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Company: EMC Ventures
Title: President & Chief Strategy Officer
Fields of operation: Other
Mark Lewis is Chief Strategy Officer for EMC Information Infrastructure Products (IIP). In this role Mark is responsible maintaining a focused and differentiated strategy across all EMC product lines and businesses. Mark is also President of EMC Ventures which was recently formed to accelerate EMC’s innovation capabilities though focused, thematic investing in disruptive technologies. Previously, Mark was President of the Information Intelligence Group of EMC Corporation. This division employs more than 3,000 people and develops integrated software solution suites that enable enterprise search, document management (Documentum), collaborative workspaces, the automation of rich content, the archiving of email, files and data, and legal discovery. Mark had overall P&L responsibility and led the rebuilding of this organization with a reinvigorated strategy and dramatically improved operating model. Prior to this, Lewis held key roles at EMC including Chief Technology Officer, leader of the EMC Software Group, and EMC Chief Development Officer, where he was responsible for developing EMC’s overall technical strategy, overseeing mergers and acquisitions, and advancing the company’s "One EMC" effort to leverage engineering across its product portfolio. During his tenure as CDO/CTO, he formed EMC’s Technology Ventures Group, the EMC Innovation Network and led EMC’s security initiative. Mark also helped EMC complete over 31 acquisitions, transforming EMC's business model from 87% systems (in 2002) to over 60% software and services today. Some notable acquisitions include Legato, VMware, Documentum, SMARTS, Avamar and RSA Security. Lewis joined EMC in July 2002 from Hewlett-Packard/Compaq, where he was Vice President and General Manager of Compaq’s Enterprise Storage Group, the second largest storage organization in the world after EMC. From 1998 to 1999, he led Compaq’s Enterprise Storage Software Business after serving for two years as Director of Engineering for Multi Vendor Online Storage. Before that, he spent 13 years in storage-related engineering and product development at Digital Equipment Corporation. Lewis holds eight U.S. patents in storage technology. He has a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from University of Colorado, Boulder. He has studied Business Law, Marketing, and Accounting for an MBA at University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, and he attended the Executive Education Program at the Harvard Business School. Lewis also currently serves on the boards of Riverbed Systems and Business Mindshare.