Today marks the beginning of our fiscal year, and we are kicking it off with some important announcements for HPE Software. As you may have already read in Chris Hsu’s blog, our focus for FY17 will be to deliver on our customer and financial commitments and successfully complete our planned spin-merger with Micro Focus.
Since announcing the spin-merge, we have taken time to assess the best path forward for HPE Software and are taking action to ensure we are set up for success in FY17. As a result, we are making changes to drive efficiencies through a stronger and more unified sales and marketing organization as well as focusing on synergies that will help deliver more innovation to our customers.
As of today, I will transition from leading the HPE Enterprise Security Products business to assume a new role as Chief Sales Officer & SVP, Marketing for HPE Software. In this new position, I will be responsible for global sales revenue for HPE Software, managing the worldwide Sales team across all routes to market. I’ll also now lead our new end-to-end marketing organization and, through tight alignment with Sales, ensure our go-to-market efforts are delivering maximum value to customers and the business.
Leading the Security team and driving both innovation and focus across our portfolio has been one of the best and most enjoyable roles in my career. I am extremely proud of what the team has accomplished and look forward to even more momentum in FY17 as I stay deeply engaged from the sales and marketing side. Both HPE Software and Micro Focus view Security as a key growth area for the newly combined company — and I look forward to continuing to drive this business in my new role.
Of course, with change comes opportunity – the opportunity for driving synergies across the business. In this vein, I’m pleased to share that David Jones, who is currently senior vice president and general manager of Information Management & Governance (IM&G), will assume the additional responsibility of leading our Security business. By combining the two portfolios into what is now called Security and Information Governance, we will drive more value for our customers by pulling together comprehensive solutions that span security and risk management with a focus on protecting what matters most – users, applications and data.
This is an important year for HPE Software, and I’m excited about the value we’ll bring customers, partners, shareholders and employees as we transition into the planned spin-merger with Micro Focus. Today, we are taking important steps to position our business for continued success, and I am proud to be taking on a key role in helping to lead this charge.
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