Cisco CIO joins Mercury board of directors

Mercury Interactive Corp., a global business technology optimization (BTO) company, has announced that Brad Boston, CIO of Cisco Systems Inc., has joined the Mercury board of directors.

The company says that Boston is responsible for Cisco's worldwide use of ICT. It adds that Boston drives Cisco's ICT foundation strategy to enable end-to-end business processes and ICT efficiencies throughout the organization, in order to optimize the company's productivity, speed and agility.

"Brad is a recognized business and technology leader," says Amnon Landan, chairman and CEO at Mercury. "His insights and experience in technology innovation and optimization will be an invaluable addition to Mercury, our board, and our customers."

"Mercury has emerged as a strategic partner to CIOs who are optimizing the business value of ICT," says Boston. "I am delighted to join the Mercury board of directors to help Mercury extend its leadership in BTO."

Mercury believes that Boston is a team builder and leader, and is known for his business acumen. Throughout his career, it says, he has had a strong track record of technological innovation and ICT transformation across diverse corporate cultures.

Mercury also notes that Boston has held executive positions at Corio Inc., Sabre Holdings Corp., American Express Inc., Visa, United Airlines/Covia and at American National Bank & Trust Company of Chicago.

In addition to his Mercury appointment, Boston is a member of the HP board of advisors, NetNumber board of directors, Harvard Group board of advisors, and the E-business advisory board for Texas Christian University's MJ Neeley School of Business.

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