Issy Ben-Shaul

CEO & Co-Founder

Issy is the CEO and Co-Founder of Velostrata and a serial entrepreneur. Prior to co-founding Velostrata, Issy was the CTO for VMware’s Mirage desktop virtualization product. Issy joined VMware through the acquisition of Wanova, a desktop virtualization company founded by Issy and Ilan Kessler, and acquired by VMware in 2012. Prior to Wanova, Issy was CTO for the Application Delivery Business Unit at Cisco. Issy joined Cisco in 2004 via the acquisition of Actona Technologies, where he was Co-Founder, CTO and Vice President of Engineering. Before founding Actona, Issy was a tenured faculty member at the Technion, Israel Institute of Technology, where he worked on design and implementation of wide-area distributed systems. Prior to the Technion, he was a staff member at the IBM Haifa Research Laboratory. Issy has published over 40 papers and holds 14 patents in the areas of WAN optimization and distributed systems. He holds a PhD and master’s degree in computer science from Columbia University and holds a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and computer science from Tel Aviv University.