Twitter’s Chief Information Security Officer to Leave after Three Years In Role
Twitter’s CISO Michael Coates steps down from his role to launch his own security startup. Coates joined the company in January 2015. He had joined from Shape Security, where he was the Director of Product Security. Earlier in his career, he held roles at Mozilla, Aspect Security and Motorola.
Microsoft Appoints New VP for Its Asia Pacific Operations
Microsoft appointed Andrea Della Mattea as its new VP of its Asia Pacific operations. Andrea Della Mattea joins Microsoft from Insight Enterprises. As the new VP of the Asia Pacific region, Della Mattea will lead Microsoft's business across the region, including over 2,000 employees and more than 11,000 Microsoft certified partners.
Motorola Solutions Appoints Skype Exec as Head of Software
Motorola Solutions announced the leader of the company’s new software organization. Andrew Sinclair, previously of the Skype division of Microsoft, joins Motorola Solutions as the company’s first-ever head of software. Sinclair will lead the company’s software organization. As head of software, Sinclair will lead an integrated team focused on development, sales and delivery of software that provides critical intelligence to public safety and commercial users.
Microsoft Names LinkedIn’s Kevin Scott as CTO
Microsoft has named Kevin Scott to a newly created role of CTO for the company. This is an expansion of Scott's new role at LinkedIn as SVP of Infrastructure. Prior to his role as SVP of Engineering and Operations at LinkedIn, Scott held a number of engineering leadership roles at Google and AdMob. While pursuing a Ph.D. in computer science at the University of Virginia, Scott was an intern with Microsoft Research in 2001. Scott is an adviser to several Silicon Valley startups, an active angel investor and founder of the nonprofit organization Behind the Tech.
Cisco Systems Appoints CEO and Founder of Accompany as Board Member
Cisco Systems appointed Amy L. Chang, 49, CEO and Founder of Accompany, to its Board. Chang founded Accompany in 2013, a relationship intelligence platform company. Prior, Chang was with Google from 2005 to 2012, most recently serving as Global Head of Product, Google Ads Measurement and Reporting. Prior to Google, she held product management and strategy positions at eBay and served as a consultant with McKinsey, specializing in semiconductors, software and services.
HDFC Bank Appoints Former CTO of Aadhaar as Board Member
India based HDFC Bank appointed Srikanth Nadhamuni as Director on the Board of the Bank. Nadhamuni has been appointed as a Director having expertise in the field of IT. He was the CTO of Aadhaar (UID authority of India) during 2009-2012 and is currently chairman of Novopay Solutions.
Apple Makes Appointments to Key Leadership Roles
Apple hired Tesla Motors' former VP of vehicle engineering Chris Porritt to work on its Project Titan car project. Steve Zadesky, who led Apple's Project Titan, left the company earlier this year. Before working at Tesla, Porritt served as chief engineer for British luxury carmaker Aston Martin.
Microsoft Names New Head of Corporate Strategy and Chief Economist
Microsoft appointed Jeff Teper as Corporate VP of Corporate Strategy. Teper was former VP in Office Service and Servers Group. Prior to that, Teper led development of SharePoint. Before joining Microsoft in 1992, he was VP, Software Engineering at Colonial Consulting.
Apple VP, Worldwide Corporate Communications Katie Cotton to Retire
After 18-year tenure at Apple, Katie Cotton, the company's VP of worldwide corporate communications, will be leaving. She’s long been among the company’s most powerful executives and played a key role in shaping the mystique and exclusivity surrounding the Apple brand. Cotton has played a role in some of the most buzzed-about product launches in technology (iPod, iPhone, iPad).
AT&T Appoints Chief Medical Adviser for Mobile Health Strategy
Eric Topol has been named chief medical adviser at AT&T. In the new role of Chief Medical Advisor, Topol will offer strategic guidance as the company adds mobile devices and mHealth products and services. In addition to his duties at AT&T Topol will continue to serve as the the Chief Academic Officer at Scripps Health and as the editor-in-chief of Medscape. Before moving to Scripps Topol had been the chairman of cardiovascular medicine at the Cleveland Clinic. Topol, along with Robert Califf, was the leading force behind the highly influential GUSTO trials and their predecessor, the TAMI trials.