Lenovo has named John McCloskey as its new Managing Director for the Infrastructure Solutions Group (ISG) for ANZ region. Stationed in Sydney, McCloskey is set to play a role in driving Lenovo’s solutions, which includes edge computing to cloud. It’s part of Lenovo’s shift in focus to enhancing AI capabilities and cultivating strategic partnerships.
McCloskey enters this position with a background of over 25 years in the IT sector, having served in various capacities across Europe and Australia. His previous role was the Enterprise Sales Director at Veeam Software. During his stint, which exceeded five years, he oversaw internal and external teams, achieving commendable customer growth and satisfaction. Prior to Veeam, McCloskey spent two decades with Dell, where he was instrumental in the growth of Server, Storage, and Networking divisions. His expertise in fostering dynamic teams aligns well with Lenovo’s ethos.
Sumir Bhatia, the Asia Pacific President for Lenovo ISG, remarked, “John’s appointment as the Managing Director for ISG ANZ marks a pivotal point in our bid to amplify our data center presence in this region. With our focus firmly on smart transformation, John’s depth of knowledge and leadership acumen are poised to be invaluable in enhancing Lenovo’s stature as the premier technology ally. He’ll also be integral in deepening ties with both customers and alliance partners.”
Responding to his appointment, McCloskey expressed, “Joining Lenovo and steering the ISG business in ANZ is an exciting prospect for me. The IT world is in a constant state of evolution, and the demand for agile infrastructure solutions is more pressing than ever. Lenovo ISG stands out as a forerunner in ushering businesses into a swift digital shift. I’m eager to lend my expertise and further the cause of introducing smarter tech solutions for everyone.”
With a hefty investment of US $1 billion geared towards the advancement of AI, Lenovo is signalling its intentions to be at the forefront of AI evolution. This financial backing not only fuels innovation across various sectors but is also reflective of the company’s robust revenue stream and commitment to digitalisation. Furthermore, through the Lenovo AI Innovators program, the company extends its support to budding AI startups and Independent Software Vendors (ISVs). Lenovo’s collaborations with industry stalwarts like VMware and Nvidia are setting the stage for generative AI solutions and diverse multi-cloud solutions for enterprises, underscoring its dedication to emerging AI tasks.