26 February - 1 March 2018


David Tennenhouse

David  Tennenhouse


Chief Research Officer




As VMware’s Chief Research Officer, David leads research & innovation activities that accelerate VMware’s technology leadership. These include: the research group; advanced development and incubation activities; joint research projects with technology partners; and the VMware academic program.  David also leads technology strategy activities related to the public sector.

Dr. Tennenhouse has a strong track record of driving innovation In industry, at Microsoft, Amazon/A9, and Intel; in government, at DARPA, and as a faculty member at MIT. He and his teams have made key contributions to: software-defined networking, radio and video; distributed computing; blockchain and the Internet of Things.

David holds a B.A.Sc. and M.A.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Toronto and a Ph.D. from the University of Cambridge. He is a member of the ACM, an IEEE Fellow and a Member of the FCC’s Technology Advisory Council.


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