vExpert: Abdul Rasheed

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    NameAbdul Rasheed
    LocationBlaine, MN
    United States
    Short DescriptionFusion of technology and business. VMware vExpert. Carlson Executive MBA, U of M. Principal Product Manager, Business Strategy in Symantec.
    IndustryComputer Software
    LinkedIn Profile
    OverviewI believe in a connected world but I do enjoy disconnecting myself just to look outside my window to see the real world hosted by Mother Nature. I am passionate about business and numbers but I cherish people and values. From Engineering to Marketing and now in Strategy #DoItAll We live in an interesting digital age and my passion is to learn and ethically exploit the opportunities it presents. I currently work for the leader in information security and data management company: Symantec. I was part of a small startup within Symantec that we took from 0 to $200 million in less than 2 years; the hardware platform group that envisioned integrated backup appliances. I had been one of the thought leaders representing Symantec in public stages. Now I am exploring the next billion-dollar opportunity as part of business strategy team for storage, backup and recovery. Will it come from organic stealth-mode projects we are exploring? Or will it be from M&A targets we are evaluating? Or could that be from one of strategic partnerships we are investigating? Executive MBA from Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota. VMware vExpert 2013 and 2014. Geeky at heart with a bunch of technical certifications: VMware Certified Professional on vSphere, Symantec Certified Product Specialist on NetBackup for UNIX, Symantec Certified Product Specialist on NetBackup for Windows, VERITAS Certified Professional for NetBackup, VERITAS Certified Professional for Storage Foundation UNIX, Sun Certified System Administrator for Solaris, IBM eServer Certified Specialist for pSeries AIX and so on.
    Technical Certifications
    Publications and Speaking EngagementsNumerous VMUGs in USA and Canada. VMworld 2011, 2012,2013 & 2014. VMware PEX 2012 & 2013, Symantec Vision 2011, 2012, 2013 & 2014, EMC World 2012
    User Groups and CommunitiesVMware Communities as rash127, Symantec Connect as AbdulRasheed, LinkedIn groups as AbdulRasheed127
    Expertise and Interests


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