Advisory Board

Renowned industry luminaries enhance VeloCloud's experience and depth to meet the growing demand for its SD-WAN solutions.

Each Advisory Board member brings a unique perspective, and wealth of experience and connections that are now available to VeloCloud as it expands into new markets with new solutions.

Alan Boehme

Alan Boehme

CTO of Coca Cola

Alan Boehme is the Chief Technology, Chief Innovation Officer and Chief Enterprise Architect for The Coca-Cola Company. In these roles he is responsible for Global IT Operations for the company. Prior to joining The Coca Cola Company, Alan was Head of IT Strategy and Architecture for the financial services firm ING, held CIO positions with Juniper Networks, Sage Software, General Electric and a variety of Sr. leadership positions in both IT and Marketing with DHL and a number of logistics and airlines.

As both an employee and consultant Alan has been on the forefront in developing a number of technology innovations including early development of airline yield management systems, global community cargo systems, computerized reservation systems (CRS) and more recently advanced digital targeted /personalized marketing, and cloud based security (Software Defined Perimeter) architectures and solutions.

Alan is a founder and member of the Board of Directors for the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) a 40,000 person non-profit focused on advancing the security methods and requirements for cloud and mobile computing. Alan serves on advisory boards for number of start-ups and venture capital firms in the Silicon Valley.

Alan and his family reside in Half Moon Bay California.

Greg Papadopoulos

Greg Papadopoulos, PhD

NEA Venture Partner, Menlo Park

Greg joined NEA as Venture Partner in 2010 after more than twenty years of experience in the technology industry and academia. He focuses on early-stage systems, software and semiconductor companies. Prior to NEA, Greg was EVP and CTO of Sun Microsystems, where he guided the company’s $2B R&D portfolio. Before Sun, Greg was an Associate Professor of EECS at MIT, where he worked on massively parallel dataflow computing architectures. He also helped found a number of companies, from video conferencing (PictureTel) to computational fluid dynamics (NASDAQ:EXA), and was an engineer with HP and Honeywell.

Greg is an active advisor for the schools of engineering at UCSD, UC Berkeley, and MIT, and is a trustee for the Computer History Museum. Passionate about technology and its possibilities, Greg is a relentless advocate for diversity in engineering and a supporter of open development models that stimulate communication, inclusiveness and innovation. Greg holds an undergraduate degree from UCSD and an S.M. and Ph.D. from MIT. He also a Senior Fellow of the American Leadership Forum.

Russ White

Russ White

Network Architect & Author

Russ White has 20 years of experience in building networks, products and protocols from both a vendor and provider perspective. He has worked in routing protocols and routed network design for the last 15 years.

He has spoken at Cisco Live, Interop, LACNOG and other global industry venues; is actively involved in the IETF and the ISOC; and has co-authored more than 30 software patents in the area of network protocols and nine books in the area of network protocols, design and architecture. During his over 15 years at Cisco, he played a critical role in the development of the Cisco Certified Design Expert (CCDE) and Cisco Certified Architect (CCAr). White is currently working in the area of network complexity and programmable networks, and thinking about how to encourage and teach the next generation of network engineers.

Linda Bernardi

Linda Bernardi

Chief Innovation Officer, Cloud & IoT, IBM

Linda Bernardi is currently Chief Innovation Officer at IBM. Her role is to determine the future vision for Cloud and IoT as well as the disruption that entails. Linda is a serial entrepreneur in disruptive innovation.

She founded her company, ConnecTerra Inc. which is the first company to build the middleware for RFID and connect to enterprise IT. She started and ran her disruptive innovation consulting firm for 5 years, Straterra Partners prior to joining IBM. She is the author her bestseller book ProVoke and the ProVoke ‘How to’ Manual which discusses the specifics of how and wny to disrupt in large enterprises. She invests in startups in the area of disruptive innovation as well as being an advisor and she is a columnist at the Washington Post. She is very passionate about matters of women, technology and leadership.

Sandip Gupta

Sandip Gupta

Vice President, Cloud Services at NTT DATA

Sandip is a results driven senior executive with 25 years of experience managing and growing global Cloud and IT infrastructure product and service businesses.

Over the last 20 years Sandip has led companies in the Cloud Lifecycle, Software Designed Data Center, Automation and Operations space. Currently Sandip manages sales and marketing for the cloud business at NTT DATA, Inc. and prior to that he had leadership roles at Virtela, Netmagic and Ensim. He is an active investor, advisor and board member at multiple cloud and infrastructure companies as well.

Manjula Talreja

Manjula Talreja

Digital Business Executive

Manjula Talreja is an IT industry veteran who has spent the last 22 years of her career at Cisco, where she successfully transitioned from an IT practitioner to a go-to-market leader. She is a proven business strategist and operational executive – with a track record of transforming new businesses into major lines of revenue. She is an expert at delivering business results working with Enterprise and Service Provider customers based on cloud, Internet of Things, social, mobile and analytics.

Until October 2015, she was Vice President in Cisco Consulting Services the company’s business and IT technology consulting arm. Talreja ran the Global Service Provider group where she helped customers accelerate successful business outcomes by readying their operations for digital transitions.

From 2009 - 2013, Manjula played a pivotal role in launching VCE (a partnership between Cisco, EMC and Vmware) and Cisco Intercloud; both new business models and partnerships in the growing cloud business.

Manjula is a highly sought-after industry thought-leader, and was named “The Top 25 Most Influential Women in Cloud” 2015, CableFax “Top Minority Women in Cable” 2014 and 2015, “Most Powerful Women in Cable” 2012 and 2014, and CloudNOW “Top Ten Women in Cloud” 2013. She is a regular keynote speaker in global forums. Pacific Telecommunication Council Conference (PTC), Mobile World Congress (MWC), Women in Cable Technology (WICT), Cloud Expo New York and UC Berkeley Innovation Forum to name a few.

Manjula is currently an Advisor of The Fabric, a cloud investment firm, and a member of the UC Berkeley Institute of Business Innovation.

Award Winning

VeloCloud is a recipient of many prestigious industry accolades.


Gartner Cool Vendor 2016
2016 Unified Communications Product of the Year Award
Cloud Computing Product of the Year Award
Cloud Computing Product of the Year Award
Interop Best Startup of 2015 Award

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CEO Sanjay Uppal presents VeloCloud's vision, technology and impact on wide area networks in the cloud era.