Rajiv Thakkar is a Product Line Marketing Manager for vSphere within VMware's Cloud Platform Business Unit. His experience spans product management and marketing at Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) for SDDC platforms optimized for Hyper-converged (SimpliVity), Big Data, 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 regular speaker at conferences such as VMworld, HPE Discover, Dell Technologies 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.