Craig Connors is currently VP and GM for the SASE Business at VMware. Craig previously served as the CTO for Service Provider and Edge BU, and SD-WAN and SASE at VMware. Craig served as the Chief Architect for VMware SD-WAN, both before and after VMware’s acquisition of VeloCloud. He came to VeloCloud from Cisco Systems, where he worked in the Corporate Development Technology Group's Advanced Development Team. Prior to Cisco, Craig spent time as a Principal Engineer and Software Development Manager for Talari Networks. His programming work prior to Talari Networks was centered in the online gaming space which is what led him to networking. Craig is a veteran of the United States Army and holds a BS in Computer Science from North Carolina State University.