Monday, March 23, 2015

Dell Hires a Cisco Exec as CTO of its Enterprise Solutions Group

Dell announced the appointment of Paul Pérez as Chief Technology Officer of its Enterprise Solutions Group, where he will focus on leading the architecture, design and build-out of the next wave of Dell’s future-ready data center technologies. He joins Dell from Cisco Systems where he most recently served as vice president and general manager for the company’s Computing Systems Product Group, responsible for the UCS server and management portfolio. Also at Cisco, Mr. Pérez served as Chief Technology Officer for its Data Centre Business Group, where he oversaw the company’s technology strategy for converged infrastructure, virtualization and private cloud automation. Prior to Cisco, Mr. Pérez was the Chief Technologist at Hewlett-Packard for its ProLiant and BladeSystem infrastructure.

Dell also announced that Rory P. Read will become Chief Operating Officer and President of Worldwide Commercial Sales and will have responsibility for Dell’s global go-to-market initiatives, omni-channel sales planning and enablement. He joins Dell after a 30-year career with global technology companies such as Advanced Micro Devices (AMD), Lenovo and IBM. He served as Chief Executive Officer and President at AMD, Chief Operating Officer and President at Lenovo, and had IBM Business Services leadership responsibilities in the Asia-Pacific region. He is an accomplished industry executive who has led companies through rapid growth and evolving markets.

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