Ninad Desai is the Director of Product Management for VMware HCX. Ninad manages VMware’s Hybrid Cloud Extension SaaS offerings (HCX, and NSX Hybrid Connect). Ninad has been with VMware for 6+ years. Ninad has been a pioneer in the hybrid cloud space. Ninad has spearheaded hybrid architecture solutions for enterprise customers and delivered services that let enterprieses migrate to the cloud with ease. Prior to VMware, Ninad led product management efforts for EVault's/Seagate’s OpenStack based cloud storage and gateway solutions. Before that, Ninad led product management and engineering efforts for networking and security solutions at Foundry Networks and Brocade Communications. Ninad holds an MBA from Haas School of Business (UC Berkeley) and an Masters in Computer Science from the University of Southern California.