In 2020, we saw an uptake in the adoption of digital transformation and cloud-native technologies. Fast forward to 2021: As these adoptions are maturing, there has been a shift of focus towards Day 2 challenges and, more importantly, security. Security, as we all know, is no longer an afterthought in the cloud-native world and has moved into the developer’s pipeline with the Shift Left movement.

In this episode of Let’s Talk, we invited James Watters, Chief Technology Officer at VMware’s Modern Application Platforms Business Unit, to talk about various aspects of security in the cloud-native world.

About the guest: James Watters is the chief technology officer at VMware’s Modern Application Platforms business unit, where he guides the product and technology strategy, as well as interfaces with clients to make sure they are solving their day-to-day needs. He previously was the senior vice president of products at Pivotal, which is now known as the MAPBU at VMware. At Pivotal, James helped shepherd the company’s marquee product—Pivotal Cloud Foundry—into a highly disruptive enterprise software business and the industry-standard platform for cloud applications. Under his leadership, in less than two years, Pivotal Cloud Foundry has become the fastest-growing open-source product in history.

About the company: VMware software powers the world’s complex digital infrastructure. The company’s cloud, app modernization, networking, security, and digital workspace offerings help customers deliver any application on any cloud across any device. Headquartered in Palo Alto, California, VMware is committed to being a force for good, from its breakthrough technology innovations to its global impact.

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