Frankly, it’s an unbelievably invigorating time here inside Dell EMC and Dell Technologies. Things are happening fast. Things are happening furiously. Things are happening fantastically.
We believe that the industry is in a phase of disruption. We believe that customers want choice, but also want strong opinionated views. Customers are telling us: “tell us what you think, but don’t tell us what to do… Instead, guide us on the path forward”.
Senior Vice President & CTO, VCE, the Converged Platforms Division of EMC
Trey Layton is SVP & Chief Technology Officer of VCE, EMC’s Converged Platforms Division. He guides VCE’s product strategy, development direction and industry thought leadership. Layton and VCE are working to deliver next generation Converged Solutions to transform the economics, agility and profitability of enterprises and service providers as they transition to cloud-enabled business models.
Joe Tucci is Chairman of the Board of Directors and CEO of EMC Corporation. He has been EMC's Chairman since January 2006 and CEO since January 2001, a year after he joined the company as President and Chief Operating Officer. He is also Chairman of the Board of Directors of VMware Corporation. He is based at EMC's corporate headquarters in Hopkinton, Massachusetts, United States.
This is a bittersweet announcement for me. I am incredibly proud of the business we have built here at EMC. It has been a journey that I wouldn’t have traded for anything. I love our people and the culture we have built. I owe each one of them an incredible debt of gratitude. And I thank our valued customers for their trust, business, and friendship.
But I also recognize the need for change, and size, coupled with focus of mission, and capabilities, matter! I believe that this transaction will put EMC and our terrific people in the best position possible to thrive in the new world order.
Praveen Akkiraju is the Chief Executive Officer of VCE within EMC. Under his leadership, VCE has consistently grown 50%+ year-over-year to reach $2B in revenues in 5 years. Today, the company is the clear leader in the dynamic Converged Infrastructure segment, a market VCE defined and established since its inception in 2009. Akkiraju holds a master's degree in electrical engineering from Louisiana State University and is an alumnus of the Harvard Business School. He also serves on the Senior Advisory Council at the non-profit Industry Initiatives for Science & Math Education (IISME).
The current state of the IT industry reminds me of the saying, “May you live in interesting times.” These are interesting times indeed for CIOs and IT leaders dealing with rapid change across multiple dimensions from technology to economics to organizational culture & skill sets. The primary goal of IT engineers today is to stitch together individual technologies into an end-to-end service while balancing design and operational complexity in the Data Center. Companies are moving to agile business models which require IT teams to respond rapidly to business and end user requirements while actively managing operational costs. (more…)
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