SANTA CLARA, MAY 10-11, 2019
THE WORLD’S LARGEST
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MANAGING DIRECTOR, DELL TECHNOLOGIES CAPITAL
CONTENT CHAIR, CYBERSECURITY
I am currently focused on sourcing, leading and managing investments in Multi-cloud infrastructure, Software Defined Infrastructure, Security, DevOps, and Mgmt. & Orchestration. I work closely with VMWare and Dell Technologies BU executives and have invested int 10 enterprise and cloud infrastructure related companies. I have 20 years operating experience in enterprise and internet infrastructure design, deployment and management. Subsequent to 16 exciting years at Stanford University where I was involved in developing new technologies and running the IT organization to support academic and business users, I founded Diamondhead Ventures. I have invested in broad range of IT companies -- semiconductors; networking; enterprise and cloud infrastructure; and information security. I have been fortunate and many of my investments had exits valued at over $1 billion. I was named in the Forbes Midas List as a top 100 dealmaker in 2008 and 2009. Over the past 18 years, I have invested in over 40 high-tech start-ups. I am one of the early charter members of The Indus Entrepreneur (TiE) and have published four technical books on topics including networking and distributed computing. Specialties: My experience as a former CTO and CIO helps me understand needs of enterprise IT executives and I am able to help guide my portfolio companies understand perspective of enterprise IT buyers.