Sanjay Uppal is the SVP and General Manager of the Service Provider & Edge Business Unit (SEBU) at VMware. SEBU is focused on modernizing the network and accelerating the monetization of services for Service Providers, while driving value for both Service Providers and Enterprise Customers through Networking, Security and Compute services at the Edge. Uppal 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, he ran publicly traded OnMobile Global, serving as its President and COO. Uppal 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, he has served in executive roles at Webvan (VP 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.
Uppal 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. Uppal enjoys trail running, cycling, making gadgets, watching cult shows & movies (Game of Thrones, The Big Lebowski), and gardening with his family. While he is culinarily challenged he is frequently seen snacking on dark chocolate and crisp croissants.