SUSE named a new CTO today, with Dr. Thomas Di Giacomo taking on the the role of Chief Technology Officer, reporting to CEO Nils Brauckmann.
The last time I personally ever spoke to a SUSE CTO was way back in 2009, when Markus Rex (now CEO of OwnCloud) held the job, and SUSE was still part of Novell.
Giacomo joins SUSE from Swisscom Hospitality Services, where he was CTO and vice president of innovation. Giacomo has as a Ph.D. in computer science from the University of Geneva, where he was a senior researcher
“IT leaders around the world face the challenge of ensuring business continuity and reducing costs while constantly improving business agility and innovating to create a competitive edge,” Di Giacomo said in a statement. “We’re now in the middle of a software-defined IT revolution powered by open source innovation that will deliver the enterprise technology paired with the economic scalability they need to meet that challenge. At SUSE, our proven ability to adapt open source innovation for the enterprise and our focus on strategic partnerships across the industry makes this new CTO role very exciting for me.”
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