Yvonne Wassenaar

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About Me

Yvonne a recognized thought leader in how to maintain relevance in a rapidly changing world. As a frequent presenter and panel member on this topic, Yvonne advocates for the growing interdependence of technology and diversity. Sharing research and personal stories, she challenges leaders to be more personally aware and accountable for this new reality as they work to deliver market/world impact.

Yvonne is the Chief Information Officer at New Relic, a 100% cloud-based software analytics company. She joined New Relic to prepared the company for its IPO and subsequently has led key growth initiatives contributing to a $1.8B+ valuation within 2 years. Previously, Yvonne held multiple leadership positions at VMware, scaling the company from $2B to $6B. During her time at VMware, Yvonne drove more than $55 million of annual innovation investments, and supported numerous acquisitions/divestitures. Yvonne began her career as a software engineer at Accenture, where she held a variety of  

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Yvonne Wassenaar




New Relic


San Francisco


United States

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