Ajay Patel is the General Manager for VMware’s Modern Applications Business with the mission to accelerate enterprise application modernization, lead cloud native application solutions/services and provide an at scale multi-cloud management solutions through VMware Tanzu portfolio. In this role, Ajay is responsible for the division’s strategy, business and product planning, engineering, support and VMware Pivotal Labs services.
Previously, Ajay was responsible for the VMware Cloud Provider business with over 4100 Service Providers and VMware Cloud offering on all major hyperscaler clouds operating under VMware Cloud Provider Program.
Prior to VMware, Ajay led the core middleware business, Cloud Application Foundation, at Oracle. He led Oracle Exalogic, a middleware engineered system, and Oracle WebLogic, a Java EE Application Server, which was #1 in the market during his entire tenure. He also launched Oracle Java Cloud Service and set the roadmap for Oracle’s private cloud solution.
Ajay has over 30 years of enterprise software expertise and was also SVP at Apigee (Sonoa Systems) and GM for BEA Systems, Data Services business. His prior experience includes management consulting and system integration with Price Waterhouse Coopers, EDS and AT&T.
Ajay holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Electrical Engineering and a Bachelor’s of Science in Computer Science from University of California, Irvine. Ajay previously served as the Treasurer and board member for Cloud Foundry Foundation. He is also a board member and technical adviser to several private & venture funded software companies.