A Most Interesting IT Experiment: The History (So Far) Of VCE

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July, 2012: Cisco Finally Gets A Top Exec Role In VCE

Since EMC is by far the majority investor in VCE, it has gotten the lion's share of the executive positions in the joint venture.

That changed in July, 2012, when Praveen Akkiraju, a 19-year veteran of Cisco and most recently Cisco's senior vice president and general manager, Services Routing Technology Group, took the CEO position along with a seat on the board at VCE.

Akkiraju's hire was significant in that it marked the first instance of a major Cisco executive joining a company management team heavily dominated by former EMC executives.


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