Deanna Slocum

Senior Director, Ethics & Compliance Program
VMware, Inc.

DEANNA SLOCUM is the Senior Director of Ethics & Compliance at VMware's global headquarters in Palo Alto‚ California. VMware delivers virtualization and cloud infrastructure solutions that enable its customers to reduce capital and operating expenses‚ improve agility‚ ensure business continuity‚ strengthen security and go green. With 2010 revenues of $2.9 billion‚ more than 250‚000 customers and 25‚000 partners‚ VMware is a leader in virtualization and cloud computing with nearly 9‚000 employees working in 40 countries. Prior to her role at VMware‚ Deanna was the head of compliance for the largest of three Siemens AG business sectors in the U.S. - the U.S. Industry Sector with 40‚000 employees and $12 billion in revenue. She was promoted to that role after leading the compliance efforts of the global software company‚ Siemens PLM Software‚ Inc. Previous to her role as the head of corporate compliance for Siemens PLM Software‚ Deanna led the license compliance and anti-piracy enforcement efforts in Europe‚ the Middle East and Africa for software companies Adobe/Macromedia and UGS. Deanna has a J.D. from Southern Methodist University and a B.A. in Political Science (International Relations) and Italian from the University of California‚ Santa Barbara. She only recently has returned back to California after spending the majority of her professional life elsewhere: Washington‚ DC‚ London‚ U.K.‚ and Dallas‚ Texas.