Today we are talking to Duncan Epping, the Chief Technologist at VMware HCI. And we discuss stepping out of your comfort zone, how public speaking will up your mastery of communication, and the importance of understanding how different cultures work in a global organization.

All of this, right here, right now, on the Modern CTO Podcast!

About Duncan:

Duncan Epping is VMware’s Senior Director and Chief Technologist for HCI. In that role, he serves as a partner and trusted adviser to VMware’s customers and partners. Main responsibilities are ensuring VMware’s HCI future innovations align with essential customer needs and translating customer problems to opportunities. Duncan is a recognized leader in the technical community and considered one of the top 50 most influential leaders globally on the subject of Storage & Availability, virtualization, and cloud. He has 6 patents granted and 5 patents pending on the topic of availability, storage, and resource management.

Duncan was amongst the first VMware Certified Design Expert’s (VCDX007) and the main author and owner of VMware/Virtualization blog, which is one of the leading virtualization / hyper-converged / SDDC blogs. Duncan is a regular keynote speaker at industry events like IP EXPO, Partner Exchange and VMUG User Conferences globally. Duncan has presented at every VMworld in the US and Europe since 2009.

About VMware:

At VMware, we believe that software has the power to unlock new opportunities for people and our planet. We look beyond the barriers of compromise to engineer new ways to make technologies work together seamlessly. Our compute, cloud, mobility, networking and security offerings form a digital foundation that powers the apps, services and experiences that are transforming the world. Since our founding over two decades ago, our 24,000+ employee community and ecosystem of 75,000 partners have been behind the technology innovations transforming entire industries – from banking, healthcare, and government to retail, telecommunications, manufacturing, and transportation. Every day, we work to solve our customers’ toughest challenges through disruptive technologies like edge computing, artificial intelligence, blockchain, machine learning, Kubernetes and more – to define the digital foundation that will accelerate the next wave of innovation.

Joel Beasley

Joel began writing code at age 13 selling his first technology by age 18 for one million dollars. In his first three transactions, he developed key relationships and began working with Investors and Chief Technology Officers collaborating and building products in Real Estate, Law, Finance, and Fitness.

Today, Joel is a Chief Technologist volgging the process of building a company Joel is an author of the book Modern CTO a #1 New Release on Amazon and a #1 Technology Podcast with 70k active listeners. Joel has a clear vision and passion for modern technology, placing him as one of the most exciting Chief Technology Officers to watch out for.

Joel is the President of a charity that designs STEM related children’s books Back to the Moon and Princess Physicist. These books are then donated to orphanages, homeless pregnant woman and in-need children. Beasley Foundation was formed in February 2017 after Joel, Mitch and Valerie lost their Mother to Leukemia after being diagnosed 6 weeks earlier. Joel and his siblings wanted to do something unique with her life insurance money and the Beasley Foundation was formed.

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