James Watters is the CTO, Modern Application Platforms BU at VMware. Prior to VMware, James was the SVP of Strategy at Pivotal. James worked closely with Pivotal’s enterprise customers to shape the product and go-to-market strategy for Pivotal Cloud Foundry and its internally and externally built ecosystem. James has been responsible for the Cloud Foundry platform strategy since the technology’s early incubation at VMware. From the beginnings of Pivotal’s founding, James held leadership responsibilities for Pivotal Cloud Foundry, Spring, and RabbitMQ products, field engineering, overlay sales, marketing, partner development, and engineering.