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Gabriele Di Piazza

VP, Products and Solutions, Telco NFV Group at VMware


At VMware, Gabriele is responsible for leading the development of Network Function Virtualization (NFV) Products and Solutions, enabling Telecommunication operators to transition to next generation converged cloud environments. Gabriele brings more than 20 years of enterprise and communication service provider (CSP) technology expertise in marketing, product management and business development to VMware. Most recently, Gabriele was Senior Vice President Products & Marketing for Guavus, a company that provides big data analytics applications to the CSP industry for improved customer experience and service assurance. Di Piazza has also been General Manager of Hewlett-Packard Marketing Optimization where he was responsible for HP’s Autonomy Digital Experience Management products. Prior to Hewlett-Packard, Gabriele led worldwide marketing for the Operator Channels group at Microsoft, where he had also been responsible for Microsoft’s Media & Entertainment business and led global business development for media solutions in wireless carriers. Before Microsoft, Gabriele spent 11 years at HP in different roles in the Communications & Media industries, related to marketing & solutions management in OSS/BSS/Contact Center/Rich Media/IPTV. Gabriele holds a Masters in Electronic Engineering with major in Telecom Networks from Politecnico di Milano.