Nico Vibert is a Principal Cloud Architect (Office of the CTO, Global Field and Industry). Most of his career has been spent in the networking world, from a junior support engineer working for a Cisco partner to a senior network architect working for Cisco itself. Nico finally joined VMware late in 2015 and worked on the network virtualization software NSX before transitioning to the VMware Cloud on AWS team. Nico has a strong technical background, validated with 17 certifications over his career, including the Cisco CCIE certification, recognised as one of the toughest certifications in the IT Industry. To complement his technical certifications and expertise, Nico built solid enterprise architecture skills (based on TOGAF) and have written business cases and devised complex financial ROI models. Nico regularly speaks at events, whether on a large scale such as VMworld, Cisco Live or at smaller forums such as VMUGs or local events.