How Edge Computing is Driving Next-Wave Innovation

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11th November, 2021 @ 12:30 (ET) / 17:30 (UK) / 18:30 (CET)

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Executive Insight

Sanjay Uppal, SVP & GM, Service Provider and Edge Business Unit at VMware, and Dan Rodriguez, Corporate Vice President, GM Network Platforms Group at Intel, discuss how the two companies are working together to make edge computing a commercial and game-changing reality that is driving a new era of service innovation.


Dan Rodriguez

Corporate Vice President, GM Network Platforms Group, Intel


Daniel (Dan) C. Rodriguez is corporate vice president and general manager of the Network Platforms Group at Intel Corporation. He leads the organization that delivers innovative technologies and solutions for network infrastructure, from the core to access to edge. Rodriguez is responsible for the group’s product lines and business strategies that are driving a transformation of the network for 5G and edge buildout. He is also the executive co-sponsor for Intel’s edge computing strategy.

Before assuming his current role, he was the general manager of Data Center Group’s network compute division. In that position, he was responsible for networking products, solutions, and business strategies that drove workload convergence on Intel architecture in wireless infrastructure, wireline, enterprise and cloud networking.

Rodriguez holds a bachelor’s degree in finance from Arizona State University and earned his MBA degree from the University of Southern California.

Sanjay Uppal

SVP & GM, Service Provider and Edge Business Unit, VMware


Sanjay Uppal is SVP and General Manager of the Service Provider & Edge Business Unit at VMware, focused on accelerating opportunities with and through Service Providers by driving value for both Service Providers and Enterprise Customers globally, and delivering a multitude of services at the Edge. Sanjay came to VMware following the acquisition of VeloCloud by VMware in December 2017. Prior to VMware, Sanjay was the CEO and co-founder of VeloCloud Networks and grew VeloCloud to be the leader in the fast-growing SD-WAN (Software-Defined Wide Area Networking) space. Earlier, Sanjay ran publicly traded OnMobile Global, serving as its President and COO. Sanjay was at Citrix as VP of the Application Networking business through the acquisition of Caymas Systems where he was President and CEO. In the past, Sanjay has served in executive roles at Webvan (Vice President of Engineering and Business Development) and at Hewlett-Packard where he ran the Internet Infrastructure Division as VP & GM prior to his departure in 1999. He holds an MS in the Management of Technology from Stanford University, an MS in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and a BS in Electrical Engineering from The Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay.

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