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The leader in hyperconverged datacenter infrastructure.

About Nutanix

Nutanix delivers web-scale IT infrastructure to medium and large enterprises with its software-driven Virtual Computing Platform, natively converging compute and storage into a single solution to drive unprecedented simplicity in the datacenter. Customers can start with a few servers and scale to thousands, with predictable performance and economics. With a patented elastic data fabric and consumer-grade management, Nutanix is the blueprint for application-optimized and policy-driven infrastructure.

Infographic: Nutanix by the Numbers

Nutanix by the Numbers

Executive Team

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Dheeraj Pandey
Founder & CEO
Founder & CEO

Founder and CEO

Dheeraj is a co-founder and CEO of Nutanix. He brings over 13 years of experience working at high growth enterprise software companies. Prior to founding Nutanix, Dheeraj was the VP of Engineering at Aster Data (now Teradata), where he helped build the product and its engineering team ground up. At Oracle, he managed the storage engine group for Oracle Database/Exadata, and co-authored numerous patents in the area of distributed databases. Dheeraj is a Ph.D. dropout from University of Texas (Austin), where he was a Graduate Fellow of CS. He has a BS in CS from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT, Kanpur), where he was adjudged the “Best All-Rounder Student Among All Graduating Students in All Disciplines.”

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Duston Williams
CFO
CFO

Chief Financial Officer

Duston is a well-recognized industry leader with more than 30 years of financial management experience in both public and private technology companies, including 18 years as a CFO. During his career, Duston has served as the CFO of two multi-billion dollar revenue companies and raised more than $3 billion in financing. Over the past 7 years, he has led two companies through an IPO, including his most recent IPO at Gigamon (NYSE: GIMO).

Prior to joining Gigamon, Duston served as CFO of Sandforce through its $400 million acquisition by LSI Corporation (NASDAQ: LSI). Before Sandforce, Duston led Infinera’s (NASDAQ: INFN) $210 million IPO in June 2007, along with a $220 million secondary offering in October 2007. Duston also served as CFO of Maxtor Corporation (NASDAQ: MXTR) where he played a significant role in its sale to Seagate (NASDAQ: STX). During his 14-year tenure at Western Digital Corporation (NASDAQ: WDC), including four years as CFO, the company grew from $200 million to over $4 billion in revenues.

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Sunil Potti
Sr. VP, Eng & PM
Sr. VP, Eng & PM

Senior Vice President, Engineering & Product Management

Sunil feels blessed to have been part of many industry leading, blockbuster products and world class teams over the last two decades. Most recently, he led the Citrix NetScaler business over many consecutive years of record breaking growth to emerge as a respected, industry leading solution for data center infrastructure powering most of the world’s largest clouds, internet properties and global enterprises and service providers. Sunil joined Citrix from F5 Networks, where he was the Vice President of the Acceleration and Virtualization Group. Prior to F5, he co-founded and led all product efforts for Application-Oriented Networking at Cisco. Sunil’s background includes being in the early team at Synchrony, a CRM startup, heading products and engineering and was acquired by Divine. Before that, he worked at Sybase in various roles, including leading the Sybase Central Architecture team. Sunil holds a master’s degree in computer science from Pennsylvania State University.

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Rajiv Mirani
Sr. VP, Engineering
Sr. VP, Engineering

Senior Vice President, Engineering

Rajiv has held various engineering leadership roles in the areas of networking and application security. Most recently, he was vice president of engineering at Citrix where he led research and development on the NetScaler product line. Prior to joining Citrix, Rajiv was a co-founder and vice president of engineering at Teros, a pioneering company in the area of application firewalls. Teros was acquired by Citrix in 2005. Rajiv holds a Ph.D. from Yale University and a BTech from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi.

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Sudheesh Nair
Sr. VP, WW Sales & BD
Sr. VP, WW Sales & BD

Senior Vice President of Worldwide Sales & Business Development

Sudheesh is building a world-class sales team that understands the challenges customers face with their virtualized datacenter infrastructure. He has a deep conviction that if you listen to the customer and the broader market, and focus your business priorities accordingly, everything else falls into place. He is passionate about turning conventional wisdom of enterprise sales upside down by hiring a diverse mix of sales people and technologists who value customer trust over everything else, use social media to nurture and evangelize, and have an unparalleled commitment for software tools to innovate in sales and demand generation. Prior to joining Nutanix, Sudheesh built a strong foundation for a sales career, holding a variety of technical and sales leadership positions at IBM-XIV, DDN, ONStor and Zambeel.

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Howard Ting
Sr. VP, Marketing
Sr. VP, Marketing

Senior Vice President, Marketing

Howard has 15 years of experience building and scaling enterprise software and infrastructure companies. At Nutanix, Howard is responsible for all aspects of marketing, including global marketing strategy, product and solution marketing, corporate communications, demand generation, channel marketing, marketing operations, monetization strategy, technical enablement, and communities.

Prior to Nutanix, Howard was Senior Director of Corporate Marketing at Palo Alto Networks, where he established and built the demand generation and marketing operations functions, which were significant contributors to the company’s growth, ultimately leading to a highly successful IPO in 2012. Before that, he was Senior Director of Product Management and Marketing at Securent, which was acquired by Cisco in 2009. Earlier in his career, Howard held product management and corporate development roles at RSA Security, Microsoft, and Identity Engines. Howard started his career in investment banking after receiving his B.S. degree from the University of California, Berkeley.

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David Sangster
Sr. VP, Operations
Sr. VP, Operations

Senior Vice President of Operations

David brings more than 20 years of product development, manufacturing and operations experience to the company. Most recently, he was at EMC, where he held the position of VP of Manufacturing Technology. Prior to EMC, he was VP of Operations at Data Domain (acquired by EMC in 2009) where he built out the manufacturing and supply chain capabilities to scale the company through a successful IPO in 2007. Previously, David held senior positions at Hewlett Packard and McDATA in a variety of engineering and manufacturing management positions.

David holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from MIT, a MS in Manufacturing Systems Engineering from Stanford University, and an MBA from Santa Clara University.

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Eric Whitaker
Chief Legal Officer
Chief Legal Officer

Chief Legal Officer

Mr. Whitaker previously served as the senior vice president and chief legal officer of SanDisk, a Fortune 500 company that has one of the top ranked patent portfolios in the world. He served on the company’s executive team and managed all of the company’s legal matters, including mergers and acquisitions, strategic transactions, securities compliance, litigation, intellectual property and patent licensing. He supervised attorneys and policy professionals around the world.

Whitaker joined SanDisk from Tesla Motors where he served as general counsel and corporate secretary. During his tenure following the company’s IPO through the launch of the Model S, the world’s first premium electric sedan, he led follow-on offerings and private placements; devised a strategy to allow Tesla to own its stores notwithstanding restrictive auto franchise laws; structured and negotiated major corporate transactions with Daimler and Toyota; developed Tesla’s intellectual property portfolio; and formulated strategies for international growth.

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Pranesh Anthapur
VP, HR & CPO
VP, HR & CPO

Vice President of Human Resources & Chief People Officer

Pranesh Anthapur as vice president of human resources and chief people officer. Most recently, Pranesh was the VP of HR at Walmart Global Commerce, where he helped develop the Walmart Labs brand, building the division’s talent channels and capabilities on a global scale for more than two years. Prior to Walmart Global Commerce, Pranesh held various positions in HR and operations over 13 years at Yahoo!, giving him a unique combination of skills that will help Nutanix as it continues its rapid growth.

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David Freeman
VP, Corporate Sales
VP, Corporate Sales

Vice President of Corporate Sales

David has 14 years of experience in finance & planning roles. At Nutanix, David is responsible for Sales Operations, Inside Sales, Sales Enablement and Business Systems. Prior to Nutanix, David was VP of Business Planning & Operations at Zscaler where he led sales operations & business planning. Prior to that, David was Director of Finance at Palo Alto Networks where he played an instrumental role in building key financial models that helped facilitate the company’s rapid and predictable sales growth. Earlier in his career, David held various finance roles at NetSuite & Intel including playing a key role in the NetSuite IPO. David has a BA degree from the University of California, San Diego and an MBA from the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley.

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Ken Long
VP, Accounting
VP, Accounting

VP of Accounting and Corporate Controller

Ken brings to Nutanix more than 17 years of experience in corporate financial planning and public accounting roles.  At Nutanix, Ken is responsible for the Accounting, IT, HR and Legal organizations. He spent nearly 8 years in public accounting with Big 4 accounting firms where his experience included SEC filings, initial and secondary public offerings, private placement debt offerings, mergers, acquisitions, etc. He also brings a proven track record in private industry, holding finance executive positions at both public and private software companies including Chief Accounting Officer of NetIQ, Chief Financial Officer of Electric Cloud and Vice President of Finance of StrongMail Systems. Ken is a licensed CPA and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of Nebraska at Omaha.

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Craig F. Bumpus
VP, Sales NAM
VP, Sales NAM

VP of Sales North America

Craig Bumpus is a sales professional with more than 20 years of experience in sales strategy, channel development, OEM distribution, and development of direct and indirect global sales teams for start-ups and large enterprises in the security and data protection industries.

As CEO and Founder of DPC Inc., Craig has built the fastest growing value added reseller for EMC, RSA and Sophos in the New England region, growing the business to more than $17M within its first year. DPC has already accepted 2 VAR awards from manufacturers highlighting business excellence.

Prior to founding DPC, Craig was VP of Enterprise Sales at Sophos, an enterprise security software company, which acquired Utimaco, where Craig was COO and General Manager. Throughout his time at Sophos and Utimaco, Craig achieved company revenue of 68% and 83%, respectively. At Utimaco, Craig secured relationships with large OEMs, such as Lenovo and IBM, leading to significant revenue growth.

At Cisco Systems, Craig played an integral role in the Andiamo, Inc. acquisition and was subsequently responsible for building that division, including defining the sales and go-to-market strategy and signing multiple OEMS, including but not limited to, STK, Sun Microsystems, Hitachi Data Systems, IBM, EMC, HP and Dell.

Previous to that, Craig was a Divisional Vice President at EMC where he had multiple responsibilities including direct enterprise sales with revenue targets exceeding $1 billion, as well as growing new divisions – among which was a 100% channel-focused small and medium commercial business division. He also started EMC inside sales, telemarketing, and training programs in 2002. Craig had more than a decade’s tenure in various sales management roles at EMC.

Craig holds degrees in International Business, Management and Marketing from the University of Rhode Island and is a guest professor at Babson College.

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Parmeet Chaddha
VP, Global Services
VP, Global Services

VP, Global Services & Customer Success

Parmeet Chaddha, as VP of Global Services and Customer Success, is responsible for Professional Services, Education Services and Customer Advocacy. Parmeet brings 20+ years of experience in product development, strategic alliance management, startup capitalization and general management in technology. He has also co-authored multiple patents, and has broad exposure in Cloud Computing, Service Providers, EUC, Analytics, and Enterprise Applications. Previously, he was VP of Technical Alliances and Enterprise Solutions at EMC. Besides extensive startup experience, Parmeet has also worked in various executive roles at IBM and Oracle. As an honorary member of USINPAC, he has been a non-Resident Indian delegate to Government of India. He is an honorary charter member of the IndUS Entrepreneurs (TiE) Group. He was ranked as a top 50 Technology Executive by InfoWorld.

Parmeet has a BS and MS from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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Dirk Marichal
VP, Sales EMEA
VP, Sales EMEA

VP of Sales Europe, Middle East and Africa

Dirk Marichal is Vice President for Nutanix in EMEA and has over 15 years of experience in the networking industry. Before joining Nutanix, Dirk was the VP EMEA for Infoblox, where he was responsible for the strategy and development of the entire EMEA business. He helped establish Infoblox as a leader in the Network Infrastructure Automation market in EMEA, taking the company from an unknown start-up to revenues in excess of 200 million and a successful IPO in 2012. Prior to Infoblox, Dirk served on the management teams of Mobistar, Netscreen and Juniper Networks. Dirk holds a B.A. degree in Economics and International Business Administration from Antwerp University.

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Matt Young
VP, Sales APAC
VP, Sales APAC

VP of Sales, Asia Pacific and Japan

Matt Young is Vice President for Nutanix Asia Pacific and Japan, where he is responsible for leading all aspects of Nutanix’s operations across the region, including leading sales and support, business planning and strategy development, customer care, management of Nutanix’s country offices, and Nutanix’s alliances and channel strategy across the region while ensuring a superior customer experience. Matt brings over 20 years of global sales and executive management experience to Nutanix, growing and scaling emerging technology companies. Prior to joining Nutanix, he served as Vice President of Asia Pacific for Nicira Networks which was acquired by VMware in 2012 for $1.2B. During his more than 20 years in the technology industry, Matt has served on the executive management teams of Blue Coat Systems, Fortinet, Cosine, ACT Networks, Lucent Technologies and Transition Networks. Matt received his bachelor of individualized studies and a minor in Chinese and Japanese from the University of Minnesota.

 

Board of Directors

Dheeraj Pandey
Founder & CEO
Founder & CEO

Founder and CEO

Dheeraj is a co-founder and CEO of Nutanix. He brings over 13 years of experience working at high growth enterprise software companies. Prior to founding Nutanix, Dheeraj was the VP of Engineering at Aster Data (now Teradata), where he helped build the product and its engineering team ground up. At Oracle, he managed the storage engine group for Oracle Database/Exadata, and co-authored numerous patents in the area of distributed databases. Dheeraj is a Ph.D. dropout from University of Texas (Austin), where he was a Graduate Fellow of CS. He has a BS in CS from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT, Kanpur), where he was adjudged the “Best All-Rounder Student Among All Graduating Students in All Disciplines.”

Bipul Sinha
Lightspeed Ventures
Lightspeed Ventures

Partner, Lightspeed Ventures

Bipul Sinha is a Partner at Lightspeed and focuses primarily on Internet, mobile and software sectors, with a particular interest in social media, digital media, social utilities/apps, advertising technology, and software infrastructure.

Previously, Bipul worked at Blumberg Capital where he led investments in digital media, Internet and datacenter software infrastructure sectors. His selected investments include DoubleVerify, Nutanix, ZipZapPlay, Mertado, Hootsuite and CarWoo. Prior to venture capital, Bipul was with Banc of America Technology Investment Banking Group where he worked on M&A and equity financing transactions. Prior to banking, Bipul was Director of database and middleware products with Oracle Corporation. Bipul also held sales and engineering positions at American Megatrends and IBM.

Bipul received his B.Tech. (Honors) in Electrical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur and holds an MBA from The Wharton School where he was a Palmer Scholar. Bipul also holds several patents in distributed computing.

Ravi Mhatre
Lightspeed Ventures
Lightspeed Ventures

Founder, Lightspeed Ventures

Ravi is a founder of Lightspeed and focuses primarily on software infrastructure, applications and Internet investments. He has fifteen years of venture capital experience and six years of operating experience. Before joining Lightspeed, Ravi was with Bessemer Venture Partners and invested in NetGenesis Software (NTGX), Verio (VRIO), VIA-Networks (VNWI), Webspective Software (acquired by Inktomi) and InCert Software (acquired by Geodesic).

Before entering the venture capital industry, Ravi was with Silicon Graphics, where he was a product manager and later directed the company’s workstation market development efforts. Previously, he spent time in Lehman Brothers’ technology investment banking group and in management consulting with Booz Allen Hamilton. Ravi began his career as a software engineer at BDIS, a Silicon Valley-based analytical instrument manufacturer.

Ravi has served on the Board of Directors for The Indus Entrepreneurs Group (TiE) in Silicon Valley, has been recognized as a Top 100 dealmaker on Forbes’ Annual VC Midas List and has served as a judge for the prestigious Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Competition. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, a Bachelor of Arts in Economics, and an MBA from Stanford University.

Mark Leslie
Leslie Ventures
Leslie Ventures

Managing Director, Leslie Ventures

Mark Leslie is currently the managing director of Leslie Ventures, a private investment company. He is also a Lecturer in Management at Stanford Graduate School of Business where he teaches courses in Entrepreneurship, Ethics and Sales Organization.

Mark Leslie was the founding Chairman and CEO of Veritas Software. During his tenure as CEO the company went from 12 employees to 6,000 employees deployed globally, and from a revenue base of $95,000 per year to $1,500,000,000 per year. In 2000 Veritas was the tenth largest independent software company by revenue, third largest by market capitalization, and achieved the distinction of becoming a Fortune 1000 company.

From 1980 until 1990 he served as president and chief executive officer of two Silicon Valley high- tech start up companies. Prior experience included sales management, sales executive, systems engineer, and software engineer. Mark Leslie designed and developed the first software hypervisor while employed at IBM in 1969.

Mark currently serves on the boards of a number of privately held high-technology corporations, including Librato, Liquid Robotics, Model N Software, PureStorage, SeaMicro Systems, Skybox Imaging, Sugar CRM, Wall Street Systems and Xsigo Corporation. In addition he serves on the board of Overseers for the NYU Faculty of Arts and Sciences, as Chairman of the NYU Science Advisory Board, and as a member of the Executive Board of the NYU Innovation Fund.

Mark received a Bachelor of Arts degree in physics and mathematics from New York University in 1966 and completed Harvard Business School’s program for management development in 1980.

Jeff Parks
Riverwood Capital
Riverwood Capital

Jeff Parks is a founding General Partner of Riverwood Capital. Riverwood Capital is a globally-focused private equity firm that invests in high-growth businesses in the technology and services industries, across a variety of verticals and geographies. Founded in 2008, Riverwood has raised over $1 billion since inception.

Prior to co-founding Riverwood, Jeff was an investment executive at KKR. At KKR, Jeff worked on large scale leveraged buyout investments across all major technology verticals. Prior to joining KKR, Jeff was an investment professional in the Principal Opportunities Fund at Oaktree Capital Management, where he specialized in private equity investment in distressed companies. Earlier in his career, he was an investment banker at UBS Investment Bank in Los Angeles.

Jeff earned a Dual BA in Economics and Mathematics from Pomona College (Magna Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa) in Claremont, California. He is a director of SintecMedia (Chairman), Virtual Instruments and Accellion.

Michael Scarpelli
ServiceNow
ServiceNow

Michael Scarpelli joined in 2011 and currently serves as ServiceNow’s Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining ServiceNow, Scarpelli served as Senior Vice President of Finance and Business Operations of the Backup Recovery Systems Division at EMC from July 2009 to August 2011. From September 2006 to July 2009, he served as Chief Financial Officer of Data Domain. Prior to joining Data Domain, Scarpelli served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Lexar Media, Inc. from January 2006 until August 2006, when Micron Technology, Inc. acquired Lexar. From January 2002 to December 2005, he held senior positions at HPL Technologies, Inc. Scarpelli began his career at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP from May 1989 to December 2001. Scarpelli holds a B.A. in economics from the University of Western Ontario.

Advisors

Deepak Malhotra
Harvard Business School
Harvard Business School

Eli Goldston Professor of Business Administration in the Negotiations, Organizations & Markets Unit
Harvard Business School.

He teaches courses on Negotiation in the MBA program, and in a wide variety of executive programs, including the Owner/President Management Program. Deepak has won numerous awards for his teaching, including the HBS Faculty Award by Harvard Business School’s MBA Class of 2011, and (twice) the Charles M. Williams Awardfrom the Harvard Business School. In both 2011 and 2012, the MBA students selected Deepak to give the end-of-year speech to graduating students.

In 2014, Deepak was chosen by Poets & Quants to be among their “40 under 40″, a listing of the world’s best business school professors under the age of 40.

Deepak’s first book (with Max Bazerman), Negotiation Genius: How to Overcome Obstacles and Achieve Brilliant Results at the Bargaining Table and Beyond, was awarded the 2008 Outstanding Book Award by the International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution. His most recent book, I Moved Your Cheese, is a Wall Street Journal Best-Seller, and has sold translation rights in over 20 languages.

Deepak’s work focuses on negotiation strategy, deal-making, conflict management, competitive escalation, and international and ethnic dispute resolution, and has been published in top journals in the fields of management, psychology, conflict resolution, and foreign policy. His work has also received considerable media attention, including multiple appearances by Deepak on CNBC. Deepak’s professional activities include training, consulting, and advisory work for firms across the globe. He is also an advisor to InterMediate, a non-profit organization that advises heads of state on peace process design and negotiating the end to armed conflicts.

Frank Slootman
ServiceNow
ServiceNow

President and Chief Executive Officer, ServiceNow

Frank Slootman has served as ServiceNow’s President and Chief Executive Officer, and as a director, since May 2, 2011.

Prior to joining ServiceNow, Slootman served as a partner with Greylock Partners, a venture capital firm from January 2011 to April 2011, and served as an advisor to EMC Corporation from January 2011 to February 2012. From July 2009 to January 2011, he served as President of the Backup Recovery Systems Division at EMC. From July 2003 to July 2009, Slootman served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Data Domain, Inc., a data storage solution company, which was acquired by EMC in 2009. As the CEO of Data Domain, he blazed new trails creating a high-growth enterprise storage company that went public on NASDAQ in 2007. Prior to joining Data Domain, Slootman served as an executive at Borland Software Corporation from June 2000 to June 2003, most recently as Senior Vice President of Products. From March 1993 to June 2000, Slootman held consecutive general management positions for two enterprise software divisions of Compuware Corporation.

Slootman holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in Economics from the Netherlands School of Economics, Erasmus University Rotterdam.

Lane M. Bess
Zscaler
Zscaler

Chief Operating Officer, Zscaler

Lane Bess has spent over 28 years as an operational executive. He has successfully launched start-ups and scaled medium sized businesses to large scale. Most recently between 2008 and 2010, Lane was CEO of Palo Alto Networks where he led the fundraising and scaled the company from its early go-to-market to a revenue run rate of over $100 million and cash flow positive. Prior to Palo Alto Networks, he served as the EVP of Worldwide Sales and General Manager of publicly traded Trend Micro Inc. (Nikkei) – growing worldwide revenues to over $1 billion annually.

With core strengths in Sales, Marketing and Product Management Mr. Bess has deep expertise in driving high growth for computing, network security, and software companies. His business experience includes providing critical technology solutions to Fortune 2000 companies, large enterprises, mid-size businesses, as well as consumer markets. Through continuous leverage of distribution channels, Lane has been consistently recognized as a leading “channel friendly” executive. During Lane’s career he has also held senior Sales and Marketing roles at NCR Corporation and AT&T. During his time at NCR, he oversaw Multinational Corporation sales and managed large global sales divisions. At AT&T, Lane was responsible for the product launches of AT&T’s Business and Consumer Internet services in the mid 90s.

Mr. Bess holds a B.S. Degree in Managerial Economics from Carnegie Mellon University and a Masters Degree from University of Dayton.

Ben Gibson
Aruba Networks
Aruba Networks

Chief Marketing Officer, Aruba Networks

Ben Gibson brings 20 years of IT industry experience to Aruba networks, where he serves as Chief Marketing Officer. In this role, Gibson leads global marketing strategy, including Product and Solution Marketing, Corporate Communications, Brand, Demand Generation, Theater and Channel Marketing. Prior to Aruba Networks, Gibson served as Vice President of Marketing for Cisco’s Data Center/Virtualization business, as well as marketing leadership roles for Cisco’s Enterprise Global Marketing Solutions and Program Development and Wireless and Mobility Solutions Marketing. Prior to Cisco, Gibson served as Vice President of Marketing at both Meru Networks and Proxim Corporation, where he led global marketing, communications, investor relations, and channel marketing programs. Gibson holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism and Business from California State University Long Beach.

David Schneider
ServiceNow
ServiceNow

Senior Vice President of Worldwide Sales and Services at ServiceNow

David Schneider has served as ServiceNow’s Senior Vice President of Worldwide Sales and Services since June 2011. Prior to joining ServiceNow, Schneider served as Senior Vice President of Worldwide Sales of the backup recovery systems division of EMC from July 2009 to June 2011. From January 2004 to July 2009, Schneider held senior positions at Data Domain, most recently Senior Vice President of Worldwide Sales. Prior to joining Data Domain, he served as Vice President of Alliances, Channel and OEM Sales for Borland Software from January 2003 to December 2003. From May 2002 to January 2003, Schneider served as Vice President of Western United States Sales for TogetherSoft Corporation (later acquired by Borland Software). From January 1999 to May 2002, he was Western Regional Manager at Iona Technologies, Inc., an infrastructure software company. Schneider holds a B.A. in Political Science from the University of California, Irvine.

B.V. Jagadeesh
KAAJ Ventures
KAAJ Ventures

A renowned angel investor and serial entrepreneur, B.V. Jagadeesh has decades of experience leading industry-disrupting companies. As the Founder and CTO of Exodus, he helped pioneer the concept of Internet DataCenters. He seed funded NetScaler, later serving as the company’s president and CEO before its acquisition by Citrix in 2005. Currently Jagadeesh is a managing partner at KAAJ Ventures, where his investments include Ocarina Networks (acquired by Dell), Ankeena Networks (acquired by Juniper), Valence Energy (acquired by Serious Materials), Cloud Velocity, ScaleArc, Nutanix, Fonemine and Whodini.

Steven Gomo

Steven Gomo has served as an advisor to Nutanix since January 2015. Mr. Gomo was Executive Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer from October 2004 until his retirement in December 2011, and Senior Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer from August 2002 to September 2004, at NetApp, Inc. Mr. Gomo was also Chief Financial Officer of Gemplus International S.A. from November 2000 to April 2002, Chief Financial Officer of Asera, Inc. from February 2000 to November 2000 and Chief Financial Officer of Silicon Graphics, Inc. from February 1998 to February 2000. Previously, Mr. Gomo spent 24 years at Hewlett-Packard Company serving in various finance, financial management, manufacturing, and general management positions. Mr. Gomo has a BS in Business Administration from Oregon State University and an MBA from Santa Clara University. Mr. Gomo is a Director at SanDisk Corporation and has served as a Director of Enphase Energy Inc. and NetSuite, Inc. and has been on the Board of Trustees of Oregon State University since October 2011. Mr. Gomo previously served as a Director and member of the Audit Committee of Macromedia, Inc. from April 2004 until its acquisition in December 2005.

Ajeet Singh
ThoughtSpot
ThoughtSpot

Co-founder & CEO, ThoughtSpot

Ajeet is Co-founder and CEO at ThoughtSpot. Prior to founding ThoughtSpot, Ajeet was Co-founder and Chief Products Officer at Nutanix where he built and led Marketing, Product Management and Manufacturing functions. Ajeet and his team defined a “No SAN” market segment that is changing the landscape in the $20B storage market. Prior to Nutanix, Ajeet learnt the ropes of enterprise technology startups at Aster Data (acquired by Teradata for $300M), where he was Senior Director of Product Management. Before that, Ajeet worked at Oracle where he was part of the team that first launched Oracle Database to the Amazon EC2 cloud. Ajeet holds an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta and a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, where he graduated at the top of his class.

Alan Boehme
Coca-Cola
Coca-Cola

Chief of Enterprise Architecture, Business Innovation and Emerging Technologies at Coca-Cola

Alan Boehme has received worldwide acclaim for his ability to jump-start and transform global business through the innovative use of technology to enter new markets, improve customer service, and enable business-processes change across a wide range of functions. Before joining Coca-Cola, Alan has worked with a number of innovative IT organizations: Alan served as the senior vice president, IT Strategy and Enterprise Architecture at ING; as the vice president and CIO for Juniper Networks; as the executive vice president and CIO for Sage Software; and as the e-technology and e-business CIO for GE Power Systems. He also held various senior positions with DHL Express.

Dr. Willy Zwaenepoel
Professor and Dean, EPFL
Professor and Dean, EPFL

Professor and Dean, EPFL, PhD (Stanford, 1984)

Willy Zwaenepoel is currently Professor and Dean at Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland. EPFL is Europe’s top-ranked university in the field of Engineering, Technology and Computer Sciences. Willy Zwaenepoel has worked in a variety of aspects of operating systems and distributed systems, including microkernels, fault tolerance, parallel scientific computing on clusters of workstations, clusters for web services, and mobile computing. He is most well known for his work on the Treadmarks distributed shared memory system, which was licensed to Intel and became the basis for Intel’s OpenMP cluster product. His work on high-performance software for network I/O led to the creation of iMimic Networking, Inc, which he led from 2000 to 2005. His current projects include database replication, I/O performance of virtual machines, and software update mechanisms.

Before joining EPFL in 2002, Willy Zwaenepoel was on the faculty at Rice University, where he was the Karl F. Hasselmann Professor of Computer Science and Electrical and Computer Engineering. He was elected Fellow of the IEEE in 1998, and Fellow of the ACM in 2000. He won best paper awards at SigComm 1984, OSDI 1999, Usenix 2000, Usenix 2006 and Eurosys 2007. He was program chair of OSDI in 1996 and Eurosys in 2006, and general chair of Mobisys in 2004. He was also an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems from 1998 to 2002. In 2000, he also received the Rice University Graduate Student Association Teaching and Mentoring Award.

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