Joe Tucci to quit as EMC’s CEO
News of Joe Tucci quitting EMC at the end of 2012 is abuzz tonight. Here’s one from The Register.
He is one of the longest serving CEO in the storage industry and since he took over the helm in 2001, he has brought EMC to where it is today. Like him or loathe him, you cannot deny that he is one of the best out there. Having gone thru at least 3 economic downturns, he has turned EMC into an industry giant, a juggernaut.
The next question is who will succeed him? There are many candidates from long-serving senior staff to the new ones that EMC has recruited in the recent years. It will only be end of 2012 when Joe finally leaves EMC but the search for his successor will be an interesting one. We shall soon know.
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I think he is to EMC, what Lou Gerstner was to IBM. Tough act to follow, for whoever comes next!
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Yup, Joe Tucci will be tough to replace. Any chance of joining us for SNIA Malaysia monthly meetings? HP guys are usually there and EMC guys as well. 😀
Cheers and thanks again
6th October hmmmm….lets see la. 🙂
Come lah! We have pizza!