EMC appoints Murphy to global role
18 May 2015 | 0
EMC has announced the appointment of Chris Murphy as vice president of IT Client Experience.
The role, with responsibility more than 1,000 global employees, will see Murphy and his team providing a “world-class IT experience” to more than 50,000 EMC employees worldwide. Murphy is moving up from his previous role of senior director of IT Client Experience at EMC’s Centre of Excellence in Cork, where he oversaw the provision of engineering and research development, customer service, IT and technical support to global EMC offices.
“The IT world is undergoing rapid evolution, and for many businesses, the challenge is an internal one as much as a client-facing one. Employees who enjoy the elegance of iOS, or the simplicity of apps like Skype and WhatsApp, are increasingly expecting the same of the programs and systems they use at work,” said Murphy.
“Furthermore, the ubiquity of smartphones and tablets in the workplace requires new ways of thinking, especially in terms of security and privacy. Getting to grips with this shifting landscape is something I look forward to, as well as the formation of EMC’s global IT strategy from our Cork campus.”
A team of 1,000, speaking 25 languages in 37 different countries, will report directly to Murphy from his base at EMC’s Ovens-based Centre of Excellence.
Murphy is a native of Cork, graduating from University College Cork in Commerce, with a major in accountancy. He then achieved a Diploma in Computer Science, before working for Apple and later for EMC, where he has remained.
“Following 20 years as an integral player at EMC’s Cork campus,” said Bob Savage, vice president and managing director, EMC EMEA Centres of Excellence, “Chris has vast experience and skill to bring to this global role. EMC values his immense knowledge of the IT field and his qualities as a leader, and he is considered essential to the success of our global IT strategy.
“His promotion also speaks to the calibre of EMC’s Irish employees, and the importance of Cork to the company’s international business vision. We remain the centre of EMC’s presence in Europe and a major contributor to manufacturing, research and innovation,” said Savage.