Huawei Americas Technology Chief Jumps Ship To EMC9:48 AM EST Wed. Oct. 03, 2012
John Roese, most recently a top technology executive at Huawei, has joined EMC as chief technology officer, the storage giant confirmed this week.
Roese will head EMC's technology strategy, specifically its expanded efforts around the areas of cloud, big data and "trusted IT." He reports to Jeremy Burton, executive vice president of product operations and marketing, and succeeds eight-year CTO Jeff Nick, who has moved into a new CTO role under EMC Chief Strategist Paul Maritz.
"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 virtualization," Burton said in a statement. "In addition, he's directed product development in enterprise, carrier and consumer markets. 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 organizations."
Roese in recent years has been the public face of Huawei's efforts to establish an enterprise business beachhead in North America. His title was senior vice president and general manager, Huawei North American R&D, and he also headed Huawei's Enterprise Global Competency Center.
Roese is also well-known in the channel as the former CTO of Nortel, and previously held CTO roles at Broadcom, Enterasys and Cabletron.
PUBLISHED OCT. 3, 2012