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Simone Brunozzi serves as a Vice President and Chief Technologist (global role) at VMware Inc., focusing on Cloud technology (vCloud Hybrid Services). Simone's role includes public speaking, relationships with key clients, strategy and roadmap, driving innovation inside the company, managing a team of Solutions Engineers to drive adoption of VMware’s Cloud products.

Simone frequently mentors startups and innovative companies, including ones incubated in startup accelerators (Techstars, H-Farm, Founder Institute, MindTheBridge, and others).

Simone is an Investor and Advisor of CloudAcademy.com (knowledge platform), Nouvola.com (cloud based, scalable performance testing and performance analytics), and others. He maintains a syndicate on Angel List.

Simone is also very involved in Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies and he’s going to publish a book on Bitcoin in mid 2014.

Simone has a technical background in Computer Science, experience as an entrepreneur, professor and has worked in the industry for 15+ years, focusing on Cloud Computing since 2006.

Simone grew up in Italy and after having been a four-times entrepreneur in Italy, a University professor at the young age of 26, a Chief Technology Officer and after having written two technical books and two novels, he left Italy to join Amazon Web Services in March 2008 as the first Technology Evangelist for Europe (EMEA), to raise awareness about Cloud Computing and help developers build applications.

In January 2010 Simone relocated to Singapore as the first Technology Evangelist for the APAC region. In 2010 he received the “2010 Cloud Evangelist of the Year” award. In July 2012, Simone relocated to San Francisco, as the first Senior Technology Evangelist for Americas.

Since 2008, Simone has been a very popular speaker in Europe, United States, Asia, Oceania and Africa, speaking at more than 580 events (and collecting a huge amount of airline miles).

Simone earned his B.S. in Computer Science from University of Perugia.

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