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Marianna Tessel

Docker
Marianna Tessel runs the engineering organization at Docker. which actively contributes to the open source project and is also responsible for Docker’s commercial product offerings, including Docker Hub and Docker Hub Enterprise. Tessel has over twenty years of experience in engineering and leadership working for both high growth companies and startups. Prior to Docker, she was a vice president of engineering at VMware, where she led a team of hundreds of engineers and was responsible for developing various VMware vSphere subsystems. She pioneered multiple initiatives and catalyzed tremendous technology ecosystem growth – which skyrocketed during her tenure. Her impact at VMware prompted her to be included on the 2013 Business Insider Top 25 Most Powerful Women Engineers in Tech list.

Tessel has a strong product development and systems background which has provided her with technical depth to manage large teams and projects beyond virtualization and cloud infrastructure into SaaS, e-commerce and mobile. Prior to VMware, she was the vice president of engineering for Ariba, a cloud-based high volume business commerce company (now part of SAP) which is used by over 90 percent of the Fortune 100, where she led the platform engineering team that among other things ensured high availability of the service. Prior to that, Tessel was part of General Magic, an innovator in the mobile computing sector, starting there as an engineer and rising to vice president. Tessel graduated with honors from Technion – Israel Institute of Technology with a bachelor’s degree in computer science and holds multiple technology patents.