Business Solution Strategist
Ed Hoppitt leads VMware’s Cloud Native Apps and DevOps Practice across EMEA and is a long standing member of our CTO Ambassador program. In this role, he is responsible for ensuring that VMware’s strategy directly supports customers moving to a digital business with new models of application development and agile operations. The CTO Ambassadors are amongst VMware’s most experienced customer facing, individual contributor technologists. As an Ambassador, Ed provides strategy and advice to the board and C-Level executives, as well as high-level consultancy on developing ‘service’ based technologies around the concept of cloud computing.
With more than 16 years of experience in the technology sector, Ed also works closely with R&D to ensure that global and enterprise customers are able to best leverage cloud technology and move to cloud operations as part of a wider business transformation program.
Prior to joining VMware in 2012, Ed held the position of Global Principal Architect for BT Global Services. In this role, Ed helped global customers to take advantage of cloud and Infrastructure-as-a-Service offerings. He was also the principal architect for a range of cloud strategy and deployment across EMEA and LATAM.
Ed is an international speaker and presenter on the topics of cloud computing, cloud services and digital transformation. He holds a BSc in Computer Science and Management from Royal Holloway, University of London.
Ed is also the current Reigning Robot Wars World Champion from the BBC TV Series and ABC Battlebots competitor.