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Weinman Quits AT&T

1:00 PM -- AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) needs a new cloud evangelist.

Joe Weinman, who as AT&T's VP of global strategy and product development has spent the past few years spreading the word about the potential of cloud services in general and their relevance to the future of telecom service models in particular, is leaving the carrier to join an unidentified "global IT company." (See Mgmt World: Vendor Caution Overshadows the Cloud and Cisco Plays in the Clouds.)

Talking to EuroBlog in London, Weinman says he'll still be researching the cloud services market and debating the issues in public fora, including Light Reading's upcoming Ethernet Expo in New York, where he is delivering the opening keynote address on Tuesday November 2.

AT&T is one of the leading telco cloud services players, having launched a number of cloud-based services during the past year. (See Enterprise Demand for Security Booms, AT&T Says, Disaster Recovery Turns Wireless & Cloudy, AT&T Shifting Capex to App Support, AT&T Heads for Mobile Clouds, and AT&T Joins Cloud Computing Set.)

— Ray Le Maistre, International Managing Editor, Light Reading

digits 12/5/2012 | 4:24:15 PM
re: Weinman Quits AT&T

If I had to put money on it, I'd bet he'll join HP. But that's a guess - he wouldn't tell me where he was going.

cnwedit 12/5/2012 | 4:24:14 PM
re: Weinman Quits AT&T

That would be a coup for HP and it's efforts to sell service providers on its cloud strategy. It's always interesting to see someone cross over from the SP world to the "real"world of vendors - it can be quite a culture shock.

paolo.franzoi 12/5/2012 | 4:24:14 PM
re: Weinman Quits AT&T

 


We are all vendors and customers.  I would say the bigger difference is moving from service providers to product companies and vice versa.


 


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cnwedit 12/5/2012 | 4:24:13 PM
re: Weinman Quits AT&T

That's exactly what I was saying.

digits 12/5/2012 | 4:22:21 PM
re: Weinman Quits AT&T

I was right with my hunch - Joe has joined HP, according to his Twitter account


http://twitter.com/joeweinman

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