Executive Vice President & General Manager, Hybrid Cloud & Chief Technology Officer
Fidelma Russo is the Executive Vice President and General Manager of Hewlett Packard Enterprise's Hybrid Cloud business unit, and the company's Chief Technology Officer. Fidelma's Hybrid Cloud team is tasked with solving some of IT's biggest challenges, including transforming business through the power of data, modernizing IT infrastructure with a true cloud experience, and dramatically simplifying operations across hybrid cloud IT estates - all as they help customers accelerate their adoption of AI.
As the leader of this global organization of over 5,500 employees, Fidelma is responsible for driving the strategic direction, development, and execution of HPE's GreenLake platform, storage, private cloud, and SaaS solutions, along with creating an innovation pipeline through the capabilities and services of the Office of the CTO.
Fidelma joined Hewlett Packard Enterprise in September 2021 as Chief Technology Officer, where she led the creation, development, and delivery of HPE's GreenLake platform, a central offering for all of HPE's edge-to-cloud solutions and cloud services.
Based in Houston, Texas, Fidelma has more than 30 years of technology leadership spanning machine learning and analytics, global IT business services, cloud services, servers, storage, networking, backup, and infrastructure.
Prior to joining Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Fidelma was Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Cloud Services business unit at VMware. She has held notable senior leadership positions including Chief Technology Officer and Executive Vice President at Iron Mountain, Senior Vice President and General Manager at EMC, Vice President of Adaptive Infrastructure at Hewlett-Packard, and Senior Vice President of Network, Storage, and Software at Sun Microsystems.
Fidelma was appointed to Equinix's Board of Directors and audit committee in June 2022. In July 2023, Fidelma was recognized in CRN's Top 100 Executive awards and Top 25 IT Innovators of 2023.
Fidelma holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree in electrical engineering from University College Cork, a master's in computer science from Boston University, and completed the Internet of Things Executive Education program at MIT's Sloan School of Management.