Authors

Ajay Yadhavendra Bharadwaj

Senior Member of Technical Staff, Cloud Architecture

Ajay is a Senior Member of the Technical Staff on VMware's Cloud Architecture team within the Office of the CTO. His current focus is on building resilient, multi-cloud application platforms.…

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.

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…

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…

Alexander Tsyplikhin

Senior Manager of Field AI Engineering, Graphcore

Alexander Tsyplikhin is a Senior Manager of Field AI Engineering at Graphcore. Qualified to Ph.D. level in Speech Biometrics, Alexander has worked in the field of machine learning for 20…

Allwyn Sequeira

SVP & GM, Hybrid Services BU

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…

Anshumali Shrivastava

Founder and CEO, ThirdAI Corp.

Anshumali Shrivastava is the founder and CEO of ThirdAI Corp., a company dedicated to democratizing AI to commodity hardware through software innovations. He is also an associate professor in the…

Brianna Blacet

Innovation Storyteller, Office of the CTO

Brianna is the Innovation Storyteller for the Office of the CTO (OCTO), as well as the editor of the OCTO Blog. Over the three decades of her career, she has…

Bruce Davie

Bruce Davie is a computer scientist noted for his contributions to the field of networking. He recently co-founded Systems Approach, LLC, to develop open source computer science educational materials. He…

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…

Chris Ramming

Senior Director, Research and Emerging Technologies

Chris Ramming is Senior Director for Research and Emerging Technologies. He joined VMware to help drive organic innovation and is responsible for the VMware academic research program, as well as…

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…

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,…

Colleen Josephson

Research Scientist in Distributed Edge, Office of the CTO

Colleen Josephson is a Research Scientist in Distributed Edge Team within the Office of the CTO. Her research interests include wireless communication and sensing systems, with a focus on technologies…

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,…

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…

Daniel Beveridge

Director of Co-Innovation & IP Development, Advanced Technologies Group

Daniel Beveridge is Director of Co-Innovation & IP Development in the Advanced Technologies Group within the Office of CTO, focusing on next-gen cloud-innovation projects and shaping disruptive innovation across key…

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…

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…

Dilip Tadepalli

Member of Technical Staff, Cloud Architecture

Dilip Tadepalli is a high-performance engineer in the Office of the CTO, with a focus on Kubernetes, service mesh, and chaos engineering. His current focus is on building multi-cloud services…

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

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…

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…

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.

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,…

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…

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…

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.

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…

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…

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…

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…

Joe Samagond

Senior Director, Executive Communications

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.…

Kaniz Mahdi

Vice President, Distributed Edge

Kaniz Mahdi is Vice President of Distributed Edge at VMware. She leads a multi-faceted global team of research scientists, architects, and developers specializing in advanced technologies that sit at the…

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…

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…

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.…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Meriem Bekka

Meriem focuses on 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 VMware, she…

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…

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…

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.

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…

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…

Nicola Peill-Moelter, Ph.D.

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Pranay Pareek

Member of Technical Staff, Advanced Technology Group

Pranay is an engineer working for xLabs under the Advanced Technology Group at VMware. In his own words, he takes immense pride in being the resident generalist. Recently, Pranay helped…

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…

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…

Saurabh Kulkarni

Head of Engineering North America, Graphcore

Saurabh Kulkarni is Head of Engineering for North America at Graphcore. Over the last 20 years, he has held various leadership positions at Intel, Microsoft, and Oracle prior to his…

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…

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…

Sheri Byrne-Haber

Accessibility Architect

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

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,…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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,…

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…