Lewis Shepherd

Sr. Director, National Technology Strategy, VMWare; Sr. Advisor, U.S. Department of Defense


Leader on data, research management, and tech innovation, with executive success in Silicon Valley and government. The world’s leading tech companies and select government agencies rely on my expertise in strategic planning, investment decisions, and leading complex change. Current experience in world-leading projects on big data, artificial intelligence, machine learning, augmented reality/virtual reality, data visualization, social media, encryption and cybersecurity.

Clear, concise communicator. I blog at, and also teach as an Adjunct Professor on Big Data Architectures & Analytics.