VMware appoints Guru Venkatachalam as CTO, APJ

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Bangalore: VMware has appointed Guru Venkatachalam as Vice President and Chief Technology Officer (CTO) for Asia Pacific and Japan (APJ). Guru’s appointment follows the retirement of Bruce Davie, former VP and CTO, APJ.

Tech industry veteran Guru has been with VMware since June 2019. He joined VMware as Vice President of Cloud Architecture, APJ under Office of the CTO.

Since then, Guru has been leading VMware’s efforts in the Asia Pacific and Japan region. And building partnerships with customers, partners and deliver solutions aligned to their strategic priorities.

As new CTO, Guru’s role would involve further developing the company’s cloud, app modernization, networking, security, and digital workspace platforms.

Guru has more than 28 years of experience in IT with deep expertise in the financial services sector. In past, he led several large enterprise transformations and global engineering teams supporting the transformation of end-user computing.

Prior to VMware, Guru worked at Citi for close to 21 years. He had held different key technology business leadership positions in the organisation.

“Guru is a seasoned industry leader who has driven large scale innovation and expanded our CXO engagement in Asia Pacific and Japan,” said Greg Lavender, CTO – VMware.

“I am delighted to have him in the role of CTO for APJ as we drive customer and partner engagement in the region. And help enterprises transform with modern applications, cloud, digital workspace and security,” added Lavender on Guru’s appointment.

“I’m looking forward to collaborating with our customers and partners in this new role, to help them fully execute their technology roadmaps,” said Guru Venkatachalam.

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