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Chirantan “CJ” Desai Joins EMC as President, Emerging Technology Products Division

HOPKINTON, Mass, September 26, 2013 - 

EMC® Corporation (NYSE:EMC) today announced that Chirantan “CJ” Desai has joined EMC as President of the company’s newly-formed Emerging Technology Products Division. In this role, Desai will report to David Goulden, EMC President and COO. The new division will develop and launch new products and grow new businesses based on emerging technologies, with a special focus on disruptive technologies. Initially, the Emerging Technology Products Division will focus on all-Flash scale-out enterprise storage arrays (through XtremIO™), server-side storage hardware and software (through ScaleIO™, XtremSF™ PCIe cards and the XtremSW™ Suite), hybrid Cloud Gateways and High Performance Computing storage.

David Goulden, EMC President and COO, said, “We consider ourselves highly fortunate to welcome to EMC an executive of CJ’s stature and relevant technical and business credentials. CJ brings to EMC a depth of expertise and track record in growing successful storage and security businesses perfectly aligned with the charter and vision of the new Emerging Technology Products Division. CJ and this new division will bring an elevated level of focus and scale for converting the full potential of key emerging technologies into the most powerful solutions for our customers.”

CJ Desai, added, "EMC stands out as one of the IT industry’s greatest success stories; I’m both thrilled and humbled to be joining the EMC team and energized to begin doing my small part to take this remarkable company to even greater heights. EMC’s proven expertise in reading technology and market shifts, moving swiftly and decisively, and adapting itself has kept the company on the forefront of delivering customers those technologies and solutions that are spot on with their ever-evolving needs. My mission is to help continue that trend.” 

Desai most recently served as Executive Vice President of Information Management at Symantec Corporation. In this role, he was responsible for the company’s backup and recovery, storage, cluster file system, high availability and archiving products. Prior to that, he served as Senior Vice President of the company’s Endpoint and Mobility Group and also lead engineering for the Endpoint and Message Security Groups. He earned a master’s degree in Computer Science and a master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He will be based in EMC’s Santa Clara offices.
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