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VMware appoints Ben Fathi as Chief Technology Officer

VMware, the global leader in virtualization and cloud infrastructure, announced the appointment of Ben Fathi to the role of chief technology officer.  Fathi most recently served as senior vice president, R&D, at VMware and has been with the company since 2012. Fathi brings experience managing large global teams and delivering innovation, with a focus on customer needs and product quality. This appointment is effective immediately and Fathi will report to Pat Gelsinger, VMware chief executive officer.

“As we continue to simplify IT complexity across the entire datacentre for our customers, we depend on technology leaders, such as Ben Fathi, to deliver a focus on innovation combined with a proven track record of delivering high-quality products,” commented Gelsinger.  “I am pleased and excited to have Ben serve as VMware’s CTO where he will lead innovative product development and programs, collaborate with the academic community and provide leadership across our R&D community for years to come.”

Fathi has more than 30 years of experience in the computer industry, with an expertise in developing operating system software. In his prior role at VMware as senior vice president, R&D, Fathi led teams responsible for core VMware products and product innovations that achieved new levels of scale, performance and reliability

Prior to joining VMware, Fathi served as a senior vice president at Cisco leading the operating systems and networking protocol teams. Prior to Cisco, he held multiple roles at Microsoft over 12 years, most recently as corporate vice president of development for the Windows core operating system division.

Fathi holds a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degree in Computer Science, as well as a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from the University of Massachusetts.

Fathi succeeds Steve Herrod who served as VMware’s chief technology officer from 2008-2013.

 

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