In these uncertain times, where the world finds itself in sheltered conditions, it’s critical that accurate information flow freely between customers, partners, and even competitors.
After reading a recent article in Channel Reseller News (of which I am a fan), I found myself very disappointed with an interview with Charles Giancarlo, the CEO of Pure Storage. His responses showed a lack of understanding about NetApp’s leadership and the excellent progress that our Cloud Data Services unit has made—across the major cloud providers.
Because I have been a CEO on two occasions myself, I know how hard it is to stay current—to operate on factual information instead of hearsay. At times like these, I feel it’s especially important to avoid propagating inaccurate information.
Anthony Lye is executive vice president and general manager of the Public Cloud Services business for NetApp. He is responsible for the strategy and execution to further NetApp’s cloud innovation across public cloud, hybrid cloud, and hyperscaler models and to establish the company as the undisputed leader in managing data in a cloud-integrated world.
Anthony brings more than 25 years of diverse leadership experience to NetApp, spanning roles in development, product management, marketing and sales, and as a high-tech CEO twice. He has focused primarily on cloud innovation for the past 15 years, most recently as the executive vice president and chief cloud officer at Guidewire Software, and at Oracle where he was the senior vice president and general manager of CRM. His background includes leading teams worldwide and hands-on experience building applications and platforms working directly with the developer community.