Andreas la Quiante covers major customers in EMEAR as a SDDC architect focusing on network virtualization and security. He started in the networking field while studying electrical engineering (Dipl.-Ing.) at the Technical University of Berlin more than 20 years ago and has enjoyed it ever since. He worked for a customer in the finance sector, as a trainer (Cisco CCSI No. 99941), a consultant in Europe and the USA and subject matter expert for an international consulting company. Before joining VMware, Andreas worked for Cisco Systems, first as a product manager for Nexus data center switches. He believes in passing on knowledge and skills (such as presenting at Cisco Live conferences in Europe, the United States, and the Middle East). In his spare time he spends time with his wife, Susanne, and his son, Carl, and fixes up their old house in Germany.