Brad Anderson, a 25-year technology industry veteran is the new Vice President, Australia and New Zealand for VMware.

Announcing the appointment yesterday the company said Anderson will play a critical role in leading the team to enable customers to modernise their IT environments and take an agile approach to business challenges.

He joins VMware with a strong industry portfolio, including most recently being responsible for running the cloud and cognitive software business at IBM ANZ.

Brad Anderson, Vice President and Managing Director, Australia and New Zealand

Prior to holding several leadership roles within IBM, Brad led business development and market expansion at Sophos and Kanbay (now part of Capgemini). After beginning his career as a security professional, Brad continues to be a certified security specialist.

According to Duncan Hewett, Senior Vice President and General Manager for VMware Asia Pacific and Japan, “Brad has a proven ability to help customers of all sizes, across all industries accelerate their innovation agenda and navigate their journey to the cloud. With businesses adapting and accelerating their transformation strategies to suit our changing times, Brad’s deep expertise across emerging technologies, cloud and security will be a huge asset in delivering greater value as a strategic advisor to our customers. I welcome him to the VMware team.”

His appointment follows the move of Alister Dias to Vice President, Software-Defined Data Centre for VMware Asia Pacific and Japan where the company says he will work closely with customers across the region to help modernize their digital strategies and transform their businesses.

“After four years of outstanding leadership in Australia and New Zealand, Alister was the perfect fit to take on this new challenge and grow our regional Software-Defined Data Centre business. I congratulate Alister on his new role which is critical in helping is build the digital foundation for our customer base across Asia Pacific and Japan,” said Hewett.

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