Santa Clara University

MSIS Board of Advisors: Alexander Pappas

The StrataFusion Group, Inc.

Al is a Partner of the StrataFusion Group, Inc. and is a well-known technology veteran with over 40 years experience in the fields of information technology (IT), development engineering, marketing and business management. Al’s expertise spans internet technology, enterprise applications, CRM applications, PostScript development, communications systems, global manufacturing, professional services and automated test systems. 

Most recently as the CIO for VMware, Al led the IT organization during the period of hyper-growth.  Al was also the CIO for Hotwire responsible for all development and information technology operations of this internet based travel provider. Prior to Hotwire, Al was the CIO for Portal Software, VeriFone/HP and Adobe Systems where he was responsible for leading all IT activities. 

Prior to his CIO positions, Al was a VP of Engineering at Adobe Systems, a Test Engineering manager at Apple Computer, a Business Unit Director & VP of Engineering (VPE) for Schlumberger Technologies, a Director of Software at MSI Data and held various technology and marketing positions with the Xerox Corporation. Al is an active member of several CIO & VPE communities of practice and service organizations. 

Al holds a Certificate of Technical Business Management from UCLA and BA in Mathematics from Brooklyn College of the University of the City of New York.

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