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CA Appoints Ayman Sayed as Chief Product officer

A former Cisco executive Sayed will help customers solve their most difficult business problems in the application economy

CA Technologies has appointed Ayman Sayed as Chief Product Officer, effective from August 10, 2015. Based in Santa Clara, California, Sayed will report directly to Chief Executive Officer Mike Gregoire.

“Ayman is an accomplished technology executive with a big vision who has built world class software development organizations and operated globally at scale,” said Gregoire. “By focusing on product direction and excellence, Ayman will help CA build a differentiated product portfolio meant to help CA’s customers solve their most difficult business problems in the application economy. I am pleased to welcome him on board.”

Sayed has more than 25 years of experience in managing high-performance software organizations. He served as Senior Vice President of the Network Operating Systems Technology Group at Cisco, where he oversaw 2,500 engineers and led the development of the network operating software on which nearly every Cisco networking product runs. He joined Cisco in 1999, he held leadership roles across several businesses including Core Routing, Edge Routing, Enterprise Access Switching, and most recently Mobility Virtualization.

Before joining Cisco, he was Director of Engineering at Plaintree Systems, where he led the development and engineering teams that created their Ethernet switching product line. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from Cairo University.

“I am very excited to be joining CA with its rich history and strong tradition of software excellence,” Sayed said. “I intend to partner with CA’s superb engineers to drive innovation and deliver great, industry-leading solutions for business transformation in the application economy.”

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