Gale Technologies Executive Garima Thockchom Named a 2011 Silicon Valley Woman of Influence

Garima Thockchom of Gale Technologies has been recognized as a Woman of Influence for her achievements in the IT field. Her vast experience has helped Gale Technologies deliver several successful products. Read on to find out more.
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May 27, 2011 - PRLog -- Vice president of Marketing honored as a leader in her field

SANTA CLARA, Calif. – Gale Technologies, a leading provider of innovative software solutions that power IT as a Service for the lab, data center, and cloud, today announced that Garima Thockchom, vice president of marketing, has been recognized as one of Silicon Valley’s 2011 Women of Influence by Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal. Each year, Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal honors 100 Silicon Valley businesswomen as Women of Influence, who are nominated by their peers and chosen by a selection panel of previous Women of Influence. Awardees were selected on success in their industries, as well as contributions to their communities, and were honored at a special awards ceremony.

With over 17 years of experience, Thockchom is a high-tech engineering and marketing veteran. Prior to Gale, she was the COO and GM, Virtualization and Infrastructure Segments, at Zeenova, a consultancy for technical marketing, product marketing, and channel enablement services for products in the enterprise market. Formerly, Thockchom was the group manager of partner solutions marketing at VMware and responsible for overseeing VMware's partner solutions in the networking, management, high-availability and security technology areas. While at VMware, Thockchom was instrumental in delivering key solutions with Cisco, HP Software, CA, Symantec, McAfee and 300-plus technology partners. Prior to joining VMware, she was the group manager of product management for the Sun Cluster and N1 product lines at Sun Microsystems, where she oversaw the growth of the business from $25M to $70M by expanding the feature set of the nine-plus products and by tapping into additional markets.  

Thockchomis a volunteer with TiE (The Indus Entrepreneurs), the Indus Women Leaders and the India Community Center. In 2010, while working as the chair of marketing at TiEcon, a conference that celebrates the passion and the perseverance of entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley and around the world, she set record attendance for the show. Thockchom received her M.S. in computer engineering and B.S. in electronics engineering at the University Visvesvaraya College of Engineering in Bangalore, India.

“It is a pleasure to work with Garima. Her drive, leadership and resourcefulness have helped amplify TiE’s marketing function. In a short period of time she defined a clear marketing vision, staffed up a talented team, and built a well-oiled marketing engine that delivered one of the more successful TiEcons in our history,” said Vish Mishra, president of TiE Silicon Valley. “We congratulate Garima on this well-deserved recognition of her work.”

“I am delighted to see Garima being recognized as a 2011 Woman of Influence. It is not only an acknowledgement of her accomplishments but also speaks to the achievements of Gale Technologies as a forward-thinking Silicon Valley company,” said Nariman Teymourian, chief executive officer of Gale Technologies.. “We look forward to our continued success with Garima at the marketing helm.”

To view a PDF of the Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal supplement that includes Thockchom's recognition and more about the award, please visit our website.

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With over 100 live deployments powered by its products, Gale Technologies is a trusted provider of advanced software solutions that automate and orchestrate IT resources – allowing organizations to accelerate and streamline the delivery of infrastructure as a service and cloud computing environments. As a pioneer of innovative solutions for fine-grained resource provisioning, and workflow scheduling and automation across networking, server, storage, and virtualization technologies, Gale allows thousands of users to reserve, schedule and execute workloads on a shared, heterogeneous, dynamic environment with unprecedented flexibility. Gale’s customers report CAPEX and OPEX savings of hundreds of thousands of dollars per site from converting legacy silos of IT environments into fully automated and shared dynamic environments that can be securely accessed 24/7 from anywhere in the world.

Headquartered in Santa Clara, California, Gale serves a global customer base with offices in North America and Asia. For more information, visit
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