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EMC's David Goulden Defends Company's Federation Structure (Full Video)

The head of the storage giant's largest business unit says its unusual structure is a good thing that's not well understood.

Alex Ulreich for Re/code

EMC executive David Goulden said there’s more to gain than lose from the company’s unusual corporate structure, and that breaking it up is “the wrong thing to do.”

In an interview at our Code/Enterprise Series: New York event at the Steelcase WorkLife Center on Sept. 29, Goulden, who is CEO of EMC’s information infrastructure unit, gave no hints regarding how EMC may respond in the coming weeks to pressure from Elliott Management, an activist hedge fund that has pushed the company to divest its controlling stake in the software company VMware.

Here’s the video.

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