A couple of weeks ago I wrote about Enrico leaving TECHunplugged to start a new chapter in his life starting in his new role at OpenIO.

As a lot of you might have already noticed, I asked Massimiliano (Max) Mortillaro and Jane Rimmer to help me organise the TECHunplugged events. Both of them are well known people in the industry, and I think they both add a lot of knowledge and dedication to the event started by Enrico!

Just to make sure you know the both of them here is a short bio for both:

Massimiliano (Max) Mortillaro is an independent data center consultant specialising in virtualisation and storage technologies. Max is a five times VMware vExpert (2013-2017), a Tech Field Day delegate, a Nutanix Technology Champion (2017) as well as a leader for the Czech Republic VMware User Group.

He’s a staunch advocate for online security, privacy, encryption and digital rights. Like his name very wrongfully hints, Max is French and lives with his family in Prague, Czech Republic. Besides being a failed sportsman he is a general bon vivant and the impersonation of your average hobbit in full size.

Max is reachable here:

Hi, I’m Jane Rimmer and have been working in the virtualization industry since before it was called virtualization 🙂 I joined Citrix in 1997 and the abstraction we were doing then was called Server-Based Computing rather than virtualization. I joined VMware in 2003 and my career in virtualization really took off. I am proud to have worked for both companies, despite them being rivals today – when I joined VMware, Citrix had just announced them as a partner. Today, one of the most common enterprise deployments is XenApp running on vSphere.

Since leaving VMware in 2005 I have been running my own company, hiviz-marketing, a consultancy aimed at helping US vendors enter the EMEA market. I have been fortunate enough to work with many virtualization eco-system partners in this time and in July 2010 was asked to join the steering committee of the London VMware User Group (VMUG). Since then I’ve been an active member of the VMUG community and have been awarded vEXPERT status in 2011, 12,13,14,15,16 and now in 2017 – an achievement I’m very proud of, given all vExperts are uber-techie. Whilst not being a techie, I am a techknowlogist (as Mike Laverick likes to refer it as!) and love seeing how technology can solve business challenges and issues.

My twitter bio is below and you can connect with me on LinkedIn or Twitter (I rarely use Google+ if I’m honest!) and you can read my blog rimmergram.com

Rimmergram – Virtualization marketing veteran, CTXS & VMW, London VMUG Leader 2010-2016, vExpert 2011/12/13/14/15/16/17, owner of hiviz-marketing, 2 kids, 4 horses, 3 dogs & husband.

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to reach out to one of us!

Thanks for your support for TECHunplugged, and to meet you at one of our events!

Arjan Timmerman