2014 Keynote Video
3 John Roese is Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at EMC Corporation. With revenues of $23.2 billion in 2013 and 60,000 people worldwide, EMC is a global leader in enabling businesses and service providers to transform their operations and deliver IT as a service. Fundamental to this transformation is cloud computing. Through innovative products and services, EMC accelerates the journey to cloud computing, helping IT departments to store, manage, protect and analyse their most valuable asset—information—in a more agile, trusted and cost-efficient way.
As EMC's CTO, Roese leads EMC's Corporate Office of Technology, which is responsible for defining the company's technology vision and strategy. In his role, he works directly with EMC's executive team and leading technologists to shape EMC's technology strategy as the company embarks on its next phase of growth and leadership across three of the most transformative trends in IT: Cloud, Big Data and Trusted IT.
Roese has more than 20 years of industry experience, including executive leadership of large scale, complex, global R&D organisations. His extensive systems background includes technical expertise in a wide range of related disciplines including storage, servers, networking, hardware design, silicon development, software design, systems and applications. He joined EMC in October 2012 from Huawei Technologies, where he served as Senior Vice President and General Manager of the North American R&D Centres. Roese was responsible for advanced technology development across the entire product portfolio, including cloud computing and consumer technology. Before that, he held a series of senior leadership positions including CTO at Nortel Networks, Broadcom Corporation, Enterasys Networks, Inc. and Cabletron Systems.
Roese earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of New Hampshire. He holds more than 18 pending or granted patents in areas such as policy-based networking, location-based services and security. He has served on numerous boards, including ATIS, a leading ICT standards organisation, OLPC, which aims to empower the world's poorest children through education and access to low-cost laptops, Blade Networks, now part of IBM System Networking, Pingtel, which delivers Unified Communication solutions and Bering Media, which focuses on location-based advertising.