Lenovo hires Channel vet Giovanni Di Filippo

Lenovo has hired a channel veteran to step into the role of president of its data centre group (DCG) across EMEA with a brief to grow sales across the vendor’s ecosystem.

Giovanni Di Filippo was most recently VP of EMEA for channels, sales & strategic alliances at Riverbed Technology. He held several global vice president-level positions in SAP’s global channel & sales divisions.

Di Filippo said the vendor’s entire “egosystem” has to be involved in driving growth, which should be a benefit for the firm’s channel base.

“For me, technology has the potential to do so much for the digital society if we think more about the people at the centre of it all, and encourage greater collaboration- how technology should work smarter for everyone, how it can truly enable us to make everyday life easier, even how it can help solve some of humanity’s greatest challenges,” he said.