EMC names new chief technology officer

2 Oct 2012

Storage hardware solutions provider EMC has appointed a 20-year veteran of the IT industry as its new chief technology officer. John Roese will report to Jeremy Burton, executive vice-president of product operations and marketing.

Jeff Nick, who has served as EMC’s chief technology officer for the last eight years, has transitioned to a new CTO role reporting to Paul Maritz, EMC’s chief strategist, focused on big data and emerging applications initiatives.   

In his new role, Roese will be key in shaping EMC’s technology strategy as it enters its next phase of growth in cloud, big data and trusted IT.

“John brings to EMC a unique blend of experience spanning the entire breadth of IT systems from silicon all the way up through networking, storage, servers and virtualisation. In addition, he’s directed product development in enterprise, carrier and consumer markets,” Burton said.

“At heart, John is a true technologist, but he is also a proven strategist and general manager with extraordinary vision and operational expertise within very large, complex organisations.  I am thrilled to welcome John to EMC.”

Roese, who also has 20 granted and pending patents, most recently served as senior vice-president and general manager of Huawei’s North American R&D organisation. He also served as the executive leader of Huawei’s Enterprise Global Competency Center, which provides enterprise technology innovation and incubation as well as sales, marketing and operations support for Huawei’s enterprise field sales and marketing teams worldwide.

Tina Costanza was a journalist and sub-editor at Silicon Republic