20210513hcsfLeadership Series: Meet Sanjay Poonen, COO of VMware. Co-sponsored by Health4TheWorld

Please join us in a conversation with Sanjay Poonen, COO of VMware, and Dr. Bhavya Rehani, CEO of Health4TheWorld, about the challenges of leadership and effecting change for the better in the world.

Mr. Poonen & Dr. Rehani will consider and discuss lessons learned during their careers and share their perspectives and experiences on how leaders can make positive changes in the world through their professional (and extracurricular) work.

  • Leadership lessons learned during career.
  • How are you doing good through your work?
  • How did you adapt your companies' business models to changing times?
  • Other important lessons that might be of interest to startups as well as larger companies?

Sanjay Poonen is COO, Customer Operations, at VMware. His areas of responsibility include worldwide sales, services, ecosystem, and alliances, as well as global marketing and communications and cross-portfolio product marketing.

Prior during his tenure at VMware, Sanjay held the role of Executive Vice President and General Manager for the End-User Computing business unit. In this role, he was responsible for strategy, products, engineering, marketing and sales across all of VMware's End-User Computing offerings. Before VMware, Sanjay was president and corporate officer of Platform Solutions and the Mobile Division at SAP AG. During his more than seven years at SAP, Sanjay held several executive-level roles in product development and sales, including leading SAP’s Analytics, Big Data, Mobile and all Industry Business Units, driving many solutions to industry-leading market positions.

Prior to SAP, Sanjay held executive roles at Symantec, VERITAS and Informatica, and he began his career as a software engineer at Microsoft, followed by Apple.

Sanjay holds two patents as well as an MBA from Harvard Business School, where he graduated a Baker Scholar; a master's degree in management science and engineering from Stanford University; and a bachelor's degree in computer science, math and engineering from Dartmouth College, where he graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa.

Bhavya Rehani, MD, is a recognized authority on global health and health inequities among vulnerable populations.

Dr. Rehani is the Co-Founder, CEO and President of Health4theworld, an award-winning nonprofit organization. She completed her residency from University of Cincinnati, Neuroradiology fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School and has been a faculty at UCSF.

Growing up in India, Dr. Rehani witnessed the poor access to healthcare for her own grandparents in rural India. Inspired to find a solution and give back, she launched Health4theWorld.

Acclaimed for her service to the global community, Dr. Rehani was recently awarded the 2020 UCSF Chancellor Award for Public service.

In 2019, she was awarded the Silicon Woman of Influence Award by the Silicon Valley Business Journal and named in “Rising Stars: 66 Leaders in Healthcare Under 40”by the Becker’s Health Review.

In 2018, Dr. Rehani was awarded the Woman of the Year and Female Innovator of Year by Women in Business Awards & Health4theworld was awarded the Organization of the Year and Tech Start Up of The Year.

Dr. Rehani received RSNA Roentgen Resident/Fellow Research Award in 2012 and RSNA Education Scholar Grant in 2015.

Her work has been featured in Forbes, NBC and SF Business Times.

Health4theworld provides free education & technology resources in 110 countries. Faculty in 19 specialties from 25 academic institutions have provided weekly live and asynchronous learning through Health4theWorld Academy with more than 500 videos posted since the last 5 years. Dr Rehani has led the integration of innovative technologies in global health including a Stroke App to help patients in the remote corners of the world. She has led the integration of emerging technologies in education including virtual reality, machine learning and mobile health in medicine.

Thursday May 13, 2021
6pm - 7pm PT

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