Lenovo Hires Former Intel Exec
Lenovo named Kim Stevenson as senior vice president and general manager of its new data center infrastructure business unit where she will oversee the company’s core data center products. Stevenson was previously the CIO of Intel and last August she was put in charge of the company’s Internet of Things (IoT) Group.
Additionally, Paul Ju has been appointed as vice president and general manager of Lenovo’s hyperscale group; Madhu Matta was named vice president and general manager of its high-performance computing and artificial intelligence segment; and Radhika Krishnan is now the executive director and general manager of its software-defined data center unit. All will report directly to Kirk Skaugen, executive VP and president of Lenovo’s overarching data center group.
Evans Promoted to CSO of Intel
Intel appointed company veteran Aicha Evans as its new chief strategy officer. She will report to CFO Bob Swan. In her new role she is responsible for driving Intel’s long-term strategy to transform from a PC company to a data-centric company.
Evans is also an Intel senior vice president and has been responsible for wireless communications for the past nine years. Before taking on her new role, Evans served as general manager of Intel’s Communication and Devices Group.
VMware Moves Its Networking CTO to Asia
VMware has named Bruce Davie as its new vice president and CTO for the company’s Asia Pacific and Japan regional operation. He comes from the company’s headquarters in Palo Alto, California where he served as the global CTO of networking.
Davie will lead the company’s technical operations in the Asia region, which includes system engineers, technical account managers, and professional services. He will also focus on strategy, technical innovation, and product quality.
Movers and Shakers
Software-defined storage company Hedvig named Ediz Ertekin as its senior vice president of worldwide sales and field operations.
Former Gigamon CMO Fred Studer stepped down to pursue a leadership position at FinancialForce.com.
Former Ericsson CEO Hans Vestburg landed a new gig as executive vice president of Verizon’s new network and technology team.
SevOne appointed Yash Shah as its new CTO to drive innovation for the next phases of its platform.
Microsoft’s Director of Cyber Security Policy Christopher Krebs is reportedly leaving the company to work at the Department of Homeland Security. Krebs was replaced by Angela McKay, according to her LinkedIn profile.
Tatiana Evtushenkova, CEO and managing director of Redline Capital joined Innovium’s board of directors.
Jonathan Davidson resigned as executive VP and general manager of development and innovation at Juniper and was hired by Cisco’s Service Provider Business Unit where he’ll serve as senior vice president and general manager of service provider networking.
Riverbed hired former Intel Security executive Andy Elder as its senior vice president of Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
Cisco appointed Brenton Saunders, the president and CEO of pharmaceutical company Allergan to its board of directors.
Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty promoted Emy Donovan to global head of cyber, succeeding Nigel Pearson who left the company to pursue other opportunities.
Adam Judd, former VP of APAC with Brocade, joined F5 Networks as its new senior vice president of sales in Asia Pacific.
Tom Carter, a former F5 executive, joined Procera Networks as senior vice president of global sales and services.
Nokia’s President of Mobile Networks Samih Elhage left the company to pursue other opportunities.
RAD named Ilan Tevet as its new vice president of marketing and business development and he will join the company’s executive management team.
Genband’s Senior Principal of Technology and Global Standards Jeremy Fuller has been appointed to chair of the European Telecommunications Standards Institute’s (ETSI) Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) Industry Specifications Group (ISG) Interfaces and Architecture group.
Intel elected Omar Ishrak, Chairman and CEO of Medtronic, and Gregory Smith, the CEO and SVP of corporate development and strategy at Boeing, as members of its board.
Monitoring company Zenoss promoted Brian Wilson to chief customer officer.
Netscout’s CTO of Enterprise Paul Barrett was elected as co-chair of the Open Networking User Group (ONUG) Monitoring & Analytics 2.0 Open IT Framework Initiatives committee. He is joined by Nabil Bitar, VP and CTO of Nokia’s Nuage Networks.
Qualcomm’s Executive Vice President of Engineering Dr. James Thompson was named CTO. He is replacing Matt Grob who has been moved to the position of EVP of technology.
Big Switch Networks has appointed Steve Coad as its managing director of Australia and New Zealand.
Germain Lamonde will become EXFO’s executive chairman and Philippe Morin, former COO, will become CEO.
Guo Ping will serve as Huawei’s rotating CEO until September 30 2017. Ping joined Huawei in 1988 and has served in multiple roles during his tenure.