Steve Herrod is the Chief Technology Officer and SVP of R&D at VMware. As CTO, Steve helps drive the company’s technology strategy and works with the engineering teams towards continued delivery of innovative products. The greatest innovations push technology limits, but are also simple to use and elegantly accessible. Steve helps drive these advances directly and via members of the Office of the CTO. More
Steve provides particular leadership around technology collaborations between VMware engineering and our partners and customers. He plays an integral role in VMware’s acquisition strategy as well as in VMware’s strategic partnerships. Recent focus areas have centered on the acquisition of SpringSource as well as our partnerships with Salesforce.com and Google.
Steve was one of the first VMware engineering directors and remains a strong champion of engineering innovation at the company. He was named CTO of the Year by InfoWorld in 2009 and sits on the EMC Technical Advisory Board.
Prior to joining VMware Steve co-led the development of a virtual CPU with "Code Morphing" technology at Transmeta Corporation, as part of his now 20-year professional tenure in the field of virtualization.
Steve’s personal interests include the advancement of children’s education, particularly around science and technology. He serves on the board of the progressive Peninsula School in Menlo Park, California, and is working to apply cloud computing towards the improvement of the U.S. educational system.
Steve holds a Ph.D. and a Master’s degree in Computer Science from Stanford University, and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Texas at Austin.
Allwyn is Vice President, Security and Networking Solutions at VMware, responsible for strategy and delivery of products and partnership frameworks. He was CTO and Senior VP of Product Operations at Blue Lane Technologies, which was acquired by VMware in October 2008. At Blue Lane, Allwyn was responsible for creating the Virtual Shield product, which is the basis for VMware’s vShield product line. More
He was previously the SVP of Products & Operations at netVmg, an intelligent route control company acquired by InterNap in 2003. Prior to netVmg, Allwyn was founder, CTO and EVP of Products and Operations at First Virtual Corporation (FVC), a multi-service networking company that had a successful IPO in 1998. Prior to FVC, he was Director of the Network Management Business Unit at UB Networks, the first independent local area network company. He has previously served as a Director on the boards of FVC and netVmg.
Allwyn started his career in 1983 as a software developer at HP in the Information Networks Division, working on the development of TCP/IP protocols. During the early 1980's, he worked on the CSNET project, an early realization of the Internet concept. He is a recognized expert in the areas of networking, security, virtualization and cloud architectures, with over twenty five years of experience in the industry, and has been a featured speaker at industry leading forums like Networld+Interop, Next Generation Networks, ISP Con, RSA Conference, and VMworld, and currently is a member of the DMTF and Cloud Security Alliance Architecture group.
Allwyn holds a Bachelor of Technology degree in Computer Science from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, and a Master of Science in Computer Science from the University of Wisconsin, Madison.
Richard McDougall is the Application Infrastructure CTO and Principal Engineer in the Office of the CTO at VMware. He is responsible for driving advanced development and strategy for VMware's application platform architecture - including the performance and integration of applications, runtimes, middleware, and application encapsulation technologies. More
Richard's is known as an expert in the areas of performance measurement and optimization, and in application deployment architectures.
Before the CTO office, as the Chief Performance architect Richard drove the performance strategy and initiatives to enable virtualization of high-end mission critical applications on VMware products.
Prior to joining VMware, Richard was a Distinguished Engineer at Sun Microsystems. During his 14 years at Sun, he was responsible for driving high performance and scalability initiatives for Solaris and key applications on the Sun platform. He served on the central software platform architecture review committee, and also drove the early resource management initiatives for Solaris. Recognized as an operating system and performance expert, he developed several technologies for the Solaris operating system and co-authored several books -- including "Solaris Resource Management", "Solaris Internals" and "Solaris Performance and Tools".
Richard holds several patents in the area of performance instrumentation, algorithms and distributed file system technologies.
Winston Bumpus, Director of Standards Architecture at VMware, has had over 40 years of experience in the computer industry. He is currently the President of the DMTF. He has chaired activities in other standards organizations including, OASIS, and The Open Group. More
Prior to VMware he was Director of Systems Management Architecture at Dell and he was also Director of Open Technologies at Novell, Inc. He is co-author of the books "Common Information Model" and "The Foundations of Application Management." He has participated in the DMTF for over 15 years and worked on its early development of the Common Information Model (CIM) and Web Based Enterprise Management (WBEM) standards and founded and chaired its Application Management Working Group.
I’ve been with VMware for 3 ½ years and in the world of virtualization far longer. I am currently CTO for VMware’s End User Computing B.U. and a core staff member in VMware’s Corporate CTO Office. More
During my tenure at VMware, I’ve been involved in driving product and technology strategy spanning the breadth of VMware’s product lines, from Desktop to Data Center and Cloud initiatives and have also served as VMware's Chief Data Center Architect and Storage CTO. My background includes a mixture of both startup ventures and more established industry firms. Prior to joining VMware, I was Founder, President, and CTO of Virtual Iron Software, which originally created a unique clustered hypervisor that enabled virtual machines to span physical servers utilizing Infiniband as a shared memory-style interconnect. The company was later acquired by Oracle. I was also VP/CTO at Mangosoft, an Internet software and storage startup company with pioneering peer-to-peer clustering, caching and file system products. I spent the first part of my career at D.E.C. where I was Technical Director for VAXClusters and VMS Volume Shadowing products, as well as Digital’s Windows NT clustering technology (later sold to Microsoft as the genesis of Microsoft 'Wolfpack' Cluster Server).
One of the primary reasons I joined VMware was to work with brilliant folks along with what I saw as the rare opportunity to be a part of the next great sea change in the computer industry and I have to say, I haven’t been at all disappointed! Whether it’s the Data Center, Desktops, Storage, System Management, Application Frameworks or Cloud Computing to name just a few, VMware’s innovations are drastically changing the way we think about and deliver IT solutions. But let me talk more about that on my End User Computing page.
David Hunter is VMware’s Chief Technology Officer for Public Sector. He functions as the senior technical liaison between VMware and the public sector community, evangelizing virtualization’s value to improving the business of government and education. More
David also leads VMware’s Product Security Engineering Initiative overseeing various internal initiatives focused on secure development practices. He has over 25 years of industry experience having held senior engineering leadership and management positions at Digital Equipment Corporation and Compaq Computer Corporation. David is the co-inventor on several U.S. Patents and served three years as a member of the Secretary of the Navy’s Reserve Force Policy Board. He holds a B.S. in Electrical & Computer Engineering from Northeastern University, and is a graduate of both the U.S. Naval War College and the Joint Forces Staff Officer College. He is a current member of the Industrial Advisory Board for the College of Electrical & Computer Engineering at Northeastern University as well as the National University Cyber Security and Information Assurance Advisory Council.
Srinivas Krishnamurti is a Senior Director for Mobile Solutions in the CTO Office. He is responsible for defining and driving VMware's product and go to market strategy for mobile phones and emerging devices. More
Previously, as part of the emerging markets group, he led VMware's Linux Strategy and was responsible for launching VMware Fusion into the consumer market. Prior to that, he led the product management team for VMware's developer products. Before joining VMware, Srinivas was responsible for product management of the software configuration management product line at Rational Software. Srinivas has a bachelor's degree in Computer Science from Arizona State University and an MBA from Leavey School of Business.
With over 20 years of experience in High Performance Computing, Josh currently leads an effort within VMware's Office of the CTO to bring the full value of virtualization to HPC. More
Previously, he was a Distinguished Engineer at Sun Microsystems with broad responsibilities for HPC direction and strategy. He joined Sun in 1996 from Thinking Machines Corporation, a pioneering company in the area of Massively Parallel Processors (MPPs), where he held a variety of technical positions. Josh has worked on developer tools for distributed parallel computing, including language and compiler design, scalable parallel debugger design and development, and MPI. He has also worked in the areas of 3D graphics, image processing, and realtime device control. Josh has an undergraduate degree in Engineering from Harvard College and a Masters in Computer Science from Harvard University. He has served as a member of the OpenMP ARB Board of Directors since 2002 and is currently serving as Chairman of the Board.
Ben has been at VMware for 10 years and worked on and managed numerous products including ESX Server 1.0 and VirtualCenter 1.0. These days he is responsible for the technology and strategy for the management aspects of vSphere and the Private Cloud. More
He has previously worked at HP, Apollo Computers, Digital Equipment Corporation and Compaq. He has a PhD in Computer Science from Stanford University.