Tony Scott Joins VMware as SVP, CIO; Pat Gelsinger Comments

VMwareLogoTony Scott, formerly corporate vice president and chief information officer at Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT), has joined VMware as senior vice president and CIO.

The 30-year industry veteran will oversee VMware’s information technology organization, which manages the company’s technology infrastructure for global operations, VMware said Monday.

Pat Gelsinger, VMware CEO, said Scott will aim to help the company secure its information assets and fulfill IT requirements for more than 500, 000 customers.

Scott was most recently responsible for Microsoft’s security, infrastructure, messaging and business applications intended for use by the product, corporate business and global sales and marketing groups.

Prior to joining Microsoft, he held the SVP and CIO roles at Walt Disney (NYSE: DIS) and served as chief technology officer at General Motors (NYSE: GM).

Scott, a member of CIO magazine’s “CIO Hall of Fame, ” will report directly to Gelsinger.

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