Rajiv Thakkar is a Product Line Marketing Manager for VMware Cloud Foundation within CPBU. His experience spans product management and product marketing at Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) for Cloud infrastructure for Hyper-converged offerings (SimpliVity), Analytics, HPC and SAP HANA workloads. Additionally, he has held field sales and operations roles for Edge solutions delivered by Siemens and Honeywell respectively. Rajiv has been a frequent speaker at conferences such as VMworld, HPE Discover, Dell Tech World, SAP Sapphire and SuperComputing Conference. He holds a Master of Marketing from Texas A&M University's Mays Business School and a Bachelor of Engineering from Mumbai University. Follow him on twitter as @RajivThakkar84.