Lenovo Data Center Group, the division that deals with data centre solutions for the Chinese tech firm, has appointed a new president to oversee operations in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Giovanni Di Filippo will be joining Lenovo to take on the role.
Filippo has held various senior leadership positions during his career, having recently been VP of EMEA for channels, sales & strategic alliances with US firm, Riverbed Technology. Prior to this time, he held several global vice president-level positions within SAP’s global channel & sales divisions, as well as a period as the managing director of Central & Eastern Europe and the Gulf region for Cisco. In more recent times, Filippo 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.
Lenovo says that Filippo is a staunch advocate of smarter sales models based on the entire partner ecosystem and even invented his own next generation business architecture known as the rapid operational sales model as well as the partner quadrant model. He is also reportedly passionate about developing people and creating a world-class team focused on delighting our valued network of partners and customers.
As Filippo noted himself, “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.”
Filippo lives in Zurich, Switzerland. He has Bachelor and Master’s degrees in various subjects, such as Banking, Business Administration, Sales and Marketing, and several Business Diplomas from around the world.
“We are very pleased to have Giovanni onboard and wish him a warm welcome to the Lenovo DCG family,” Lenovo concluded in a statement.