Riverbed Technology today announced the appointment of Phil Harris as chief strategy officer — responsible for shaping its architectural approach to software-defined networking.
He will be providing direction on technology and business strategy, overseeing development activities including M&A, and leading go-to-market approach with technology alliance and OEM partners.
Harris joins Riverbed from BMC Software, where he was CTO, responsible for business, technology and overall company growth transformation strategies.
Before that, Harris was chief strategy officer of platform engineering and strategy at the virtual computing company, VCE. He also spent nearly 20 years at Cisco, as CTO of its cloud and virtualization technology group and CTO of its worldwide partner organization.