As the director of the Advanced Technology Group, part of the Office of the CTO in Bulgaria, Vesselin Arnaudov is currently responsible for leading the research and innovation activities for VMware’s largest R&D site in EMEA. His charter includes the internal incubator for collaboration with the regional academic institutes, partners, start-up communities, and driving research projects in the most innovative areas. Bridging the gap between science and technology, the group explores market fit and product potential. Vesselin has spent the past fifteen years at VMware and has held various positions in both engineering and leadership capacities. He holds a degree in Computer Science from Brown University and in his free time, Vesselin enjoys travelling, his family, and geeking out.