EMC, an information-management vendor, appointed Jeffrey M. Nick to the position of senior vice president and CTO. Nick will assume a role in the direction of EMC’s technology strategy and in the evolution and advancement of EMC’s information-management capabilities, related platforms, software and services.
Nick spent 24 years at IBM, departing in June 2004. He held the title of IBM Fellow, the highest technical honor that IBM bestows on its IT innovators. During his career, Nick, 50, filed more than 80 inventions and holds more than 50 U.S. patents in computer systems technology.
Most recently, Nick was responsible for the design and architecture of IBM’s On Demand initiative. Nick also led IBM’s Grid Computing strategy, responsible for the definition and evolution of IBM’s Open Grid Services Architecture. He began his IBM career as a software engineer and contributed to several IBM systems advancements during his tenure.
In his new role, Nick will lead EMC’s office of technology, which is responsible for defining the company’s evolving technology vision and technology strategy, as well as working with the industry on standards.
He will work directly with EMC customers and leading technologists within EMC’s platforms, software and services organizations to develop future product directions. Nick’s team will also evaluate emerging information management trends and play a role in setting technical direction for EMC’s activities.