Anand Srinivas joined VMware via the Nyansa acquisition in February 2020. Prior to joining VMware, Anand was the CTO and Co-Founder of Nyansa Inc., an IT analytics and operations company in Palo Alto, CA. At Nyansa, Anand ran product and technology and was a key driving force behind significantly advancing the state of the art of Network Analytics. Before that, he was the Lead Algorithms Architect at Plexxi Inc. (now part of HPE), responsible for core contributions to SDN system architecture, algorithms and protocol/API design. Earlier in his career Anand was a Principal Engineer at Airvana Inc., where he worked on the Self Organizing Networks of CDMA and LTE femtocells. Anand holds a Ph.D. and a dual S.M. from MIT in both EECS and Aeronautics and Astronautics, where his research focus was on Wireless Networking and Algorithms. He also holds a B.A.Sc. in Computer Engineering from the University of Toronto. He has authored over 20 patents many of which are key technology elements of products deployed at thousands of customer sites.