Dr. Rajiv Ramaswami

Dr. Rajiv Ramaswami

Company: VMware

Job Title: Chief Operating Officer, Products and Cloud Services

Rajiv Ramaswami joined VMware in April 2016 and has joint responsibility with Raghu Raghuram for all VMware’s product and service offerings and centralized services, support and operational functions. In this role, Ramaswami’s primary focus is on VMware’s product offerings. Prior to this role, Ramaswami led VMware’s Networking and Security business as executive vice president and general manager.


Before joining VMware, Ramaswami was executive vice president and general manager for the Infrastructure and Networking group at Broadcom Corporation for six years. During his tenure, the business grew from $1.6B to $2.6B and Broadcom became a leader in delivering merchant silicon switching solutions which have now been widely adopted in carrier, data center and enterprise networks, transforming how these networks have been built.


He previously served as vice president and general manager for switching, storage, data center and optical business units at Cisco for 8 years, and earlier in his career, worked at Xros (acquired by Nortel), Tellabs, and IBM Research.


Ramaswami received his Bachelor’s degree from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, of which he is a Distinguished Alumnus, and Masters and Doctorate degrees from the University of California, Berkeley.

Dr. Rajiv Ramaswami Seminars

  • Using Home-Court Advantage to Transform Your Security Approach Thu 27th Sep 10:50 - 11:20

    Using Home-Court Advantage to Transform Your Security Approach

    When it comes to cyber security, the attacker is in an advantageous position. Defense is harder than offense and we’re fighting an asymmetrical battle. But we do have one piece of information the attacker doesn’t. We have exclusive knowledge of how our apps and data should behave on our own infrastructure. This knowledge can be used to create a home-court advantage that gives us crucial leverage and reduces our attack surface.
    Find out how the unique properties of cloud and mobile can be used to enable new security models never before possible – providing critical insights for that home court advantage.


    Dr. Rajiv Ramaswami

    Dr. Rajiv Ramaswami

    Time / Place

    Thu 27th Sep 10:50 to 11:20

    The Keynote