Until recently, Chris led the Internet of Things business unit at IBM, including roles as its General Manager, Head of Sales and Head of all software R&D, it added.
"With his global exposure, deep knowledge of technology, and vast experience working with large and medium enterprises on their transformation journeys, Chris is ideally suited to lead our company on its next phase of growth," Persistent Systems Founder, Chairman and MD Anand Deshpande said.
He added that he would work closely with O'Connor in transitioning his CEO responsibilities over the next three quarters.
"I look forward to working with the team to create value for our customers, employees and shareholders," O'Connor said.
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