Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Asia-Pacific & Japan, VMware
Guru Venkatachalam is the Chief Technology Officer for VMware’s Asia Pacific and Japan business. Guru leads VMware’s efforts in Asia Pacific and Japan to build trusted partnerships with customers and partners and deliver solutions aligned to their strategic priorities. He also plays an integral role in the further developing the company’s cloud, app modernization, networking, security, and digital workspace platforms. With over 28 years of experience in IT, Guru has deep expertise in financial services sector, where he led several large enterprise transformations, as well as global engineering teams supporting the transformation of end‑user computing. Prior to VMware, Guru worked at Citibank for over 20 years. In his final position as managing director and global‑engineering head for end‑user computing, he led a global team of subject matter experts and architects across global locations to deliver solutions focused on enhancing the user experience. Guru holds an MBA from the University of South Australia and lives with his family in Singapore.