Lily Chang VP, Strategic Transformation, and SVM-JV Project, VMware
Lily Chang was born and raised in Taiwan. After completing her undergraduate degree from the best university in Taiwan, her mother encouraged her to relocate to the United States. She attended the University of Wisconsin at Madison, graduating with a master’s degree in computer science. Lily started her career as a compiler/tools software developer. She soon moved into engineering leadership roles and has been vice president of engineering at several companies for various industry sectors (embedded systems/electronic design automation (EDA), semiconductors, cloud computing/virtualization). Lily has a strong commitment to helping women succeed in technology. At VMware, she launched four Women Who Code networks, in India, Bulgaria, and China (Beijing and Shanghai). Lily’s confidence and persistence in negotiating and affecting changes have been crucial strengths that contribute to her impressive success as a technology leader.