Apple has hired Paul Deneve working on special projects as a VP. He is known as the former CEO at fashion house Yves St. Laurent. Deneve was also CEO at names like Nina Ricci and Lanvin and worked for Apple for part of the 1990s.
Microsoft CIO, VP of Corp Dev and EAD Head Exit; Company Appoints CTO for Server & Tools
Tony Scott, who as CIO managed Microsoft's internal IT operations for the past five years, is leaving the company to focus on 'personal projects'. Jim Dubois, VP of IT product and services management, is serving as interim CIO, while the company searches for his replacement within and outside of the company.
Scott was hired in 2008, taking over from Stuart Scott. At Microsoft, Tony Scott oversaw Microsoft’s migration from Siebel customer management software owned by Oracle and SAP’s ERP software to Microsoft’s own Dynamics software. He also tested the company’s Office 365 collaboration software and Windows Azure cloud software before the company commercialized them. Before Microsoft, Tony Scott led a major IT infrastructure upgrade at Walt Disney and served as CTO at General Motors and VP of Operations at Bristol-Myers Squibb.
Andy Lees, Microsoft’s VP of corporate strategy and development, will be stepping down from his position. Lees plans to go on sabbatical to return to his family in the United Kingdom, and will announce his new position at Microsoft later in the summer. Previous to his corporate development role, Lees led the Windows Phone team, and has held positions in worldwide sales and marketing, and the server and tools divisions. Managing director Marc Brown will lead corporate development.
Don Mattrick, who runs Microsoft's Entertainment and Devices division, is leaving the company, to join Zynga as CEO. Mattrick had been at Microsoft leading the EAD division (which includes the Xbox) for six years.
Microsoft appointed a CTO for its Server & Tools business. Dave Campbell, a Microsoft Technical Fellow, was named to the position. Replacing Campbell in his SQL-focused developmental role is a former SAP EVP T.K. Rengarajan, who is now a Corporate VP at Microsoft. Rengarajan's most recent title at SAP was EVP of Intellectual Renewal. But, like Campbell, Rengarajan's roots go back to Digital Equipment Corp. and its Rdb database team.
IBM Appoints First Federal Chief Innovation Officer
IBM has a new chief innovation officer at its U.S. federal business unit. Dr. Jane Snowdon, a 17-year veteran of IBM Research, was appointed to the newly created position to develop strategies for government clients in emerging areas including big data, cloud computing and mobile. Snowdon most recently worked on the IBM Research team, where she led the global outlook for the company's 12 labs. In an interview with InformationWeek Government, Snowdon shared four megatrends she has observed during her time at the research labs.
AT&T Appoints Oil States International’s CEO to Board
AT&T has appointed Cindy B. Taylor, 51, to its board of directors. Taylor is president, CEO and a director of Oil States International, a diversified solutions and services provider for the oil and gas industry. Taylor served as Oil States' president and COO from 2006 to 2007 and as its SVP-CFO and treasurer from 2000 to 2006. Previously, she worked in public accounting for Ernst & Young and in senior finance positions with other energy industry companies. Taylor is also a director of Tidewater. She previously served as a director of Global Industries.
Intel Lab's CTO Stepping Down
Justin Rattner, Intel's CTO and director of the company's labs, is stepping down to meet a requirement in the company's bylaws that employees cannot serve as corporate officers after the age of 65. Rattner will take a personal leave immediately to deal with a pressing family matter and will return to Intel at a later date in a role to be determined. Intel Labs will report to Intel President Renée James until further decisions related to its leadership are made. Rattner joined Intel in 1973 and was named its first principal engineer in 1979, its fourth Intel Fellow in 1988 and was in the first group of Intel Fellows to be named Senior Fellow in 2001. Rattner has been a prominent keynote speaker at every U.S. IDF since 2005, more than any other presenter to-date. He is a recognized worldwide leader in high-performance computing and is a sought after spokesperson in this field.
Facebook Names General Counsel and New European Boss; Brand Design Head Leaves
Facebook named Colin Stretch as VP and general counsel for the social giant, assuming responsibility for leading Facebook’s legal team. Stretch will take over the position after the departure of Ted Ullyot, Facebook’s acting VP and general counsel of the past five years, who announced his intention to leave the company. Stretch had previously worked as VP and deputy general counsel under Ullyot, and was a partner at Kellogg, Huber, Hansen, Todd, Evans & Figel.
Facebook also appointed Karmarama executive chairman and former IPA president Nicola Mendelsohn as its VP for Europe. She replaces Joanna Shields, who left Facebook’s top European job to lead the government’s investment group for technology startups, The Tech City Investment Organisation. Mendelsohn will be responsible for growing Facebook’s advertising revenue and improving relationships with brands across Europe, Central and Eastern Europe, Middle East, Africa and Russia. Mendelsohn has served as Karmarama executive chairman for five years, working with clients such as the BBC, Costa, Honda and B&Q. She will step down from the role when she joins Facebook. She is also a former IPA president and currently chairs the Creative Industries Council.
Well-known designer Paul Adams, who played an integral role in designing Google+ and then went on to Facebook, is leaving Facebook and joining business collaboration startup Intercom as head of product design. Adams has been advising Intercom for about 9 months, and is leaving Facebook as global head of brand design after just over two years.
EMC Appoints Former Accenture Chair and CEO to Board
EMC appointed William D. Green, 59, to its Board. Green is the former Chairman of Accenture. From 2006 until his retirement in February 2013, Green served as Chairman of Accenture. From 2004 through 2010, he served as Accenture's CEO. Green joined Accenture in 1977 and became a partner in 1986. Green has been a Director of McGraw-Hill Financial since 2011.
EMC Appoints New Levant, Emerging Africa MD
EMC named its 13-year veteran Nazim Fraijat as managing director for EMC's Levant (Jordan, Palestinian Authority, Lebanon and Iraq) and Emerging Africa region. In his new role, Fraijat will focus on strategy and business development to extend and further accelerate EMC's growth in the region by delivering and supporting the full range of EMC products, services and solutions in established and new markets, and enhancing partner and channel relationships. Prior to his new role, Fraijat held a number of leadership positions at EMC, including regional director of EMC's Backup and Recovery Systems division in Turkey, Emerging Africa and the Middle East, general manager of EMC's UAE and South Gulf District and sales manager for EMC's Strategic Accounts in Oman and the UAE. Prior to joining EMC, Fraijat worked for AT&T and NCR.
Former HP Labs Head Joins Accenture; Company Also Names Finance Leaders
Prith Banerjee, the former head of HP Labs, the R&D organization of technology giant Hewlett-Packard, has joined the technology consulting firm Accenture. Banerjee’s title will be managing director of Global Technology Research & Development within its Technology Growth Platform unit. In the new job, Banerjee will oversee Accenture Technology Labs, the firm’s research organization that focuses on emerging tech, and will be responsible for its annual Technology Vision research. Banerjee ran HP Labs for about five years until a 2012 management shake-up. He then joined the Swiss industrial tech firm ABB as its CTO, but left that job earlier this year.
David P. Rowland, 52, has taken on the role of CFO, succeeding Pamela J. Craig in the position, as she will retire from the company. Rowland has 30 years of experience at Accenture, and most recently served as SVP of finance, with global responsibility for the consultant's finance operations. He is also a member of Accenture's global management committee.
Accenture also announced that Richard P. Clark has been appointed chief accounting officer, in addition to his current position as corporate controller. Previously Clark served as Accenture's Senior Managing Director of Investor Relations and held executive positions in several Accenture business areas.
HP’s PC and Printing Unit Head Takes up Strategic Growth Initiatives Role
Hewlett-Packard said that Todd Bradley will step down as head of the company's PC and printing unit to focus on growing the company's footprint in China, partnerships and the channel. Bradley's new title will be EVP of strategic growth initiatives. He has as the following tasks: grow China, which has been a sore spot for HP in recent quarters, find "partnership opportunities with early-stage companies" to fuel growth and perhaps pursue a Cisco-ish R&D via acquisition strategy, develop channel partnerships.
As for the PC and printer unit, Dion Weisler, SVP of the division's Asia Pacific and Japan business, will take over for Bradley. Weisler, who has been with HP since 2012, had been COO of Lenovo's mobile and digital home groups. Before Lenovo, Weisler was an exec at Acer.
VMware Appoints SVP, Global Channels and Alliances; Veteran Exec Leaves to join Greylock Partners
Dave O'Callaghan has joined VMware as SVP of global channels and alliances. In this role, he will be responsible for the growth of the company's global partner organisation and help deliver solutions pertaining to software-defined data centers, hybrid cloud and the mobile workspace. Prior to joining, VMware, O'Callaghan worked for 12 years with Cisco, most recently as VP, Worldwide Commercial Sales. He has also held several sales-centric roles at Hitachi Data Systems and Memorex Telex.
Jerry Chen, has left VMware to join Greylock Partners, as partner. Chen, the former VP of cloud and application services at VMware, has joined Greylock Partners as its newest partner. While at VMware, Chen was responsible for the launch of products, including many 1.0 releases. Chen also started two new business units for the company, including the Cloud Application Platform and the Enterprise Desktop business units. In addition, Chen ran the product management and marketing teams responsible for all of VMware’s application infrastructure products including vFabric, Spring, and its Big Data projects.
McKesson’s CFO Leaves for American Express
McKesson’s EVP and CFO Jeffrey C. Campbell, 52, will leave the company to become the CFO of American Express. Campbell has served McKesson as CFO since 2003, playing an instrumental role in extending the company's leadership in healthcare services and IT. He played a central role at McKesson as it grew and expanded its leadership in health care distribution and technology over the last decade. He served as SVP and CFO of AMR Corp and American Airlines and served in various management positions of American Airlines. He had been with AMR since 1990, holding a variety of positions including VP Europe and VP of Corporate Development and Treasurer. He started his business career with Deloitte, Haskins & Sells as a Certified Public Accountant.
Dell Board Member Passes Away
Dell board member William H. Gray III, public servant, human rights activist, spiritual leader and business advisor passes away. Gray served on the Dell Board since year 2000. He presided over a period of rapid growth as the company expanded globally and embarked on a multi-year transformation into an end-to-end solutions provider. During his nearly 13 years of service as a member of the Dell Board of Directors, Gray contributed to Dell’s success in countless ways and helped shape the strategies that have allowed Dell to develop and deliver the very best in technology solutions to its customers.
Dell Appoints Former IBM Executive as India Head
Dell has appointed Alok Ohrie, a former executive of IBM as the president and managing director of its Indian unit. He took over from Sameer Garde, who stepped down to pursue a career outside of the company. India is a key market for the U.S. computer maker for both its products and technology-based services. Ohrie previously was the head of IBM's systems and technology group in India and was responsible for its server, storage, networking and systems-software businesses. IBM is restructuring its businesses and is looking to sell some of its low-end server business.
Infosys Re-Appoints Former Chair/CEO as Board Chair
India-based software services company Infosys appointed N. R. Narayana Murthy, 66, as Executive Chairman of the Board and Additional Director. Murthy served as Company's CEO for 20 years between 1981 and 2002, and as the Executive Chairperson of Company's Board from 2002 to 2006. Murthy also serves as a director on the boards of Infosys China, Infosys Consulting, HSBC Holdings. Murthy is a member of the advisory boards and councils of several educational and philanthropic institutions, including Cornell University; Ford Foundation; INSEAD; Indian Institute of Management Technology, Bangalore; Indian School of Business, Hyderabad; Singapore Management University; United Nations Foundation; and the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School. He is a Fellow of the Indian National Academy of Engineering and a foreign member of the U.S. National Academy of Engineering. Murthy has been conferred with the title of CBE by the British government.
K. V. Kamath would step down from his position as Chairman of the Board and take up the position of Lead Independent Director.
Salesforce Taps Former Oracle Exec, an Open Source Database Guru and a VMWare Veteran in High-Profile Moves
Salesforce.com has appointed Keith Block, 50, as President and Vice Chairman, leading the company's global sales, customer support and consulting services organizations. In addition, Block has been appointed to salesforce.com's Board of Directors. In his most recent role as Oracle's EVP of North America Sales & Consulting, Block led an 11,000-person team and built a multi-billion dollar sales business unit that achieved record revenue growth and margin expansion over the span of 10 years. He quit the company in 2012. Before getting promoted to his most recent role, Block was EVP of Oracle’s North America Consulting Group, SVP of North America Commercial Consulting, Group VP of East Consulting, and VP of Americas CPG Consulting, joining the company in 1986. He began his career at Booz Allen Hamilton as a Senior Consultant to Air Force executives. Block serves on the Board of Trustees at the Concord Museum, the Advisory Board at Carnegie-Mellon University Heinz Graduate School, and the President's Advisory Council for Carnegie-Mellon University.
Tom Lane, a chief contributor to the PostgreSQL project, the open source relational database, is joining Salesforce for an unspecified role. The former Red Hat employee is expected boost the cloud business application provider's efforts to transition its core technologies to open source alternatives. For 15 years, Tom has contributed code to Postgres, an advanced open source relational database that started development around the same time as MySQL but has lagged behind it in adoption amongst web developers. For the past few years, Postgres development has accelerated. Built with developer add-ons in mind, things like PLV8 and an extensible replication system have held the interest of companies like NTT and captured the imagination of Heroku.
Salesforce.com has chosen Tod Nielsen, the onetime Co-President, Application Platform and COO of VMWare, to run its Heroku platform-as-a-service offering for software developers. His title will be CEO of Heroku. He will replace Byron Sebastian, who left Heroku last year. Nielsen left VMWare last year for a role at EMC’s big data venture, known as the Pivotal Initiative. Prior to joining VMware, he served as President and CEO of Borland Software Corporation, SVP, Marketing and Global Sales Support for Oracle, served in various positions at BEA Systems including Chief Marketing Officer and EVP, Engineering. He also spent 12 years with Microsoft in various roles, including GM of Database and Developer Tools, VP of Developer Tools, and at the time of his departure, VP of Microsoft's platform group.
Seagate’s CTO to Leave; Operations Head to take up Responsibility
Robert W. Whitmore, 50, EVP and Chief Technology Officer of electronic data storage products company Seagate Technology. Whitmore will work with William D. Mosley, 44, EVP, Operations to ensure a smooth transition. The functions previously under Whitmore’s oversight will become the responsibility of Mosley as the EVP responsible for the Company’s Operations and Research & Development. Whitmore will remain at the Company in a senior technical advisory capacity.
Whitmore has been the CTO and EVP of Seagate since 2011. He also served as an EVP of product and process development. He was the CEO of New SAC, SVP of product and process development, SVP of product development engineering for enterprise, personal and consumer storage, VP of enterprise storage design engineering, and served as VP for Twin Cities manufacturing operations of Seagate, where he was responsible for all enterprise storage products.
Mosley has served as EVP operations since 2011. Prior to that, he was as EVP sales and marketing; EVP sales and marketing and product line management; SVP global disk storage operations; VP, R&D, engineering; senior director, R&D, engineering; director, R&D, engineering; and manager, operations and manufacturing. Prior to joining Seagate, Mosley was a research physicist at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and a senior engineer at Micropolis and Conner Peripherals.
Seagate Cloud Subsidiary EVault Appoints Leaders for Worldwide Operations and Brazilian Market
EVault, the online backup & cloud storage services subsidiary of Seagate, named Brett Flinchum as VP of Worldwide Operations. A seasoned business leader with more than 15 years of operations experience, he will lead EVault's worldwide operations department, which is responsible for business services, IT operations, technical support, and customer and expert services. Prior to joining EVault, Flinchum was COO at MegaPath Corporation, formerly Covad Communications.
The company also appointed Joao Alberto Simoes to manage EVault operations in Brazil. Simoes, a business leader with more than 20 years of experience in Brazil and Latin America with national and multinational companies, will be responsible for developing and growing EVault's presence and business in Brazil, one of the key markets in Latin America. Prior to joining EVault, Simoes was Brazil Toughbook Area Manager at Panasonic Computer Solutions Company, where he was responsible for startup sales operations in Brazil, from planning to product launch, pricing strategy, and for building the distribution structure and channel sales program. Simoes worked for VIVIO-Telefonica for almost 10 years prior to his time with Panasonic. During his tenure at VIVO-Telefonica he managed some of their largest corporate customers, helping to grow their business across Latin America.
SanDisk Appoints SVP, Memory Technology
SanDisk Corporation has appointed Dr. Siva Sivaram as SVP of memory technology. In his role, he will also collaborate with SanDisk's engineering teams to develop advanced system-level techniques for managing future generations of flash memory in the company's storage products and solutions. He will partner with SanDisk's global operations organization to ensure optimal production ramp in SanDisk's fab facilities, and lead SanDisk's R&D collaboration with Toshiba. Sivaram has over 27 years of experience in semiconductors, 3D memory architectures, process technology, equipment and materials. He has held executive positions at Intel and Matrix Semiconductor (Matrix), and at SanDisk after its acquisition of Matrix. Additionally, he founded and led Twin Creeks Technologies, a solar panel and equipment company, has served as a board member for a number of start-up firms, was entrepreneur-in-residence at Crosslink Capital and XSeed Capital, a research scholar at Matsushita Electric, and an adjunct faculty member at San Jose State University.
FIS Appoints VP for its Key Market Segment
Banking software and tools company Fidelity National Information Services named Guy Hains as VP of its market team that focuses solely on the transformational needs of global financial institutions. In this role, Hains will be responsible for the operational and growth strategies for this key market segment, which is comprised of institutions with an average asset size of $300 billion. Prior to joining FIS, Hains spent nearly 10 years in senior executive leadership roles at CSC, most recently as president of CSC International with responsibilities for the development of CSC business in EMEA, Asia and Australia regions. Prior to joining CSC, Hains acquired nearly 20 years' experience in a range of senior technology, strategy and management consulting roles with a focus on creating issues-based, C-level solutions.
Akamai Appoints Former American Airlines CIO to Board; Company Names Federal Cybersecurity Exec to Head Global Public Policy
Akamai Technologies announced the election of Monte E. Ford, 53, to its Board of Directors. Widely regarded as a leader in the field of IT, Ford has been recognized as one of the '50 Smartest People in Technology' by Fortune magazine for his transformative leadership and progressive thinking as a CIO. He has served as CEO of Aptean Software and CIO of AMR Corporation and Associates First Capital. At Aptean, Ford was responsible for all aspects of the company's business. At American Airlines, his duties included AMR's IT services (ITS) group, Operations Research and the airline's award-winning web site, AA.com. Ford has held executive management positions with The Associates First Capital Corporation, Bank of Boston and Digital Equipment Corporation. He has served as a director of several institutions, as well as on the Research Board and CIO Strategy Exchange. As one of the first inductees to the CIO Hall of Fame by CIO Magazine, Ford has been a frequent guest writer for major technology publications on topics such as the future of the technology workforce, vendor relationship management and the role of the CIO.
A former cybersecurity executive Lauren M. Van Wazer has been named VP of Global Public Policy at Akamai Technologies. Van Wazer is a lawyer and engineer with more than 15 years of federal government and private sector experience in public policy and regulatory law related to technology, including cybersecurity, communications infrastructure, and national security. As former assistant director for cybersecurity at the Executive Office of the President’s OSTP, Van Wazer worked on R&D, draft legislation, supply chain risk management, incident response, privacy, and information sharing mechanisms.
Capgemini Appoints Global CTO
Lanny Cohen, previously head of Capgemini Group Application Services North America, has been appointed as Global CTO of Capgemini. Lanny Cohen will run the Group’s global CTO network. Acting across all the Capgemini businesses, he will help the whole Group integrate new technology trends and respond to client needs and will be responsible for strengthening the relationship with partners on technology matters. He will also chair the Group Intellectual Property (IP) solutions board and will retain his chairmanship of the North America Country Board, which coordinates commercial activities of Capgemini in North America.
Tim Bridges has been named Corporate VP, to replace Lanny Cohen as head of Application Services North America. Tim Bridges formerly ran Application Services US.
SAS Appoints VP of Sales in Canada
SAS Institute, a developer of analytics software, has appointed Ron Reed to the position of VP of sales for SAS Canada. Reed has more than 25 years of relevant industry, software sales and management experience. In this role, he is responsible for leading the national sales team in addressing client business issues and aligning them with SAS Business Analytics solutions. Before joining SAS, Ron was the Canadian country manager with Informatica where he was responsible for sales and all facets of the Canadian operation. Prior to this, he held senior management roles at Reynolds & Reynolds Company, Progress Software and J.D. Edwards.
Rackspace Hosting Names Microsoft Veteran as Sales Leader
Rackspace Hosting hired Todd Cione to lead the firm's Americas Acquisition Sales division. Cione brings more than two decades of experience developing successful sales and support teams across broad geographies. He spent his last 15 years at Microsoft, most recently based in Singapore and responsible for $4 billion in annual revenue for software, cloud services and enterprise services.
SuccessFactors Appoints VP of Product Management
SuccessFactors, a SAP AG company and a provider of cloud-based business execution software, has appointed Thomas Otter as VP of Product Management. A Gartner analyst and HR expert with 21 years of experience in the IT industry, Otter will help SuccessFactors evolve a new generation of HCM software and best practices. Otter has spent the past five years at Gartner, most recently as research VP covering HCM trends and technologies. Otter was Gartner's lead analyst on SAP from 2009 to 2011.
McAfee Appoints SMB Biz Leader from Apple Online Store
McAfee appointed Bill Rielly as SVP for small and medium-sized business (SMB). Rielly joins McAfee from Apple where he led the worldwide SMB segment for the Apple Online Store. He also held executive positions in SMB at Microsoft and in e-commerce at JP Morgan Chase. Earlier in his career, he worked at a small company himself, running a business unit at software developer PRT Group.
PayPal Appoints Nokia Exec for EMEA Comms Role
PayPal has appointed Nokia's Lee Brooke as its first EMEA communications head. Brooke joins from his position of global communications director, smart devices, at Nokia, which he took up three years ago following a stint as managing director of Harvard PR. His new role would be focused on understanding the variety and appreciating the brand's different stages of maturing across each of the markets within the EMEA region. Previously, he was Practice Director, Technology at Hill & Knowlton, Western Region Communications Manager at CA, Business Group Director at Brodeur, and Account Director at Grant Butler Coomber.
Alcatel-Lucent Announces 'The Shift' Plan; CFO to Step Down
Alcatel-Lucent has launched ‘The Shift Plan’ to focus on IP networking and ultra-broadband access. Paul Tufano, CFO of Alcatel-Lucent, will step down from his role once implementation of The Shift Plan is under way. Before joining Alcatel-Lucent, Tufano served as EVP and CFO and Interim CEO of Solectron. Prior to joining Solectron, Tufano was President and CEO at Maxtor. Previously, he served as EVP and Chief Operating Officer and as CFO at Maxtor. From 1979 until he joined Maxtor in 1996, Tufano held a variety of management positions in finance and operations at IBM.
Date Range: June 3rd - July 7th