SUNNYVALE, CA —
October 19, 2016
NetApp, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTAP) today announced the appointment of Bill Miller as chief information officer (CIO).
In this role, Miller will lead NetApp’s IT organization, support the company’s ongoing transformation, and work with peer organizations to advance business strategy and technology initiatives. He will also direct the NetApp on NetApp and Customer-1 programs, which help the company’s engineering and field organizations use, improve, and showcase the value of NetApp® technology solutions to customers. This value includes helping customers drive data management solutions within their own IT environments by integrating data siloes, automating processes to speed results, and removing barriers to scale that limit growth.
“As an organization, the NetApp IT team demonstrates incredible dedication to our customers and business partners and to driving IT transformation,” said Ron Pasek, executive vice president and chief financial officer for NetApp. “Bill Miller brings a wealth of leadership, business, and technology experience essential to the CIO role in a hybrid cloud era. We look forward to Bill and the IT team’s continued leadership in delivering high value to our organization and enabling IT transformation for our customers in the years ahead.”
“NetApp is a clear leader in helping IT teams transform their most essential capability—data management—to succeed in the data-powered digital era,” said Bill Miller, CIO for NetApp. “I’m energized to lead our company’s IT organization to accelerate the technology and business initiatives that improve customer outcomes and drive NetApp’s own business success.”
About William Miller
Bill Miller brings to NetApp an extensive background in providing technology-centered leadership and global business solutions to large technology companies. He served most recently as senior vice president and CIO at Broadcom Corporation. In this role, he led a world-class IT organization focused on delivering value by leveraging cloud computing applications and partners to maintain low-spend profiles for best-in-class efficiencies.
Prior to working at Broadcom, Miller established Sabal Systems, a high-tech consultancy focused on cyber security, IT industry strategic product positions, billing, and recovery systems. His company assisted CIOs and CEOs in their most challenging technology missions, including cyber positioning for a major defense contractor and product positioning for a top networking switching supplier. He was also the CIO for Harris Corporation, focused on worldwide delivery of IT services to more than 20,000 computing clients across a global footprint, serving both federal and commercial communities.
Miller is also active on multiple executive boards. His board contributions include providing CIO advisory input for the dean of engineering at University of Central Florida, for Information Systems Associates at University of California Los Angeles, and for University of California Irvine’s Center for Digital Transformation. He also provides advisory input for the Information Management Forum, a consortium of IT leadership.
Leading organizations worldwide count on NetApp for software, systems and services to manage and store data. We help customers capitalize on the value of their data in the hybrid cloud through our Data Fabric strategy, data management expertise, portfolio and ecosystem. To learn more, visit www.netapp.com.
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