Edouard Bugnion is a Professor in the School of Computer and Communication Sciences at the Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL) and, since January 2017, also the Vice President for Information Systems at the EPFL. Prior to joining the EPFL in August 2012, Dr. Bugnion was a Founder and Chief Technology Officer of Nuova Systems, Inc., a developer of enterprise data center solutions, from October 2005 to May 2008. Nuova Systems was funded by and acquired by Cisco Systems, Inc., a worldwide leader in Internet Protocol-based networking products and services. He joined Cisco as a Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of Cisco's Server Access and Virtualization Business Unit from May 2008 to June 2011. Prior to Nuova, Dr. Bugnion was a Founder of VMware, a leading provider of cloud and virtualization software and services, where he held many positions, including Chief Technology Officer, from 1998 to 2005. Dr. Bugnion currently serves on the Boards of InnoSuisse, a Swiss agency for innovation promotion (a position to which he was appointed by the Swiss Federal Council) and of the Fondation de l'Hermitage (a museum) and is a member of the Assembly of the International Committee of the Red Cross. Dr. Bugnion holds an Engineering Diplom from ETH Zurich, a Master's degree from Stanford University and a Ph.D. from Stanford University, all in Computer Science.