FORA.tv Speaker - Karthik Rau
For over a decade, Karthik Rau has played instrumental roles in defining products and marketing at industry-shaping software companies, including VMware and Opsware. From 2002-2009, he held several executive leadership positions at VMware and reported to CEOs Diane Greene and later Paul Maritz. Rau was most recently Vice President of Worldwide Marketing, overseeing all corporate, field, channel, and alliance marketing across all geographies. Prior to his role in marketing, Rau owned responsibility for VMware's server product portfolio and roadmaps as Vice President of Product Management. Rau led the product and go-to-market strategy for many of VMware's most commercially successful efforts, from the first release of the VirtualCenter management suite to the VMware Infrastructure 3 and vSphere 4 virtualization platforms. Prior to joining VMware, Rau led efforts to create the first commercial version of the Opsware server automation products as a product manager at Opsware (then named Loudcloud).
Rau holds MS and BS degrees in Industrial Engineering from Stanford University, where he graduated Phi Beta Kappa and with distinction, was named a Mayfield and Valentine Fellow, and received the Frederick Terman Engineering Scholastic Award.
09.14.10 | 00:32:47 min
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