London, 10th May 2011: VMware Inc. (NYSE: VMW), the global leader in virtualization and cloud infrastructure, today announced the appointment of former Gartner fellow Brian Gammage to the newly created global role of chief market technologist. Based out of the UK, Brian will work closely with customers to define the journey to a modern end-user computing model that securely delivers access to applications and data from any device, where and when a user needs it.
Brian joins VMware from Gartner, the world’s largest technology analyst firm, where he was a research fellow and widely regarded as one of the most influential global analysts in the desktop virtualization market. Overall he has more than 25 years IT sector experience, having also worked at HP, Olivetti Systems and Acorn Computers.
The appointment comes at a time when enterprises are dealing with two fundamental client computing pain points - providing secure access to an increasingly mobile workforce and managing the burgeoning diversity of data, applications and devices needed to run their business.
Chris Young, vice president and general manager, End User Computing VMware, said: “It’s a real coup to have hired Brian and we’re delighted to welcome him aboard. Having advised some of the world’s largest companies for more than a decade, he brings a very valuable perspective at a crucial time for enterprise IT. Establishing a new end-user computing model is a fundamental component of VMware’s vision for IT as a Service and Brian will play a major role in making it a reality for customers.”
Brian Gammage, chief market technologist, VMware, said: “I’m extremely excited to be joining VMware, a company that is modernising and simplifying IT for all organisations. The prospect of users having access from any device to any application, enabled by cloud computing, is becoming a reality and VMware is a leader in this change. Having advised on these issues for many years, I’m now looking forward to helping VMware’s customers deliver real value to their organisations through effective implementations.”
Brian’s appointment is effective immediately, having left Gartner at the end of April. He will be based in VMware’s Frimley, UK offices, though his remit is global.