Rene W. Schmidt, VMWare
Rene W. Schmidt is an architect in the virtual infrastructure management group at VMware in Palo Alto, California. Rene is a key contributor to the VirtualCenter product line, and spends most of his time fiddling with ideas on how to simplify application development and datacenter operation using virtual machine technology. Before joining VMware in 2002, Rene worked at Sun Microsystems. Rene was the technical lead of the Java Web Start product, and also part of the development team that shipped Java(TM) Hotspot(TM) Virtual Machine 1.0. Before Rene joined Sun in 1997, he had a brief look at the business world while wearing a tie and working for one of the top IT consulting firms. Rene holds an MS in Computer Science from both University of Washington, Seattle, and the University of Aarhus, Denmark.