Rowe will oversee the newly formed business unit focused on driving cloud products and services
Mercer Rowe, former vice president of strategic partners at IBM‘s Watson and cloud computing platforms, has been named senior VP and general manager of Avaya Cloud, a newly formed organisation with a view to driving cloud products and services for the company.
“Mercer brings a wealth of knowledge that will help us expand our business in the cloud, which is critical to our growth,” said Jim Chirico, president and CEO, Avaya. “By creating a business solely focused on cloud products and services, and with Mercer’s leadership, we will accelerate the delivery of cloud solutions that meet the growing needs of our customers and partners.”
Rowe’s responsibilities will span public, private and hybrid cloud offers, including cloud R&D, application development and services as well as sales for the newly organized business unit.
Before joining IBM, Rowe founded and served as CEO of VMware vCloud Service, a joint-venture with SoftBank to deliver Cloud services in Japan.