Preethy Padmanabhan is the Head of healthcare and VDI marketing at Nutanix, the leader in hyperconverged infrastructure. Preethy has a passion for delivering use-case focused solutions solving customer pain points. Preethy is a thought leader and has spoken across several industry conferences such as HIMSS 2016, Citrix Synergy 2016, VMworld 2015 on topics such as Enterprise Cloud Infrastructure, App and Desktop Virtualization, Enterprise datacenter journey etc.
Prior to Nutanix, Preethy was Sr. Mgr. Solutions Management & Marketing for Dell Cloud Client computing division. Preethy lead multiple initiatives at Dell such as enhancing cloud client customer demo experiences in Dell Solution centers, creating targeted vertical solutions based on industry needs and launching cutting edge cloud solutions into the market.
Prior to Dell, Preethy worked for Cisco, Hughes and built a career in technology across Engineering, Management and Marketing. She is a passionate, driven, goal-oriented leader who loves to build new businesses and cross-functional teams across the company.
Preethy holds leadership board positions in community, non-profit organizations focused on causes such as education for children, career development and mentoring for professionals. She has been on the multiple non-profit boards such as BITSAA (BITS Alumni Association), SVAMA (Silicon Valley American Marketing Association) and startup Umusing Inc. with the vision to engage, empower and enrich learning communities.
Preethy got her B.S in Chemical Engineering, M.S in Information Systems from Birla Institute of Technology and Science, India and her MBA from UCLA Anderson School of Management. On a personal note, Preethy is also an accomplished singer and composed popular music albums fostering world peace. She lives with her husband and 11 year old son in Santa Clara, California.