I am currently CEO of BlueStacks and serve on the board of Cloud.com. Prior to BlueStacks I was SVP and CTO Innovation (yes like the IBM ad!) at McAfee. I arrived at McAfee via the acquisition of Solidcore, which I co-founded. Solidcore was integrated into the Endpoint Business Unit, and I was CTO of the Endpoint Business Unit ($1B USD) and Virtualization for about a year.

Prior to that I co-founded: VxTreme (acquired by Microsoft), Ensim, Teros (acquired by Citrix), GreenBorder (acquired by Google), and Teneros. I currently serve as an advisor to Atlantis Computing. In the recent past have been involved with Mentor Partners, which works with entepreneurs in India, to help realize their vision into successful ventures.

My roots are in technology: graduated from IIT Delhi with a gold medal and did my Ph.D. from Cornell University/Stanford. I  briefly served on the faculty at Cornell.

10 Responses “About” →

  1. rohit jalihal

    April 8, 2008

    I have been an avid follower of your blog,circular Insanity , so much so that I am hooked on to your blog every morning .After checking my inbox, a check-in to your blog has beome a regular feature for me.
    One interesting development around bladelogic and BMC now is what will happen now to their alliance with tripwire.Do you think BMc are better off now with Bladelogic or tehy should continue their alliance with tripwire.Interesting situation will begin to evolve if solicore gets acquired by other of the big four like CA or EMC maybe?


  2. Matthew R. Willmann, Ph.D.

    August 17, 2008

    Just an old friend checking up on you. Drop me a line if you have time between start-ups. 🙂

  3. I do admire and enjoy the humour you find in ITIL – a big ask 😀

    Perhaps you will enjoy my effort at http://www.realitsm.com


  4. Todd Pryor

    February 25, 2009

    Mr. Sharma:

    Good afternoon. Glad to see that all is still going well with Solidcore. Unfortunately, I have never had a chance to speak with you. However, two years ago I spoke with Monico Mallari during a phone interview while I was working and living in the Chicago, IL area. At the time, I had to decline going forward with Solidcore due the fact that the travel requirements were too harsh.

    Prior to speaking with Monico, I conversed with Donna Vieraitis, Jay Vaishnav Bob Wenzel, John “Jody” Feigle, and Michael Betti.

    Since then, I’ve kept my eye on Solidcore and still feel that the company is still performing well. I wish you the best of luck and look forward to the opportunity of having a chance to work at Solidcore Inc. in the future.


    Todd Pryor
    Naperville, Illinois


  5. Deepak Bharadwaj

    May 19, 2009

    Dear Rosen,

    I am a student of Modern School Vasant Vihar,Delhi.Have heard about you from all the teachers at MSVV. You and your sister Monica are the ones everybody looks upto when setting performance bars. I still the remember the day when you received presidents medal and it was announced to the whole school by the principal through the PA system.

    Anyways I need your help regarding some matter and was wondering if I could get your personal email or contact #. I just need a little time out of your busy scheduele . My email is deepakbh@gmail.com.
    Would really appreciate it.

    Deepak Bharadwaj( ex modernite 🙂 )

  6. Hi Mr. Sharma,

    I have enjoyed reading your blog. You have great insight, and a practical, customer-centric view for products and trends.

    My company makes a fault mgmt appliance that deploys into network locations to provide immediate notification, diagnosis, and resolution of network faults. We actually fix problems within minutes, that otherwise take awhile.

    We’re definitely bucking trends towards software, as we deploy in an appliance. But there isn’t any other way to fix the problems that otherwise result in site visits or lots of needless time executing triage.

    Are we crazy or are we on to something? (note: we have over 100 customers today, so we definitely are growing, but I’m wondering if this will only be a niche…)



  7. Jody Feigle

    September 30, 2009

    Rosen congratulations on Solidcore’s acquisition by McAfee. Wishful thinking that I was still there during the transition. You are a catalyst for success, a creative genius in fact. You demonstrate often your technology vision and how to entrepreneurially position a venture opportunity for success. I’m flattered to have been a part of Solidcore and being able to call you my friend. I enjoy your wisdom and leadership.

    I’m fairly sure that I’m either sanely insane or insanely sane. Let me ponder that thought. 🙂


  8. Rosen,

    I met you at the Nasscom Product Conclave yesterday! I am very impressed with your simple, but different PoV. Would love to stay connected


  9. Dear Sir / Madam,

    I’m emailing on behalf of Travelpack. We act as their online marketing agency and we are currently sourcing suitable partners which we to arrange a link as part of their overall online marketing strategy.

    As the content of your website is complimentary to that of our clients, we would be interested in receiving a link from your website to http://www.travelpack.com/ and in return, we would be happy to provide a link back to your website.

    We are keen to emphasise that we follow best practice techniques for linking and each link that we arrange is personally sourced by a member of our team.

    I hope that this is of interest to you and look forward to hearing from you.

    If this has been submitted to the wrong person, please could you forward to the person responsible for online marketing requests and copy me in.

    Many thanks,

    Resh Talawila


  10. Sasanka

    July 29, 2010

    Hello Sir.

    It sort of baffles me that whichever company you were associated with was taken over at a later stage. What does this imply ? This topic must be something very close to your heart ..would be glad to know..There may be a reasonable answer or an answerable reason 🙂


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