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Siam Commercial Bank Appoints Technology and Operations Group Head

Siam Commercial Bank (SCB) appointed Banesh Prabhu, who recently joined the company, as Senior EVP and Head of the bank's Technology and Operations Group. Joining SCB earlier this year, Prabhu is a technology management and financial solutions veteran with over 30 year’s experience with international financial firms and institutions. Prabhu held several senior global roles in operations and technology in Citibank for 23 years where he was responsible to develop strategy and manage implementation of global delivery and servicing clients in international markets. He has also been a key investor in a few start-ups as an entrepreneur.

Yahoo! Technology Head Steps Down

David Dibble, 53, has retired from his position as SVP of Central Technology at Yahoo!. Mr. Dibble will remain with the Company as an advisor. Dibble took charge of all of Technology division as EVP, Tech & Ops, under iCEO Levinsohn in 2012. He had earlier been named EVP, Central Technology Group in early 2012 from being the EVP, Service Engineering and Operations. Prior to joining Yahoo! in 2008, David was CTO at First Data Corporation.

NetApp Names U.S. Public Sector CTO

Lee Vorthman has been promoted to CTO for federal civilian agencies at NetApp’s U.S. public sector. Vorthman joined NetApp in 2011 and most recently served as cyber practice lead, where he developed and executed a strategy aimed to address the cybersecurity market for customers in the civilian, defense, intelligence, healthcare and state and local education sectors. Prior to joining NetApp, Vorthman supported cyber operations at Harris Crucial Security, research and development at Science Applications International Corp. and served in the U.S. Navy as an intelligence analyst. He also currently serves on the board of directors for Semper Secure – an organization focused on promoting all aspects of cybersecurity across the state of Virginia.

WEX Appoints BofA Exec as CIO

WEX, the provider of corporate card payment solutions, appointed Stephen R. Crowley as SVP, shared services and CIO. Crowley concurrently replaces George Hogan as CIO allowing Hogan to focus exclusively on his role of SVP and general manager of WEX Fleet One. Prior to joining WEX, Crowley held several senior leadership positions at Bank of America, including most recently SVP, mortgage and affiliate services strategy and execution. Crowley has also served in senior positions at NCR Corporation and GE with experience in engineering technology, global client operations and continuous improvement.

Cigniti Bolsters Management Team by Appointing CTO

Cigniti Technologies, an independent software testing services company, has expanded its management team by appointing Mahendra Alladi as its CTO. Alladi is a technologist in the Software QA and ALM space. He has more than 15 years of rich experience spanning testing, software product development and test solution engineering. Prior to Gallop, Alladi worked with companies like Travelocity and i2 Technologies. Further, Alladi served as the VP - Technology at Gallop Solutions, a company he co-founded and recently acquired by Cigniti.

Cleco Announces New Senior Management Structure with New IT Head

Judy P. Miller, 53, will assume responsibility for IT and her title will change to SVP of Corporate Services & Information Technology at public utility holding company Cleco. Miller has been serving as the VP - Treasurer of the Company and Cleco Power since 2012. Prior to that, Miller served as SVP and Treasurer of Solar Trust of America, and VP, Treasury, of Exelon Corporation.

United Stationers’ CIO Leaves

The wholesale distributor of business products, United Stationers’ SVP of eBusiness Services and Corporate CIO S. David Bent will be leaving United Stationers to pursue a new career opportunity. Formerly, he has served as CIO of Acterna and Visteon.

Wind Turbine Manufacturer Repower Appoints CTO

Repower has made a series of changes to its top level management team including the appointment of a new CTO to replace Matthias Schubert. The company has appointed Russell Stoddart, vice president of engineering and sales at US automotive company Borgwarner, to the CTO role. Stoddart was previously senior vice president engineering with Vestas from 2009 to 2012.

Hitachi Data Systems Appoints APAC CTO

Hitachi Data Systems (HDS), a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, appointed Adrian De Luca as Asia Pacific CTO. This is a newly created position that oversees the development of overall offerings for customers. De Luca will also represent HDS Asia Pacific in the new Global Office of Technology and Planning (Global OTP). De Luca will also join the Global Office of Technology and Planning which taps into the R&D talent of Hitachi and HDS to drive technology solutions for the advancement of a global community. De Luca has 20 years of experience in IT. He was previously HDS CTO and pre-sales director in Australia and New Zealand.

CalPERS Appoints CIO

The new CIO of the California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS) is Liana Bailey-Crimmins. Bailey-Crimmins is currently the IT Director and CIO of the California Correctional Health Care Services, a title she has officially held since 2010. Bailey-Crimmins has worked in IT for more than 24 years. Before CCHCS, she worked as the Project Director of the California IT Infrastructure Project and supported connectivity of the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation Strategic Offender Management System (SOMS) and Business Information System (BIS).

Veterans Affairs Department Appoints VA Taps White House Tech Adviser as New CTO

The Veterans Affairs Department has appointed Marina Martin, a senior advisor to federal Chief Technology Office Todd Park and a former Presidential Innovation Fellow, to join as new CTO. Martin, a Web developer and business efficiency expert, comes from consulting firm The Type-A Way, where she served as CEO. Prior to joining the VA, Martin was also the first entrepreneur-in-residence at the Department of Education and head of the Education Data Initiative to make education data available in machine-readable formats. Martin replaces Peter Levin, who resigned earlier this year.

Electronics for Imaging VP, R&D Joins Eka as CTO

Eka Software Solutions, the provider of end-to-end commodity management software, appointed Rajeev Warrier as CTO. Before EFI, he was involved in supply chain planning and optimisation at i2 technologies, Symphony Services and SAP Labs. At SAP Labs he headed the Netweaver development group. Rajeev started his career in software at Tata Consultancy Services in the CAD/CAM group.

The University of Massachusetts-Amherst appoints CIO

The University of Massachusetts-Amherst appointed Julie Buehler as vice chancellor of information services and strategy and CIO. Prior to this appointment, Buehler held several executive level positions with the University of Rochester including manager of financial systems operations, project manager for human resources systems replacement; director of IT planning, finance and administration, associate CIO and more recently, deputy CIO.

Chicago Welcomes New CIO

Chicago’s City Council officially confirmed Brenna Berman as its CIO and Commissioner of the city’s Department of Innovation and Technology (DoIT). Berman served as First Deputy Commissioner under former CIO & Chief Data Officer (CDO) Brett Goldstein. She led initiatives to deliver enterprise IT consolidation to Chicago and oversaw the beginnings of Chicago’s integration of advanced analytics and real-time data-driven decision making into operations across the city, and was involved in the expansion of the City’s Data Portal into one of the largest in the country. In 2012, she became First Deputy Commissioner at DoIT, joining in 2011 as a Deputy Budget Director in the Office of Budget and Management.

Date Range: July 22nd - August 19

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