Speakers

Bask Iyer

Bask Iyer

  • CIO and GM, IoT
  • VMware

Bask Iyer joined VMware in March 2015 and serves as the company’s senior vice president and chief information officer (CIO). Iyer leads VMware’s global information and technology organization, a group that manages critical technology systems supporting the company’s worldwide business operations. In July 2016, Bask added the responsibility of general manager, IoT. In this role, he will drive the company's IoT strategy and business innovations in this emerging area.

A respected industry veteran, Iyer brings more than 25 years of experience in executing and driving change in traditional Fortune 100 manufacturing companies and Silicon Valley-based high technology firms. Prior to joining VMware, Iyer served as senior vice president and chief information officer at Juniper Networks, where he was responsible for the company’s technology and business operations, which included critical services around business transformation, global business services, IT and real estate, and workplace services. Before joining Juniper Networks, he served as chief information officer at Honeywell, and chief information officer at GlaxoSmithKline Beecham for consumer healthcare research and development, where he was also the company’s e-commerce leader. Iyer holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Annamalai University in India and a master’s degree in computer science from Florida Institute of Technology.