Guido Appenzeller

Guido Appenzeller

Chief Technology Officer, Cloud & Networking
VMware

Guido is the Chief Technology Strategy Officer for networking and security at VMware. Previously, he was founder of Big Switch Networks, and led the company for 4 years as CEO. He previously founded and was CTO at Voltage Security that he helped from to profitability and over 1,000 Enterprise Customers. From 2008 to 2010 Guido was a Consulting Assistant Professor at Stanford University and head of the Clean Slate Lab. Guido was named a top Technology Leader on the MIT TR35, a Technology Pioneer by the World Economic Forum and one of the 100 Most Intriguing Entrepreneurs by Goldman Sachs. He holds a Ph.D. from Stanford University and M.S. (Diploma) from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology.