EP48 Sanjay Poonen

In episode 48 of EnterpriseReady, Grant Miller is joined by Sanjay Poonen. This expansive conversation draws on Sanjay’s long and storied career in software, from the early engineering days at Apple and Microsoft to his executive and entrepreneurial experience building and scaling multi-billion dollar businesses like VMware. Together, Grant and Sanjay unpack invaluable lessons on engineering, product management, marketing, sales, work-life balance, and much more.

About the Guest

Sanjay Poonen’s software career journey began in the early 1990s, when he pursued software engineering at Microsoft, and then Apple. In 1997 he founded AlphaBlox. In the years to follow, Sanjay held executive roles at Informatica, Symantec, and SAP. From 2013 - 2021, he was COO of VMware, where he led the company’s growth from $6B to $12B in revenue. He is currently on the Board of Directors at Snyk.

EnterpriseReady is hosted by Grant Miller, creator of EnterpriseReady and co-founder and CEO of Replicated, who are powering the world's best enterprise software.

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