Virtualization giant VMware has named Bruce Davie as its new vice president and chief technology officer (CTO) for the company's Asia Pacific and Japan (APJ) operation. He joins the vendor's regional operations from its headquarters in
Palo Alto, California, where he was global CTO of networking.
In his new role, Davie will lead the organization's technical community in the region, which includes system engineers, technical account managers and professional services with a focus on strategy, technical innovation, and product quality.
In a prepared statement, Davie stated, "The APJ region has a history of rapid adoption of new technology and of course this is a time of great technological change. I'm excited at the prospect of connecting at a more strategic level with our regional customers as they embrace and address digital disruption."
He added, "VMware's strategy is resonating with our customers globally and I am looking forward to engaging with the leadership and engineering teams to further innovate and strengthen our industry leadership in this part of the world."
Davie joined VMware through the company's acquisition of Nicira in 2012, where he was a senior architect. He has over 25 years of industry experience, and was a Cisco Fellow prior to joining Nicira. He has written over a dozen Internet RFCs, contributed to networking standards on MPLS and QoS, and authored several networking textbooks. Davie received his Ph. D. in computer science from the University of Edinburgh in 1988 and is an ACM Fellow.