Authors

Josh Simons

With over 20 years of experience in High Performance Computing, Josh currently leads an effort within VMware's Office of the CTO to bring the full value of virtualization to HPC.…

Steve Herrod (Alumnus)

Steve Herrod was formerly 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…

OCTO Innovation Programs

Inspired by the drive, passion and intellectual curiosity, VMware provides diverse innovation programs to explore the possibilities: BORATHON: our own version of hackathons. FLINGS: short-term project intended for exploration by…

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…

Richard McDougall (Alumnus)

Richard McDougall was formerly the Big Data and Storage Chief Scientist at VMware. He worked on advanced development and analytics for core vSphere storage and application storage services, including Big…

Chris Wolf

Chief Research and Innovation Officer

Chris leads the Research and Innovation organization in the VMware Office of the CTO. The team drives ahead-of-roadmap invention and co-innovation while ensuring technology transfers to VMware’s R&D business units…

Julia Austin (Alumnus)

Julia was formerly the VP of Innovation at VMware and focused on advancing VMware into new technology and product areas. This includes internal programs to foster and fund new innovations…

Paul Strong (Alumnus)

Paul Strong was formerly VMware's externally facing corporate Chief Technology Officer and is responsible for connecting VMware R&D with the VMware field organization, its partners and its customers, helping to…

Srinivas Krishnamurti

Srinivas Krishnamurti was formerly a senior director on VMware's Horizon Mobile team where he was responsible for defining and driving VMware's product, partnering, and go-to-market strategy for mobile. He has…

Allwyn Sequeira

SVP & GM, Hybrid Services BU

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…

Winston Bumpus (Alumnus)

Winston Bumpus, Senior Director of Standards Architecture at VMware, has had over 40 years of experience in the computer industry. He is currently the President of the DMTF. He has…

Kit Colbert

Chief Technology Officer, VMware

Kit Colbert is VMware's Chief Technology Officer, driving technical strategy, innovation, evangelism, and SaaS transformation across VMware's engineering organization. Previously, he was VMware Cloud CTO, GM of Cloud-Native Apps, CTO…

VMware Research Group

VMware’s research group was bootstrapped with expertise in distributed systems, computer architecture, and algorithms. The group has the twin goals of ensuring VMware’s technical future and advancing the state of…

CTO Ambassadors Group

The CTO Ambassador program is run by the VMware Office of the CTO. The CTO Ambassadors are members of a small group of our most experienced and talented customer facing,…

OCTO Global Field & Industry Program

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The OCTO Field team within t​he Office of CTO is comprised of Field CTOs, Chief Technologists, Field Principals, and CTO Ambassadors.​ This group includes VMware’s top field thought leaders and…

Dana Nourie

Dana Nourie has been with VMware since 2011, and has been the Program Manager for the Flings Program since then. She also manages internal programs that promote the innovative ideas…

Kate Wilkinson

Kate Wilkinson is a Senior Program Manager in the Office of the CTO. She oversees OCTO's diversity and inclusion efforts, along with their talent strategy and intern community. She is…

Sandeep Uttamchandani (Alumnus)

Sandeep was formerly a VMware technology leader developing next generation storage products and cloud services based on technology shifts in compute, network, storage, and emerging applications. His key areas of…

Christos Karamanolis

Christos is a VMware Fellow and the CTO of the Storage and Availability Business Unit. He has 25 years of research and development experience in distributed systems, fault tolerance, storage,…

Frank Nydam

Frank Nydam is the Vice President, Healthcare Solutions, responsible for VMware’s Healthcare strategy, market development and solutions. Frank joined VMware in 2002 and has been primarily focused on the application…

Joe Samagond

Senior Director, Executive Communications

Nicola Acutt

Vice President, Environmental, Social, Governance (ESG)

Nicola J. Acutt, Ph.D., is Vice President, Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) in the Office of the CTO. Nicola is a change maker, thought leader, and strategist whose leadership experience…

Amanda Blevins

Amanda Blevins is a Sr. Director and Chief Technologist in the Office of the CTO at VMware. She enables customers and partners to achieve their business objectives by co-creating a…

Bhavesh Davda (Alumnus)

Bhavesh Davda was formerly a senior engineer in the CTO Office at VMware. He lead the engineering efforts to make vSphere the best-in-class infrastructure to support Telco (NFV) workloads. He…

Felicia Jadczak (Alumnus)

Felicia Jadczak was formerly the Editor for the Office of the CTO blog. She was a Staff Program Manager in the Office of the CTO and focused on innovation programs.

Emad Benjamin

Emad has spent the past 27 years in various software engineering positions involving software development of application platforms and distributed systems for wide range of industries, such as finance, health,…

OCTO Cloud Application Architecture Group

This team focuses on building multi-cloud application runtimes in collaboration with various engineering groups at VMware. The team also engages with customers to implement advanced architectures and proving out early…

Matt Coppinger

Matt Coppinger is Director, AR/VR, xLabs - Office of the CTO. Matt leads the product strategy and development for spatial computing (Augmented and Virtual Reality) at VMware. Matt has over…

Ben Fathi (Alumnus)

Former CTO

Former employee Ben Fathi joined VMware in March 2012 and served as the company’s chief technology officer. Prior to being named CTO in January 2014, Fathi was vice president of…

Richard Brunner

Richard A. Brunner is a Principal Engineer and the Chief Platform Architect in the CTO office at VMware. He is responsible for defining and driving future platform features that can…

Jon Herlocker (Alumnus)

Jon Herlocker was formerly a VP for the MSBU group and works on technology strategy for the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at VMware. In prior roles he was CTO and…

Jason Lochhead (Alumnus)

Former employee Jason Lochhead joined VMware in 2012, and is responsible for integrating VMware technologies in to the EVO SDDC platform. Before joining the EVO SDDC team, he led the…

Javier Soltero (Alumnus)

Former employee Javier Soltero was at VMware where he was CTO of SaaS & Application Services. He was responsible for driving advanced development and strategy for application level cloud services,…

Ben Verghese (Alumnus)

Ben was formerly responsible for the technology and strategy behind the management of vSphere and private cloud. During his 10 year tenure at VMware also managed numerous products including ESX…

Cameron Haight

Cameron serves as VMware CTO for the Americas. In this role, he is responsible for helping to drive the execution and communication of the Office of the CTO’s vision, internally…

Greg Lavender (Alumnus)

Greg Lavender was formerly Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer at VMware. He is responsible for engaging with strategic VMware and Dell/EMC customers to enable senior IT executives and…

Nicola Peill-Moelter

Nicola is the Director of Sustainability Innovation at VMware in the Office of the CTO. She collaborates with product and R&D teams to improve product and operational efficiency helping customers…

David Ott

Sr. Staff Researcher and Academic Program Director

David Ott is a Sr. Staff Researcher and Academic Program Director within VMware Research. VMware’s Academic Program is the external research arm of VMware, bringing together top academic researchers and…

Raj Yavatkar (Alumnus)

Raj was formerly a VMware Fellow and serves as the Chief Architect for Hyper-Converged Infrastructure. He is responsible for driving Converged Infrastructure strategy for private and hybrid clouds as well…

Ricky Ho (Alumnus)

Former Senior Staff Data Scientist

Ricky Ho was formerly a senior staff data scientist working in Office Of CTO, researching in latest ML technologies and collaborating with teams across BUs on applying ML to building…

Alan Renouf

Alan Renouf works within the Office of the CTO at VMware in the Advanced Technology Group to manage new projects in distributed Cloud, Edge strategy, and next-generation architecture. Alan is…

Martin Hosken

Chief Technologist, Cloud Services

Martin Hosken is the Chief Technologist for VMware Cloud Services. Martin works at the intersection of IT Architecture, Solution Architecture and Software Development. His primary focus is on cutting edge…

Enrique Corro

Machine Learning / High Performance Computing, Office of the CTO

Enrique Corro has been with VMware for 15 years and has a master’s degree in data science from the University of Illinois. He currently works as a staff engineer at…

Harmen Van der Linde

Senior Director, Cloud Architecture

Harmen van der Linde is senior director at VMware’s Office of the CTO and focused on multi-cloud and observability. Prior to VMware, Harmen was director and global head of Citigroup’s…

Greg Bollella

Dr. Greg Bollella has been interested in algorithms and software architectures that support the deterministic execution of logic within general-purpose operating systems and virtual machines since 1992. At VMware he…

Sheri Byrne-Haber

Accessibility Architect

Seventeen years working in disability / accessibility. Degrees in CS, Law, and Business. Wheelchair user with a deaf daughter.

Diwan Chandrabose

Diwan Chandrabose is a Staff Engineer in VMware Office of the CTO, focusing on cloud-native application platforms, architecture, application resiliency, progressive delivery and the like

OCTO Dell Technologies Solutions

Dell Technologies Solutions at VMware delivers new customers focused solutions across Dell Technologies. Dell Technologies Solutions Team innovates, incubates and aligns Dell Technologies operating platform to deliver any application, on…

Shalini Singh

Shalini is Senior Manager, Sustainable Operations at VMware in the Office of the CTO. She leads strategy and operational alignment with functional teams for sustainable business operations and VMware’s carbon…

Layne Peng

Staff II Engineer

Layne Peng is an architect in the Cloud Native Lab in VMware's Office of the CTO. His research is focused on cloud-native machine learning, federated machine learning, and infrastructure technologies.…

Duncan Epping

Duncan is a Chief Technologist working in the Storage and Availability Business Unit at VMware, serving as a partner and trusted adviser to EMEA customers. He is the co-author of…

Akash Jain

Member of Technical Staff 2

Akash is a member of VMware's Cloud Architecture team. He is responsible for exploring and building resiliency features in service mesh.

Brianna Blacet

Innovation Storyteller, Office of the CTO

Haining Henry Zhang

Henry is the Director of Cloud Native Lab, VMware OCTO China. He leads the development and incubation of solutions of emerging technologies, including AI/ML, cloud native applications and blockchain. Henry…

Mazda Marvasti (Alumnus)

Mazda Marvasti was formerly the CTO of the Cloud Management business unit at VMware. He arrived at VMware via the acquisition of his company Integrien which he was the co-founder…

Meriem Bekka

Meriem Bekka is passionate about understanding how technology impacts society and how we can leverage it to create a more just, equitable, and humane world. In her current role at…

Na Zhang

Na Zhang is a senior member of technical staff working on High-Performance Computing (HPC) and Machine Learning (ML) within VMware’s Office of the CTO.

Mihai Budiu

I am a researcher at VMware Research, in Palo Alto, California. I have a Ph.D. in computer science from Carnegie Mellon University. My research has spanned several broad areas of…

Machine Learning Program Office

The Machine Learning Program Office was formed within VMware’s Office of the CTO to help drive alignment of VMware’s internal and external ML strategies and to foster excellence in Machine…

Jehad Affoneh (Alumnus)

Jehad is a Staff Engineer at VMware. He started and continues to lead Project Clarity, an open source Design System.

Nick Korte

Senior Solution Engineer

Nick Korte is a Senior Solution Engineer and Ambassador for the Office of the CTO at VMware. He's a former math teacher turned IT pro with 10 years of experience…

T. Sridhar

T. Sridhar was formerly the Chief Ecosystem Technologist and a Principal Engineer in the Integrated Systems BU. He has been with VMware since 2010 and focuses on technology integrations and…

Andrew Nelson (Alumnus)

Andrew Nelson was formerly a Staff Engineer 2 in the Office of the CTO.

Tom Hite

Senior Director, Accelerated Co-Innovation Engineering

Tom Hite serves as Sr. Director, Accelerated Co-Innovation Engineering, Office of the CTO at VMware. Prior to its acquisition by VMware, Tom served as VP/CTO at MomentumSI, Inc.; was co-Founder…

Matt Eccleston (Alumnus)

Matt Eccleston was Formerly VMware’s chief architect for desktop virtualization, and worked on VMware's desktop virtualization products since 2000. He held both development, management and architectural roles on VMware Workstation,…

Dennis Moreau

Sr. Engineering Architect, Cybersecurity Directions

My fascination with technology started in junior high school, when I began building homegrown audio systems, installing burglar alarms, and constructing computational circuits out of 7400 series TTL ICs from…

Don Joy

Don Joy is a Senior Manager, System Test with VMware EUC, focusing on multiple projects to improve the customer experience of Workspace ONE products. He has 15+ years of experience in…

Alberto Farronato (Alumnus)

Alberto Farronato was formerly Sr. Director of Product Marketing for Integrated Systems at VMware and is responsible for driving the go-to-market of VMware Cloud Foundation and other integrated offerings. At…

Shree Das

Shree Das is an Architect in the OCTO Business Unit. Responsible for architecture and design of various customer reference architecture solutions. Shree’s focus is on the Cloud, Software-Defined Data Center,…

Tasha Drew

Director of Product Incubation

Tasha has been an innovative product leader in Silicon Valley for over a decade. She is Director of Product Incubation in the Office of the CTO’s Advanced Technology Group at…

xLabs Team

xLabs is the VMware Office of the CTO’s engine for off-roadmap innovation, driving powerful new technologies that make their way into products and solutions of tomorrow.

Jack Lo (Alumnus)

Jack Lo was a Sr. Director R&D at VMware. Jack held several engineering management positions at VMware, and also led teams in the Storage and Availability organization, including High Availability,…

Nicolas Vibert

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…

Jim Britton

Jim Britton is a Platform Architect in the Office of the CTO at VMware, and was formerly part of the vSphere organization in CPBU and Ecosystems Engineering before that. He…

Preeti Somal (Alumnus)

Preeti was formerly a VP for R&D Management products in the Cloud Infrastructure BU at VMware. She oversaw the development and delivery of the Cloud Service Provisioning, Application management and…

Simone Brunozzi (Alumnus)

Simone Brunozzi was formerly Vice President and Chief Technologist (global role) for VMware, focusing on Cloud technology (vCloud Hybrid Services). His role included public speaking, relationships with key clients, strategy…

Eddie Dinel

Eddie Dinel is the Director of Product Management for Architecture and Solutions. He has been thinking about Software Defined IT for more than a decade at VMware.

Alan Ren

Managing Site Director, China R&D

Alan Ren is the General Manager of VMware China R&D Center and the co-founder of the VMware Innovation Network. He is responsible for innovations involving advanced technologies, such as cloud…

Vivek Gupta

Vivek joined VMware India with the India site leadership team in 2015. He supports and evangelizes all the Office of the CTO Innovation programs within the VMware India engineering community,…

Michael Hein

Senior Staff Solution Architect

Michael Hein plays a key role in VMware's Cloud Architecture Group. He has extensive experience leading software engineering, product management, and CTO organizations. Michael has deep expertise in the creation…

Tom Scanlan

Tom is an architect responsible for designing and implementing innovative solutions to show-stopping problems for customers. He has been in the technology industry for over 20 years, starting in systems…

William J. Earl (Alumnus)

William Earl was formerly a Principal Engineer in the vSphere Storage and Availability group. He was responsible for architecture and technical direction of various storage software projects, and contributed to…

Gerd Zellweger

Research Scientist

Gerd is a Research Scientist at VMware Research, OCTO. He is interested in Operating Systems design and implementation, networks and system software interaction with emerging hardware technologies.

Sean Huntley

Product Engineer, Advanced Technology Group

Sean is a Product Engineer in the Advanced Technologies Group within the Office of the CTO. With a passion for innovation and "building the right thing," he focuses on understanding…

Frank Wegner (Alumnus)

Former employee Frank Wegner has over 20 years’ experience in IT consulting, architecture, and business management in various positions from hardware sales to software development, virtualization, cloud computing, as well…

Rumen Barov

Software Architect

Rumen is a lead engineer for the VMware internal analytics cloud that offers self-service data management and analytics capabilities to thousands of data professionals and business users in VMware. He…

Matthew O'Neill

Matthew O'Neill is the Industry Managing Director within the Advanced Technology Group inside VMware's Office of the CTO (OCTO). He works with customers, account teams, R&D teams and the industry…

Mazhar Memon

Director, Research and Development

Focused on enabling high-performance computation for new workloads, Mazhar has 15 years of experience with computer architecture and high-performance network systems. Previously the Founder and CTO of Bitfusion and now…