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EMC Names New CTO To Shape New Cloud, Big Data Focus

Cloud storage provider EMC has named former Huawei senior executive John Roese, 41, its new CTO, replacing Jeff Nick. In his new position, Roese will play a key role in shaping EMC’s technology strategy as the company embarks on its next phase of growth and leadership across the key IT trends of cloud, big data and IT. Jeff Nick, who has served as EMC’s CTO for the last eight years, has transitioned to a new CTO role to focus on big data and emerging applications initiatives.

Roese has more than 20 years of IT industry leadership experience and 20 granted and pending patents. He most recently served as SVP and general manager of Huawei’s North American R&D organization. He also served as the executive leader of Huawei’s Enterprise Global Competency Center. Prior to this he was CTO of Nortel, Broadcom Corporation and the CTO, chief marketing officer and chief information security officer of Enterasys Networks. Roese started his career at Cabletron Systems where he grew within the company, ultimately becoming the global CTO.

Citrix Systems CMO Steps Down

Wes Wasson, 45, SVP and CMO of Citrix Systems, steps down to begin working on plans for a new startup focused on social entrepreneurship, applying his business and technology experience to help people impacted by poverty, especially in the poorest countries of the world. Mr. Wasson will resign his CMO role with Citrix, but will continue to serve as SVP of Strategy for Citrix into the first half of 2013 to advance Citrix corporate and product strategy and serve as a spokesperson for Citrix with customers, partners, press and analysts around the world. Citrix intends to initiate a search for a new CMO. Prior to joining Citrix, Mr. Wasson served as VP of Worldwide Marketing at NetScaler, a privately-held software company acquired by Citrix in 2005. Befe that he served as the Chief Strategy Officer of NetContinuum, an application security company based in Silicon Valley.

Cloud Storage Firm Names Chief Strategy Officer and CTO

Cloud storage provider NetApp has named Jonathan Kissane its chief strategy officer and SVP, and company veteran Jay Kidd its CTO and SVP.

As chief strategy officer and SVP, Kissane is tasked with overseeing all corporate development plans for NetApp. This includes all acquisitions and equity investments, discovering and implementing opportunities for technology collaboration, and developing strategic partnerships. Kissane joins the company from his role as SVP of corporate development at CA Technologies, where he was in charge of finding opportunities to improve CA’s position in the market, as well as its IT management services.

Kidd will serve as CTO and SVP, a role in which he will help develop NetApp’s technology vision in an industry that is continually influenced by technological innovations such as virtualization, flash, big data, and cloud computing. Before being promoted, Kidd oversaw product strategy and development for NetApp’s data management and management products, where he played an instrumental role in developing operating system Data ONTAP, and the storage clustering capabilities. Kidd previously served as CTO and VP of product management at Brocade.

Akamai Names Asia-Pacific Leaders

Content delivery network provider Akamai Technologies appointed Alex Caro its new CTO and VP for its Asia Pacific and Japan region, and Malcolm Rowe its regional VP of sales for South Asia.Caro began at Akamai as a research scientist in 1999, before eventually becoming corporate chief information officer. Caro will move to Singapore from Akamai’s corporate headquarters in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Rowe got his start at Akamai in 2002, serving as director of business development.

Former AOL and National Geographic Exec Joins Neustar

Ted Prince has joined the company as SVP of Media and New Ventures at real-time info and analytics company Neustar. Prior to joining Neustar, Mr. Prince was COO, Global Media, and President, National Geographic Ventures where he led the company's digital media businesses and new initiatives, including strategy, content, marketing, technology, distribution and partnerships. At National Geographic, Mr. Prince's responsibilities included overseeing National Geographic Channel's joint venture with News Corp, creating new digital revenue streams for the company and integrating new distribution channels across multiple digital platforms. Before joining National Geographic Ventures, Mr. Prince was SVP, Strategy and Business Development at AOL Broadband from 2002-2003, and SVP, Business Development for AOL from 1999-2002. In both positions, Mr. Prince managed and negotiated business-to-business partnerships. Prior to his tenure at AOL, Mr. Prince was director, Corporate Development and Assistant General Counsel at PATHNET and an Associate, Technology, Corporate and Regulatory Groups at Pillsbury, Winthrop, Shaw, Pittman.

Logitech Division Appoints Americas Leader

LifeSize, the video conferencing equipment division of Logitech, named Ray Villareal as its new VP of the Americas and general manager of global services. Most recently, Villareal served as a go-to-market consultant for several technology companies in the collaboration, search and virtualization markets. Villareal gained extensive experience during his tenure as SVP, Field Operations at SumTotal Systems , VP, Field Operations and Marketing at WebEx, later acquired by Cisco, and VP/GM positions in Enterprise Solutions and Services, North America and Global Alliances at Compaq/Tandem Computers.

CA SVP named President of Cyber Intelligence Solutions Company

QinetiQ North America appointed Scott Kaine as president of its wholly owned cyber intelligence solutions subsidiary, Cyveillance. In this role, Kaine will be responsible for providing direction, growth, customer satisfaction and business operations. Prior to joining QNA, Kaine was SVP of CA, where he led the sales and marketing strategy of a $400 million identity and access management business. Prior to joining CA, he spent several years as a principal at Booz Allen Hamilton.

Voice, Data and Cloud Services Names President of Telecom Operations

Axiologix appointed Dennis Mitrano, a telecoms and technology veteran, as President of Telecom Operations. Mr. Mitrano has also been elected to the board of directors of the Company. Prior to joining Axiologix, Mr. Mitrano was President of DayStar Communications, a leading CLEC telecom operator in Florida. Mr. Mitrano is also currently President & CEO for Realistic Solutions, and has served in that capacity since 1992. He is also currently on the advisory boards of two early stage firms, is an Executive Advisory Board member of ATP (Association for Telecom Professionals) and has been involved with TAG (Technology Association of Georgia) for over 10 years.

Managed Hosting and Cloud Services Firm Sees Top Leadership Changes

UK-based Phoenix IT Group CEO David Courtley, 54, has quit the firm after less than 15 months in the role. The former Fujitsu Services bigwig rocked up at Northampton-based Phoenix in 2011 replacing long-serving boss Nick Robinson, who stepped down after 18 years at the helm. The resulting shuffle will make non-exec chairman Peter Bertram, 58, exec chairman, while CFO Jane Aikman, 46, will become COO. David Garman, 60, will be appointed senior independent director.

IceWEB Names Former AOL and PepsiCo HR Exec to Board

IceWEB, the unified data storage company for cloud and virtual environments, named Dr. Mark Stavish, 57, to its Board of Directors. Dr. Stavish is founder, President and General Manager of Evergreen Partners, a consulting and venture capital entity focusing on the achievement and preservation of organization's objectives and goals. Concurrently, Dr. Stavish is an Adjunct Professor of Clinical Management and Leadership at The George Washington University. Prior to his ten year tenure with Evergreen, he served as EVP of Human Resources at AOL. As Director of Human Resources at Pepsi Beverages Company, Dr. Stavish spearheaded Human Resources activities in several of the Company' regional and headquarters business units.

Stream Data Centers Names VP of Marketing and BD; and VP Project Management

Data center developer Stream Data Centers named Bryan Bennett VP of marketing and business development. In his new position, Bennett will oversee marketing in the South Texas region, where Stream is currently active in the Houston and San Antonio markets. He is a veteran of the data center and critical facility industry, having spent many years developing, selling and marketing mission critical solutions to the industry’s largest developers and end users. Prior to joining Stream Data Centers, Bennett worked for Lee Technologies. He also previously co-founded the Houston AFCOM organization.

Chris Kincaid was named VP of project management, which supports its current team expansion to accommodate the rapid growth across Texas and in other select markets. In this position, Kincaid will oversee construction of the company’s data center facilities. He has significant construction experience in the area of mechanical and electrical systems, which he will bring to Stream Data Centers’ development platform. Kincaid has 16 years of experience in management services, with 8 years dedicated to data center construction and commissioning. Prior to joining Stream Data Centers, Kincaid worked for Lee Technologies, Emerson Network Power and the United States Air Force.

Cloud Security Firm Names VP of Marketing

Cloud security provider Symplified has named Brian Czarny the company’s VP of marketing. Czarny most recently served as head of product management and product strategy for cloud-based anti-malware solutions provider Webroot. He has significant experience in the areas of IT security marketing and products, working for security-as-a-service vendors MessageLabs and Code Green Networks. Czarny has developed the strategy for products that have served more than 6 million end users in more than 80 countries, as well as leading teams responsible for global product strategy, management and marketing. He has experience in product management, product marketing and marketing communications for cloud-based and service-driven delivery models.

GlassHouse Names SVP of Global Sales

Data center consulting and managed services provider GlassHouse Technologies named Dave Malcolmson its SVP of global sales. Before joining GlassHouse, Dave served as SVP of global sales for IT services provider Ness Technologies, where he was responsible for sales teams in North America and Europe. Previously he was SVP with Fujitsu America for IT services. Prior to Fujitsu, he was VP and general manager for infrastructure services at Keane, and also held leadership roles at MCI Systemhouse and IBM Canada.

SEO Tools Company Names IT Veteran David Koston as CTO

Attracta named hosting technology veteran David Koston its CTO, a role in which he will oversee Attracta’s core technology development across all business units. After consulting for Attracta for almost two years — specifically with its cPanel integration – he joins on a full-time basis so he could help the SEO tools firm in a number of other areas. Koston, who is a well know software technologist, is also a web hosting veteran, having worked in the industry since the late nineties. He previously served as VP of operations at cPanel. After cPanel, he started Koston Consulting where he helped companies launch new customer-centric products such as GlobalSign’s OneClickSSL for cPanel. He is also actively involved in startup mentoring and promotes the use of data driven decision-making.

FiberMedia Names Former Switch and Data CEO to Board

Data center operator FiberMedia Group named former Switch and Data president and CEO Keith Olsen to its board of directors. Olsen has had over 30 years of experience working in the data center and network services sectors. As president and CEO of Switch and Data Facilities Company, he led the organizations initial public offering in 2007, along with its three accretive acquisitions and a successful company sale. Prior to Switch and Data, Olsen served as a VP of AT&T’s Advanced Business Services Division. During his tenure at AT&T, he identified several untapped revenue routes that resulted in six consecutive years of significant revenue growth. Prior to joining AT&T, Olsen served as VP of integrated applications and communication services provider Graphnets, where he led global sales, marketing and operations. In addition to serving on the board of FiberMedia Group, he also sits on the board of directors of RigNet and Intelepeer.

Web Host LeaseWeb USA Names Internet Veteran CEO

LeaseWeb USA appointed Internet veteran William Schrader as its CEO. An co-founder of the world’s first commercial Internet service provider, Schrader will be tasked with building on the company’s brisk growth to further expand the customer base and oversee the roll out of new products and services in the US market. In 1989, Schrader co-founded and grew PSINet into a $16 billion company at its peak. In addition to his role at PSINet, Schrader previously served as CEO at Neutral Net, a fiber-to-the-home-company and provider of Smart Grid services. He also served as CEO of Synchris, a project collaboration and content management software tool. Schrader joins LeaseWeb USA from an advisory role at managed, cloud and applications hosting provider AIS Network.

Cloud Host Xand Names Former RagingWire Head as President and CTO

Xand named former RagingWire head Yatish Mishra president and CTO. In this role, Mishra will lead both the business and technology strategy for the company, including colocation, cloud, managed services and business continuity products and services. He has over 26 years of senior IT and executive leadership experience. He most recently served as the co-founder, president and CEO of data center operator RagingWire. As part of his twelve-year tenure at RagingWire, Mishra served as president and CEO and led the company from inception to record growth in revenue and profitability. Prior to that, he served as the corporate VP of IT at Photronics, a public company servicing the semiconductor industry, where he oversaw all global IT infrastructure and applications. Mishra was a finalist in both 2007 and 2010 for the Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year Program. Additionally, he was granted both United States and European patents in the field of IT systems automation and data center power designs.

Storage Technology Firm Amplidata Names CEO

Object-based storage technology provider Amplidata has named storage industry veteran Mike Wall its new CEO. Wall has been Amplidata’s chairman since April, and replaces founder Wim De Wispelaere who becomes Amplidata’s CTO. He was previously president and CEO of storage provider Atempo, along with being a founding member of the management team that developed Intel’s storage division. He has over 30 years of enterprise IT industry leadership experience, which should certainly help to boost Amplidata’s growth.

Date range: September 10th - October 7th

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