Allwyn is VP/CTO, Security and Networking in the Cloud Infrastructure BU at VMware. He was CTO and SVP of Product Operations at Blue Lane Technologies, which was acquired by VMware in October 2008. He was previously the SVP of Products & Operations at netVmg, an intelligent route control company acquired by InterNap in 2003. Prior tonetVmg, Allwyn was founder, CTO and EVP of Products and Operations at FirstVirtual Corporation (FVC), a multi-service networking company that had a successful IPO in 1998. Prior to FVC, he was Director of the Network Management Business Unit at UB Networks, the first independent local area network company. He has previously served as a Director on the boards of FVC and netVmg. Allwyn started his career in 1983 as a software developer at HP in the Information Networks Division, working on the development of TCP/IP protocols. During the early 1980's, he worked on the CSNET project, an early realization of the Internet concept. He is a recognized expert in the areas of networking, security, virtualization and cloud architectures, with over twenty five years of experience in the industry, and has been a featured speaker at industry leading forums like Networld+Interop, Next Generation Networks, ISP Con, RSA Conference, Gartner Conference, and VMworld, and is a founding member of Cloud Security Alliance (CSA), and Open Network Foundation (ONF), and co-chair of the TiE Silicon Valley Cloud SIG. Allwyn holds a Bachelor of Technology degree in Computer Science from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, and a Master of Science in ComputerScience from the University of Wisconsin, Madison.