HPE Hires VMware Vet as CTO to Manage GreenLake Platform

The new CTO will lead HPE's innovation agenda and technology road map.

Edward Gately, Senior News Editor

September 14, 2021

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HPE Hires VMware Vet as CTO to Manage GreenLake Platform

Hewlett-Packard Enterprise (HPE) has hired VMware vet Fidelma Russo as chief technology officer (CTO) for the company.

As CTO, Russo will lead HPE’s innovation agenda and technology roadmap. She’ll also manage the design and development of the HPE GreenLake edge-to-cloud platform.


HPE’s Fidelma Russo

Russo’s track record in the technology sector includes 30 years of experience and leadership in cloud services, IT business operations, software and infrastructure.

Russo previously was senior vice president and general manager of VMware‘s cloud services business unit. Before that, she was CTO and executive vice president of global technology and operations at Iron Mountain.

In addition, she held senior leadership positions at Dell EMC, HP and Sun Microsystems.

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“I am thrilled to be joining HPE, a company with a deep heritage of innovation that is now at another transformational moment in the industry,” Russo said. “I look forward to working with our leadership, engineers, developers, customers and partners as we focus on delivering solutions that provide a unified as-a-service experience, from edge to cloud.”

Russo will join HPE as CTO on Sept. 20.

Antonio Neri is HPE‘s president and CEO.

“We are excited for Fidelma to join the HPE team in this important role,” he said. “Her diverse experience makes her distinctively suited to drive innovation as we accelerate our transformation and bring differentiated solutions to the market.”

In July, HPE announced it’s buying Zerto for $374 million, citing data as the organization’s “most critical asset.”

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Edward Gately

Senior News Editor, Channel Futures

As news editor, Edward Gately covers cybersecurity, new channel programs and program changes, M&A and other IT channel trends. Prior to Informa, he spent 26 years as a newspaper journalist in Texas, Louisiana and Arizona.

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