Dr. Malini Bhandaru leads open source IoT and Edge efforts at VMWare. She first worked on IoT long before it was called as such, delivering a remote monitoring and management system for deeply embedded devices with no public IP address. Over the span of two decades, at companies such as Intel, Verizon, Nuance, and various start-ups, she has worked on open source cloud software, processor power and performance, machine learning and AI, and early web applications. She has over 10 granted patents. She is passionate about STEM education, encouraging Women in Technology, and gardening.