BASKING RIDGE, N.J. – John Stratton, president of Verizon Enterprise Solutions, has named Siki Giunta to lead the firm’s global cloud practice. In her new role, Giunta is responsible for Verizon’s end-to-end global cloud ecosystem, as well as technology convergence and connected solutions through the company’s wireline and wireless networks. She will lead a global team of cloud and data center professionals to bring the new Verizon Cloud to market, ensuring clients can harness this enterprise-class platform to unlock the value of their data, and access it where and when they need it. Stratton noted, "Siki’s passion for innovation and her broad technology development background will be a great asset for corporations and government organizations looking to harness enterprise-class cloud services from Verizon. Our cloud, data center and connected solutions portfolio is a major focus for the business, and Siki’s leadership and global outlook will help us stay ahead of this fast-changing environment." Giunta brings more than 20 years of international operations, sales and marketing experience in the cloud and emerging technology sectors to Verizon. Most recently, she led CSC’s global cloud business; previously she served as CEO for both Fortisphere and Managed Objects. She has been on leadership teams of Novell, OS/390, CA, and Synapse Corp. Giunta holds the Etude Superieur, French Language and Civilization from La Sorbonne, Paris; and Maturita’ Classica, History of Art and Italian Literature from De Vedruna College, Rome. Verizon Enterprise Solutions is a leading provider of advanced IT and communications services to enterprise and governments around the world. Visit Verizon Enterprise Solutions for more information. Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE, Nasdaq: VZ), headquartered in New York, is a global leader in delivering broadband and other wireless and wireline communications services to consumer, business, government and wholesale customers. Verizon Wireless operates America’s most reliable wireless network, with more than 101 million retail connections nationwide. Verizon also provides converged communications, information and entertainment services over America’s most advanced fiber-optic network, and delivers integrated business solutions to customers in more than 150 countries. A Dow 30 company with nearly $116 billion in 2012 revenues, Verizon employs a diverse workforce of 178,300. For more information, visit www.verizon.com.
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