Reflections on 2020 and goals for 2021

As 2020 was finishing, I looked back at my initial New Year resolutions: Obviously, my first two ‘eco-conscious’ resolutions became quickly irrelevant as COVID disrupted our lives, grounded flights and lockdowns prevented us to drive anywhere. Anyway, I did switch to an electric vehicle (I’d highly recommend it if you can handle the restrictions that […]

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OCTO Initiative: Nonprofit Connect – Amplifying Impact with VMware’s Nonprofit Customers

Published on the VMware Office of the CTO Blog on 25th June 2020: https://octo.vmware.com/nonprofit-connect/ The post was co-written with the amazing Michelle and walks through some of the work we’ve done at VMware with a number of non-profit organizations. If you work with such organization and want to hear more, please contact us on the […]

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Being a Black Man

As I entered the lift, the little girl stepped behind her mum. “Why are you scared, honey?” asked the mother. The terrified little girl pointed her finger at me and said: “Because the man is black.” “What can I do?” That’s probably the question I’ve heard the most over the past few weeks as we […]

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Folding at Home and how to make a (tiny) contribution to coronavirus therapeutics research

If you want to help fight against coronavirus but don’t know how to contribute…well, read on. It turns out we all can do something (beyond staying at home and washing our hands!): we can give away our computer processing power to research to understand coronavirus better and design therapeutics to address it. Now, I’m not […]

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