Salesforce Appoints Chief Communications Officer from Starbucks
Salesforce announced that Corey duBrowa will join the company as EVP and Chief Communications Officer. Most recently duBrowa served as SVP, Global Communications for Starbucks. During his seven-year tenure, he led the development and execution of global communications strategies to enhance and protect the Starbucks brand and corporate reputation as it grew from forty countries to seventy-five.
SAP Announces Newly Expanded Responsibilities of Key Cloud Exec
SAP Cloud Platform President Bjoern Goerke will become CTO. As CTO, Bjoern Goerke will advance the company's technology strategy and serve as a key external spokesperson.
Salesforce’s Board Member with Financial and Administrative Expertise Intends to Step Down
Lawrence Tomlinson, 75, intends to retire from the board of Salesforce. Tomlinson served as SVP and treasurer for Hewlett-Packard until 2003. Tomlinson has a broad global financial and administrative background that includes expertise in controllership, tax, treasury, order fulfillment, information technology, distribution, logistics and financial strategic alliances.
Oracle Appoints Product Development SVP to Lead the Startup Cloud Accelerator Program Expansion
Oracle announced the expansion of its Startup Cloud Accelerator program. The initiative will continue to fuel cloud-enabled innovation around the globe by opening new centers in Bristol, Delhi–NCR, Mumbai, Paris, São Paulo, Singapore and Tel Aviv. Oracle SVP of Product Development Reggie Bradford, will lead the program expansion alongside Oracle Group VP of Development Sanket Atal, who first launched the pilot program in India.
WSJ Senior Special Writer Joins Salesforce as EVP, Global Strategic Affairs
Salesforce announced that Senior Special Writer for The Wall Street Journal Monica Langley will join the company as EVP, Global Strategic Affairs. She will work with the company executive team to develop strategies that will continue to accelerate the company's unmatched growth in the industry. Prior to the company, Langley spent 27 years at The Wall Street Journal, where she wrote many page-one profiles, particularly of newsmakers such as CEOs and presidential candidates.
VMware Announces Multiple Leadership Changes
VMware appointed Sanjay Poonen as COO, Customer Operations, and the appointments of Raghu Raghuram and Rajiv Ramaswami to co-lead a new Products and Cloud Services organization as COOs, Products and Cloud Services.
Salesforce Appoints Former Microsoft Exec as First Chief Equality Officer
Salesforce announced Tony Prophet will join the company as Chief Equality Officer. Prophet will be responsible for leading the company's equality initiatives, focusing on gender, LGBTQ and racial equality. Prophet is a respected leader who has held senior executive roles at Microsoft and HP. He most recently served as Microsoft's Corporate VP of Education Marketing. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of Gannett.
Couple of IBM Cloud Marketing Execs Depart
Jean English, Global VP for IBM Cloud Marketing, has left. She has joined NetApp as CMO. She has expertise in developing and implementing comprehensive marketing strategies and led the go-to-market transformation for IBM's cloud business.
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.
Ericsson Announces New Structure with Two Business Units Focusing on IT & Cloud Business
Ericsson announced a series of organizational and structural changes to strengthen strategy execution to drive growth and profitability. The company will have two business units focusing on the IT & Cloud business: BU IT & Cloud Products, headed by Anders Lindblad, SVP, Head of Business Unit IT & Cloud Products and a member of the ELT. BU IT & Cloud Services, headed by Jean-Philippe Poirault, SVP, Head of Business Unit IT & Cloud Services and a member of the ELT.
Amazon Names Cloud Computing Head as Unit CEO
Web retailer Amazon announced Andy Jassy, 47, the SVP of its Amazon Web Services cloud computing business since 2006, as CEO of the unit. Jassy served as VP of Web Services at Amazon from January 2005 to April 2006, VP of Associates and Web Services of Amazon from September 2003 to January 2005 and served as its VP and Technical Assistant from November 2002 to September 2003. Prior to that, he founded a marketing consulting company in 1997 and served as its Manager.
VMware Goes Through Major Board and Leadership Shuffle
VMware elected Anthony J. Bates, 48, and Donald J. Carty, 69, to its board of directors. Carty joined the board in December 2015 and Bates joined on February 8, 2016. Bates currently serves as president and member of the board of directors at GoPro. Prior to GoPro, Bates was the EVP, Business Development and Evangelism of Microsoft and prior to that was the CEO of Skype until its acquisition by Microsoft in 2011.
VMware Sees Changes on the Board and Leadership Team
Retired CFO of Accenture Pamela J. Craig, 58, and former CFO of Cisco Dennis D. Powell, 68, resigned from the Board of Directors of VMware. VMware elected Donald J. Carty, 69, as a member of the Board.
Citrix Appoints CMO from SAP; Microsoft Exec to Lead EMEA
Tim Minahan is joining Citrix as CMO. Minahan will be responsible for leading and evolving the Citrix marketing strategy to continue to drive the company’s vision of securely and reliably delivering applications and data. He comes to Citrix from SAP where he was CMO of SAP Cloud.