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

Raghu Raghuram, Chief Operating Officer, Products and Cloud Services, VMware


Raghu Raghuram joined VMware in 2003 and has joint responsibility with Dr. Rajiv Ramaswami for all VMware’s product and service offerings and centralized services, support and operational functions. In this role, Raghuram’s primary focus is on VMware’s cloud services offerings.

During his tenure at VMware, Raghuram has held multiple leadership roles, most recently leading the company’s software-defined data center business as the executive vice president and general manager, where he was responsible for the division’s strategy, business and product planning, and engineering execution. Prior to that he led the company’s cloud infrastructure and management business as the general manager and led worldwide product marketing, product management, and business planning for VMware's virtual infrastructure. Raghuram began his career at VMware running product management for ESX and vSphere.

Prior to VMware, Raghuram held product management and marketing roles at AOL, Bang Networks and Netscape. Raghuram holds an MBA from the Wharton School of Business and a master's degree in electrical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai.

Raghu Raghuram

Duncan Hewett, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Asia Pacific and Japan, VMware


Duncan Hewett is the senior vice president and general manager for VMware’s business in Asia Pacific & Japan. In this role, Hewett is responsible for VMware’s sales, business strategy and services across the region. He is adept in executing go-to-market strategy across a multi-product and multi-cloud platform supporting digital transformation of enterprises and believes that a customer centric behavior is critical for an organization’s growth.

Prior to this, Hewett was leading IBM’s Software business for Asia Pacific region. In his 29 year long career, he has held several senior leadership roles across IBM’s business units, including Enterprise Sales, Acquisition Integration, Subscription & Support and Sales Operations. Duncan joined IBM’s software business through the acquisition of Lotus where he was the general manager responsible for all sales, marketing and services in Australia/New Zealand.

Hewett graduated from the University of Sydney with a bachelor’s degree in engineering.

Duncan Hewett

Bruce Davie, Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Asia Pacific and Japan, VMware  


Bruce Davie has been recently appointed as the Vice President and Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of the Asia Pacific and Japan business. Bruce leads VMware APJ’s technical and engineering community, driving strategic customer engagement, technical innovation and product quality to enable digital transformation.


Bruce has over 25 years of experience in the IT industry. Prior to his current role, he was the CTO for Networking at VMware, and a Principal Engineer in the Networking and Security BU. He joined VMware as part of the Nicira acquisition in 2012.


Having led the global networking technology team, Bruce has rich experience as a leader, innovator and technologist. He was a Cisco Fellow prior to joining Nicira. At Cisco, he worked closely with leading service providers to enhance the capabilities of their networks. He led the team that developed multi-protocol label switching (MPLS) and contributed to the standards on IP quality of service. Bruce has written over a dozen Internet RFCs and several networking textbooks, taught networking classes at M.I.T., and holds 30 U.S. patents. Bruce received his Ph. D. in computer science from the University of Edinburgh in 1988 and is an ACM Fellow. He is originally from Melbourne, Australia and holds a B.E. from Melbourne University.

Bruce Davie

Sanjay K. Deshmukh, Vice President and Managing Director, Southeast Asia and Korea, VMware


Sanjay K. Deshmukh is the Vice President and Managing Director for the Southeast Asia and Korea (SEAK) region and is based in Singapore. He is responsible for managing all business operations and developing and executing business strategies to accelerate and extend VMware’s presence and leadership in the region.


He is passionate about supporting and accelerating the Digital Transformation journey of customers and helping them build a Digital Infrastructure required for innovation and scale. He believes VMware has a unique opportunity to partner with customers to help them become Agile and improve operational efficiency by modernizing their Data Centers and developing a successful Multi-Cloud and Hybrid Cloud strategy and also transform their workforce by enabling a Digital Workspace solution to enhance employee productivity.


Prior to this, he was the Vice President for VMware’s End-User Computing (EUC) business for the Asia Pacific Japan (APJ) region. As a leader of the end-user computing business he oversaw VMware’s EUC strategy and helped VMware gain market share and become a leading provider of Digital Workspace solution to customers in Asia Pacific and Japan region.


During a career spanning over 25 years, he has led organizations through start-up, change and accelerated growth and has built successful businesses in the areas of emerging technologies like Analytics, Virtualization and Mobility.  

Sanjay K. Deshmukh

David Wakeman, Senior Director, End-User Computing, Asia Pacific, and Japan, VMware


David Wakeman is the Senior Director for VMware’s end-user computing (EUC) business for the Asia Pacific & Japan (APJ) region and is based in Singapore. David was an original member of the start-up EUC Business unit in 2008 at VMware growing from a 28-person team to now part of over three and a half thousand staff and the global leader in the market.


David now focuses on supporting business in transforming the user experience for employees by simplifying and securing access to the tools they need to work from any device, across any location. With a background in technology (former Chief Technologist) and business systems as well as an extensive background at VMware across EUC product portfolios, David is in the unique position of advising clients on transformation from a broad domain background. David’s direct team span all Asia, Pacific, and Japan markets and have specialty focus on Mobility, Desktop and user access to applications with digital workspaces.

David Wakeman