Ms. Burton is a proven marketing and business leader with more than 30 years of experience building brands, creating demand, and growing businesses for both established technology innovators and industry pioneers. She is presently the Chief Marketing Officer at H2O.ai, a leader in open-source AI and machine learning, and comes to Extreme after serving on the Board of Directors at Aerohive. Prior to joining H2O.ai, she was CMO at Hortonworks, where she drove a brand and marketing transformation and created ecosystem programs that positioned the company for growth. At SAP, she co-created the Cloud strategy, led HANA and Analytics marketing, and drove developer outreach. She also served as CMO at Silver Spring Networks and Plantronics after a 20-year career at Sun Microsystems, where she held several leadership roles, including head of marketing for the company and driving the company and Java brand, global citizenship, championing open source initiatives, and leading product and strategic marketing teams.
Ms. Burton has also advised several Silicon Valley startups. She has driven strategies for market and technology trends including AI and machine learning, Java and HANA technologies, SaaS, cloud computing, open-source, internet of things (IoT), community engagement, and big data that have had an impact on the technology landscape at large.
She has received numerous awards and recognition including the Silicon Valley TWIN award. She has a BA in Math with a concentration in Computer Science from San Jose State University. Ms. Burton has served as a Board Advisor to DriveScale, a cloud infrastructure provider, since 2016.