Ninad Desai is the Director of Product Management for VMware’s hybrid cloud services and vCloud Air. Ninad manages the IaaS offering, security services, cloud compliance services, DRaaS and Data protection services and business continuity in vCloud Air. Prior to VMware, Ninad led product management efforts for EVault's OpenStack based cloud storage and gateway solutions. Before that, Ninad led product management and engineering efforts for networking and security solutions at Foundry Networks and Brocade Communications (via Acquisition). Ninad was part of the engineering team at Cisco Systems driving the service provider platforms and features. Ninad holds an MBA from Haas School of Business (UC Berkeley) and an Masters in Computer Science from the University of Southern California.