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Daring to Drive Change for Networking & Security

What inspires you to do what you’ve always dreamed of? For Senior Engineering Manager, Mary Firenze, it is the understanding that her work will help redefine an entire industry. Connect with Mary, and see how the community at VMware empowers her to make a unique mark on Networking & Security.

 

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Name:  Mary Firenze

Role: Senior Engineering Manager, Networking & Security Business Unit

VMware Office Location: Palo Alto, California

Fill in the blank: Dare to Transform Networking.

 

 

The Networking & Security Business Unit (NSBU) is a very dynamic, fast changing environment. It combines the ambitiousness of a startup with the market impact of a big player. VMware’s customer sites are growing tremendously, and we’re right there growing with them.

I like solving problems with code because it’s fun to translate a technical problem into a product that people use. As part of the NSX Controller team, I help configure the virtual network. We have a strong team, and I look forward to the new things I learn every day from my coworkers. I work with people who pioneered software defined networking am excited about the new products we have coming. The team is very smart and very nice, so it’s a great place to learn. Our customers love VMware, so the halo effect is great for NSX. They have seen what virtualization can do for them in compute and are eager to do the same for networking.

This is a good time to join the NSBU team because we are changing the way networking works, and you have a chance to help shape what it looks like. My teammates and I are doing for networking what VMware did for physical hardware, and our customers are eager to work with us. It’s a time of great change and it’s a great opportunity to make a difference.

 

 

 

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Revolutionizing the Way Customers Work Across the Network

Being a part of redefining moments in Information Technology are finite. It takes an extraordinary person who is fueled by the idea that innovative thinking can transform the way the world works. Ian Jenkins of the Networking & Security Business Unit at VMware is one of these people. He is driven to connect others with the right technology at the right time, and because of this, is empowering businesses to succeed across the network and across the world. Continue reading to hear how the Networking & Security Business Unit at VMware is daring Ian to do the stuff he has always dreamed about.  

  

 

Ian Jenkins-3Name: Ian Jenkins

Role: Head of Network & Security, United Kingdom & Ireland

VMware Office Location: Staines, United Kingdom

Fill in the blank: Dare to transform customer networks and their ability to deliver against today’s business needs.

 

 

Pursuing a Passion for Technology

I’ve always had an interest in IT – be it computers with the latest gadgets or learning about IT organizations as a Business & Marketing major. During university, I had a number of core study topics, including Information Technology and Organizational Behavior that allowed me to dive deeper into IT industry trends. These experiences fueled my passion for IT and drove me to pursue a career where I could partner directly with customers looking to improve their businesses’ technology practices.

Why VMware

After having spent fourteen years selling IT infrastructure within big “blue chip” organizations, I was ready to be at the forefront of a new technology. The evolution from Hardware-defined to Software-defined allowed me to see the importance software played in the conversations that I was having with customers. I wanted to work with technology that turned an existing practice (networks) on its head and challenged the way our customers and partners deliver network services to achieve real business outcomes.

Life Within the Networking & Security Business Unit

 For me, a typical day at VMware is spent driving customer engagements. I work with our core account managers and customers to address their business needs and challenges, while evangelizing VMware NSX with our partners, eco-systems, and key stakeholders across the business. The Networking and Security Business Unit (NSBU) at VMware is a fantastic community that enables my team’s collaboration and success at a local, regional and global level. We have leaders and individual contributors who are all extremely passionate and want to work together to drive positive outcomes for our customers and VMware. From protecting against cyber crime to delivering IT at the speed of business, we are empowering organizations to achieve their business objectives through the mobility of applications, data between data centers, and cloud platforms that allow for application continuity, flexibility in choice and disaster recovery.

Join VMware NSX 

NSX is experiencing massive growth, and our customer interest and excitement is high – they want to be a part of our journey. Joining the Networking & Security Business Unit at VMware is an opportunity to revolutionize the network and the way IT delivers infrastructure, applications and services to their businesses.

 

 

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