Paul Chapman

Paul Chapman is Vice President, Global Infrastructure & Cloud Operations at VMware. In this role he is responsible for all aspects of cloud operations, global infrastructure, networking, communications, and client service delivery. He also leads applications operations, global data centers, the transformation & portfolio office and the 7 x 24 VMware Command & Control Center with a global team of +375 people and an annual budget of $150M. Previously, Paul held roles at Affymetrix, Sun Microsystems, AT&T and NCR. He holds a BS in Computer Science from Filton Technical College in the UK and is CPIM certified.

 

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  1. Mark Dean

    Regarding IT and ITaaS being the route back to “relevancy”…I’d love to know how IT is NOT relevant. We live in a world when nearly *everything* is ultimately run by IT. When someone saves a file on some cloud storage or purchases something form Amazon or iTunes or Google Play or gets directions from a GPS enabled map app-ultimately those things and so many more ALL involve IT in the form of connectivity, storage and compute power. Yes there are some legacy processes and systems but overall, I’d say IT has never been more relevant. Just my take now in my 25th year of being in IT.

    BTW, the best career decision I ever made was when the Windows guys at the company I was working for looked at a new product that we were evaluating (to help with capacity problems) and saw that it had a Linux interface once installed and said ‘no way’. Well I said ‘I know Linux, I’ll take it on’…that was 2002 and I have been supporting VMware ESX since then and still not tired of it!

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    1. Paul Chapman

      my 2 cents – assimilation and therapeutic – people grew up leafing through pages of books and newspapers and sitting down (on a Sunday morning) and reading “the newspaper”, it is a comfort and assimilation process. Almost like talking about the weather – I expect the decline in physical reading of the newspaper to reduce further as we go through a generation shift.

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