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CEO at Pure Storage
Principal Technologist at Transarc, CTO at BEA Systems, See All (6)
Carnegie Mellon University, Carnegie Mellon University

Detailed Description


Scott Dietzen is currently CEO at Pure Storage.

Prior to that, Dietzen was Interim SVP, Applications at Yahoo!, where he helped look after Yahoo! Mail, Messenger, Flickr, Answers, Groups, and Zimbra. He joined Yahoo with the acquisition of Web 2.0 open source messaging and collaboration startup Zimbra (now part of VMware), where he was president and CTO.

Prior to Zimbra, Scott was CTO of BEA Systems where he helped look after the WebLogic product family, which drove the company from $61 million in revenue for the year prior to WebLogic's acquisition to over $1 billion. Scott came to BEA via the acquisition of WebLogic, a pioneer in Java and web application technology. The WebLogic team helped to launch the J2EE standard, the Web application server product category, and the web services collaboration with Microsoft and IBM.

Prior to WebLogic, Scott was Principal Technologist for Transarc (acquired by IBM), a developer of distributed transaction and information sharing systems. He earned his Ph.D. and M.S. in Computer Science and B.S. in Applied Mathematics and Computer Science from Carnegie Mellon University. He is also a TechCrunch Fellow ;-).

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Advisory Roles (2)

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    Board Member
    Jun 2, 2010
  • 3cf9701fa6b21b6dfe18c89b39cb6725


    Board Member
    Oct 1, 2009 - Feb 1, 2011

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