Unisys Names Vishal Gupta as Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer
BLUE BELL, Pa. and RESTON, Va., July 10, 2018 –
Unisys Corporation (NYSE: UIS) today announced that Vishal Gupta will join the company on August 1 as its next senior vice president, Technology and Chief Technology Officer. He will report directly to Peter Altabef, chairman and CEO of Unisys.
Gupta's appointment is effective August 31. He will succeed Tarek El-Sadany, who has served in the role for three years and is leaving Unisys effective at the end of August to pursue a CEO position in the technology space.
Gupta joins Unisys from Symantec Corporation, where he served as senior vice president, Engineering and oversaw global teams for end-to-end engineering, architecture and product management for a number of product lines within the company's portfolio of software offerings. Prior to joining Symantec, Gupta served as chief product and IoT officer for Silent Circle, a cybersecurity and privacy company in the mobile communications space. He also served in increasingly senior roles over an eight-year period with Cisco Systems, where he was a vice president, as well as with Metasolv Software, Nortel Networks and Mercer Management Consulting.
Gupta holds a Master of Science degree from Dartmouth College, where he was a Henry J. McCarthy 1931 fellow, and an MBA from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, where he was a Palmer Scholar.
"Vishal is a dynamic, results-oriented technology executive with a proven ability to bring innovative software solutions to market," said Altabef. "His experience will be critical as we advance our industry application products and our software-led services model. In addition, Vishal's experience in cybersecurity complements the Unisys approach of building security into everything we do. We look forward to welcoming Vishal to Unisys."
Gupta will work closely with El-Sadany through the end of August to ensure a seamless transition.
"Tarek has led a highly successful evolution of our Technology business, from developing and realizing a new roadmap for ClearPath Forward®, including the software series that is virtualized in cloud environments, to dramatically accelerating our Unisys Stealth® cybersecurity solution, to developing and launching our new and refreshed set of core industry application products," said Altabef. "It is now time for the next step in Tarek's career, and we wish him all the best in this endeavor."
Unisys is a global information technology company that builds high-performance, security-centric solutions for the most demanding businesses and governments on Earth. Unisys offerings include security software and services; digital transformation and workplace services; industry applications and services; and innovative software operating environments for high-intensity enterprise computing. For more information on how Unisys builds better outcomes securely for its clients across the Government, Financial Services and Commercial markets, visit www.unisys.com.
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