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Interview with Ajay Patel and Harish Grama

The Cube

Join us as theCUBE interviews Ajay Patel, SVP and GM, Cloud Provider Software Business Unit of VMware, and Harish Grama, Vice President and General Manager of IBM Cloud, on the state of the industry, new announcements, and more.

Topic:
Smart Starts Here The Cube
Venue:
Lobby North (near escalator)
Time:
Tue (February 12), 2:30PM PT

Speakers

Harish Grama

GM, IBM Cloud Platform, IBM

Before his CIO role at JPMorgan Chase, Harish has held executive roles as IBM's Vice President and General Manager of Product Management, Development and Customer Support in Software. He brings over 28 years of enterprise technology leadership, and over the past six years he has been responsible for leading a multibillion-dollar P&L.

Ajay Patel

Senior Vice President and General Manager VMWare's Cloud Provide Software Business Unit, VMware

Ajay Patel, Senior Vice President and General Manager of VMware’s Cloud Provider Software Business Unit, leads the team that develops cloud software and manages one of the world’s largest Cloud and Manage Services Provider ecosystems through its VMware Cloud Provider Program. In this capacity, Ajay is responsible for product development, go-to-market, solutions development, sales and marketing, and all partner operational systems for the service provider segment. Ajay’s team is also responsible for driving VMware’s multi-cloud strategy and go-to-market of VMware Cloud Services. Previously, Ajay help build and subsequently led vCloud Air, VMware’s cloud service business.

Ajay holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Electrical Engineering and a Bachelor’s of Science in Computer Science from University of California, Irvine. He is also a board member and technical adviser to several private & venture funded software companies.