Lenovo, a global leader in the IT sector, has welcomed a new Managing Director for its Infrastructure Solutions Group (ISG) in the Australia and New Zealand (ANZ) region - John McCloskey. This appointment comes at a strategic moment for Lenovo, which is heavily investing in enhancing its AI capabilities and partnerships, propelling itself to be at the forefront of the new IT era.
Based in Sydney, McCloskey is stepping in to spearhead Lenovo's comprehensive solutions that span from edge computing to cloud services. This role is pivotal in bolstering customer confidence in the market, as Lenovo strives to cement itself as the most reliable technology partner in the sector. McCloskey has amassed a vast reservoir of knowledge and expertise from his extensive 25-year career in the IT industry, where he has served significant roles across Europe and Australia.
Before joining Lenovo, McCloskey showcased a stellar track record at Veeam Software, working as the Enterprise Sales Director for over five years. During his tenure, he orchestrated strategies that propelled the company to new heights, securing high customer growth and satisfaction. Prior to Veeam, McCloskey served at Dell for over two decades, significantly contributing to increasing the revenues in Server, Storage, and Networking departments. His forte in fostering high-performing teams finds a harmonious match with Lenovo's core values.
On this significant appointment, Sumir Bhatia, the President of Lenovo ISG Asia Pacific, states, "We are excited to welcome John as the Managing Director for ISG ANZ, a crucial step in advancing our data center business in the region. His arrival coincides with our strategic efforts to drive intelligent transformation. John's expertise and seasoned leadership will play a vital role in positioning Lenovo as the most trusted end-to-end technology partner and fostering successful customer and alliance partnerships."
Echoing the enthusiasm, McCloskey remarks, "I am delighted to join Lenovo and lead the ISG business in ANZ. The evolving IT landscape demands smarter infrastructure solutions, and Lenovo ISG is uniquely positioned to drive businesses toward accelerated digital transformation. I look forward to building on our successes and contributing to our vision of creating smarter technology for all."
Lenovo is also gearing up to expand its AI-ready portfolio, investing a monumental US $1 billion in this endeavour. This initiative is poised to foster innovation across various industries, backed by record revenue and digitalization. Further solidifying its commitment to advancing AI, Lenovo is actively collaborating with global AI startups and Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) through the Lenovo AI Innovators program. Alongside VMware and NVIDIA, Lenovo is set to provide generative AI solutions and versatile multi-cloud options for businesses, thereby reasserting its dedication to addressing next-generation AI workloads.