Pat Gelsinger, Chief Executive Officer, VMware

Pat Gelsinger has been serving as CEO of VMware since September 2012, nearly doubling the size of the company during his tenure. He brings more than 35 years of technology and leadership experience.

Before joining VMware, Gelsinger led EMC's Information Infrastructure Products business as president and COO. A respected IT industry veteran, he was at Intel for 30 years becoming the company’s first CTO and driving the creation of key industry technologies including USB and Wi-Fi. He led Intel to be the dominant supplier of the microprocessor – while in the significant role as the architect of the original 80486 processor.


Gelsinger earned a master's degree from Stanford University in 1985, his bachelor's degree from Santa Clara University in 1983 (magna cum laude), and an associate's degree from Lincoln Technical Institute in 1979, all in electrical engineering. In 2008, he was named a Fellow of the IEEE and that same year awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Letters from William Jessup University. He holds seven patents in the areas of VLSI design, computer architecture and communications.

Pat Gelsinger

Kit Colbert​, Vice President & CTO, Cloud Platform, VMware

Kit Colbert is VP & CTO, Cloud Platform BU at VMware, driving technical strategy and innovation for the vSphere, VMware Cloud on AWS, and Cloud-Native product lines. Previously he was GM of Cloud-Native Apps, CTO for End-User Computing, the Chief Architect and Principal Engineer for Workspace Portal, and the lead Management Architect for the vRealize Operations Suite. At the start of his career, he was the technical lead behind the creation, development, and delivery of the vMotion and Storage vMotion features in vSphere.

Kit holds a ScB in Computer Science from Brown University and is a recognized thought-leader on Cloud-Native, End-User Computing, and Cloud Management trends. He speaks regularly at industry conferences, on the main stage at VMworld, and is the Cloud-Native voice for the VMware Office of the CTO blog.

Kit Colbert​

Joe Kinsella, CTO & VP, CloudHealth by VMware

Joe founded CloudHealth Technologies in 2012 with the goal of disrupting the growing complexity of cloud computing. Under his leadership CloudHealth grew into a global cloud management leader, and in October 2018 he sold the company to VMware. He is an entrepreneur, technologist and executive who's passionate about Boston, startups, baseball, and all things cloud (not necessarily in that order).

Joe was previously VP of engineering at the Amazon-backed cloud archiving company Sonian, where he was a pioneer of using the multiple public clouds at scale, and also building one of the earliest Cloud Centers of Excellence (CCoE). He was also a managing director at Dell, where he led global engineering teams delivering multiple SaaS products, and VP of Engineering at SilverBack Technologies (acquired by Dell), where he helped pioneer remote IT management software.

He has the unusual distinction of having been a member of the "first Scrum team", as a founding member of the Easel Synchronicity team before the advent of the Agile Manifesto. He is an avid blogger, an advisor to the University of Massachusetts Boston Entrepreneur Center, a member of the Forbes Technology Council and a Boston CIO of the Year award winner.

Joe Kinsella

Tony Kueh, Vice President of Product Management, End User Computing, VMware

Tony Kueh is the Vice President of Product Management at VMware’s End User Computing business unit.

Under his leadership, VMware is building upon the AirWatch technology (acquired in 2014) to become the premier leader in digital workspace solutions and platforms. In 2017, he led the acquisition of Apteligent, formerly known as Crittercism, a leading app performance management company, and launched Workspace ONE Intelligence, the market’s first digital workspace analytics and AI/ML platform.


Tony has spent almost 20 years pioneering innovations in mobile, app development, analytics, mobile security, and has held leadership positions at SAP, Microsoft, Qualcomm, and Palm.


In addition, he has held board and advisory roles in several startups with successful exits. He received his Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and his Master of Business Administration from Duke University.

Tony Kueh

Alister Dias, Vice President & Managing Director, VMware ANZ

Alister Dias joined VMware in January 2016 as Vice President and Managing Director of Australia and New Zealand (ANZ). Dias is responsible for driving strategic planning, business operations, go-to-market strategy, and management.

As an industry veteran, Dias brings a wealth of knowledge and understanding with over 30 years’ experience in leadership, technical, sales and channel management roles.


Prior to joining VMware, Dias spent 16 years working in various roles at EMC, where he most recently served as Vice President and Managing Director for ANZ for 4 years. In that role he was responsible for creating and implementing the company's technology, vision and strategy, working directly with EMC's executive team and leading technologists in ANZ to drive the company’s growth in the region. Dias has also held previous positions within the market at CA Technologies and Soft Centre.


Mike Hulme, Senior Director, VMware Cloud​

Mike Hulme has been serving as Senior Director of VMware Cloud since 2017, helping the company grow and expand a cloud strategy that spans Hybrid cloud, multi cloud and modern applications. In this role, Hulme has helped VMware grow to a global cloud provider supporting millions of cloud workloads across thousands of cloud providers and growing business interests in edge solutions and Kubernetes. Hulme has been a core member of VMware’s global marketing team since 2009. Over this time, VMware has grown more than five times its size through significant global expansion and multiple breakthrough acquisitions, including expansion into mobile, networking and cloud services.

​​Hulme brings more than 20 years of technology and marketing experience to VMware Cloud. Previously Hulme drove the strategic launch of Google Cloud, helping to expand Google’s core cloud, machine learning, artificial intelligence and data businesses to the enterprise market while introducing new cloud services to markets across the US, Japan, Asia and Europe. Hulme also has extensive experience from BEA Systems, helping to establish this software provider as the dominant internet infrastructure and Java provider globally.​

Mike Hulme