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December 29, 2023

Labcorp Speaker Series Welcomes Krish Vitaldevara of NetApp

Please join us on Tuesday, January 23rd at 6:30 p.m. in room 1231 in Engineering Building 2 as we kick off the Spring 2024 Labcorp “Leadership in Technology” Speakers Series


Our guest speaker will be Krish Vitaldevara, Senior Vice President for Core Platforms at NetApp.  The topic of Vitaldevara's talk is “Using Generative AI to Drive Engineering Productivity in the Enterprise.”


Vitaldevara is a passionate product leader and engineer with demonstrated success at building compelling multiyear strategies for large platform and product teams and delivering significant impact for large enterprises and billions of consumers.


Vitaldevara is the Senior Vice President for Core Platforms at NetApp. The core platforms team is responsible for unified storage platform, manageability platform, Customer eXperience Office (CXO) and Chief Design Office (CDO) and enables the delivery of various NetApp offerings across On-Premise, Hybrid Cloud and Data Services. Prior to joining NetApp, Vitaldevara spent more than six years at Google in multiple roles, including leading product for Android and Plays Trust and Safety and Product for Google Maps. He joined Google after a long stint at Microsoft where he led product teams for O365 Foundations, and Microsoft Consumer Trust and Safety teams. Early on in his career, he worked at couple of startups - LoudCloud started by Ben Horowitz and Marc Andreesen and Brience that enabled enterprises to customize customer experiences on mobile. Vitaldevara holds an MBA degree from Santa Clara University and Masters in Information Systems Engineering from Arizona State University. He is also a proven innovator and hacker with more than 30 patents primarily in distributed systems, spam detection models, using graphs and networks for anomaly detection. 


Vitaldevara resides in the Bay Area with his wife, a son and daughter. Both of his kids are in to Water Polo and play for Saratoga High School. Vitaldevara is a recreational poker player who competes in world series of poker events and a chess player (blitz). He and family love traveling and are in the process of getting back to pre-Covid run rate of two new countries per year.

Abstract:  Unlocking the unparalleled efficiency in enterprise engineering with generative AI. Octavian will explore the transformative impact of leveraging AI to boost productivity, streamline workflows, and propel innovation in engineering domains.  He will cover how the benefits that NetApp has seen by using AI and how they are structured to take maximum advantage as the technology continues its rapid evolution.


The event is free and open to the public.  Ample free parking is available on Centennial Campus after 5 pm.  For directions and more information, click here.


These lectures have been approved by the CSC Graduate Oversight Committee to count toward the required lectures for graduate students.


***If you are unable or uncomfortable joining us in person, the talk will be broadcasted live at As always, talks will be videotaped and made available (pending speaker approval) on a dedicated YouTube channel.***




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