Seagate Chair & CEO Resigns from Microsoft Board
Stephen J. Luczo, 57, Chairman and CEO of Seagate resigned from Microsoft Board. Luczo joined Microsoft’s board in May 2012. Prior to his current role, Luczo served at Seagate as President and Chief Operating Officer, and SVP of Corporate Development. Prior to joining Seagate in 1993, he was Senior MD of the Global Technology Group of Bear, Stearns & Co., an investment banking firm.
Google Appoints YouTube CEO
Google has named Susan Wojcicki, a SVP for advertising and commerce, as CEO of YouTube. The appointment of Wojcicki, the most senior woman at Google, is in line with the company's goal to generate more ad revenues from its video service. Salar Kamangar, who was leading YouTube since co-founder Chad Hurley left the company in 2010, is expected to take another role within Google.
Microsoft Makes iCIO Jim Dubois as Permanent CIO; Company Goes through Other Leadership Changes
Microsoft appoints its interim CIO for the past six months Jim DuBois as Corporate VP and CIO. DuBois has been at Microsoft for more than 20 years, most recently being the VP of Microsoft IT Products and Services. He has also served as GM of IT at the company.
Apple Names Burberry CEO as SVP, Retail and Online Stores
Apple appointed Angela Ahrendts, 53, CEO of Burberry, to a newly created position, as SVP, Retail and Online Stores. Ahrendts will have oversight of the strategic direction, expansion and operation of both Apple retail and online stores, which have redefined the shopping experience for hundreds of millions of customers around the world.
SAP Long-Timer to Head Financial Services Industries Business
SAP appointed Ross Wainwright as Global Head of Financial Services Industries. Previously, Wainwright served as global head of financial services, managing the professional services business. In this role he oversaw a global team of consultants and sales contributors and engaged with executives from banking and insurance companies to drive their business transformations. Prior to this, he served as COO of SAP North America. Before joining SAP in 2002, Wainwright served in a number of senior software sales management positions in Canada and across the U.S. for Parametric Technology, where he represented the company's mechanical engineering and product life-cycle management solutions for the high-tech vertical.
EMC Appoints Symantec EVP as President of Newly-Formed Emerging Technology Products Division
EMC appoints Chirantan "CJ" Desai as President of the company's newly-formed Emerging Technology Products Division. The new division will develop and launch new products and grow new businesses based on emerging technologies, with a special focus on disruptive technologies. Desai most recently served as EVP of Information Management at Symantec. In this role, he was responsible for the company's backup and recovery, storage, cluster file system, high availability and archiving products. Prior to that, he served as SVP of the company's Endpoint and Mobility Group and also led engineering for the Endpoint and Message Security Groups.
HP Shakes Up Enterprise Group and Marketing/Communications Leadership
Bill Veghte, 46, HP's COO, will become EVP and General Manager of the HP Enterprise Group, a role that will now include responsibility for the coordinated development of the company's portfolio of cloud solutions. Veghte is a proven technology executive with a wide range of experiences leading sales, services, marketing and engineering at scale. During his tenure at HP, he has run HP Software, held the responsibility of chief strategy officer and, over the last 15 months, served as HP's COO. Veghte will retain his current responsibility for the pan-HP cloud initiative. There are currently no immediate plans to select a new COO after Veghte transitions to his new role.
Senior Apple Exec Steps Down to Work on Special Projects
Apple’s SVP of Technologies Bob Mansfield, 52, will step down, to work on special projects. Mansfield originally retired in June 2012, but returned to the company two months later to his most recent role. Mansfield presided over some of Apple’s toughest hardware-engineering jobs in the past decade, including a transition of its Mac personal computers to Intel chips and development of the iPad tablet. Mansfield was SVP of Mac Hardware Engineering, overseeing teams that delivered products such as the iMac and MacBook. Earlier in his career, he was senior director at SGI and VP of Engineering at Raycer Graphics, acquired by Apple in 1999.
Microsoft Realigns to Enable Innovation at Greater Speed
Microsoft has made a major overhaul at the company to bring all divisions under one united strategy. The changes include senior management moving into new roles. To embrace the new strategy, Microsoft will now be organized by function: Engineering (including OS, Apps, Cloud, and Devices), Marketing, Business Development and Evangelism, Advanced Strategy and Research, Finance, HR, Legal and COO. The new teams and their leaders are...
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 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.