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John Roese, the former Nortel exec who had been a key part of Huawei's North American ambitions, has moved on

Huawei's R&D Man Quits for EMC

Craig Matsumoto
News Analysis
Craig Matsumoto
10/2/2012
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John Roese has left Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. to join EMC Corp. (NYSE: EMC) as chief technology officer.

EMC reported the news Tuesday morning. Roese will report to Jeremy Burton, executive vice president of product operations and marketing.

EMC's CTO of the last eight years was Jeff Nick, who's getting what sounds like a promotion. He'll still be a CTO, reporting to Chief Strategist Paul Maritz, the former CEO of VMware Inc. (NYSE: VMW). VMware is owned by EMC, and Maritz recently moved out of the CEO spot to accept responsibilities across the wider EMC landscape.

Why this matters
Roese, stationed in Santa Clara, Calif., was a key figure in Huawei's U.S. efforts, helping to assemble the North American R&D team. He was also helping with Huawei's drive to get into the enterprise market.

On the PR front, Roese was quite visible as part of Huawei's ongoing efforts to cultivate a friendlier image in the United States.

Roese had joined Huawei in November 2010. He's best known to Light Reading readers for his time as CTO of Nortel Networks Ltd. -- ah, memories.

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— Craig Matsumoto, Managing Editor, Light Reading

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rainbowarrior
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rainbowarrior,
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12/5/2012 | 5:19:50 PM
re: Huawei's R&D Man Quits for EMC


So the current CTO will remain the CTO but there will be a new one as well...?

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Pete Baldwin,
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12/5/2012 | 5:19:50 PM
re: Huawei's R&D Man Quits for EMC


Roese is the "real" CTO. (And VMware has a CTO of its own, right? so there's another one...)


My take on the wording is that Jeff Nick is joining this Secret Squirrel operation of Paul Maritz's, where Maritz is looking at what EMC ought to become in 5-10 years.  So, Nick is the CTO of that operation, working outside the mainstream business.

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