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.

Speaker - Ed Hoppitt

Ed Hoppitt

Business Solution Strategist

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 strategy directly supports customers moving to a digital business with new models of application development and agile operations. The CTO Ambassadors are amongst VMware’s most experienced customer facing, individual contributor technologists. As an Ambassador, Ed provides strategy and advice to the board and C-Level executives, as well as high-level consultancy on developing ‘service’ based technologies around the concept of cloud computing.

With more than 16 years of experience in the technology sector, Ed also works closely with R&D to ensure that global and enterprise customers are able to best leverage cloud technology and move to cloud operations as part of a wider business transformation program.

Prior to joining VMware in 2012, Ed held the position of Global Principal Architect for BT Global Services. In this role, Ed helped global customers to take advantage of cloud and Infrastructure-as-a-Service offerings. He was also the principal architect for a range of cloud strategy and deployment across EMEA and LATAM.

Ed is an international speaker and presenter on the topics of cloud computing, cloud services and digital transformation.  He holds a BSc in Computer Science and Management from Royal Holloway, University of London.

Ed is also the current Reigning Robot Wars World Champion from the BBC TV Series and ABC Battlebots competitor.