An interview with DR. STEPHEN HERROD
Chief Technology Officer, Senior Vice President, R&D, VM Ware
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Dr Stephen Herrod is Chief Technology Officer and Senior Vice President of R&D at VMware. As CTO, Steve helps drive the company’s technology strategy and works with the engineering teams towards continued delivery of innovative products. The greatest innovations push technology limits, but are also simple to use and elegantly accessible. Steve also plays an integral role in VMware’s acquisition strategy as well as in VMware’s strategic partnerships.
Steve was one of the first VMware engineering directors and remains a strong champion of engineering innovation at the company. He was named CTO of the Year by InfoWorld in 2009 and sits on the EMC Technical Advisory Board. Prior to joining VMware Steve co-led the development of a virtual CPU with "Code Morphing" technology at Transmeta Corporation, as part of his now 20-year professional tenure in the field of virtualization. Steve holds a Ph.D. and a Master’s degree in Computer Science from Stanford University, and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Texas at Austin.