VMware Healthcare Blog, September 2021, James Millington, Director of Product Marketing

Get ready for another exciting year at VMworld 2021 slated for October 5 – 7, 2021. We invite partners and customers from across healthcare to join us for the two-day, all-digital event. 

Hear from top healthcare and IT leaders about what’s on the horizon for healthcare at VMworld 2021. Industry sessions will cover pressing issues like patient experience, EHR cloud migration, and the newly distributed workforce. Then check out the full list of general sessions featuring ground-breaking innovations and crucial discussions from VMware teams around the globe. 

Discover more curated healthcare sessions and register now to save your virtual seat. General passes are free! 

Spotlight Sessions

How Global Healthcare Providers Drive New Digital Patient Experiences [MCL2667] 

Join this discussion as University Medicine Essen provide insights into their strategies for extending care and business models with modern, cloud-enabled IT. Learn how they do this while protecting healthcare data and patient trust. In this discussion, Armin De Grieff, Head of IT, will share how they are approaching the industry’s most prevalent initiatives, including telehealth, preventing disruption in care, spinning up new services and care locations, and more.


  • Christopher Logan, Director Global Healthcare Industry Strategy, VMware
  • Armin de Greiff, Head of IT, University Medicine Essen

How Healthcare Leaders Are Solving the Cloud Dilemma [MCL1858] 

New technologies, changing patient expectations, and ultimately the pandemic have significantly changed healthcare and the use of IT. Trends such as telehealth, homecare, remote working, virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR), and AI require a digital, future-oriented and secure foundation. Yet, healthcare organizations need to decide how and for which use cases cloud services can ideally be used based on local regulations, ease of migration, disaster recovery options, and degree of automation. In this session, we will talk to customers about the benefits of cloud service and how the use of cloud in hospitals will help them maintain better availability and business agility to deliver the outcomes demanded by the business.


  • Christopher Logan, Director Global Healthcare Industry Strategy, VMware
  • Jens Koegler, Healthcare Industry Director EMEA, VMware
  • Andrew Thompson, Digital Health Lead, NHS
  • Jeffrey Thomas, VP, Chief Technology Officer, Sentara Healthcare
  • Matthew Douglas, Chief Enterprise Architect, Sentara Healthcare

Real-life Customer Examples on Designing Medical Record Systems for the Cloud [MCL1140] 

With electronic healthcare records now supporting their infrastructure in the cloud, healthcare organizations are presented with new hosting options. A lack of reference architectures and guidance has prevented healthcare companies from starting their move to the cloud, which we will address in this session. By providing guidance on how to start moving your workloads based on your existing VMware infrastructure, we will be able to start your successful journey to the cloud.


  • Thomas Twyman, Sr. Staff Cloud Solutions Architect, VMware
  • Mark Meulemans, Staff Cloud Solution Architect, VMware
  • Jeff Schroeder, Sr Cloud Solutions Architect, VMware

How Healthcare Is More Securely Delivering Better Patient Experiences [EDG1965] 

Learn how healthcare organizations are delivering value-based care and enabling the best patient experiences leveraging VMware SASE. The pandemic accelerated remote work for healthcare workers to maintain their safety. Virtual care became the preferred way of engaging with patients to deliver care. All of this must be done securely while ensuring the privacy of protected health information and HIPAA compliance. Benchmarking and reporting on patient outcomes and care quality necessitates unprecedented health data and analytics, and heightened visibility into the patient journey. Patients are beginning to demand more from their medical providers, and the network infrastructure is critical to delivering a collaborative environment for healthcare workers and the best patient experiences, all while enabling security and compliance.


  • Sultan Dawood, Sr. Product Marketing Manager, VMware

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James Millington

James Millington is Director of Product Marketing at VMware End User Computing, working with customers and partners globally to deliver solutions that drive digital transformation with Workspace ONE. He has previously led the healthcare sector product marketing for all VMware solutions with a focus on improved provider productivity leading to improved patient care. Prior to joining VMware, James held product marketing and product management positions at Imprivata and Citrix. James holds an MBA from Oxford Brookes University in the UK

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Jens Koegler

Jens Koegler is VMware's Healthcare Industry Director in EMEA. He is helping our healthcare customers develop and run modern applications to drive innovation and ensure better patient care through a digital foundation that includes data center, hybrid cloud, mobile, networking and security technologies. VMware plays a strategic role in the healthcare industry. Its leading innovations in enterprise software help ensure consistent patient care and reduce IT access time for healthcare professionals so they can spend more time with their patients. Jens plays a key role in helping customers understand how new applications, devices, the latest IT technologies and digital transformation are driving innovation in healthcare.