Shahzad Ali leads the data center architect and solutions team in VMware. Shahzad’s passion and experience is to take products and ideas from concept to market success. He is obsessed with helping customers solve their business challenges through innovative ideas and cutting-edge technologies. Shahzad is a sought-after public speaker and has presented at conferences across the globe. He has been an academic guest lecturer at the graduate level on various topics related to cloud computing and data center designs. His previous published work includes authoring various networking, collaboration, and data center design and implementation guides, including Designing NSX for Small Data Centers. Shahzad holds Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Master’s Degree in Electrical Engineering with networking major, and Diploma in Product Management and Marketing. He is distinguished as a thought leader and influencer among his peers.