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BMC Hires Cloud-Computing Veteran Phil Harris as CTO and Solutions Lead

HOUSTON, Jan. 12, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- BMC this week appointed top technology visionary and cloud authority Phil Harris as the company's new CTO. Harris joined BMC on January 5 and reports directly to Bob Beauchamp, BMC chairman and CEO.

BMC welcomes new CTO, Phil Harris


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Harris was most recently vice president and CTO for Cisco's Cloud Systems Management Technology group, where he was responsible for leading technology strategy, business strategy and an early-stage rapid development engineering team. Previously, Harris held various positions at VCE, the Virtual Computing Environment Company, including chief strategy officer and chief technology officer, and vice president for platform engineering and strategy.

Harris has also been called upon by government and industry groups around the world to provide insight and advice about technology development and transition programs -- including how best to develop and deploy cloud solutions in emerging markets.

"Transforming BMC and leading change across the industry requires a unique technology vision that Phil can bring to BMC," Beauchamp said. "Phil's deep technology and industry experience, and strategic perspective will open new possibilities for BMC as we reinvent the IT experience for customers around the globe. We're privileged to have him join our team."

"BMC is on a mission to not only transform itself, but also to fundamentally reenvision how the world thinks about and uses IT," Harris said. "BMC has made great progress so far and I look forward to joining them on what promises to be a remarkable journey."

Harris is the seventh new senior executive to join BMC in the past year. Previous executive hires have included: Paul Appleby, EVP, worldwide sales and marketing (previously with Salesforce, Siebel Systems and SAP); Nick Utton, chief marketing officer (previously with E*Trade, MasterCard and JPMorgan Chase); Robin Purohit , president, service support (previously with Mercury Interactive, HP and Clustrix); Bill Berutti, president, performance and availability (previously with PTC); David Gai, president of customer success (previously with JDA Software); and Monika Fahlbusch, chief people and administrative officer (previously with Salesforce, Old Navy and Peoplesoft).

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