Chief Research & Innovation Officer
Chris leads the Research and Innovation organization in the VMware Office of the CTO. The team drives ahead-of-roadmap invention and innovation while ensuring continual technology transfers to VMware’s R&D business units in areas such as machine learning, modern apps and data services, edge computing, security, and multi-cloud. Chris has led technology teams for the past 25 years in software, education, and research, starting his journey in the US Marine Corps.
Discover how VMware has achieved an advanced development success rate of 80% in bringing disruptive technologies to market. Chris will share proven organic innovation best practices spanning not just product and technology but also to customer and partner alignment, and go-to-market.