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VMware appoints Ben Fathi as chief technology officer

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Staff writer | Palo Alto, Ca., USA | January 9, 2014
Ben FathiJanuary 9, 2014, Palo Alto, Ca., USA - VMware, Inc., a software company, announced the appointment of Ben Fathi to the role of chief technology officer.
Mr. Fathi most recently served as senior vice president, R&D, at VMware and has been with the company since 2012.

He brings experience managing large global teams and delivering innovation, with a focus on customer needs and product quality.

Mr. Fathi has more than 30 years of experience in the computer industry, with an expertise in developing operating system software.

In his prior role at VMware as senior vice president, R&D, Mr. Fathi led teams responsible for core VMware products and product innovations.

Prior to joining VMware, he served as a senior vice president at Cisco leading the operating systems and networking protocol teams.

Prior to Cisco, he held multiple roles at Microsoft over 12 years, most recently as corporate vice president of development for the Windows core operating system division.

Mr. Fathi holds a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degree in Computer Science, as well as a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from the University of Massachusetts.

He succeeds Steve Herrod who served as VMware's chief technology officer from 2008-2013.