VMware Inc, a global virtualisation and cloud infrastructure company, announced the appointment of Joe Baguley to the newly created role of Chief Cloud Technologist in EMEA (Europe Middle East and Africa), reporting to the CTO’s office in Palo Alto, US.
Based in the UK, Baguley will help develop and communicate VMware’s strategy with customers and partners, while using his wealth of expertise and experience to help organisations reduce costs and better support users and business needs.
“I am excited by the role I’m taking at VMware to communicate with customers and partners as to how cloud technology fits into the broader IT landscape. We are at an important juncture in the world of IT as organisations map and plan their journey to the cloud and I believe that VMware is best placed to help them. Furthermore, I look forward to helping our customers use the cloud to deliver real business impact and working with them to inform our R&D processes,” says Baguley.
Baguley joins VMware following a ten year tenure at Quest Software where he was CTO of EMEA, shaping the direction and strategy of Quest Software. Joe is a recognised leader within the European cloud community and renowned conference speaker whilst having played a key role in Cloud Camp and other events. In addition, Baguley is also on the Industry Expert Group at SIENA and is a founding committee member of the Data Centre Specialist Group at the British Computer Society who helped shape the European Code Of Conduct for Data Centres.
“We are delighted to have Joe on-board here at VMware. It only takes a few minutes with Joe to recognise his ability to clearly articulate the compelling vision and the value of Cloud computing. It doesn’t take much longer before you realise he is also passionate about making it real and actionable, and I believe he has the knowledge and experience required to guide our partners and customers in EMEA, as they undertake their journey to the Cloud, delivering IT as a Service and transforming their businesses,” says Paul Strong, VMware CTO for Global Field and Customer Initiatives.
Baguley’s appointment is effective immediately and he will be based in VMware’s Frimley, UK offices, though his remit is across Europe, Middle East and Africa.