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Oracle Appoints Product Development SVP to Lead the Startup Cloud Accelerator Program Expansion

Oracle announced the expansion of its Startup Cloud Accelerator program. The initiative will continue to fuel cloud-enabled innovation around the globe by opening new centers in Bristol, Delhi–NCR, Mumbai, Paris, São Paulo, Singapore and Tel Aviv. Oracle SVP of Product Development Reggie Bradford, will lead the program expansion alongside Oracle Group VP of Development Sanket Atal, who first launched the pilot program in India.

VMware Announces Middle East and North Africa Region Appointments  

VMware has announced several new appointments in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, appointing Mohammed Darras as the new country manager for the UAE, Ahmed El Saadi to country manager, for North Africa, Levant, and Egypt, and promoting Ossama Eldeeb to senior manager, MENA Partner Organisation. This announcement comes at a time when customer demand for public cloud infrastructure, applications, and services, is expected to double in the region with market research firm Gartner, predicting a rise from $743 million in 2015 to $1.73 billion in 2020.

Mohammed Darras brings more than 19 years’ sales experience in the region, most recently serving as regional sales manager for Cisco UAE.

Ahmed El Saadi has more than 12 years’ experience to his role at VMware, most recently serving as regional sales manager in Cyber Security for North Africa for Palo Alto Networks.

With over 22 years’ business and IT experience, Ossama Eldeeb has been promoted internally from senior partner business manager, VMware MENA.

Citrix Systems Reveals Executive Departures    

Citrix Systems announced the departure of Christopher S. Hylen, SVP and General Manager, Mobility Apps, in connection with the closing of the transaction with LogMeIn.

Date Range: January 20th - February 22nd

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Dora Vell is the Managing Partner of Vell Executive Search, a boutique executive search firm in Boston focused on recruiting technology executives and board members. Vell has successfully completed numerous board member and C-level executive searches, including CEOs, COOs, CIOs, and Vice Presidents - at both public and private companies.

Prior to founding the firm in 2005, Vell was a Partner at Heidrick & Struggles' Technology practice for seven years.  Before her career in executive search, she worked at IBM for 11 years, managing software engineering organizations of 100 people and software sales organizations with revenues of $150 million. She has also served as an executive assistant to the CEO of IBM Canada for one year.

Vell holds seven worldwide software patents. She has published several Business of Leadership reports on governance and leadership and has been quoted in numerous articles including The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Business Week, Fortune, Agenda Week, MSNBC, Mass High Tech, the OPUS for the World Economic Forum, Boston Business Journal, The Globe & Mail, CIO Magazine, and IEEE. She also has been a featured speaker on leadership at numerous conferences and at Columbia University's MBA program.

Vell is a member of the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD), the Boston CEO Roundtable. She has served on the boards of Framingham State, Entrepreneur's Organization, Goodwill, Mary Centre for developmentally handicapped adults,, and RBC Capital Partners.

She has received an MBA from the University of Toronto, a Master in Computer Science from the University of Waterloo, and a Bachelor in Computer Science from Carleton. She has also completed the MIT Entrepreneurial Master’s program.

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