Lenovo’s Enterprise Business Group will become the Data Center Group (DCG), focused on this high-potential market. As an end-to-end business within Lenovo, DCG will be empowered to move faster and more freely, while also efficiently leveraging the Lenovo Group’s scale and assets where needed. The new DCG will accelerate its open, partnership-focused approach with traditional, hyperscale and hyperconverged customers. Gerry Smith is President of the new Lenovo Data Center Group and now reports to Lenovo’s Chairman and CEO.
Lenovo’s Mobile Business Group has advantages to compete globally and win globally: with a stronghold in China, powerful brands, worldwide sales channels and a robust IP portfolio. Today, Xudong Chen and Aymar de Lencquesaing become co-presidents of MBG. The mobile markets in China and the rest of the world are very different, so Chen will focus on the China mobile business, while de Lencquesaing, formerly head of Lenovo North America, will use his global experience in complex tech industries to drive growth in emerging markets. The Motorola Mobility teams currently report to Osterloh. Lenovo says the Motorola teams will continue to enable the entire MBG, including in China.
The company purchased Motorola Mobility from Google back in 2014 for $2.91 billion, and announced in January that it had plans to slowly combine the Motorola and Lenovo brand names under "Moto by Lenovo".
George He, formerly head of Lenovo's Ecosystem and Cloud Services (ECS), will lead the company's new Lenovo Capital and Incubator Group, focusing on developing new technologies through Lenovo spinoffs or investments in standalone startups, while continuing to develop Lenovo’s overall cloud and big data platform.
These changes are effective on April 1.
"In the last year, Lenovo has delivered solid results, the fast integration of Motorola and System x businesses, and a series of innovative product launches across our portfolio. Now we must further accelerate our transformation into to a customer-centric company. The changes announced today will build on our successes, rapidly deliver this transformation and ultimately drive Lenovo into a new phase of growth," said Yang Yuanqing, Lenovo’s Chairman and CEO.