Amanda Blevins, Sr. Director and Chief Technologist, Office of the CTO at VMware, leads multiple programs that connect customers and partners to R&D to drive business and technology success for all VMware customers and partners. She speaks across the world in customer briefings, industry events, and partner events and leads digital transformation across all industries. Amanda also focuses on driving solutions based on Machine Learning and other emerging technologies. She has been in the IT field for over 20 years holding roles such as infrastructure administrator, technical architect, enterprise architect, and transformation consultant. Her first role within VMware was Sr. Systems Engineer in the field organization in 2010. Amanda became VMware's first female Principal Systems Engineer a few years later. As VMware's first and only female Chief Technologist, she leverages her experience and network to increase awareness and action in STEM fields for girls and young women.