Following the recent announcement that Lenovo strengthening its data center business to accelerate growth and announced new leadership roles on its management team, Sumir Bhatia, Vice President of Data Centre Group (DCG), Asia Pacific and Vivek Sharma, Managing Director of Lenovo Global Technologies India Private Limited (DCG) addressed the media in an exclusive channel media roundtable on Oct 4th’17 giving an overview to the new Lenovo DCG business and three throng strategy to propel Lenovo DCG’s market growth and its channel strategy specific to the datacentre market.
The newly formed business units are leading Lenovo’s charge into five market segments: data center infrastructure; the software-defined data center; high-performance computing and artificial intelligence applications; “hyperscale” systems, and data center services. Each are now led by a general manager with responsibility for definition of offerings and go-to-market strategies in the segment, as well as responsibility for the entire business end-to-end.
Lenovo appointed Kim Stevenson senior vice president and general manager leading its new Data Center Infrastructure (DCI) business segment, where she is overseeing the company’s core data center products and solutions portfolio. Most recently, she spent eight years at Intel leading that company’s Client, Internet of Things and System Architecture (CISA) Group and serving as Intel CIO for four years.
In addition to Kim Stevenson, three current Lenovo executives, all of whom who have been with the company for approximately one year, have assumed new positions on the Data Center Group’s senior leadership team. Laura Latrello, vice president and general manager, will continue in her role leading the data center services segment. Newly appointed business segment executive leaders will report directly to Kirk Skaugen, executive vice president & president, Data Center Group:
- Paul Ju, vice president and general manager, Hyperscale – Ju joined Lenovo in September 2016 and has deep experience in hyperscale systems and cloud computing through management positions with leading global technology and data center providers.
- Madhu Matta, vice president and general manager, High-Performance Computing & Artificial Intelligence – Matta joined Lenovo in November 2015 and brings deep experience in advanced computing technologies through executive assignments at leading server and storage companies.
- Radhika Krishnan, executive director and general manager, Software-Defined Data Center – Krishnan’s unit also includes networking technologies and telco solutions. She joined Lenovo in February 2016 and has a deep background in advanced server, storage, networking and software-defined technologies.
Building on Lenovo’s number one position in customer satisfaction1 and server reliability for x86 servers2, Lenovo introduced its largest, most comprehensive portfolio of server, storage, networking, software and data center services, as well as a new set of brands poised to take this leading position in customer satisfaction to even greater heights: ThinkSystem and ThinkAgile.
The new completely redesigned ThinkSystem portfolio, based on Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors, brings the gold-standard for the industry under a single unified brand spanning servers, storage and networking systems. ThinkAgile is a completely new software-defined solutions portfolio built on the foundation of Lenovo ThinkSystem platforms: it adapts to changing IT needs while reducing complexity and cost created by silos in traditional IT.
Advantage DCG Partners with Lenovo –
1.New Customer Acquisition
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Lenovo end-to-end data center portfolio enables customers to harness the power of the “ intelligence revolution” and create a strong technology foundation that supports transformative capabilities such as data analytics, high-performance computing, hybrid cloud, artificial intelligence and machine learning.