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Giovanni Di Filippo joins Lenovo Data Center Group as EMEA president

Giovanni Di Filippo has joined Lenovo Data Center Group (DCG) as president of Europe Middle East and Africa (EMEA).

He joins to drive the business in this region and build on relationships with data center partners and customers.

Bringing a wealth of experience to Lenovo DCG, Di Filippo has had various senior leadership roles, and has transformed sales organisations within international, multi-billion-dollar technology companies. Before Lenovo, he was VP of EMEA for channels, sales and strategic alliances with Riverbed Technology, where his channel-first oriented strategy led in 2018 to become the Geography of the Year.

Prior to this time, he held several global vice president-level positions within SAP’s global channel and sales divisions. Following a period as the managing director of Central & Eastern Europe and the Gulf region for Cisco, he also went onto expand this role to lead the entire CEE, CIS and Middle East region as well, covering 42 countries in total with a $3bn business. Before this, he gained leadership experience with Sun Microsystems and Compaq Computers driving sales in international environments.

In more recent times, he has worked with several European startups – providing consultancy to ensure sustained growth and helping to set up their international sales organisations- which gave him invaluable insight into business agility and innovation.

“For me, technology has the potential to do so much for the digital society if we think more about the people at the centre of it all, and encourage greater collaboration- how technology should work smarter for everyone, how it can truly enable us to make everyday life easier, even how it can help solve some of humanity’s greatest challenges,” commented Di Filippo.

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