The Definitely Not Official VMware EUC Podcast, with Brian Madden & Gabe Knuth

“Mobile Jon” Towles joins Brian & Gabe to discuss identity and mobility. Episode 3

August 20, 2019

This week on the Definitely Not Official VMware EUC Podcast, guest Jon Towles joins Brian Madden and Gabe Knuth. Jon is known as "Mobile Jon", blogging at mobile-jon.com and tweeting via @m0bilej0n.

Jon has been a mobile architect for a long time, and the conversation today was awesome, touching on:

  • How Jon made the transition from retail store manager to enterprise mobility architect.
  • How "mobile people" can pick intentional topics to learn about to advance their careers.
  • Why Jon loves VMware Identity Manager and hates the name change to Workspace ONE Access.
  • Where VMware Workspace ONE Access really shines.
  • What "real" single sign-on (SSO) is, and how it's more than just having one username and password to remember.
  • Why it's important to have your own website. (hint: It's the your portfolio!)
  • The fact that Brian is not, as it turns out, able to part the Red Sea.
  • The importance of understanding the back-end architecture of how the things you're building really work.
  • What Jon is most excited about for VMworld 2019 next week.

If you don't know Jon, you really should check out his blog. Here are some of the articles & posts we mentioned during the show: