Cloud data services vendor NetApp, has named Kim Stevenson as the new general manager for the company’s Foundational Data Services Business Unit, reporting to Brad Anderson, executive vice president and general manager for NetApp Cloud Infrastructure and Storage, Systems, and Software business units.
The appointment represents a continued climb for Stevenson, who was once the chief information officer CIO at Intel. While at Intel, she rose to become the chief operating officer (COO) of the Client, IoT and System Architecture Group. Most recently, she was the senior vice president and general manager of Data Center Products and Solutions at Lenovo.
Anderson said: “As we kick off a new decade, it’s clear that data, and the technologies to manage it, are at an inflection point. AI is seeing real use-cases; the advent of 5G is poised to revolutionise edge computing, hybrid multi-cloud is giving organisations more control and flexibility over their data than ever before.
In other words, the potential of data to change the world has never been more evident than it is today.
“That’s why I’m excited to be welcoming Kim Stevenson to the NetApp team. As SVP and GM of our Foundational Data Services Business Unit (FDSBU), Kim, most recently a senior executive with Lenovo, will be managing our largest business unit and helping to lead the charge into a new era for NetApp.”
Stevenson added: “I joined NetApp because the company’s potential is clearly enormous. From my experience working with enterprise tech leaders, only NetApp is so deeply embedded across every stack that companies are relying on to power digital transformation and better harness data for today’s world.”
She explained that the company’s partnerships with the biggest public cloud providers, its engaged ecosystem, and diverse portfolio across storage solutions and data services, give it a great position. “I’m excited to help realise this potential and keep NetApp ahead of the market,” she said.