This week’s geek of the week started out working in an art gallery and is as well as being the only female on the executive team, she oversees the cloud ecosystem for one of Americas leading telecommunications companies. This week’s geek of the week is none other than Siki Giunta, global senior vice president of cloud and connected solutions for Verizon Enterprise Solutions.
In this role, Siki is responsible for Verizon’s end-to-end global cloud ecosystem, and according to the Verizon website, “She leads a global team of cloud and data center professionals to bring the new Verizon Cloud to market, ensuring clients can harness this enterprise-class platform to unlock the value of their data, and access it where and when they need it.” We quoted Siki in the past week in relation to the launch of Verizon Cloud Marketplace.
Just to give a little context for those not yet familiar with this series: early this year, the CloudWedge team launched a feature called Geek of the Week. In this feature we award the prestigious honor of ‘Geek of the Week’ to someone from our news posts of that week we feel have done something that deserves special mention or praise. This is either directly through their actions or those of their companies. This award is a certification of honor as the receiver is considered to be a ‘cloud leader.’
Siki started her career in an art gallery in France, then worked in finance in London before being faced with technology worked and set on her path to her now love of cloud computing. She has built and impressive portfolio of more than 20 years of experience in a number of leadership and executive roles.
Prior to joining Verizon Siki worked as: vice president of cloud computing and software services at CSC, president and chief executive officer of Fortisphere, vice president of strategic business for Novell, president and chief executive officer of Managed Objects, and senior vice president at Computer Associates. She also worked as Director of product management at Legent.
Siki studied literature and art history at De Vedruna College in Rome, Italy, and French language and civilization at La Sorbonne in Paris, France.