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VMware (VMW) has appointed Bask Iyer as its new senior vice president and chief information officer, replacing former CIO Tony Scott, who left the company to take the helm of U.S. CIO under President Barack Obama.
February 26, 2015
VMware (VMW) announced it has appointed Bask Iyer as its new senior vice president and chief information officer, replacing former CIO Tony Scott, who left the company to take the helm of U.S. CIO under President Barack Obama.
Iyer, who currently holds the same position at Juniper Networks (JNPR), is expected to join VMware on March 23, according to the announcement. He will report to Jonathan Chadwick, VMware’s chief financial offer, chief operating officer and executive vice president.
“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 Chadwick, in a statement. “We are excited to have Bask join the VMware executive team and an all-star group of IT professionals.”
Iyer has more than 25 years of experience in IT leadership under his belt, including his tenure as CIO at companies including Honeywell and GlaxoSmithKline Beecham, according to the announcement.
“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.”
Iyer’s appointment comes just weeks after Scott was chosen by President Obama as the new United States CIO. Scott, who formerly held the same posts at Microsoft (MSFT) and Walt Disney Co., replaces interim CIO Lisa Schlosser, who also serves as deputy administrator for the Office of E-Government and Information Technology, Office of Management and Budget. The position originated during Obama’s first term, with Vivek Kundra serving as the country’s first CIO in 2009.
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