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Steve Herrod

Steve Herrod is a Managing Director at General Catalyst. He is the former Chief Technology Officer and SVP of R&D at VMware. As CTO, Steve helped drive the company’s technology strategy and worked with the engineering teams towards continued delivery of innovative products. The greatest innovations push technology limits, but
Steve Herrod is a Managing Director at General Catalyst. He is the former Chief Technology Officer and SVP of R&D at VMware. As CTO, Steve helped drive the company’s technology strategy and worked with the engineering teams towards continued delivery of innovative products. The greatest innovations push technology limits, but are also simple to use and elegantly accessible. Steve helped drive these advances directly and via members of the Office of the CTO. Steve provided particular leadership around technology collaborations between VMware engineering and its partners and customers. He played an integral role in VMware’s acquisition strategy as well as in VMware’s strategic partnerships. Steve was one of the first VMware engineering directors and remains a strong champion of engineering innovation at the company. He was named CTO of the Year by InfoWorld in 2009, and is an advisor for VMware and EMC. Prior to joining VMware Steve co-led the development of a virtual CPU with "Code Morphing" technology at Transmeta Corporation, as part of his 20-year professional tenure in the field of virtualization. Steve’s personal interests include the advancement of children’s education, particularly around science and technology. He serves on the board of the progressive Peninsula School in Menlo Park, California, and is working to apply cloud computing towards the improvement of the U.S. educational system. Steve holds a Ph.D. and a Master’s degree in Computer Science from Stanford University, and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Texas at Austin
GigaOm Structure – Big Data in the Cloud

I attended GigaOm Structure this week in San Francisco, and it was another successful event with cloud bursting at the seams! I gave a talk about the real impact of Big Data when it meets cloud computing, which is an important topic for our customers.

Arctic Row

Seldom in life do we get the opportunity to participate in a ‘first.’  This summer, VMware’s own Neal Mueller, Product Marketing Manager for business critical apps, and a team of three others, will attempt to be the first people to row a boat across the Arctic Ocean. This is will be a first for mankind and […]

Cloud is bursting in China

Last week I visited Beijing and had a whirlwind of a trip! The changes I saw in the Chinese IT market since I last visited were eye-opening and keep me enthusiastic about what VMware has to look forward to with our growing employee, customer, and partner base . For some quick business context, VMware’s growth […]

Interop and the Software-Defined Datacenter

I’m in Las Vegas this week attending Interop, one of the largest IT conferences of the year. There are a lot of exciting things to talk about in IT right now, but one of the things that I find most interesting is the opportunity for IT to move away from data centers and infrastructure defined […]

A Year of Open PaaS: More Clouds, More Code, More Community and More for Cloud Foundry

A year has passed since VMware launched Cloud FoundryTM, a major milestone in our mission to “Simplify IT”.  We are focusing on simplifying application creation, deployment, and operations via an approach we call open platform as a service, or “Open PaaS” – an approach that gives developers choice as to where they deploy and run […]

vFabric Application Director – welcome to the VMware portfolio!

Virtualization is the onramp to cloud computing, and management and automation capabilities unleash the full value of this technological shift. We’ve been busier than ever on the management and automation front, releasing new versions of vCenter, vCloud, and vFabric last week. There are lots of great capabilities to discuss in all of these, but today […]