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Executive Leadership Series presents George Kurian, CEO, NetApp

September 20, 2017 | 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Join us for this presentation of Poole College’s Executive Leadership Series, when we will be hosting George Kurian, chief executive officer of NetApp. There is no charge to attend, but registration is required.

About this speaker

George Kurian joined NetApp in 2011, bringing his passion and relentless focus on execution to his leadership roles to this organization, and was named CEO in June 2015. He also is a member of the company’s board of directors.

In his previous role as executive vice president of product operations, George was responsible for the strategy and development of NetApp’s product and solutions portfolio. Prior to that, he was senior vice president of the company’s Data ONTAP group, overseeing the product roadmap and engineering execution for the Data ONTAP operating system, the world’s most widely deployed branded storage operating system. He initially joined NetApp as senior vice president of its storage solutions group, where he was responsible for the solutions portfolio and joint partner technology integration.

Prior to joining NetApp, he was vice president and general manager of the Application Networking and Switching Technology Group at Cisco Systems. In this role, he was responsible for Cisco products for the modular campus LAN switching and WAN application delivery markets. He also led Cisco’s successful development of products and solutions to enable Ethernet-based converged networks for video, voice, and data.

George’s diverse background includes serving as vice president at Akamai Technologies, management consulting at McKinsey & Company, and leading software engineering and product management teams at Oracle Corporation. George holds a bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering from Princeton University and a master’s degree in business administration from Stanford University. Read more about NetApp.

About this series

Poole College’s Executive Leadership Series is open to the public at no charge, providing students and the general public the opportunity to learn about leadership from the lived experience of some of the world’s leading executives. Podcasts of these presentations are available on the Poole College Executive Leadership Series page on iTunes. This series is made possible by ongoing support from Wells Fargo.