Former Colt EVP and member of the executive committee with responsibility for Pan-European enterprise, Simon Walsh, is set to join EMC in the role of chief operating officer EMEA.
Walsh joined Colt in February 2011 following a 17 year stint at Computacenter, where he rose to the post of UK managing director. He left CC in November 2010 after deciding to take his career in a different direction.
In his new role he will take charge of developing both EMC’s go-to-market strategy and its workforce across the wider region.
Walsh said he was joining the storage and cloud infrastructure giant – which earlier this week gave the channel a brief foretaste of its long-awaited partner programme – at the perfect time.
“2014 is set to see unprecedented change in the technology industry as we move from one era of computing to the next, which will be built on mobile, social networking, cloud services and big data analytics technologies. Our job is to help our customers manage this challenge and redefine the delivery of IT so that it becomes a truly competitive advantage to their business,” said Walsh.
“In this dynamic but exciting context, EMC has big aspirations for 2014 and I look forward to making my own contributions to our customers’ success over the months ahead.”