Tech Data Names Former Microsoft, Citrix Exec to Lead StreamOne Store

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Tech Data has appointed Bob Kruger to lead the scope, platform development and support functions for its StreamOne suite of cloud marketplace and integration technologies.

Tech Data's Bob KrugerAs vice president of StreamOne, Kruger will be responsible for the inspiration, direction and management of the consulting, technical and agile development teams for StreamOne across the company’s global operations.

“I am thrilled to welcome Bob to lead StreamOne, which is the engine of our cloud business and its continued innovation,” said John Tonnison, Tech Data’s executive vice president of cloud computing and chief information officer. “He brings an outstanding depth of commercial software development leadership with prestigious software innovators like Microsoft, Cisco and BMC, combined with a passion for the new horizon and born-in-the-cloud Silicon Valley community. Bob’s background is perfectly matched to the success and ambition of Tech Data’s StreamOne portfolio of cloud and digital-age subscription, consumption, provisioning, and business management tools to help our partners master their journeys to the cloud.”{ad}

Kruger has nearly 40 years of experience in the computing industry, covering a range of technologies including distributed computing, systems management, data management, archiving and data protection, networking, security, virtualization and web content management. Most recently, he served as CEO of Apakau, an early-stage Silicon Valley startup whose services prevent distributed denial of service attacks that impact dynamic data from mobile apps and IoT devices.

Kruger’s career also includes senior executive roles at NDCHealth, Citrix Systems, and BMC Software following more than 10 years at Microsoft, where he last oversaw systems management products, including the creation of the Web-Based Enterprise Management (WBEM) and Common Information Model (CIM) industry standards.

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