Sara Jost joins VMware Canada
February 1, 2023
TORONTO – VMware is delighted to welcome Sara Jost (pictured), RN, to its VMware Canada team as a Strategic Transformation Advisor for a variety of sectors including healthcare, government, and financial services. Sara has an impressive and unique background in clinical healthcare, research, start-ups, cybersecurity, and enterprise open source, and brings a wealth of experience in global healthcare strategy, compliance, organizational agility, sales, and marketing.
“I believe that as many enterprises today harness disruptive technologies – especially the cloud and applications – to drive competitive advantage, we need strategists who understand the language of the business and can complement highly skilled technologists. I welcome Sara Jost as Strategic Transformation Advisor to VMware. Sara’s diverse experiences and worldview open new innovative paths to drive business transformation and growth. I have known and worked with Sara for several years, and I have no doubt she is perfect for this position. I’m deeply convinced that with her healthcare and IT experience, Sara as a Strategic Advisor will help VMware customers develop new superpowers,” said Claude Reeves, vice president & country manager, Canada.
Sara began her career in healthcare in 2001, working as a neuroscience researcher. From there she became a registered nurse and worked for eight years as a high-risk labour and delivery nurse in Toronto, delivering more than 800 babies. Sara then pivoted into the tech sector, joining a health app startup to lead edge deployment of mobile healthcare.
Most recently, she led Red Hat Canada’s healthcare strategy, where she was developed public and private partnerships and managed strategic planning processes internally and externally. Sara has also served as the global healthcare industry lead for BlackBerry, leading the company’s global healthcare business relationships with hospitals, life sciences, and edge, and advancing its cybersecurity offerings.
In her new role, Sara is keen to have a hands-on role in helping VMware customers lead their digital transformation by recognizing opportunities to drive true customer value, and creating a holistic, flexible, and successful vision drawing from her previous experience as it relates to VMware technology, including application modernization, mobility, security, partnerships.
“I’m delighted to have Sara join our team. The credibility she demonstrates to the many clients she has earned relationships with over her career as well as her deep industry expertise will allow VMware to increase its strategic relevance within the Canadian market. Sara’s knowledge of application modernization adds immediate maturity in how VMware demonstrate its value of solutions across multi cloud, and application modernization,” said Rick Donahoe, director Application Cloud & Transformation, Canada.
“As our world remains challenged to maximize the available data to prevent illness, save lives, be more competitive and improve our quality of life, VMware is laser focused on turning all of this ‘cloud chaos’ into ‘cloud smart’. We are pleased to continue to add transformational consultants such as Sara Jost to our team to assist our customers in uncovering their best path to critical change. We know Sara’s industry experience in healthcare and transformational design will assist our customers in accelerating their success,” said Ellen Lail, head, Application and Cloud Transformation Practice, Americas.
Sara is keen to make healthcare more efficient; streamlining operations will ensure the healthcare sector has the resources it requires to prepare for the future, and incorporate new technology, like artificial intelligence. According to Frost & Sullivan, when implemented properly, AI could provide momentous shifts in the speed and accuracy of diagnosis with benefits such as reduced healthcare wait times, unnecessary tests, reduced clinician burnout and reduced idle equipment, improve health outcomes by up to 40 percent and reduce treatment costs up to 50 percent by improving diagnosis, increasing access to care, and enabling precision medicine.