Brocade has appointed Ari Bose as chief information officer. Responsible for the strategic transformation of the global Brocade IT organization, Mr. Bose will report to Gale England, vice president of Customer Advocacy and Operational Effectiveness.
Specifically, Mr. Bose is tasked with standardizing the company’s internal IT systems to support cross-functional collaboration, and manage information security and risk. One major initiative is to continue expanding the company’s network-centric virtualization strategy, in which Brocade currently operates at more than 70 percent virtual workloads.
With more than 30 years of experience in the high-tech industry, Mr. Bose has held a number of CIO positions at networking and other high-tech companies. Most recently, he served as senior vice president and CIO at Polycom. Prior to that, Mr. Bose was senior vice president and CIO at UTStarcom, and he has held senior IT positions at companies such as 3Com, Bay Networks and Apple.