Malini Bhandaru leads open source IoT efforts at VMware, actively contributing to EdgeX Foundry, and serving as co-chair of its Security Work Group, first working on IoT and AI long before they were hot. Prior to VMware during her decade long career at Intel, she worked on big data for autonomous driving, OpenStack for cloud infrastructure management, Open Daylight for software defined networking, speeding cryptography in OpenSSL, and architecting Xeon server power and performance features. She has over 20 patents granted and/or applied and a Ph.D. in Machine Learning from the University of Massachusetts. Malini is a frequent public speaker with presentations at Spark+AI, OpenStack, and Grace Hopper Conference among others.She is a STEM coach, child advocacy volunteer, and mentor. She also enjoys gardening.