Lenovo brings Intel CIO Kim Stevenson to boost data center biz

Lenovo Kim StevensonLenovo today announced the appointment of Kim Stevenson, the former CIO of Intel, as senior vice president and general manager, to boost its data center business.

By appointing independent heads, Lenovo aims to generate revenue from five market segments: data center infrastructure; software-defined data center; high-performance computing and artificial intelligence applications; hyperscale systems, and data center services.

Kim Stevenson is heading Lenovo’s new Data Center Infrastructure (DCI) business segment, managing the company’s core data center products and solutions portfolio.

Before joining Lenovo, 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.

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.

Among the new heads, 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, joined Lenovo in September 2016 and has experience in hyperscale systems and cloud computing through management positions with technology and data center providers.

Madhu Matta, vice president and general manager, High-Performance Computing & Artificial Intelligence, joined Lenovo in November 2015 and brings 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, will also handle networking technologies and telco solutions. She joined Lenovo in February 2016 and has a background in advanced server, storage, networking and software-defined technologies.

Lenovo said Roderick Lappin, senior vice president, Worldwide Sales & Marketing, Data Center Group, will be heading its sales team to enhance data center business revenues in global markets.

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