Rockwell Automation Appoints TSYS CIO as Newest Board Member
Rockwell Automation announced that Patricia Watson, 50, has been elected to the company’s board of directors. Watson is senior EVP and CIO at Total System Services (TSYS). She currently serves as a board director for Texas Capital Bancshares.
GE Names John Flannery as CEO as Jeff Immelt Steps Down
General Electric announced that Chairman and CEO Jeff Immelt, 61, will be stepping down. John Flannery, 55, current president and CEO of GE Healthcare, has been named CEO. Immelt will remain chairman of the board through his retirement from the company at the end of the year. Flannery will take over as chairman of the board next year.
GE Witnesses Leadership Switches in Technology
Monica Caldas, currently CIO for GE Transportation’s global services and digital solutions teams, will take over as CIO for the entire unit. GE Transportation’s CIO Nancy Anderson moved to the CIO role at GE Power.
Facebook CAO Decides to Resign; Company Appoints Former NBCUniversal Information Chief
Jas Athwal notified Facebook of his decision to resign from his position as the company’s Chief Accounting Officer after nearly nine years with the company. Athwal will continue to serve as the company's CAO until the company completes its year-end audit and file its Annual Report.
GE Announces Digital Executive Appointments
Patrick Franklin has joined GE as VP & GM, Applications, GE Digital. Prior to joining GE, he was a VP of Engineering at Google. Over his twenty-five year career, Patrick has held leadership positions at Amazon, Microsoft, Intel and the United States Navy.
Google Appoints Former Airbnb Executive for Self-Driving Car Project
Google announced that Shaun Stewart, a former Airbnb executive, has been appointed as the new director of its self-driving car project. Stewart will help the company in commercializing Google's self-driving technology, which has been in development for more than seven years, reported Reuters. The hiring follows the departure of Chris Urmson, who served as chief technical officer of the self-driving car project.
JPMorgan Chase Announces CIO Changes
JPMorgan Chase promoted Lori Beer to CIO for corporate and investment banking. She remains managing director of global technology, overseeing banking operations, including investment banking and treasury services. Her predecessor, Mark Ashton-Rigby, is leaving for Barclays Plc.
GE Digital COO Joins United Technologies as CIO
Vince Campisi, COO for GE Digital, responsible for cybersecurity, business and cloud operations, has left. He joins United Technologies as SVP, Digital, and CIO. Campisi started with GE in 1999 and progressed through leadership roles including GM, Cloud Services & CIO for GE Software.
Google Appoints CEO of the Self-Driving Car Project; HR VP Leaves to Join SoftBank
Industry veteran John Krafcik will join Google as CEO of the Self-Driving Car Project as efforts intensify to get autonomous vehicles on the road. Krafcik is a well-respected executive and engineer, known for using data to drive decisions as well as experience in a broad range of fields including sales and marketing, product development, technology and manufacturing. Krafcik takes over the project as the team works to better understand public perception of self-driving cars and how they will use them in their everyday lives and commuting. Google is moving from equipping conventional cars for testing to designing and building its own fleet of driverless cars for evaluation. The internet company is making the prototypes in Livonia.
Apple Appoints New Chief Design Officer and Other Design Execs
Jony Ive, long-time SVP of Design at Apple, now has the title of Chief Design Officer at Apple. This will allow Ive to hand off day-to-day managerial duties and focus more on items like the design of Apple's retail stores and also aid in the ongoing construction of Apple's new corporate campus.