Industry Luminary Introduces Invaluable Knowledge on Cloud Transformation, Big Data, and the Industrial Internet of Things
March 8, 2016 – Boston – The Open Networking User Group (ONUG) today announced the appointment of Chris Drumgoole, Chief Technology Officer at GE to the ONUG Board. Committed to facilitating engagement among IT business leaders and the vendor community, the ONUG Board now includes 20 IT executives representing numerous companies and industries, including BNY Mellon, Bank of America, Cigna, Citigroup, Credit Suisse, FedEx, Fidelity, Gap Inc., Intuit, JPMorgan Chase, Morgan Stanley, Pfizer, UBS, and Yahoo.
“The ONUG Board is thrilled to have an executive of Chris’ caliber and expertise join our team, as we continue to drive change and effect the impact of open IT frameworks on IT consumption models,” said Nick Lippis, Co-Chairman and Co-Founder of ONUG. “Chris captivated the IT community at ONUG Fall, addressing fundamental changes of IT consumption models and its impact on software defined cloud infrastructures. I have no doubt that Chris’ perspective will be incorporated into ONUG’s narrative especially during ONUG Spring when ONUG’s open hybrid cloud framework is delivered to the community.”
An industry thought leader and frequent speaker, Chris Drumgoole currently leads GE’s enterprise and industrial cloud strategy, as well as the company’s infrastructure supporting the Industrial Internet of Things.
“Output from ONUG’s events consistently highlight the advantages and business value of open interoperable hardware and software-defined infrastructure solutions,” said Chris Drumgoole, Chief Technology Officer at GE. “These new solutions are positively impacting business value across entire organizations and I am thrilled to be a part of an organization that is driving such constructive change.”
ONUG is the leading community of IT executives focused on enabling greater choice and options for IT business leaders by advocating open interoperable hardware and software-defined infrastructure solutions that span across the entire IT stack, all in an effort to create business value. The ONUG Board is composed of IT leaders from Bank of America, BNY Mellon, Cigna, Citigroup, Credit Suisse, FedEx, Fidelity Investments, Gap Inc., GE, Intuit, JPMorgan Chase, the Lippis Report, Morgan Stanley, Pfizer, UBS, and Yahoo. For more on ONUG, go to www.OpenNetworkingUserGroup.com or follow us on Twitter @ONUG_
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