Murli Kotteyil is currently VP, Strategy, at VMware, Inc. Murli has over 20 years of business experience in early stage and large companies across the semiconductor, systems and software industries. At VMware, Murli leads its corporate venture team and support’s VMware's strategic objectives via a range of activities including strategy development, technology licensing, business development and M&A support. Earlier in his career, Murli was a key member of the team at AMD, that established the 64-bit x86 architecture as the de facto standard in the PC and server markets. Murli has a B. Tech. from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay and an MBA from Columbia University.