David Besemer


Data Virtualization

David Besemer is the CTO of the Data Virtualization Business Unit at Cisco Systems, Inc. He has more than twenty-five years of software development and management experience, all with leading edge technologies and companies. David joined Composite Software as VP of Engineering in 2002, and became the CTO in 2006. Before joining Composite he was a "freelance CTO", providing software technology intelligence to venture capital firms. Prior to that he was the CTO of eStyle, an e-commerce retailer serving the lifestyle needs of families. Previously, David ran a successful enterprise software consulting practice, headed software product marketing at NeXT Computer, built program trading systems on Wall Street, and researched natural language processing systems at GE's Corporate R&D center.