Dan Cowan leads healthcare strategy and alliances at Nutanix and is responsible for developing partnerships with the industry’s leading software providers. Prior to Nutanix, Dan spent several years at VMware, where he was responsible for healthcare IT partnerships. In that role, Dan owned executive relationships, drove solution validations and collaboration, and engaged with shared customers in technical planning activities. Prior to joining VMware, Dan spent 15 years at Cerner with a variety of responsibilities including technical project management, architecting advanced technology solutions, and business development. Dan has extensive experience in the HCIT market with specialized knowledge of application architectures, cloud solutions, real-time positioning, data storage and protection, server and desktop virtualization, patient education and engagement, and medical device connectivity. Dan holds a B.S. In Electrical Engineering from Marquette University and an M.B.A. from University of Missouri, KC. Dan, his wife, and two teenage daughters reside in Kansas City.