• Alan Renouf is a Sr Product Line Manager, AR/VR, xLabs - Office of the CTO. Alan co-leads the product strategy and development for spatial computing (Augmented and Virtual Reality) at VMware. Alan previously managed the API/SDK/CLI infrastructure for products such as vSphere & VMware Cloud on AWS. Alan is focused
    Alan Renouf is a Sr Product Line Manager, AR/VR, xLabs - Office of the CTO. Alan co-leads the product strategy and development for spatial computing (Augmented and Virtual Reality) at VMware. Alan previously managed the API/SDK/CLI infrastructure for products such as vSphere & VMware Cloud on AWS. Alan is focused on solving customer issues with the use of technology.
  • Bruce Davie

    Bruce Davie

    CTO, Asia Pacific & Japan

    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 industry experience, and was a Cisco Fellow prior to joining Nicira. He has contributed to many networking standards and authored
    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 industry experience, and was a Cisco Fellow prior to joining Nicira. He has contributed to many networking standards and authored several networking textbooks. Bruce received his Ph. D. in computer science from the University of Edinburgh in 1988 and is an ACM Fellow.
  • Chris Wolf

    Chris Wolf

    Vice President and CTO, Global Field & Industry

    Chris serves as CTO, Global Field and Industry at VMware. In that role, he is responsible for helping to shape VMware’s long term technology vision, while ensuring that Research and Development priorities align with customer and industry needs. Wolf’s team drives thought leadership and industry alignment in a number of
    Chris serves as CTO, Global Field and Industry at VMware. In that role, he is responsible for helping to shape VMware’s long term technology vision, while ensuring that Research and Development priorities align with customer and industry needs. Wolf’s team drives thought leadership and industry alignment in a number of emerging areas, including Cloud, Edge, IoT, server platforms, HPC, and NFV. Chris also leads VMware’s 140+ member CTO Ambassador program, which further scales VMware R&D to customers and the technology community at large. Prior to joining VMware, Chris was a Research Vice President for Gartner’s Technical Professionals service, where he managed the data center and private cloud research agenda. Before that, Chris was a founding member of the Data Center Strategies team at Burton Group, an independent virtualization consultant, and had stops at multiple colleges and at CommVault Systems along the way. Wolf’s IT and technology journey began in the US Marines. Wolf holds a Master of Science degree in Information Technology from the Rochester Institute of Technology and has authored several technology books.
  • 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, and storage management. He has co-authored more than 20 research papers in peer-reviewed journals and conferences and holds over 25
    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, and storage management. He has co-authored more than 20 research papers in peer-reviewed journals and conferences and holds over 25 granted patents with several pending.
  • 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, individual contributor technologists. They are pre-sales systems engineers (SEs), technical account managers (TAMs), professional services consultants, architects and global support
    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, individual contributor technologists. They are pre-sales systems engineers (SEs), technical account managers (TAMs), professional services consultants, architects and global support services engineers. The ambassadors help to ensure a tight collaboration between R&D and our customers so that we can address current customer issues and future needs as effectively as possible.
  • David Tennenhouse

    David Tennenhouse

    SVP, Chief Research Officer

    David Tennenhouse is VMware’s Chief Research Officer. He leads the research & innovation activities that are accelerating and extending VMware’s technology leadership. These include: formation of a new VMware research group focused on networks and distributed systems; a portfolio of advanced development and incubation activities that are hosted in the
    David Tennenhouse is VMware’s Chief Research Officer. He leads the research & innovation activities that are accelerating and extending VMware’s technology leadership. These include: formation of a new VMware research group focused on networks and distributed systems; a portfolio of advanced development and incubation activities that are hosted in the product teams; in-house hackathons; experimental prototypes that are released to customers; joint research projects with VMware’s technology partners, customers and relevant startups; and the VMware academic program of engagements with university researchers.
  • dott

    dott

    Sr. Staff Researcher, 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 company technical leaders to better understand disruptive technology trends, and to explore new areas of innovation. David works on a
    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 company technical leaders to better understand disruptive technology trends, and to explore new areas of innovation. David works on a range of topics at the intersection of security and systems and is a Ph.D. graduate in Computer Science from UNC Chapel Hill.
  • Duncan Epping

    Duncan Epping

    Chief Technologist

    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 several books, including the vSphere Clustering Deepdive series and Essential Virtual SAN. He is the owner and main author of
    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 several books, including the vSphere Clustering Deepdive series and Essential Virtual SAN. He is the owner and main author of virtualization blog yellow-bricks.com.
  • Frank Nydam

    Frank Nydam

    Vice President, Healthcare Solutions

    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 of virtualization technologies in the Life Sciences and Healthcare Provider industry segments. In his current role Frank collaborates with a
    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 of virtualization technologies in the Life Sciences and Healthcare Provider industry segments. In his current role Frank collaborates with a broad range of Healthcare ecosystem partners including hospitals, clinical application providers and industry groups to help deliver safer more efficient Healthcare solutions. As a member of VMware’s Office of the CTO, Frank is responsible for helping align product and technology strategy as well as incubating new solutions. Before joining VMware, Frank was the Director of Technology at a national Microsoft Business Solutions partner responsible for application development and infrastructure staff and services. Frank holds a B.S. in Aerospace Engineering/Management from Kent State University, Executive MBA’s certificates in Finance and Healthcare studies. Frank is a member of HIMSS and represents VMware’s as their executive liaison to CHIME. VMware is a Premier Foundation Member of CHIME and Diamond Member ofHIMSS.
  • Greg Bollella

    Greg Bollella

    CTO, Internet of Things

    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 investigates real-time virtualization and Cloud Computing for The Internet-of-Things. While a Senior Engineer at IBM, he was fundamental to the
    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 investigates real-time virtualization and Cloud Computing for The Internet-of-Things. While a Senior Engineer at IBM, he was fundamental to the industry effort that spurred the creation of the Java Community Process, established JSR-01, the first activity under the JCP, and led the JSR-01 Expert Group that defined the Real-Time Specification for Java. During his work on the Golden Gate project at Sun he concurrently held a Distinguished Visiting Scientist position for four years at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology. He holds a Ph.D. in computer science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His dissertation research is in real-time scheduling theory and real-time systems implementation. This work creates an architecture that defines fundamental issues that are necessary for supporting real-time applications within general-purpose operating systems and language runtimes.
  • Jim Britton

    Jim Britton

    Platform Architect

    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 leads multiple cross organizational and cross partner initiatives chartered to enable VMware's products on the next generation of hardware platforms.
    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 leads multiple cross organizational and cross partner initiatives chartered to enable VMware's products on the next generation of hardware platforms. Having worked as an engineer at both Cobalt and Sun Microsystems, Jim has over 20 years of experience in operating system internals, server hardware design, and combined platform validation.
  • Josh Simons

    Josh Simons

    Sr Dir & Chief Technologist, High Performance Computing

    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. Previously, he was a Distinguished Engineer at Sun Microsystems with broad responsibilities for HPC direction and strategy. He joined Sun
    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. Previously, he was a Distinguished Engineer at Sun Microsystems with broad responsibilities for HPC direction and strategy. He joined Sun in 1996 from Thinking Machines Corporation, a pioneering company in the area of Massively Parallel Processors (MPPs), where he held a variety of technical positions. Josh has worked on developer tools for distributed parallel computing, including language and compiler design, scalable parallel debugger design and development, and MPI. He has also worked in the areas of 3D graphics, image processing, and realtime device control. Josh has an undergraduate degree in Engineering from Harvard College and a Masters in Computer Science from Harvard University. He has served as a member of the OpenMP ARB Board of Directors since 2002 and is currently serving as Chairman of the Board.
  • Kit Colbert

    Kit Colbert

    CTO, Cloud Platform BU

    Kit Colbert is VP & GM, Cloud-Native Apps at VMware, driving strategy and product development of third platform application solutions across the company. Previously, he was CTO of VMware's End-User Computing business unit, Chief Architect and Principal Engineer for Workspace Portal, and the lead Management Architect for VMware vSphere Operations
    Kit Colbert is VP & GM, Cloud-Native Apps at VMware, driving strategy and product development of third platform application solutions across the company. Previously, he was CTO of VMware's End-User Computing business unit, Chief Architect and Principal Engineer for Workspace Portal, and the lead Management Architect for VMware vSphere Operations Suite. At the start of the career, he was the technical lead behind the creation, development, and delivery of the vMotion and Storage vMotion features in vSphere. Kit holds a ScB in Computer Science from Brown University and is recognized as a thought-leader on third platform, end-user computing, and cloud management trends. He speaks regularly at industry conferences, on the main stage at VMworld, and is the Cloud-Native and EUC voice for the VMware Office of the CTO Blog.
  • Matt Coppinger

    Matt Coppinger

    Director, xLabs, AR/VR

    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 20 years industry experience building, managing and taking to market end user computing technologies and solutions. Over the last 12
    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 20 years industry experience building, managing and taking to market end user computing technologies and solutions. Over the last 12 years, Matt has helped build the end user computing business at VMware, first with VMware Horizon and most recently with Workspace ONE. With a background in consulting, Matt has worked closely with enterprise customers to lead the charge on adoption of VMware's latest technologies. Matt's latest focus is the future of work and how technology can unlock our productivity .He is a passionate customer advocate and regular speaker at VMworld.
  • Motonori Shindo

    Motonori Shindo

    Chief Technologist

    Motonori Shindo is a distinguished engineer and technology evangelist in networking and computer industry. He began his career at Tokyo Electric Power Company as a researcher. Prior to co-founding a company “Fivefront" and being appointed as CTO, he has led several networking companies including Proxim, CoSine Communications, and Ascend Communications
    Motonori Shindo is a distinguished engineer and technology evangelist in networking and computer industry. He began his career at Tokyo Electric Power Company as a researcher. Prior to co-founding a company “Fivefront" and being appointed as CTO, he has led several networking companies including Proxim, CoSine Communications, and Ascend Communications (later acquired by Lucent Technology). In 2011, Motonori joined Nicira as the first employee in Japan and later joined VMware through the acquisition, where he dedicated to bringing up network virtualization market from almost zero to multi-hundred-million business as a Principal SE. In 2016, he joined Viptela, a leading company in SD-WAN to build SD-WAN market in Japan as the first employee based in Japan. In 2017, he joined Cisco Systems through the acquisition of Viptela by Cisco. In 2018, he joined VMware as a chief technologist, focusing on VMware's whole SDDC stack and emerging technologies such as Cloud Native Apps, IoT and Open Source Projects. He is covering Japan, Korea and Greater China as a territory.
  • Nicola Acutt

    Nicola Acutt

    VP, Sustainability Strategy

    Nicola J. Acutt, Ph.D., is Vice President, Sustainability Strategy, in the Office of the CTO at VMware. Nicola is a change maker, thought leader and strategist whose leadership experience spans business, government and nonprofits. Responsible for sustainability across operations, product and people, Nicola is passionate about a business focused approach
    Nicola J. Acutt, Ph.D., is Vice President, Sustainability Strategy, in the Office of the CTO at VMware. Nicola is a change maker, thought leader and strategist whose leadership experience spans business, government and nonprofits. Responsible for sustainability across operations, product and people, Nicola is passionate about a business focused approach to corporate sustainability strategy. Hired in 2010 to launch the VMware Foundation, Nicola implemented a novel approach that calls upon the company's 18,000-plus global employees as “citizen philanthropists” to shape the direction of VMware’s corporate giving. In 2014, she assumed additional responsibility as Vice President for Global Community Affairs, chartered with leading an effort to revitalize the company’s values and employee experience. This work culminated in VMware being named one of the Fortune’s “100 Best Companies to Work For” for the first time in 2015. Nicola now leads VMware’s Sustainability Strategy focusing on the company's product impact as well as stronger operational efficiency and performance. Prior to joining VMware, Nicola was a faculty member of the Presidio Graduate School in San Francisco, where she led Curriculum Development and rose to rank of Associate Dean. Earlier in her career, she worked as a consultant to the South African Government on natural resource policy and, as a Ph.D. candidate, undertook research at the Center for Social and Economic Research on the Global Environment in the UK. Originally from South Africa, Nicola received a Commonwealth Scholarship to complete her Ph.D. at the University of East Anglia in the UK, and has a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of California, Berkeley.
  • 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 stage product concepts.
    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 stage product concepts.
  • ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​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 sought-after strategic advisors for senior IT leaders across the glo​be. Ongoing collaboration between the team and VMware R&D ensures that
    ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​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 sought-after strategic advisors for senior IT leaders across the glo​be. Ongoing collaboration between the team and VMware R&D ensures that product roadmaps, messaging and field enablement are fully aligned with the current and future needs of our customers.​
  • VMware’s Office of the CTO (OCTO) charter is to look over the horizon – exploring, inspiring, and innovating to impact the future. OCTO is driving innovation programs and research, while connecting technologists from academia, to our field, to our customer and partner communities.
    VMware’s Office of the CTO (OCTO) charter is to look over the horizon – exploring, inspiring, and innovating to impact the future. OCTO is driving innovation programs and research, while connecting technologists from academia, to our field, to our customer and partner communities.
  • Richard Brunner

    Richard Brunner

    CTO, Server Platform Technologies, Principal Engineer

    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 benefit virtualization. Richard has over 35 years of experience in the computer industry working as an architect for IBM, DEC,
    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 benefit virtualization. Richard has over 35 years of experience in the computer industry working as an architect for IBM, DEC, Intel, and AMD.
  • 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 the field, i.e., focusing on both internal impact on the Company and external impact on the research community. Key additions
    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 the field, i.e., focusing on both internal impact on the Company and external impact on the research community. Key additions to the team have expanded our expertise to include operating systems, hypervisors, compilers, networking, data structures, file systems, distributed ledgers (e.g., Blockchain), key management, verification, constraint solving (SAT), coding, and big data.
  • The VMware Xplorer Group is a division within the Office of the CTO, whose charter is analyze emerging technologies & trends, and drive innovation across VMware. The Xplorer Group is responsible for the following programs - Borathons, Flings, R&D Innovation Offsite (RADIO), TechTalks, and xLabs.
    The VMware Xplorer Group is a division within the Office of the CTO, whose charter is analyze emerging technologies & trends, and drive innovation across VMware. The Xplorer Group is responsible for the following programs - Borathons, Flings, R&D Innovation Offsite (RADIO), TechTalks, and xLabs.