Tackling the seemingly impossible is at the roots of VMware’s origin. At VMware, we continue to cultivate a culture of innovation where curiosity meets execution, building technology that impacts the future. This is reflected in what we call the VMware Innovation Engine, fueled by three main sources: (1) The VMware global R&D teams and the powerful software portfolio it creates brings innovation to accelerate our customers' digital transformation; (2) Corporate Development expands and enhances our product lines through strategic acquisitions, partnerships or investments; (3) The Office of the CTO explores and inspires research and innovation throughout VMware with our diverse program portfolio.
VMware’s Office of the CTO (OCTO) charter is to look over the horizon – exploring, inspiring, and innovating to impact the future. OCTO is driving innovation programs and research, while connecting technologists from academia, to our field, to our customer and partner communities. In addition, we are focused on how VMware relates to the Open Source community and our Sustainability initiatives to positively impact and shape the future.
Extraordinary ideas that will transform tomorrow are born today. VMware Research and its Academic Program are home to industry researchers, university faculty, and students from around the world who are collaborating to develop ideas that will influence the future of technology.
Inspired by the drive, passion and intellectual curiosity our teams have for technology, we are committed to providing diverse innovation programs that inspire members of the VMware community to explore the possibilities. VMware team members are encouraged and empowered to constantly challenge the status quo, ask "what if" and explore new technologies.
Collaboration and a keen interest in technical excellence are core to VMware’s values. VMware actively engages with the open-source community through contributions to exiting projects, as well as developing, releasing and leading new open-source projects and initiatives.
Our mission is to leave ahead a better future—to put back more into the environment, society and the global economy than we take—and to inspire our employees, customers and partners to do the same. To us, the seemingly impossible is possible. And we work to provide it every day.
Trees, a Remarkable Innovation
When you really think about it, trees are an amazing innovation. They help clean the air we breathe, filter the water we drink, and provide habitat to more than 80 percent of the world’s plants and animals. Forests provide jobs to more than 1.6 billion people, and they serve a critical function for humanity: they absorb carbon from the atmosphere.
CTO View: 11 Predictions for 2030
There have been plenty of 2020 Predictions lists out recently, and they have all been interesting to read. As a tech company CTO, I have a special responsibility to look further ahead, so here is what I am predicting we will see, not over the next 10 months, but over the next 10 years. With input from my team of technologists, I present to you my predictions for 2030.
VMware’s Office of the CTO Celebrates International Women’s Day
VMware has made a commitment to diversity and inclusion, and the efforts can be seen through our VMinclusion initiative to create an inclusive workplace for all. Further to those efforts, VMware’s Office of the CTO is also committed to making its organization a diverse and inclusive community. With support and engagement at all levels – from our CTO Greg Lavender to individual contributors.