Kathy Chou is Vice President of Strategy and Operations Americas at VMWare. Previously, Kathy was Senior Vice President of Sales Strategy and Operations at Informatica and Intuit’s vice president of Sales Operations and Strategy. Prior to this, Kathy was HP's vice president of Strategy and Operations for the Personal Systems Group (PSG) in the Americas region. Kathy has more than 20 years of operations and management experience in the high-tech industry. She was vice president of strategic relations for Linux Networx, a Linux server start-up, and vice president of operations for Penguin Computing. At Agilent Technologies, Kathy served as manufacturing manager in the start-up imaging electronics division. Kathy is a director for the Asian Pacific Fund and serves on the Stanford Alumni Committee for Trustee Nominations. Kathy received the Stanford Medal in 2013, Wise Woman Award from Deloitte LLP in 2011, and was the Winner of the Franz Edelman Award for excellence in Operations Research in 2009. The Silicon Valley Business Journal selected her as one of the Top 100 most influential women in 2011.