It took just 10 years for VMware to become one of biggest IT investors in Bulgaria, a leading IT development and innovation and hub, and an employer of choice attracting the best IT talent in the region.
Innovation – Not Just a Buzz Word
Over the years VMware’s innovation mindset has found its roots in its organizational design. A cornerstone of the company’s innovation strategy is the Innovation lab founded in 2015 to help the development of innovative technologies around Open Source and Internet of Things, while the Professional Services Centre of Excellence (PSCoE) enables the development of transformative technologies that allow VMware customers to innovate.
In addition to the existing expertise in IT, software development, product management, quality engineering and technical publications, the team in Sofia has expanded its business operations expertise by setting up a dedicated financial & business services team, offering in-depth skills in finance, business analytics and business intelligence.
All of the above helped transform VMware Bulgaria from an R&D facility to a multifunctional hub with dedicated product, professional services, and business operations teams.
The instrumental role of the Bulgarian operations in the global VMware strategy was also acknowledged by Pat Gelsinger, Chief Executive Office of VMware, during his visit in Bulgaria: “Our operations in Bulgaria are a vital part of our ability to develop software and services that allow our customers to move faster, embrace new business models, and compete more effectively. The past decade has shown VMware Bulgaria has been on the edge of delivering innovative technology and is helping our customers through the digital transformation of their businesses. We are committed to a continuous investment in the region. I’m truly excited about what this team will achieve in the future.”