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Ben Fathi Named VMware CTO; Pat Gelsinger Comments

VMwareLogoBen Fathi, formerly senior vice president for research and development at VMware (NYSE: VMW), has been appointed to the role of chief technology officer.

Fathi will report directly to CEO Pat Gelsinger and be responsible for the company’s product development and programs, academic partnerships and R&D community, VMware said Wednesday.

Gelsinger said Fathi will work to help the company address information technology demands across VMware’s data center for customers.

The 30-year computer industry veteran most recently led a team of product developers at VMware.

Fathi served as an SVP at Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) with responsibility in operating systems and networking protocol before he joined VMware in 2012.

Prior to joining Cisco, he worked at Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) for 12 years and his time there included service as corporate VP of development for the Windows operating system division.

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