Praveen Akkiraju



Praveen Akkiraju is the Chief Executive Officer of VCE within EMC. With revenues of $24.4 billion in 2014 and more than 68,000 people worldwide, EMC is a global leader in enabling businesses and service providers to transform their operations and deliver IT as a service. Through its innovative solutions, products and services, EMC accelerates the journey to hybrid cloud computing, helping IT departments to store, manage, protect, and predictably analyze their most valuable asset—information.

Under Akkiraju’s leadership, VCE has consistently grown 50%+ year-over-year to reach $2 billion in revenues in 5 years. VCE pioneered the concept of converged infrastructure at its inception in 2009 and is the acknowledged leader in the market it defined and established. Akkiraju leads a team that is passionate about delivering innovative converged solutions with unparalleled customer experience. One of the EMC Federation of businesses, VCE is focused on transforming data center infrastructure to enable customers’ journey to the hybrid cloud.

Akkiraju joined VCE from Cisco, where he shaped the early days of the evolution of the Internet by developing the CSR-1 and ASR 9K. In his most recent role at Cisco, Akkiraju successfully led businesses across the enterprise and service provider market segments. He set the direction for Cisco’s $5+ billion enterprise access business and developed the next generation network and WiFi platforms with integrated security and application awareness capabilities. Prior to this role, Akkiraju was the Vice President and General Manager of the service provider infrastructure businesses, where he was instrumental in defining the product direction and strategy for Cisco’s Core, Mobile & Broadband Edge business.

Akkiraju earned a M.S. in electrical engineering from Louisiana State University and is an alumnus of the Harvard Business School. He also serves on the Senior Advisory Council at the non-profit Industry Initiatives for Science & Math Education (IISME).

Source : EMC

Professional Details

Designation CEO of VCE
Company EMC
Previous Company Cisco
Education Harvard Business School (MBA) | Louisiana State University (MS, Electrical Engineering) | University of Madras (BE, Electronics & Comm Engineering)
Linkedin Visit Link Here
Country United States of America