30 Notable IT Executive Moves: July 2012


Praveen Akkiraju

In a move that may signal that Cisco wants to exert more control over VCE, the joint data center venture it maintains with EMC, Praveen Akkiraju, a 19-year Cisco veteran, was named VCE's CEO in mid-July. VCE, without an official CEO since Michael Capellas moved into a vaguely defined chairman role in 2011, said that Akkiraju is joining the company as an "extension to the management team." Akkiraju was most recently Cisco's senior vice president and general manager, Services Routing Technology group.