To further accelerate growth in its global data center business, Lenovo has announced several organizational moves to strengthen its management team and advance the company’s drive to become one of the industry’s most trusted global data center partners.
Lenovo has appointed Kim Stevenson, the former CIO of Intel, senior vice president and general manager, joining its Data Center Group’s senior management team along with three other executives named to new positions.
Newly formed business units would lead Lenovo’s charge into five market segments: data center infrastructure; the software-defined data center; high-performance computing (HPC) and artificial intelligence (AI) applications; ‘hyperscale’ systems, and data center services. Each will be 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 Stevenson senior vice president and general manager leading its new Data Center Infrastructure (DCI) business segment, where she will oversee the company’s core data center products and solutions portfolio.
Most recently, Stevenson 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. Before Intel, she spent seven years at the former EDS holding a variety of positions including vice president of its Worldwide Communications, Media and Entertainment (CM&E) Industry Practice. She began her career at IBM.
In addition to Stevenson, three current Lenovo executives, all of whom who have been with the company for approximately one year, will assume 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.