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We are pleased to confirm this year’s technical keynote speakers. At Monday’s General Session, EMPOWER attendees will hear from two industry leaders.  Chris Wolf, VP & Chief Technology Officer, Global Field & Industry and Craig McLuckie, VP of R&D for VMware’s Cloud Native Applications present VMware’s strategic IT priorities – including using hybrid cloud, multi-Cloud,  and modern apps to accelerate your customers cloud journey, as well as how to transform network/security and empowering the digital workspace.

Chris Wolf serves as CTO, Global Field and Industry at VMware. In that role, he is responsible for helping to shape VMware’s long term technology vision, while ensuring that Research and Development priorities align with customer and industry needs. Wolf’s team drives thought leadership and industry alignment in a number of emerging areas, including Cloud, Edge, IoT, server platforms, HPC, and NFV. Chris also leads VMware’s 140+ member CTO Ambassador program, which further scales VMware R&D to customers and the technology community at large.

Craig McLuckie is the VP of R&D for VMware’s Cloud Native Applications business unit. Craig arrived at VMware via the acquisition of Heptio, a leader in the cloud native market and a company that he co-founded and led as CEO. Previously, Craig spent time in senior positions at Microsoft and Google; at the latter he made significant contributions to Google Compute Engine and Kubernetes. Craig also co-founded the Cloud Native Computing Foundation.

If you haven’t already, register today.