Avaya names Greg Pelton to oversee technology strategy
Pelton returns to Avaya after previously serving as chief technology officer
Unified communications (UC) vendor Avaya, has appointed Greg Pelton as vice president, technology strategy.
According to the vendor, Pelton will play a key role in shaping Avaya's technology strategy as the company continues its transformation into a services and cloud- based UC and CC solutions provider.
Pelton returns to Avaya after previously serving as chief technology officer for the government solutions arm of the company from 2011 to 2014. He was most recently chief technology officer and vice president, infrastructure engineering, for Polycom Inc, where he was responsible for the company's innovation roadmap as well leading its collaboration platform and cloud product engineering organisations. Prior to that, Pelton held several senior management positions in technology and engineering at both Cisco Systems Inc and Nortel Networks Inc.
"We are excited to bring back a proven leader like Greg to help us execute our technology roadmap" said Nikos Nikolopoulos, senior vice president, Corporate Strategy, Development and Marketing. "Greg brings extensive experience in large and complex technology companies undergoing market transitions and with his prior knowledge of Avaya has already hit the ground running."
Pelton's responsibilities will include strategic growth and technology transformation initiatives as well as guiding the broader technology strategy for Avaya. Pelton will report directly to Nikolopoulos.