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Ramiro Salas

VMware, Inc.
Staff Technologist II
Seattle, WA
Ramiro Salas (CISSP), is a technologist with VMware R&D, specializing in Networking, Security, and modern development platforms, with over 30 years of experience in the software and telecom industries in multiple countries. He was CTO of the first privately owned ISP in Chile in 1995, and worked at renowned telecom equipment vendors such as Ascend Communications, Lucent Technologies and CoSine Communications.

He joined VMware in 2004, where he has enjoyed a 16-year combined tenure along with Pivotal in many roles and teams, but always specializing on deep technical subjects.
While at Pivotal, he was the first Product Lead in R&D, focused on Networking. He was also part of the Cloud Foundry Security Council.

Most recently, Ramiro has been involved in the rationalization of authorization policy at VMware, and the intersection between Service Mesh and developer experience.
Ramiro has also served in the board of advisors at startups in related fields, and he’s a regular presenter at conferences and meetups.

Ramiro lives in the Pacific North West with his wife and two cats, where he enjoys gourmet cooking and high-end audio.