Manjula Talreja, is the new Cisco Vice –President for the Virtual Computing Environment coalition created 2 months ago by Cisco and EMC together with VMware. She will be next week in Barcelona, Spain, for Networkers at Cisco Live 2010. (January 25-28)
Manjula, who leverages in this new position her 20 years industry background in business strategy consulting and operations of large scale IT applications, is well known at Cisco for her leading role in the Software Busines Group. She ran previously the Customer Business Transformation organization within the Voice Technology Group. Before joining Cisco, Manjula used to work for HP in the US, South East Asia, and Europe .
Her success is related to two of her key strengths :The ability to drive innovation and change management on one hand , to synthesize and communicate complex ideas in simpler terms on the other hand.
As Manjula will be part of a VCE panel, organized in Barcelona on Tuesday January 26, with EMC Dennis Hoffman and VMware Hatem Naguib, I met her briefly to have some insights on the Virtual computing Environment coalition, and its joint offering called “the Vblock infrastructure packages”.
I asked her also to give me some clarification on the role of the Cisco EMC joint venture Acadia, as well as the support provided by system integrators and channel partners to what she described as an “integrated system approach “ in the journey to the private cloud .
Here is the first part of the interview
Stay tuned for the second part of the video on Friday
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