Scott Davis (Alumnus)
Scott Davis was formerly the CTO for VMware’s End User Computing B.U. and a core staff member in VMware’s Corporate CTO Office. In his last role, he was involved in driving product and technology strategy spanning the breadth of VMware’s End User Computing products and initiatives, as well as cultivating advanced development and partnerships for the BU. He previously served as VMware's Chief Data Center Architect and Storage CTO. His background includes a mixture of both startup ventures and more established industry firms. Prior to joining VMware, he was Founder, President, and CTO of Virtual Iron Software, which originally created a unique clustered hypervisor that enabled virtual machines to span physical servers utilizing Infiniband as a shared memory-style interconnect. The company was later acquired by Oracle and became the basis of OracleVM. He was also VP/CTO at Mangosoft, an Internet software and storage startup company with pioneering peer-to-peer clustering, caching and file system products. He spent the early part of his career at D.E.C. where he was Technical Director for VAXClusters and VMS Volume Shadowing products, as well as Digital’s Windows NT clustering technology (later sold to Microsoft as the genesis of Microsoft 'Wolfpack' Cluster Server). One of the primary reasons he joined VMware was to work with brilliant folks along with what he saw as the rare opportunity to be a part of the next great sea change in the computer industry and he wasn't at all disappointed! Whether it’s End User Computing, Software-Defined Data Center, Storage, System Management, Application Frameworks or Cloud Computing to name just a few, VMware’s innovations are drastically changing the way we think about and deliver IT solutions.