Lincu Abraham, Senior Manager IT, VMware

Lincu is responsible for managing cloud native platforms and middleware technologies at VMware. He is also responsible for ensuring the availability and resiliency for critical applications. Prior to VMware, Lincu was a technical consultant at HCL Technologies.

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Rupak Acharjee, Senior Application Administrator, VMware

Rupak Acharjee is a Senior Application Administrator for VMware’s IT Application Operations team. He has 12 years of IT experience and has worked at VMware IT for more than 6 years. He is responsible for ETL, Control-M, IDR,  and Big Data applications, including supporting mission-critical VMware production systems and various projects.

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Russell Ahmed, Information Systems Senior Engineer

Russell Ahmed is a system owner of VMware Workspace ONE® IntelligenceTM product. He partners closely with product development teams to share feedback on the product prior to it being launched to Customers. Russell has over 20 years of experience working in IT. Prior to VMware, Russell worked at AirWatch (acquired by VMware) and he has held positions as infrastructure engineer, systems engineer and as an active directory architect.

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Gopinath Anantharaman, Senior Director, R&D, VMware

Gopi manages a global team that is responsible for Application Integrations, Security and UI development covering 30+ SaaS and On-Premise Enterprise Systems.
Gopi joined VMware, Palo Alto in 2001 and relocated to India with the Business IT group in Bangalore six years ago. He has held a number of leadership roles within the Business IT group and has a strong track record of delivering key customer facing portals, Enterprise Application Integrations and Secure SSO solutions. Prior to joining VMware, Gopi worked at IClick Inc. and D.E.Shaw & Co. delivering Healthcare and Financial applications and has over 15 years of IT industry experience. He holds a Master’s Engineering degree in Computer Science from NIT, Trichy and a MBA from IIM, Calcutta.

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Kevin Berger, Director, Security Engineering, VMware

Kevin Berger leads a team of engineers to implement, manage, and maintain the security solutions that protect VMware from cyber threats, with a focus around automation. Kevin joined VMware in 2004 as an IT systems administrator and transitioned to IT client engineering, focusing on enterprise solution deployment and development. He joined the IT Security organization as a security engineer and currently works on cutting-edge security solutions to combat the evolving threat landscape. 

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Satyanarayanaraju Bhupathiraju, Programmer/Analyst, Professional, IT Infrastructure, VMware

Satyanarayanaraju has worked with VMware for more than nine years in various positions. Prior to joining VMware, he worked for CTS as an associate operations manager, Yahoo as an NOC engineer, and Sify as a senior systems engineeer.

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Josh Burton, Director, Global AV and Events, VMware

Josh is responsible for creating and managing the audio-visual experiences. AV teams under Josh’s leadership support thousands of meetings and events each year at VMware offices worldwide. Prior to VMware, Josh led AV design, engineering and deployment teams at both Symantec and eBay, after spending many years managing live events for various major music and entertainment groups. He holds a Masters in Entertainment Business from Full Sail University and a Bachelors in Business from Southeastern University.

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Bharath H C, Senior Manager, VMware

Bharath is involved with designing and implementing a broad range of security, infrastructure, applications and cloud solutions at VMware. Previous experience includes serving tenure at Infosys, Tata Consultancy Services, and Wipro Technologies. He holds a Bachelor in Engineering degree from Visvesvaraya Technological University.

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Jal Chen, Global AV Services Product Manager, VMware

Jal has been in XR industry for more than six years. She enjoys the excitement of bringing new XR products to the users and using them to improve their working experience. She holds a master’s degree in computer science and a bachelors degree in mathematics. 

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Alfred Cheung, Lead Cloud Infrastructure Administrator, VMware

Alfred Cheung is responsible for the design, deploy and management of the Corporate IT private cloud compute and storage infrastructure, build and support for IT disaster & application resiliency. Prior to joining VMware, Alfred held various positions at Intuit and Allied Telesis. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from Cal State University, Hayward.

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Chanh Chi, Senior Director, Engineering, VMware

Chanh Chi joined VMware in 2007 and he is currently a Director in VMware’s IT organization where his team manages the production compute and storage infrastructure supporting VMware’s business applications. Chanh was also the infrastructure architect for VMware’s first internal deployment of a private cloud for hosting business critical applications. He holds a Master of Science degree in Mathematics from the University of Utah. Prior to working in IT, he was teaching Mathematics at the University of Hawaii at Hilo.

Jason Conyard, Chief Information Officer, VMware

Jason Conyard is the CIO at VMware. He joined in July 2015 and starting in October 2020, he leads its global information and technology organization, a group that manages critical technology systems supporting the company’s worldwide business operations.  He is passionate about driving the Digital Strategy for VMware and its customers in close partnership across the company.  A respected industry veteran, Conyard brings more than 25 years of experience in executing and driving change in global technology companies. Prior to joining VMware, Conyard served as vice president, IT at Juniper Networks and Managing Director for BlackRock (formerly Barclays Global Investors).

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Ashok Raj R D, IT-OPS Manager, VMware

Ashok has been with VMware since 2012 and has served as a senior system administrator, in addition to his current role. Previous to joining VMware, he held positions at ITConvergence, MindTree Ltd., SAIC, and Cypress Semiconductor. He has a bachelor of engineering degree from the University of Madras.

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Orlando Diaz, Director, Client Foundation Services, VMware

Orlando Diaz has been with VMware since 2014 and is the Director of Client Foundation Services, responsible for the management of all devices utilizing WorkSpace One. Prior to his current position, he served tenure as an IT Operations Manager and a Lead Server Engineer for AirWatch by VMware (now Workspace ONE UEM and Mobility). He also held various positions at Hewlett-Packard and ThyssenKrupp prior to joining VMware and served ten years in the United States Army.

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Brad Doctor, Senior Director, Information Security, VMware

Brad is an innovative thought leader and security professional with over 20 years of experience and nearly 20 patents in various technology domains. As the Sr. Director of Security Architecture and Engineering currently for VMware and previously for Level 3 Communications, Mr. Doctor has been at the forefront of cloud security architecture and engineering for over 10 years, and has led design and engineering efforts for several commercially successful security products and services. 

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Hüseyin Dursun, VP of Engineering, VMware Engineering Services – VES, VMware

Hüseyin Dursun leads the VMware Engineering Services (VES) organization at VMware, where he has been driving engineering efficiency and transformation efforts across VMware. His teams deliver internal private and hybrid cloud solutions—along with engineering productivity tools—that are used for both on-premises and cloud services. Before VMware, he served tenure with both Oracle and Microsoft (where he was member of the early Azure team). He holds a BS in Mathematics and an MS in Computer Science.

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Mícheál (Meehaul) Fitzgerald, Director of Physical Security and Resiliency EMEA, VMware

Mícheál has 18+ years of multinational experience in business resiliency, physical security, crisis management, business continuity, emergency management, emergency response organization and training. His work has encompassed the technology, medical device, pharmaceutical, public, military, nonprofit, oil and gas, chemical storage, and logistics sectors.

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Nick Ford, Senior Solutions Engineer, VMware

Nick is responsible for the evaluation of emerging technologies at VMware. He has created the reference architecture and led VMware IT’s first SD-WAN deployments to the branch offices and data centers. Nick possesses a core skill set in networking, complemented by a passion for networking, security, and automation. He has 8+ years of technology experience that includes leading new initiatives while at multiple publicly traded global companies.

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Boney Francis, UCC Architect, VMware

Boney Francis is a TOGAF-certified Architect aligned with the Unified Communications and Collaboration team. He is responsible for designing, planning, and implementing enterprise-level projects and supporting the teams to Keep the Lights On. With 13 years of IT experience in Messaging and Email systems (including extensive knowledge of Office 365 and PowerShell scripting), he’s always keen to take up challenges and is passionate about delivering a delightful user experience.

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Preethy G, Associate Manager, Solution Services, VMware

Preethy is the Associate Manager of Solution Services team at VMware and has been working on global projects such as rollout of NSX Advanced Load Balancer (formerly Avi Networks), NSX-T deployments, and migration of workload to VMware IT’s public and private clouds (including VMware Cloud on AWS). She is also responsible for institutionalizing present-day technologies to help VMware IT meet business requirements. She has been with VMware since 2015 and holds several professional certifications, including VMware VCP, RHCE and CCNA.

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Chakravarthy Gajula, Middleware Lead/Architect, VMware

Chakravarthy has more than 10 years of experience with VMware, serving as team lead and senior middleware admin before his current role. Before joining VMware, he worked for HCL, H.P. Associates, and Quinnox. He holds a Bachelor degree in information technology from the Ballari Institute of Technology & Management, BELLARY.

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Avinash Giri, Product Manager, VMware

Avinash has been with VMware since 2013, and has held positions as a technical engineer, senior technical engineer, and solutions architect prior to his current role. Previous work includes tenure at Hewlett Packard Enterprise and Infosys. He holds a bachelor of technology degree with a specialty in electrical, electronics and communication engineering.


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Stefan Grigorov, Senior Information Systems Engineer, VMware

Stefan is responsible for all aspects of managing Windows endpoints and has more than 15 years of experience. Before joining VMware, he was an Architect for DXC Technology and a SCCM Architect with HP.

Swapnil Hendre, Director, Solutions Engineering and Design, VMware

Swapnil is responsible for architecting solutions for public and private clouds and for leading solution architecture from inception to production. With 17+ years of IT experience, he is one of VMware IT’s resident experts on the design and implementation of VMware NSX® micro-segmentation and VMware CloudTM on AWS in IT’s Infrastructure and Cloud Operations. Previously, he worked for Symantec, HP, CSC and Nortel. Swapnil holds a bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering.

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Jason Hutson, Senior Cloud Infrastructure Engineer, VMware

Jason Hutson works on cloud productivity and engineering infrastructure environments. Prior to working for VMware, Jason served a tenure as CTO for Fetch, Technical Director for Moxy, and Director of Information Technology for VentureNet. He holds a Computer Information Systems degree from Herzing College.

Philip Jang, Sr. Manager, Physical Security Systems and Technology, VMware

Philip is responsible for global physical security systems and resiliency technology operations, as well as maintenance and acquisition of emerging technologies. Prior to VMware, he was a national director of physical security systems for both Securitas Security Services and Kaiser Permanente. He holds a bachelor of science degree from San Jose State University.

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Laxminarayan Jayabharthi (Laxmi J), Senior Director, IT Application Development, VMware

Laxmi J is responsible for managing the application integration platform and framework that connect islands of information between various business applications and supporting a long-term solution that is scalable, maintainable, and robust. He is also leading the team responsible for transforming Enterprise IT to evolve and adapt to next-generation IT using DevOps and DevSecOps. He joined VMware in 2006.

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Mohammed Raffic Kajamoideen, Lead Cloud Infrastructure Administrator, VMware

Mohammed Raffic Kajamoideen has been awarded the designation of VMware vExpert—a yearly award given to individuals who have significantly contributed to the community of VMware users—every consecutive year since joining VMware in 2014. He also authored the “VMware ESXi Cookbook” for Packt publications and has been a speaker at multiple VMworld events.

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Annie Lin, Director, Digital Transformation, VMware

Annie helps drive digital transformation and app modernization efforts within VMware. Previously, she served tenures as Vice President, Trust and Safety API’s business unit at Inflection, Vice President of venture capital firm Nokia Growth Partners as a growth stage investor, as well as various strategy consulting and operations roles at publicly held companies. Annie holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Berkeley, and an MBA from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

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Jino Jose, Lead Applications Database Administrator, VMware

Jino Jose is responsible for the operations of various databases at VMware. He also has experience in managing stateful sets in Kubernetes, data center application migration, and working with various private cloud operations.

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Romy Kaura, Senior Director IT Mergers & Acquisitions and Services, VMware

Romy Kaura is Senior Director of IT Mergers & Acquisitions and Services where he provides thought leadership to the IT M&A organization and transformed its execution to be “a well-oiled machine.” He has 20+ years of experience in IT delivery, digital transformation, DevOps, PMO, M&A, and divestitures. He is passionate about leveraging innovative technology to deliver value.

Raanan Kesar, Senior Director of SaaS Operations, VMware

Raanan Kesar joined VMware in 2010, and now leads SaaS Operations, a member of the Cloud and Productivity Engineering (CPE) org. He is also co-chair of the Production Readiness Assessment (PRA) program, and was previously was part of the CSP team operations,. Prior to joining VMware, he was with Mercury Interactive R&D (Application Performance Monitoring), Mercury Managed Services, and HP Software as a Service Operations.

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Ganesh Kumar, Senior Member of Technical Staff, VMware

Ganesh works with data migration between public and private clouds. Prior to VMware, he worked for Azuga, HARMAN International, and Tata Consultancy Services. He holds a bachelor in technology degree from Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University.

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Hemant Kumar, Incident Response Specialist, VMware

Hemant is responsible for computer incident investigations, enterprise-wide threat hunt exercises, forensic software development, and more. Prior to VMware, he worked for Accenture and Data64 Techno Solutions as a forensic investigator. He holds a bachelor of technology degree from the Guru Nanak Institute of Technology.

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Varinder Kumar, Senior Director, IT Application Operations, VMware

Varinder Kumar joined VMware in 2008 and manages the global Application Operations team responsible for 24×7 availability of all corporate internal and external applications including SAP, Oracle, etc. He works closely with the application development and architecture teams to ensure that systems are designed with 100% resiliency. He has 20+ years of IT experience in improving the availability of key business applications and managing multiple ERPs, databases, cloud-native platforms, DevOps, and IT project delivery.

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Gopala Krishna Sandur Kustigi, Lead Application Administrator, IT Application Operations, VMware

Gopala is currently a tech lead on various application integrations technologies and is responsible for setting up the Kubernetes platform and hosting the technologies for VMware IT Ops. He has more than 12 years of experience in IT and has worked at VMware for more than seven.

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Cheryl Latouche, Global Resiliency Strategy and Development, VMware
Cheryl has more than 15 years of experience conceptualizing, creating, and leading large-scale and best-in-class business continuity programs, while spearheading global cross-functional teams.
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Casey Lems, Senior Cloud Security Engineer, VMware

Casey supports development teams in achieving FedRAMP compliance in his current role, and previously was a senior cloud security architect. Prior to VMware, Casey held positions at Defense Point Security, Phoenix Data Security, and General Dynamics Information Technology (GDIT). He holds a Bachelor of Science/Information System Security from Westwood College – Denver North.

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Jerry Li, Director, IT Applications Development, VMware

Jerry currently serves as a Director focusing on application release management, new technology adoption, and disaster recovery in IT department at VMware Inc. His team has been utilizing VMware vRealize® Automation and VMware vRealize® Code Stream to streamline application and infra-structure release process since the beginning of 2015.

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Edward Lyons, Director Shared Service Delivery, VMware

Edward has been with VMware since 2008 and has held various positions prior to his current role. Prior to VMware, he was a telecoms consultant for O2 Ireland, in addition to serving tenure at Cable & Wireless, Energis/Cable & Wireless, and Option NV. He holds a degree in electronics from the University of Limerick.

Lyubomir Lyubenov, Senior Cloud Architect, VMware

Lyubomir Lyubenov is a Cloud Architect on the VMware Private Cloud team. He joined the VMware team in 2013 to work on large-scale infrastructure architecture leveraging VMWare’s SDDC products. With more than 15 years of experience in designing, implementing, and supporting large scale enterprise environments, he is helping VMware’s private cloud team to deliver various cloud services by utilizing VMware’s cloud management platforms.

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Kumaresan Marimuthu, Domain Architect—Enterprise Architecture, VMware

Kumaresan was previously a senior business systems analyst at VMware before assuming his current position. He is a graduate of Anna University in Chennai, Tamil Nadu.

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Dorian Mendez, Senior Information Security Engineer, VMware

Prior to his current position, Dorian served tenure as an information security engineer and a vCHS operation systems and compliance engineer at VMware. Before joining VMware, Dorian worked for Markit, Check Point Software Technologies, Bricknet IT, and Microdyne Outsourcing. He attended DeVry University with a focus on information security and networking.

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Shamika Mukane, Lead Solutions Engineer, VMware

With more than five years experience, Shamika is currently leading projects such as global rollout for SD-WAN WFH Service and network segmentation, various multi-cloud initiatives, and the NSX Advanced Load Balancer (AVI) rollout—in addition to her contributions to automation of VMware products including NSX-T, VMware Cloud, and vSphere. She holds master’s degree in computer science and engineering from VIT University.

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Nick Muramoto, Senior Manager, Security Engineering, VMware

In addition to his current role, Nick has held positions as network security manager and security engineer at VMware. Prior to VMware, Nick was an information technology analyst at Raytheon. He holds a Bachelor of Science/Information Systems and Operations Management from the George Mason University School of Management.

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Vipin Nair, Manager, Global AV Engineering, VMware

Vipin is part of the team responsible for creating and managing the audio-visual experiences across all of VMware—supporting thousands of meetings and events each year at VMware offices worldwide. Prior to VMware, he was an associate and consultant for Hewshott International and a Senior Project Engineer for Bose Corporation. Vipin holds a Bachelor of Technology, Electronics and Communications Engineering from U.P. Technical University.

Jitendra Nath, Lead Applications Developer, IT Enterprise Integrations, VMware

Jitendra possesses more than 15 years of proven experience in enterprise application integrations, analytics, cloud-native app design and development. Currently he is involved with architecting application integration between heterogeneous applications using various integration tools (iPaaS,open source) and techniques . He is also a Dell Boomi certified Professional Architect. Prior to joining VMware, Jitendra worked at Oracle and TCS.

Michelle McNeil, Senior Director, Strategic Operations, VMware

Michelle McNeil has worked in the high-tech industry in Silicon Valley for over 25 years.   She currently is a Senior Director of the Digital Transformation Program Management Office at VMware.  One of her roles is to manage the Global Crisis Management team to coordinate rapid response and resolution to major threats ranging from natural or other event-related disasters to cybersecurity.

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Grant Nowell, Director, IT Infrastructure PMO & Compliance, VMware

Grant leads IT PMO, Change & Release Automation teams and brings 29+ years of experience in the IT industry. He has held various IT leadership positions at VMware, including tenures in DevOps, Applications Infrastructure Support, NOC Operations and End User Client Services.

Balaji Padmanaban, Senior Director, IT Applications, VMware

Balaji Padmanaban is responsible for IT back-office applications for VMware, including Oracle, SAP, and many other on-premises and cloud software applications. His team enables VMware to implement bottom line and topline impacting projects and programs across Finance, HR, Real Estate, and Legal. Balaji has held a number of leadership roles within the Business IT group over the last several years.

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Lalit Parashari, IT Manager, Disaster Recovery, VMware

Lalit manages the design, implementation and communication of disaster recovery plans and processes that ensure the security and integrity of VMWare data, databases, information systems, and technology. He has more than 12 years of IT experience, including tenures at Tesco and Sonata Software Ltd.

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Balaji Parthasarathy, Senior Director, IT Applications, VMware

Balaji is responsible for Enterprise Architecture with a focus on advocating design-led-architecture and architecture-led-delivery, and a clear vision towards domain-driven design practice. He is an accomplished IT leader with experience in technology-enabled business outcomes delivery at companies like Accenture and Tech Mahindra. Balaji has launched, directed and managed large-scale global transformation projects/programs, across various business domains. He has also enabled organizations to transition to a DevOps culture.

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Mehul Patel, Senior Manager, IT Applications

Mehul Patel is responsible for strategy, framework, security, and operationalization of DevOps and DevSecOps practices. In this position, Mehul manages software-defined infrastructure provisioning, release platform enablement & automation, and identity/access management functions. Prior to this, Mehul managed and led teams in Application Integrations and Master Data Management, also at VMware.

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Iliyan Petkov, Senior Cloud Site Reliability Engineer, VMware

Iliyan has served tenure with VMware for more than six years, responsible for maintaining and automating internal cloud offerings. Previous to VMware, he held various software and service support engineering positions with Siemens Enterprise Communications. Iliyan holds a master’s degree in Telecommunications Engineering from the Technical University Sofia.

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Donald Philpott, Senior Manager, Global Data Center and Backbone Network Operations/EMEA, VMware

Donald is the Senior Manager for Global DC Metro & Backbone Network Operations. This function controls and maintains VMware’s Network Backbone globally. He has spent over 12 years working on the VMware Network Operations team in an engineering or management capacity. Prior to working for VMware, Donald held lead developer roles for Ericsson and Motorola where he led software development teams. He holds a Computer Software Engineer degree from University College Limerick [UL]

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Curtis Pope, Director of VMware Learning Platform (VLP) Engineering, VMware

Curtis helped found VLP seven years ago and has been an integral part of its growth. Previous to his current position, he served a tenure as an Americas vCloud Architect and Staff Systems Engineer with VMware, and as a Senior Systems Architect with IBM. Curtis holds a Bachelor’s in Science degree from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.

Pankaj Purwar, Senior Director (CSX), Business IT, VMware

Pankaj Purwar is a Director of Business IT at VMware and is responsible for leading IT enterprise applications for Master Data Management and Global Services functions. Pankaj brings over 20 years of experience across strategy, technology, and business transformation to deliver value and a delightful experience to customers. Prior to joining VMware, Pankaj was an IT Director at Juniper Networ

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Hari Ramakrishnan, Vice President, Digital Transformation, VMware

Hari is responsible for driving app modernization efforts to enable the company’s digital transformation.  Prior to that, Hari led a cross-company transformation program to grow the VMware SaaS business, launched VMware Marketplace, and also served as Chief of Staff to the CEO. He was a Principal at The Boston Consulting Group prior to VMware. Hari holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical and electronics engineering from BITS Pilani (India), a master’s in computer science from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and an MBA from the UCLA Anderson School of Management.

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Ravishankar Rao, Enterprise Monitoring Tools Architect, VMware

Ravi is responsible for architecting application and service performance monitoring solutions. He has designed, configured and implemented monitoring solutions using products such as VMware vRealize® Operations, VMware vRealize® Log Insight and VMware Tanzu Observability by Wavefront®. Ravi has extensive experience building automation frameworks that extend remote service monitoring capabilities and align data towards business analytics. Before joining VMware, Ravi worked at product companies JDA (i2) and Informatica.

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Telmo Rodrigues, Sr. Cloud Infrastructure Engineer, VMware

Telmo focuses on global infrastructure, currently working on ePKS clusters deployment. He has been with VMware since 2010, and has had several roles including managing Horizon View and Workspace ONE.

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Alex Romanenko, Staff Engineer 2, VMware

Alex has been with VMware since 2004, and is part of a team responsible for architecting, implementing, managing and supporting large internal clouds. He began his career in the Quality Assurance organization that was responsible for testing early versions of VMware products. He has also held positions in Technical Operations, Cloud Operations and R&D. Alex holds a Bachelor degree in Computer Science from San Jose State University.


Eric Rong, Technical Architect, Business IT, VMware

Eric Rong is a Technical Architect on the Business IT team responsible for driving the Cloud-Native, DevOps transformation, and strategic project delivery from an architecture and technology perspective. Eric brings 20 years of experience in IT industry focus on technology and application architecture, with a strong track record in delivering key initiatives and projects. Prior to join VMware, Eric worked at Franklin Templeton and HP.

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Dan Sanford, Information Systems Manager, VMware

Dan Sanford is a manager over VMware IT’s Client Engineering team which is responsible for their internal Workspace ONE environment, architecting out-of-the box solutions and delivering an amazing colleague experience. His background includes telecom/mobile management and is known for his previous role in running Mac Management for VMware.

Prasad Saranjame, Head of Physical Security and Resiliency, VMware

Since 2013, Prasad has overseen security operations, event and travel security, executive protection, business continuity, as well as edge-IoT projects and governance. Prior to VMware, he served tenure at Intel Security (McAfee) and Honeywell. He holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree from the University of Mumbai and an MBA from the University of Maryland Robert H. Smith School of Business.

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Craig Savage, Security Solutions Strategist—VMware Information Security, VMware

Craig is responsible for helping VMware customers in their Security transformation journey. Prior to his current position, he served a tenure as an Enterprise Architect, Security Architect and Governance, Risk and Compliance consultant with VMware in Europe, and companies such as Capgemini Consulting and Accenture. He has a background in psychology and human performance and holds certifications in CISSP-ISSMP and VCP-DV 6.7.

Ashu Saxena, Senior Cloud Infrastructure Administrator, VMware

Ashu Saxena is a Cloud Infrastructure Administrator responsible for the Linux infrastructure in VMware IT. He has 12 years of IT experience.

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Mike Schimmel, Cloud Security Engineer, VMware

With a focus on public sector and cloud security engineering at VMware, Mike has held positions as senior information security engineer and information security engineer in addition to his current role. Prior to VMware, Mike held tenure at CNR Technologies and Elite Techs. He holds a Bachelor of Science/Information Technology degree from Western Governors University.

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Amit Sharma, Product Line Manager, VMware

Amit served tenure at VMware as a senior product manager and staff program manager prior to his current position. Before VMware, he worked at Cognizant in a variety of positions. He holds a bachelor in engineering degree from the National Institute of Technology Surat, and an MBA from the Georgia Institute of Technology – Scheller College of Business.

Sachin Sharma, Linux Systems Architect, VMware

Sachin Sharma is a Linux Systems Architect responsible for VMware’s IT Operations Layer 1 Infrastructure. He has more than 20 years of IT experience and has worked at VMware IT for more than eight years. 

Maya Shiran, Product Line Marketing Manager, VMware

Maya has been with VMware since 2016. Prior to VMware, she served tenure at Oracle, Nimbula, Novafora, and was a co-founder of She has an MBA from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business, and has a degree in industrial engineering and information systems from Technion – Israel Institute of Technology.

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Manas Singh, IT Manager, IT Infra, Application Operations, VMware

Manas Singh is responsible for the design and implementation of application infrastructure for cloud-native applications. He spearheads the stability, availability, and roadmap initiatives for the platform. Java is his preferred language, and he has extensive experience in tuning Java-based applications. Prior to working at VMware, Manas was a Principal Consultant with Oracle where he designed Oracle Middleware Infrastructure based on Maximum Availability Architecture principles. Manas holds a master’s degree in Computer Applications.

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Stephen Sheen, Senior Manager, IT Infrastructure PMO, VMware

Stephen has been with VMware for more than six years, and in his current position for nearly two. Prior to this role, he served a tenure as a Sr. Project Manager with IT Operations. He has also held various positions with Ezzoft Technologies and Lisec Software. Stephen holds a Bachelor’s in Technology, Electronics, and Communication Engineering, from Cochin University of Science and Technology.

Sukhjit Singh, Senior Network Services Administrator, VMware

Sukhjit Singh is working for VMware for past 4 years and responsible for managing and architecting load-balancing solution and NSX DFW infrastructure. He has 10 years of experience in various network technologies e.g. routing, switching, firewall, load-balancing, automation etc. He has been taking strategic decisions in migration of virtual servers on cross vendor platforms. He is also responsible for designing and implementing the NSX DFW firewall and securing the application by implementing micro-segmentation.

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Umesh Sollapura, Senior Security Engineer, VMware

Umesh is an experienced information security engineer with more than eleven years at VMware. Before joining VMware, Dorian worked for Oracle, NetApp, and Carmatec. He holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree from Visvesvaraya Technological University.

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Pervinder Sudan, Lead DevOps Engineer, VMware

Pervinder Sudan has been a Lead DevOps Engineer with VMware for more than seven years, responsible for developing and managing the DevOps platform leveraged by VMware Business IT to deploy hundreds of different types of artifacts on public & private cloud and on-premises applications. Prior to VMware, Pervinder was a Technical Manager with MindTree Ltd. and a Release Engineer/Manager with Vendavo, among other positions with Aztec Software and Quark House Media. He holds a Bachelor’s in Engineering (Computer Science) from Gulbarga University.

Aju Sukumaran, Senior Manager, Client Engineering, VMware

Aju is responsible for the internal deployment and support of end-user computing products. Aju and his team provide virtual workspace deployment and administration for VMWare internal colleagues. Aju also successfully deployed various other VMware technologies prior to joining our Information Technology team.

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Dane Tadsen, Senior Information Systems Engineer, VMware

Dane has been working with VMware for more than six years and with a focus on Workspace ONE UEM and Mobility (previously AirWatch), Dane is responsible for the mobile device experiences on iOS and Android. He holds a Bachelor’s in Science degree from the University of West Georgia.

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Shane van Bentum, Director, Cloud Operations, VMware

Since joining VMware in 2010, Shane has worked in various IT Operations roles. His team is responsible for building and operating one of the largest VMware private clouds, one that supports millions of virtual machines across the globe. Shane is passionate about DevOps, and is a main driver for applying best practices—and establishing a DevOps mindset—to transform the organization via solving operational challenges for R & D teams through code.

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Shaji Vayaveetil, Domain Architect, Business IT, VMware

Shaji Vayaveetil is a TOGAF-certified Domain Architect working in IT Global Support Services (GSS) area. He’s responsible for designing critical applications like as well as sustainable and futuristic applications for the VMware business. He’s been working at VMware for more than 10 years and was instrumental in implementing ERP solutions (Oracle EBS and SAP). He’s an active member of the VMware enterprise architecture team.

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Karthigairaj Venkatasamy, Senior Manager, Cloud Infrastructure Operations, VMware

Karthigairaj has been with VMware for more than eleven years, and is a VMware Certified Implementation Expert – Network Virtualization which requires a minimum of 24 months ‘on-the-job’ field experience among other stringent criteria. Previous to VMware, he worked for 247 Customer and CSMA.

Sunder Vudhya

Sunder Vudhya, Director IT, Business IT, Order Ops, VMware

Sunder Vudhya manages a global team responsible for the SaaS and Perpetual IT back-office application delivery model. His team works closely with the various business organizations like the Global Order Operations and Global Pricing Operations & Cloud Services Platform (CSP) teams. He has been working at VMware for more than 10 years, has held a number of leadership roles within the Business IT group, and is TOGAF-certified.

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Mukund Yadav, IT Director, IT Infra, Application Operations, VMware

IT Professional with more than 24 years’ experience in managing Enterprise Applications, Platforms, Databases, end-to-end Private & Hybrid Cloud, Practice, Service and Delivery Management. Mukund is Passionate about Innovation, Technology, Knowledge management, Processes, and People development.
Currently working as Director, IT Applications Operations in VMware India, Bangalore, managing 24X7 mission critical Financial & Corporate Production and SDLC Application platforms, which is 100% running on next-generation Cloud Infrastructure, responsible for tech stack upgrades, automation, and improving ROI.
Gained extensive international exposure of providing onsite technology support, migration & upgradation services to various customers in London, Scotland, Netherlands, France, Portugal, Bahrain, and Uganda.
Earlier to VMware, was working as Practice Manager for “Technical Architecture, Technology Support, Migration, Upgrades and Apps DBA Practice” in Oracle.

Earlier to VMware, was working as Practice Manager for “Technical Architecture, Technology Support, Migration, Upgrades and Apps DBA Practice” in Oracle.

Zaigui Wang

Zaigui Wang, Director, Cloud Infrastructure Operation, VMware

Zaigui’s team is responsible for planning, designing, and operating the virtualized infrastructure to support mission-critical VMware production systems, including ERP, web portals, enterprise collaboration, and data analytics. Running products to their full potentials and sharing his learning with customers are his passions. Zaigui’s background includes system and storage administration for 15+ years. Previously he held the position of infrastructure architect at VMware.  

Cy Whitfield, Senior Information Systems Engineer, VMware

Cy works within the Colleague Experience and Technology (CET) team. With more than 15 years in the tech industry, he is currently responsible for helping manage the Windows estate, app deployment, patching, and Out of Box Experience (OOBE) using factory provisioning.