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Get to Know VMware Leaders in Cloud Infrastructure

VMware Staff
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Duncan Epping is a blue belt (with red stripe) in taekwondo from the Netherlands. He’s also an inventor, co-host of a tech podcast and co-author of several technical books.

Anu Kirpekar is a passionate engineer and tech startup investor from California. She’s also a mentor to women in tech and an advocate for multi-cloud computing.

What do they have in common? As chief technologist and vice president of engineering, Epping and Kirpekar help lead VMware’s innovation in cloud infrastructure.

In this video, we asked them:

  1. When it comes to cloud and infrastructure, what has changed most over the last decade?
  2. Why do so many businesses choose a multi-cloud strategy?
  3. What’s most surprising as multi-cloud environments grow?

Plus, hear fun facts about our cloud infrastructure leaders, like their first job and go-to work wisdom. Here are a few of our favorite highlights:

When I started out in IT, I worked as a systems administrator. I think one of the most important things that I learned during that time is that it's all about communication.

Duncan Epping, Chief Technologist, VMware

Someone once told me it is your strengths that have brought you this far and not your weaknesses. So, always play to your strengths and partner with others who make up for your weaknesses.

Anu Kirpekar, VP of Engineering, VMware

Listen to all their answers at the top of this article, or click here to play the video on YouTube.

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