Wells Fargo’s CIO to Retire; Company Restructures Technology & Operations Group and Names New CTO  

Wells Fargo & Company announced that Senior EVP Kevin Rhein, who serves as CIO and head of the Technology & Operations Group (TOG), and as a member of the company’s Operating Committee (OC), will retire at the end of March 2016 after more than 37 years with the company. 

Splunk Hires GE Capital Divisional CIO and Technology Innovator as CTO

Splunk has appointed Snehal Antani as CTO to work across Splunk’s rapidly expanding cloud, mobile, on-premises and hybrid offerings. Antani previously served as CIO for multiple divisions of GE Capital. Prior to GE Capital, Antani served in numerous IT strategy and technology roles at IBM, including Emerging Technologies Lead Architect and Private Cloud Strategist. He is a named inventor on 10 U.S. patents.

Intel Appoints Workday CEO to Board 

Intel appointed Aneel Bhusri, 48, co-founder and CEO of Workday, to serve on the company's board. Bhusri co-founded Workday in 2005 and served as its co-CEO from 2009 and chairman from 2012 until May of this year, when he was named sole CEO. In addition, Bhusri serves as a partner at Greylock Partners, a venture capital firm. Previously, he held a number of leadership positions at PeopleSoft, including SVP responsible for product strategy, business development and marketing, and vice chairman of the board. 

Juniper Networks' CEO to Retire

Networking equipment giant Juniper Networks’ CEO Kevin R. Johnson, 52, is planning to retire. Johnson will stay at the helm until Juniper’s board finds a replacement. Johnson has been the CEO of Juniper for the last five years, and said he is stepping down because it’s a good time for the company to transition. Prior to Juniper Networks, Johnson was at Microsoft, where he served as President, Platforms and Services Division. He had been Co-President of the Platforms and Services Division, Group Vice President, Worldwide Sales, Marketing and Services, Senior Vice President, Microsoft Americas, and Senior Vice President, U.S. Sales, Marketing, and Services. Before joining Microsoft in 1992, Johnson worked in the systems integration and consulting business of IBM, and started his career as a software developer. Johnson also serves on the board of Starbucks Corporation.

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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.

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Marvell Technology Director Resigns

Marvell Technology Group, a semiconductor manufacturer, announced that Director Dr. Ta-lin Hsu has resigned from the board. Hsu is the founder and chairman of H&Q Asia Pacific which he founded in 1986. Before that, he was a general partner at Hambrecht & Quist. Earlier in his career, he worked at IBM for 12 years and was most recently responsible for IBM’s advanced research in mass storage systems and technology.

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Qualcomm Names New Asia Sales Head

Qualcomm has named Jim Doh as President and SVP, Worldwide Sales for Qualcomm CDMA Technologies (QCT) Asia. He joined Qualcomm in 1997 and has helped to establish the Qualcomm CDMA Technologies business in Korea, Taiwan, and Japan. Prior to joining Qualcomm, Doh held various technical and business management roles at Intel and Raytheon.

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Juniper Adds Former Avago SVP to Board

Juniper Networks announced the appointment of Mercedes Johnson, 56, to its board of directors. Johnson brings more than 20 years of financial leadership and corporate management experience to Juniper Networks including her work as SVP & CFO for Avago Technologies. Prior to Avago, Johnson served as SVP & CFO at Lam Research Corporation. She has previously held executive leadership and management roles at companies such as Applied Materials, Nanometrics, NCR, and HP. Johnson has also been appointed to the board's Audit Committee.

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