Guido Appenzeller is the Chief Technology Officer for Intel’s Data Platforms Group, where he is responsible for technical direction and pathfinding across the data platforms portfolio. He serves as the champion for the Data Platforms Group technical pipeline and community.
Prior to joining Intel, Guido was Chief Product Officer at Yubico where he focused on product development and strategy to aid in making strong authentication truly ubiquitous. Guido was previously the CTO, Cloud & Networking at VMware where he helped define VMware’s Multi-Cloud Strategy and was part of the team that grew NSX to a $1B product line. Before VMware, he co-founded Big Switch Networks (acquired by Arista) and Voltage Security (acquired by HP), leading those companies as CEO and CTO respectively.
From 2008 to 2010 Guido was a Consulting Assistant Professor at Stanford University. He was named a top Technology Leader on the MIT TR35, a Technology Pioneer by the World Economic Forum and one of the 100 Most Intriguing Entrepreneurs by Goldman Sachs. Guido holds a Ph.D. from Stanford University and M.S. (Diplom) from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology.