A little bit about me

First and foremost, welcome to my website, and thank you for taking the time to visit. I hope you find the content interesting, relevant, and helpful.

Let me start by introducing myself. My name is Peter von Oven, aka virtualpete, or as most people know me, PvO.

I am an experienced, security-cleared technical consultant and have spent my career working with customers and partners designing technology solutions that deliver true business value. Throughout my career, I have had the pleasure of presenting at key IT events, such as VMworld, IP EXPO, and various VMUGs and CCUG events across the UK. I have also worked in senior presales roles and presales management roles for some of the giants of IT, such as Fujitsu, HP, Citrix, and VMware.

When it comes to the latter, I have been a VMware vExpert for the last seven consecutive years and a vExpert EUC for the last two years. In July 2021, I became part of the newly-formed vExpert Desktop Hypervisor program.

Over the past 15 years and more, I focused my skills and experience by specializing in desktop and application virtualization, or digital workspace, as it is now referred to. This specialization gave me my first taste for writing books, back in 2011, when I assisted with some of the chapters in the book “Building End-User Computing Solutions with VMware View”. That was it, I was then hooked! To date, I have written and published sixteen books.

In my spare time, I volunteer as a STEM Ambassador, coaching and mentoring young people in helping them to pursue technology-based careers.

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