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Bruce Davie

Bruce Davie

Bruce Davie is VP and CTO for VMware, APJ. He joined VMware as part of the Nicira acquisition, and was Networking CTO until 2017. He has over 30 years of industry experience, and was a Cisco Fellow prior to joining Nicira. He has contributed to many networking standards and authored
Bruce Davie is VP and CTO for VMware, APJ. He joined VMware as part of the Nicira acquisition, and was Networking CTO until 2017. He has over 30 years of industry experience, and was a Cisco Fellow prior to joining Nicira. He has contributed to many networking standards and authored several networking textbooks. Bruce received his Ph. D. in computer science from the University of Edinburgh in 1988 and is an ACM Fellow.
The Transforming Role of the CIO

I recently passed the one-year mark of my tenure as CTO for the Asia Pacific region. I marked the occasion by taking off for a 6-day hike of the Overland Track in Tasmania, one of the must-do wilderness experiences in the world. Right after that, I jumped back into full swing at work to keynote […]

Momentum Season in Asia-Pacific

VMware’s term for our annual series of customer events is “momentum season”, and as the APJ CTO that means that I’ve hardly stopped moving since VMworld kicked off the season in August. I’m writing this as I head to my fourth vFORUM, this one in Singapore. As widely noted on social media, one of my […]

CTO Reflections Four Months In

In my first four months as Field CTO for APJ I’ve crossed the Pacific ocean 7 times and the equator 9 times — living up to the standard line that the T in CTO stands for Travel. My travels have been a mix of customer meetings and VMware events. Some of these were CIO Forums, and I […]

And Now For Something Completely Different

If you’re one of my 1441 twitter followers or an avid reader of trade publications from the Asia-Pacific region, you may have noticed I started a new job last week. After two-plus years as CTO for Networking at VMware, I’ve now taken on the role of CTO for APJ (Asia, Pacific and Japan). My new job […]

VMworld and the Future of Networking

VMworld 2016 in Las Vegas was an especially hectic one for me, and ultimately a very satisfying event as well. In addition to my normal schedule of breakouts, customer meetings, and analyst briefings, I was responsible for organizing a new networking event that took place alongside VMworld, called future:net. Whereas VMworld is mostly about talking […]

Networking and the Rise of Developers

It is hardly news at this point that “the developer is king” (especially if you work in Silicon Valley). This is particularly true for those of us who’ve worked for technology companies for a long time. However, a couple of things have changed in the last few years: You no longer need to be at a […]

Network Virtualization: Mainstream in 2015, Expanding Reach in 2016

Once again it’s time to look back on the last year, see what happened in our industry, and try to make some predictions for the coming year. Let’s start by seeing how last year’s predictions fared. One of my main points last year was that 2015 would be a year of operationalization and production deployment […]