Riverbed promotes Sekhar Kancherlapalli to chief information officer

In his new role at Riverbed, new chief information officer Kancherlapalli will oversee all IT functions and operations, and focus on leading and furthering Riverbed’s cloud and digital initiatives.

Prior to joining Riverbed as chief enterprise architect in April, Kancherlapalli held senior cloud and enterprise architecture roles at Oracle, Liberty Mutual Insurance and Fidelity.

At Oracle, he helped support over 40 Fortune 100 companies with a digital/cloud transformation strategy, by looking to bridge the gap between business and tech using his knowledge of of applications, industry best practices, business processes, and architectural patterns.

Previous roles include chief enterprise architect at Unum Group, and vice-president of architecture at Liberty Mutual Insurance, where he led a team of architects across 19 countries.

Bringing over 20 years’ experience in architecture, leadership, development, consulting, and strategic planning, the new CIO has spent much of his career focusing on IT management and product development in the high-tech, insurance, financial and healthcare services industries.

Previous CIO Alpna J. Doshi, meanwhile, has expanded her role as an operating partner with parent organisation Thoma Bravo to full time.

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“Driving a digital transformation strategy is at the core of my expertise, and Riverbed’s digital and cloud journey is fundamental to the company’s overall success,” said new Riverbed CIO Kancherlapalli.

“Additionally, Riverbed’s own solutions play a crucial role for our IT team and business, enabling us to maximise performance and visibility across applications and networks, regardless of where users reside. I look forward to the IT organisation continuing to be in the forefront and leading with the business.”

Rich McBee, president and CEO of Riverbed, commented: “Across the globe, CIOs sit at a critical juncture in leading the IT function to not only accelerate digital transformation, but also drive the productivity and performance of the business.

“As CIO for Riverbed, Sekhar will be involved in everything from user experience and productivity of our employees, regardless of location; to full visibility across our networks and applications; to ensuring we have the right tools to run all aspects of our business, connect with customers,
and drive performance.

“He has the right combination of IT business and operations experience to help us reach the next level of execution for the company.”