PALO ALTO, CA--(Marketwired - February 24, 2015) - VMware, Inc. (NYSE: VMW), the global leader in virtualization and cloud infrastructure, today announced the appointment of Bask Iyer to the role of senior vice president and chief information officer (CIO) of VMware. Iyer will lead VMware's global information and technology organization, a group that manages critical technology systems supporting the company's worldwide business operations. Iyer will join VMware on March 23, reporting to Jonathan Chadwick, VMware's chief financial officer, chief operating officer, and executive vice president and will also be a member of the company's Executive staff. Iyer replaces Tony Scott, who was recently appointed to the role of United States Chief Information Officer.
A respected industry veteran, Iyer brings more than 25 years of experience in executing and driving change in traditional Fortune 100 manufacturing companies as well as Silicon Valley-based high technology firms. Iyer is leaving Juniper Networks where he has served as senior vice president and chief information officer, responsible for the company's technology and business operations, including critical services around business transformation, global business services, IT, and real estate and workplace services. Before joining Juniper Networks, Iyer served as chief information officer at Honeywell, and chief information officer at GlaxoSmithKline Beecham for consumer healthcare research and development, where he was also the company's e-commerce leader.
"Bask has extensive experience as a strategic and operational leader. He will play a pivotal role in leading VMware and helping our customers as we deliver the reality of the Software Defined Enterprise," said Jonathan Chadwick, chief financial officer, chief operating officer and executive vice president, VMware. "We are excited to have Bask join the VMware executive team and an all-star group of IT professionals."
"I am thrilled to lead information technology for VMware and join the team that helps VMware meet the needs of more than 500,000 customers worldwide," said Iyer. "And, I am excited by the opportunity to showcase VMware's suite of exceptional products as a central component of VMware's own IT solution."
VMware is a leader in cloud infrastructure and business mobility. Built on VMware's industry-leading virtualization technology, our solutions deliver a brave new model of IT that is fluid, instant and more secure. Customers can innovate faster by rapidly developing, automatically delivering and more safely consuming any application. With 2014 revenues of $6 billion, VMware has more than 500,000 customers and 75,000 partners. The company is headquartered in Silicon Valley with offices throughout the world and can be found online at www.vmware.com.
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