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Telstra CIO Leaves after Two Years in Role

After nearly two years in the role, Telstra CIO Patrick Eltridge has announced that he will be leaving the company to explore international opportunities. Telstra has begun a global search to replace outgoing CIO. Eltridge joined Telstra in 2010, after then-CIO John McInerney resigned from the role. Eltridge has also previously worked as CIO for business and consumer banking at Westpac, and CIO at Seek.

Deutsche Bank COO to move into Newly Created Position Leading the Bank's Technology Operations

COO Henry Ritchotte, 51, will move into a newly created position on the management board leading the bank's technology operations. As COO, he is responsible for the bank’s global digital agenda. He acted as COO for the Corporate & Investment Bank from 2010 to 2012. He joined Deutsche Bank in 1995.

CenturyLink Hires Liberty Global's CTO for Europe for Top Technology Role

Integrated communications company CenturyLink named Aamir Hussain as EVP and CTO. Hussain most recently worked in the Netherlands as Liberty Global's managing director and CTO for Europe. Prior to Liberty Global, Hussain was SVP and CTO at Covad Communications. He has held other leadership and technology design roles throughout his career at TELUS, Qwest, BellSouth, Samsung and Motorola.

CenterPoint Energy Promotes IT Exec as CIO

Gary Hayes has been named SVP and CIO of the newly formed Technology Operations organization at CenterPoint Energy. Hayes joined the company in 2010 as CIO & VP of IT and has more than 30 years of utility industry experience. Before CenterPoint, he was VP Business Applications at TXU Energy and a Director at Delloitte.

Delhaize America Appoints CIO from Belk Department Stores

Delhaize America, the parent of grocery chain Food Lion and the U.S. division of Belgian international food retailer Delhaize Group, appointed former CIO for Belk Department Stores Michael Laurenti as CIO. He replaces Deb Dixson, who announced her retirement from Delhaize America earlier this year. Laurenti has also worked for Family Dollar Stores, Linens ‘N Things and Toys “R” Us.

Kaspersky Lab Appoints Acting CTO Nikita Shvetsov as CTO

Kaspersky Lab named acting CTO Nikita Shvetsov to the position of CTO. Prior to being appointed acting CTO, Nikita served as VP of Threat Research and Deputy CTO (Research), taking charge of the strategic direction of Kaspersky Lab’s threat prevention technologies. In 2006 Nikita served as a senior developer working on emulators for the heuristic engine, and then he became Director of the Anti-Malware Research Unit. Shvetsov has been with Kaspersky Lab for 10 years since joining the company in 2004 as a virus analyst.

Madison Square Garden Names CTO

The Madison Square Garden Company named Scott Henry as EVP and CTO. Henry joins the company from Nielsen Audio (formerly known as Arbitron), where he served as EVP and CIO. Prior to that, he held senior executive positions at E5 Systems, Vitria Technology and TalkingNets and Verizon, where he oversaw initiatives that included new billing systems, integrated customer care applications, and business process reengineering. He started his career as an economist and systems analyst at the U.S. Department of Labor, PwC and Andersen Consulting (now known as Accenture).

Shutterfly Names Picture Technologist as SVP and CTO

Shutterfly, the leading manufacturer and digital retailer of high-quality personalized photo products and services offered through a family of lifestyle brands, appointed Satish Menon as SVP and CTO. Most recently he was CEO of a technology incubator UV Labs and CTO of University Ventures. Prior to that, Menon was CTO at Apollo Education Group and held executive positions at Yahoo, Kasenna and Silicon Graphics.

Former Southwest Airlines CIO Joins Cubic Corporation as CIO

Jan Marshall has joined transportation, defense and RFID systems and services company Cubic Corporation as VP and CIO. Most recently, she founded jlm Coaching and Consulting, an executive coaching and consultancy firm focused on transformational leadership and guidance of IT organizations. She served as CIO at Southwest Airlines from 2006 to 2012, as the airline transformed its financial platform, rewards program, website, mobile capability and social presence in the industry.

Extreme Networks Names Former Lenovo and IBM Exec as CIO

Extreme Networks, a leader in high performance networking, named David Hume to the position of CIO. Hume has over 20 years experience in the technology industry including successful tenures at Lenovo and IBM, where he was instrumental in IBM's divestiture project following the sale of its PC division to Lenovo. Hume also served as a global delivery executive for Lenovo. More recently he was involved in the Lenovo acquisition of IBM's low-end server business.

Former Hawaii CIO Named CIO at US Department of the Treasury

Sanjeev “Sonny” Bhagowalia, Chief Advisor on Technology and Cybersecurity to Governor of Hawaii, will serve as deputy assistant secretary and CIO for the U.S. Department of Treasury. Bhagowalia replaces former Treasury CIO Robyn East, who held the job for three years before she announced her departure in June. Deputy CIO Mike Parker has been serving as acting CIO.

Bhagowalia previously served as CIO at the Interior Department and the Bureau of Indian Affairs. He also was CIO for the state of Hawaii for nearly three years before becoming a chief advisor on technology and cybersecurity to the state’s governor.

Federal Trade Commission Witnesses Chief Technologist Change

The Federal Trade Commission has appointed Ashkan Soltani as the agency’s Chief Technologist, succeeding Dr. Latanya Sweeney, who is returning to Harvard University, where she founded and directs Harvard’s Data Privacy Lab.

Soltani had previously served as a technical expert for the commission, and worked at the FTC between 2010 and 2011 as a staff technologist. He has also worked as a technical expert for multiple state attorneys general, as well as worked as an investigative reporter for The Washington Post, and as a researcher for The New York Times. Earlier, he was employed as a manager and consultant for two security technology companies including Sophos.

OfficeMax’s VP, IT Named CIO at Forsythe Technology

Forsythe Technology, a leading IT infrastructure integrator, named Jeffrey Davies as SVP, CIO. Davies previously served as VP of IT for OfficeMax for the company's Contract B2B business unit. Prior to that, he served as director of IT for Sears, VP at The Revere Group, and technology manager for Lante Corporation. Davies began his career as a senior consultant at Accenture.

SmartBank Promotes IT Exec as CIO

SmartBank, a subsidiary of SmartFinancial, Inc., recently announced the promotion of Brandon Christopher as SVP and CIO. Brandon joined SmartBank in 2012 as VP and Director of IT.  He is currently a Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) and a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP).

Date Range: October 15th - November 4th

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