Steady as a Rock: VMware's Pat Gelsinger Leads The CRN 2018 Top 100 Executives Pack
By Joseph Tsidulko
As VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger prepared last month to raise funds for charity by climbing one of the world's highest peaks, he had already been scaling another mountain of sorts in his efforts over the past two years to transform the company.
Like Mount Kilimanjaro, which Gelsinger successfully hiked to help fund the construction of a girls' school in Kenya, the summit he was aiming for was high: reshape the company's public cloud strategy, transition its go-to-market strategy and solidify its relationship with parent company Dell Technologies.
The pieces were already falling into place last August at VMworld 2017, where Gelsinger spent much of his time talking with partners, both in keynotes and private sessions, about how VMware's transformation strategy would set a path for their practices to thrive in the years ahead.