Bill Rowan has focused much of his initial attention on communications with VMware‘s customers and the company’s recruiting efforts as the new vice president of the cloud and virtualization firm’s U.S. federal business, he told our sister site ExecutiveBiz.
Rowan, who took the role in November, spoke to ExecutiveBiz shortly after his appointment to the role to discuss some of the technological trends in the federal market that VMware has identified as key to its growth, such as open source technologies and cloud computing.
On open source, Rowan said the federal government will likely push to increase its roster of employees that can help agencies adopt OpenStack tools.
He also told ExecutiveBiz that more commercial entities will likely want to use the FedRAMP set of controls to acquire cloud computing technologies in the same way federal agencies do.
At the end of the interview, Rowan highlighted network virtualization as the trend that “excites (him) the most” and “an area that will continue to grow at a very rapid pace over the next five to ten years.”
Click here to read ExecutiveBiz’s full conversation with Rowan.