Edouard Bugnion

Ed Bugnion co-founded VMware, Inc. in 1998 and Nuova Systems in 2005 (acquired by Cisco in 2008).

At VMware, he played multiple roles including technical lead, director of engineering and CTO. At Nuova/Cisco, from 2005 until 2011, he led the core software teams of what would become Cisco’s Unified Computing System (UCS), an integrated networking+server platform aimed at virtualized and cloud datacenters. He was most recently the VP/CTO of Cisco’s Server, Access and Virtualization Technology Group.

Ed is an expert in the areas of virtualization, computer systems and datacenter networking. He has an engineering degree from ETH Zurich and a Master of Science from Stanford University, both in computer science.