Mr. Dheeraj Pandey is a Co-Founder and the Chairman of Nutanix, where he serves as Chief Executive Officer. He is a Board Member of Adobe Inc. (NASDAQ: ADBE). He brings a wealth of experience of working at high growth enterprise software companies. Prior to founding Nutanix, he served as VP of Engineering at Aster Data (now Teradata), where he helped build the product and its engineering team from the ground up. At Oracle, he managed the storage engine group for Oracle Database/Exadata and co-authored numerous patents in the area of distributed databases. His entrepreneurial spirit has been recognized with a number of prestigious awards including Dell's Founders 50 and the E&Y Entrepreneur of the Year, Silicon Valley. He is a Ph.D. dropout from the University of Texas (Austin), where he was a Graduate Fellow of CS. He holds a BS in CS from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, where he was adjudged the "Best All-Rounder Student Among All Graduating Students in All Disciplines" and bestowed with the Distinguished Alumnus Award.