Meet The Indian Who Left SAP To Lead VMware's End-user Computing Division

Bangalore: SAP, the German Software giant has lost its head of Mobility Division to VMware. Sanjay Poonen, the newly appointed General Manager of End-User Computing Business at VMware, the cloud and virtualization software and services company, will be taking on the daunting task of convincing IT professionals to use VMware's "desktop virtualization" software, Horizon suite. The software lets any device to run on Windows and corporate apps over a network connection, rather on device’s software.

Before joining VMware, Poonen was President and Corporate Officer of Technology Solutions and Head of Mobility Division at SAP AG. His responsibilities included SAP’s Mobile, Analytics, Database and Technology solutions. At SAP he was also on mission to take SAP to 1 Billion mobile users by end of 2015.

He joined SAP in 2006, in a development capacity, as executive vice president and general manager of Performance Optimization Applications for SAP. He led this business from its inception, helping drive these solutions to become a market leader in this service. He has also served as executive vice president and general manager of Business Analytics, Line of Business (LoB) Solution Sales, before heading to company’s Mobility Division, according to Bloomberg Link.

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