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VMware Hires Recently Resigned Microsoft CIO in Same Position

Tony Scott, who recently left Microsoft, is joining VMware as SVP and CIO. Scott will manage VMware's corporate IT organization, a division of the firm that manages its critical systems and worldwide business operations. In Microsoft, Scott managed the internal IT operations for the past five years, leaving in June this year. Scott was hired by Microsoft in 2008, taking over for Stuart Scott. At Microsoft, Scott oversaw Microsoft’s migration from Siebel customer management software owned by Oracle and SAP’s ERP software to Microsoft’s own Dynamics software. He also tested the company’s Office 365 collaboration software and Windows Azure cloud software before the company commercialized them. Before Microsoft, Tony Scott led a major IT infrastructure upgrade at Walt Disney and served as CTO at General Motors and VP of Operations at Bristol-Myers Squibb. 

VMware also appointed Kevan Krysler, 42, to serve as its Principal Accounting Officer who joined as SVP, Chief Accounting Officer. He has most recently been a partner with KPMG, an accounting firm, since 2005 where he served both multi-national and emerging software and technology companies.

Former Symantec CEO Leaves ADP Board

Enrique T. Salem, 48, will not stand for re-election as a director of Automatic Data Processing. Salem is the former CEO and President of Symantec serving since 2009. Previous to that, he was COO, Group President of Worldwide Sales and Marketing, President of Consumer Products, SVP of Consumer Products and Solutions and Security Products and Solutions, Chief Technical Officer and VP of the security and assistance business, SVP of Network and Gateway Security Solutions, SVP, Consumer Products and solutions (Veritas), President and CEO of Brightmail for Symantec. He served as VP of Security Pacific Merchant Bank, SVP of Products and Technology of Oblix, and VP of Technology and operations of Ask Jeeves.

Salesforce Exec to Lead Technology Development at Kaseya

Kaseya, a leading provider of IT service management software, named Prakash Khot as CTO. Prior to joining Kaseya, Khot was the SVP of engineering at Salesforce, leading the big data and analytics, as well as the real-time collaboration efforts. Earlier, he was the founding CTO of Dimdim and AIM, acquired by Salesforce and CA, respectively.

Infosys Board Member and Americas/Manufacturing Head Departs

Infosys Technologies’ Member of the Board Ashok Vemuri, , has decided to leave. Vemuri was also the head of Infosys's America operations and the global head of its manufacturing and engineering services vertical. Prior to his current role, Ashok was instrumental in establishing and leading the company's Financial Services and Insurance global industry group. He joined Infosys in 1999 and has served in a number of leadership roles across the company.

He will be replaced by Sanjay Jalona, currently the regional head for manufacturing in North America.

Symantec Nominates Two New Directors

Symantec nominated Major General Suzanne Vautrinot, soon to retire as head of the Air Force component of the U.S. Cyber Command, and Anita Sands, who will be leaving UBS Wealth Management Americas after serving in several top positions, to board.

Previously, Vautrinot was special assistant, vice chief of staff of the Air Force; director of plans and policy, U.S. Cyber Command, Fort George G. Meade, Md.; and deputy commander, Joint Functional Component Command - Network Warfare, U.S. Strategic Command, Fort George G. Meade.

Sands is the Head of WMA Change Leadership and a Group Managing Director at UBS Wealth Management Americas (WMA), where she oversees a team of 2,000 technology and operations staff. The former COO is currently a member of the WMA Operating Committee. Sands has held a number of important roles, including Head of Transformational Management, Operations & Technology at Citigroup; Head of Innovation and Process Design at the Royal Bank of; Director of CIBC Treasury at CIBC; and Executive Director of Carnegie Mellon University’s Software Industry Center.

CSC Elects New Board Members Replacing Retiring Directors

CSC elected two new board members, Nancy Killefer, 59, and Brian MacDonald, 48. Two current board members, Irving W. Bailey II, 70, and Stephen L. Baum, 70, have reached mandatory board retirement age and did not stand for re-election.

Killefer, a senior partner at McKinsey, who will be retiring at the end of the month, joined McKinsey in 1979. She founded and led its public sector practice. From 1997 to 2000, Killefer served as assistant secretary for management and chief financial officer for the U.S. Department of Treasury.

MacDonald has served as president and CEO of ETP Holdco Corporation since 2012. Prior to Energy Transfer Partners’ acquisition of Sunoco, MacDonald served as chairman, president and CEO of Sunoco. MacDonald has also held senior executive positions with Dell, General Motors and Isuzo Motors Limited.

Trend Micro Appoints New Managing Director, India & SAARC    

Japan-based security software firm Trend Micro has appointed Dhanya Thakkar as the Managing Director, India & SAARC. With global experience at numerous start-ups as well as large global public companies, Thakkar has been associated with utmost innovation and has led business transformations for over 18 years. Thakkar joined Trend Micro, as a result of acquisition of IndusGuard, which he co-founded and for which he served as President.

OpenText Appoints EVP, Worldwide Field Ops from CA

OpenText announced that industry veteran Jonathan Hunter has joined the company as EVP of worldwide field operations. In this role, Hunter will be responsible for leading OpenText's global sales, service, and channel expansion in the EIM market. Most recently, Hunter was SVP and general manager of North America at CA Technologies. During his tenure, Hunter re-ignited new growth, accelerating license revenue and CA's transition to new revenue sources in managed services and the Cloud. His 18-year career at CA was marked by continuous overachievement for his teams and regions, with extreme focus on customer satisfaction and operational excellence.

Constellation Software Appoints Director With Investment Management Background

Constellation Software named Robert Kittel to the company's board of directors. Kittel has been the COO of The Westaim Corporation since January 2013. Previously he was a Partner and Portfolio Manager at Goodwood, an investment management firm that he joined in 2002. From 2000 through 2002, he was VP and Analyst of a Canadian-based hedge fund investment firm. Kittel was also employed by the Cadillac Fairview Corporation, and was a staff accountant at KPMG.

MICROS Systems appoints IBM exec for Global R&D Role

Russell Butler, IBM’s VP, Product Development has left the company. He has joined MICROS Systems, the developer of point of sale software, and enterprise information system software for the retail and hospitality industries, as SVP of Global R&D. He held several positions in IBM Software Group, including responsibility for product development for IBM’s Messaging and Collaboration portfolio and was also VP of Product Development for IBM InfoSphere portfolio. Prior to joining IBM in 2005 in connection with IBM's acquisition of Ascential Software, Butler held executive positions at Ascential Software, Mercator, AT&T, and other leading technology companies.

Software AG Appoints New Chief Evangelist

Software AG appointed technology evangelist and industry analyst Theo Priestley as VP and Chief Evangelist, responsible for enabling the marketing and voice of the industry's leading Business Process, Big Data/ In-Memory/ Complex Event Processing, Cloud, Mobile, Integration and Real-Time Transaction suite of platforms. He has deep knowledge of technology and business trends and will continue to write for several technology and business related sites including his own successful blog IT Redux. Priestley is regarded as “one of the thought-leaders in BPM…” and is named as one of the Top 50 influencers in Case Management worldwide. He is especially interested in the convergence of multiple verticals such as CRM, BPM, ECM, and the enterprise social workflow impact on traditional business operating models and process methodologies.

Fleetmatics Appoints Former Motorola Exec as CMO

GPS fleet & vehicle tracking software firm Fleetmatics added Kathleen Finato as CMO. Prior to joining Fleetmatics, Finato held the role of SVP, Marketing and Business Development for conferencing provider InterCall. Previously, she held back-to-back leadership roles at Motorola Mobile Devices, providing leadership in both North American marketing and sales, respectively. She has also held executive roles at GE Money and SBC (now AT&T).

Blackbaud’s CFO Named iCEO of the Company

Anthony Boor, 50, SVP and CFO of Blackbaud, has been named interim president and CEO of the company, until a permanent CEO is appointed. Boor will also maintain his responsibilities as CFO. Boor joined the Company as SVP and CFO in 2011. Prior to that, he served as an executive with Brightpoint, beginning in 1999, most recently as its EVP, CFO and treasurer. He also served as the interim president of EMEA during Brightpoint's restructuring of that region. Prior to joining Brightpoint, Boor was employed in various financial positions with Macmillan Computer Publishing, Day Dream Publishing, Ernst & Young, Expo New Mexico, KPMG and Ernst & Whinney.

AVG Appoints New Board Member, CEO and NA Channels Leader

AVG appoints Frank Esser, 54, as a new Independent Supervisory Director. Until recently, Esser served as Chairman and CEO at SFR, the leading French telecommunications operator. Previously he was CEO of international telecoms company Mannesmann Eurokom. Esser also served as a member of the management board of Vivendi, and was a member of the management board of the following subsidiaries of Mannesmann Eurokom: Omnitel, Infostrada, IOL, Telering, SFR, Cegetel, Passo, Ipulsys and

AVG also named Gary Kovacs as CEO and Managing Director. Kovacs joins AVG from Mozilla, where he was most recently CEO and responsible for expanding the company’s desktop and mobile businesses. Over the course of his 25-year career and prior to joining Mozilla, Kovacs was SVP of Markets, Solutions & Products at Sybase (acquired by SAP) and GM and VP of Mobile & Devices at Adobe. He also held a variety of senior marketing, product management, technical and operating positions with other industry leading companies including Macromedia (acquired by Adobe), Zi Corporation (acquired by Nuance Communications) and IBM, where he was instrumental in creating products and strategies that drove long-term growth.

Marco La Vecchia is now VP Channels North America. La Vecchia joins AVG from N-Able where he most recently led their sales operation for North America and successfully grew its partner base. He and his team will be responsible for driving new business and accelerating the growth of AVG's combined SMB Software as a Service Services business – AVG CloudCare, Managed Workplace, Network Operations Centre and Helpdesk across North America.

Unisys Appoints Well-Known Academician to board

Unisys, the software-focused IT services company, has appointed Jared Cohon, 65, as member of its board of directors. Cohon is President Emeritus and University Professor at Carnegie Mellon University. During his 16 years as university president from 1997 until June 2013, Cohon led Carnegie Mellon’s global expansion while enhancing programs in information technology, diversity, international education, economic development and other areas. Prior to joining Carnegie Mellon, Cohon served as dean of the school of forestry and environmental studies at Yale University. Before that, he was an associate dean of engineering and vice provost for research at Johns Hopkins University.

Former Business Objects COO Joins Fusion-io’s Board

Fusion-io, the ioMemory software defined storage solutions firm, appointed John F. Olsen, 61, as a director of the company. Olsen served as president and COO of Business Objects, a provider of business intelligence solutions, from 2001 to 2004, before becoming a private investor. He also served as a director of Borland Software Corporation from 2005 to 2009, and as chairman of that board from 2006 to 2009. Prior to joining Business Objects, Olsen served as president and CEO of Marimba, a provider of Internet infrastructure management solutions, and before that as president of the Design Realization Group of Cadence Design Systems. Before joining Cadence in 1993, Olsen held the position of partner, Strategic Services, at KPMG Peat Marwick.

ServiceSource’s COO Leaves

Robert J. Sturgeon, 51, resigned as COO and Executive Vice President of Managed Services of cloud based SaaS company ServiceSource International. Sturgeon will provide consulting services to the Company through February 2014. Sturgeon served as Chief Delivery Officer and EVP of Client Delivery prior to his current role. Previously, he served as GM of Enterprise Business Team, EVP and GM of Security Products Group, and VP of Customer Service for Juniper Networks. Prior to Juniper Networks, he served as VP of Customer Service for Lucent Technologies and Managing Director of Program Management for Lucent Asia Pacific. He spent 18 years at AT&T and subsequently Lucent Technologies.

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. Prior to joining Eka, Warrier was the VP of Research and Development at Electronics for Imaging (EFI), where he led the company’s product development and innovation centres. Before that 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. Warrier started his career in software at Tata Consultancy Services in the CAD/CAM group.

Date Range: July 29th - August 29th

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