Authors

Agustin Malanco Leyva

Emerging Workloads Solutions Architect

Agustin Malanco is currently working as an Emerging Workloads Solutions Architect for the Office of the CTO. He has worked for VMware since 2011 across many different roles, ranging from…

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.

Ala Dewberry

Ala is a Senior Product Manager in xLabs, a product incubation program in OCTO. What excited her most is building consensus around solutions for complex, distributed problems, particularly in security.…

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

Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Americas

Amanda Blevins is a Vice President and Chief Technology Officer for the Americas at VMware. She enables customers and partners to achieve their business objectives by co-creating a comprehensive technology…

Andrew Woosnam

Member of Technical Staff, Modern Applications

Andrew is a software engineer working in VMware's Modern Applications Platform Business Unit, where he focuses on projects that make it easier to engage with VMware Tanzu. He is passionate…

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 Britt

Cameron Britt is a Product Design Manager for Tanzu Observability. He started at VMware as a Senior Product Designer and he now leads a team of talented product designers working…

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

VMware Fellow

Christos is a VMware Fellow. He is responsible for the company’s technical strategy for storage and data infrastructure. He was one of the original vSAN architects and served as the…

Clemens Kolbitsch

Sr. Staff Engineer

Engineer in the VMware OCTO xLabs organization, working on API security for modern applications (i.e., monitoring and protecting Kubernetes-based workloads)

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…

Dimitrios Sikeridis

Dimitrios is a Software Engineer working for xLabs under the Advanced Technology Group at VMware. His interests revolve around emerging technologies for designing and implementing software frameworks for efficient and…

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

Chief Technologist, EMEA, Cloud Infrastructure Business Group

Duncan Epping is VMware’s Chief Technologist in EMEA for the Cloud Infrastructure Business Group with a primary focus on multi-cloud and hyper-converged infrastructure. In that role, he serves as a…

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.

Gerrit Lehr

Gerrit Lehr is a Senior Staff Cloud Solution Strategist in the VMware Multi-Cloud Architecture and Strategy Team. He supports Cloud Provider Partners around the world by developing offerings, designing and…

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…

Jasmine Bennett

Program Manager

Jasmine Bennett is a Program Supervisor in OCTO’s Strategic Programs and Operations group and is based out of VMware’s Atlanta office. She currently leads the company’s RADIO (R&D Innovation Offsite)…

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 Baguley

Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, EMEA, VMware

Joe Baguley is VMware’s Vice President and Chief Technology Officer for EMEA, joining VMware in July 2011. He helps develop and communicate VMware’s strategy and vision with customers and partners,…

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.…

Joy Busse

Senior Product Design Manager

Joy Busse is an experienced design leader, innovator, and strategist. She has a proven track record of establishing, growing, and transforming collaborative creative teams. She has guided many businesses through…

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…

Kim Chan

Staff Product Designer

Kim has been a product designer for different VMware products, including vRA and VCF. She focuses on reducing complexity within enterprise UX and making the jobs of our customers easier…

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…

Lalith Suresh

Senior Research Scientist

Lalith Suresh is a Senior Researcher at VMware Research. He is currently leading efforts to simplify the design, development, and testing of large-scale cluster managers. He has also worked on…

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…

Martin Krivobarski

Staff Product Designer

Martin is an experienced design lead with a passion for strategy and vision. He has a long history of working on a wide variety of products in the B2B space,…

Martin Stack

Martin is a Staff Product Designer in the Advanced Technologies Group in the Office of the CTO. Martin joined VMware to lead product design for xLab’s Project VXR; which today…

Mary Lee

Head of User Research

Mary Lee is the Head of User Research at VMware. She focuses on UX research, design, and collaboration across functional areas. She has over 20 years of experience working with…

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…

Meryem Simsek

Lead Scientist, Distributed Edge Systems

Meryem Simsek is a Lead Scientist in the Distributed Edge Team within the Office of the CTO. She defines, launches, and leads academic research projects, PPPs, and contributes to alliances…

Michael Gandy

Michael is the Director of Product Marketing for Data Infrastructure. He joined VMware in 2013 to lead the Pricing and Packaging of vSphere and spearheaded the product marketing of EVO:RAIL,…

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.

Natalie Fisher

Natalie is a Senior Product Line Manager in the Advanced Technologies Group within the Office of the CTO. A lifelong learner, she’s always been fascinated with emerging technology and the…

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…

Radhika Niranjan Mysore

Senior Researcher

Radhika Niranjan Mysore is a networking researcher focusing on making networks operator friendly. Her research revisits fundamental design assumptions made in widely deployed networks with the goal of improving their…

Ramesh Radhakrishnan

Technical Director, High Performance Computing/Machine Learning

Ramesh is a Technical Director in the High Performance Computing (HPC)/Machine Learning (ML) team within VMware OCTO, where he leads a team focused on HPC and ML workloads. He has…

Renu Raman

Cloud Platforms, Office of CTO, VMware

Renu's professional experience ranges from SAP, Unity Microsystems, Tallwood, InSilica and Sun Microsystems.  From Microprocessors, to venture capital to Cloud infrastructure – moved up and down the infrastructure stack and…

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…

Shay Vargaftik

Researcher

Shay Vargaftik is a researcher working on networking and machine learning systems with an emphasis on scalability and efficient resource usage. His current efforts include addressing the communication bottleneck of…

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…

Tamar Savir

Senior Manager, Accessibility Education, Evangelism, and Tooling

Tamar Savir is an accessibility evangelist and founder of The A11Y Global Collective, a global network of communities focused on enabling digital accessibility and inclusion. Tamar leads VMware's Accessibility Operations,…

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…

Varun Joshi

Senior Product Designer

Varun Joshi is an experienced product designer and strategist. He leads the Unified Observability design pillar focusing on creating an intuitive and integrated Observability experience. Prior to VMware, he led…

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…

Yaniv Ben-Itzhak

Senior Machine Learning Researcher

Yaniv Ben-Itzhak is a senior machine learning researcher, focusing on making machine learning efficient and scalable. His current projects include efficient federated learning systems, as well as integration of privacy…

Yi Zhang

Product Designer

Yi is a UX Product Designer for VMware vSphere. He leads key UX initiatives that help drive better, more customer- and user-centered experiences for VMware products.