureau


Polish your speaking skills and develop as a speaker by presenting your work to your peers. We know you are as passionate about developer topics as we are; let us help you share your passion.

Take the opportunity to find new clients for your products or services (whether you work for yourself or a company). The best proactive business development strategy is to demonstrate expertise regularly by giving informative talks in front of targeted groups of potential users.

People do business with, recommend, and give referrals to, people they know, trust, and remember. The Bureau gives you the opportunity to prove yourself as a speaker, establish a history of speaking engagements, and make yourself known. Initial no-fee speaking engagements often lead to paid speaking engagements.

VMware {code} speakers are experts on enterprise developer topics. Speakers have real-world experience dealing with scalable, repeatable, secure implementations using the latest cloud technologies. By requesting an elite enterprise developer from VMware {code}, you can leverage VMware’s enterprise ecosystem for your event.

We want to work together with you to create a great event for your audience. From selecting speakers with the right content for your event’s audience, theme, and budget, to ensuring all facets of the presentation run seamlessly, we are there every step of the way. Our goal is to assist you, as the organizer, throughout the process so you can send your attendees home feeling they got the most out of the event.


Daniel Jonathan Valik

Sr. Product Marketing Manager for the Cloud Service Provider business, DevOps and Cloud Native Apps for VMware

Daniel Jonathan Valik is an industry expert in Private/Public Cloud, IoT, DevOps, Developer Platform and tools, Unified Communications and Collaborations technologies, Telecommunications, WebRTC, Mobile Platform development, Communications Enabled Business Process design, and Contact Center...

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Ed Hoppitt

Business Solution Strategist for VMware

Ed Hoppitt leads VMware’s Cloud Native Apps and DevOps Practice across EMEA and is a long standing member of our CTO Ambassador program. In this role, he is responsible for ensuring that VMware’s...

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Emad Benjamin

Principal Technocrat for VMware

Emad Benjamin has been in the IT industry for the past 23 years. He graduated with a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering degree from the University of Wollongong. Early in his career, he was...

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Josh Atwell

Developer Advocate for SolidFire

Josh Atwell is a Developer Advocate for SolidFire, now part of NetApp, focused on building a developer community and enabling customers and partner success. Over...

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Kyle Ruddy

Senior Technical Marketing Engineer for VMware

Kyle Ruddy is a Senior Technical Marketing Engineer at VMware in the Cloud Platform Business Unit. He currently focuses on vSphere Operations Management as well as all things API, SDK, and CLI. During his 10+ year career in IT, Kyle has learned to love all things automation and enjoys sharing...

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Larry McDonough

Director of Product Management for VMware

Larry McDonough is the Director of Product Management for the Ecosystem Services group at VMware. He has spoken on numerous topics including Developer Evangelism, DevOps & DevRel, Mobile App Security, Home Automation/IoT, and Android development.  Previously, Larry led Developer...

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Matt Brender

Developer Advocate for Intel

Matt Brender is a Developer Advocate for the Software Defined Infrastructure (SDI) team at Intel. The team focuses on Open Source Software contribution around orchestration, schedules, and...

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Michael Coté

Director, Technical Marketing for Pivotal Software, Inc.

Michael Coté works at Pivotal in technical marketing. He’s been an industry analyst at 451 Research and RedMonk, worked in corporate strategy and M&A at Dell in software and cloud, and was a programmer for a decade before all that. He blogs and podcasts at

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Roman Tarnavski

Technomuppet for VMware

As part of VMware’s Centre of Excellence team, Roman leads the Cloud-Native Applications Practice across Asia Pacific and Japan; with...

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