Kathy Chou

KATHY CHOU is VP of research and development operations and central services for VMware. She has more than twenty five years of operations and management experience in the high-tech industry. Previously, she has served as SVP of sales strategy and operations for Informatica, VP of sales operations and strategy at Intuit, and spent eighteen years at HP in various management roles.  While at HP, Chou led the team that won the 2009 Franz Edelman award for outstanding achievement in applied operations research, awarded by the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences. Chou earned a BS in mechanical engineering and an MS in manufacturing systems engineering from Stanford University, and an MBA from the Harvard Graduate School of Business. She most recently served on the Stanford Presidential Search Committee, has chaired the Stanford Alumni Committee on Trustee Nominations and served on the Alumni Association board of directors. She is currently a director for the Stanford Institute for Research in Social Sciences (IRISS) and a director for the Asian Pacific Fund.  @vmware

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