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GE Witnesses Leadership Switches in TechnologyMonica Caldas

Monica Caldas, currently CIO for GE Transportation’s global services and digital solutions teams, will take over as CIO for the entire unit. GE Transportation’s CIO Nancy Anderson moved to the CIO role at GE Power.

GE Healthcare Appoints CTO for ImagingAmit Phadnis

Amit Phadnis has been appointed VP, CTO- Imaging, GE Healthcare. In this role, Amit will drive digitization, software and cross modality initiatives across the Imaging business. Amit joins GE from Cisco Systems where, most recently, he was the India Site Leader and SVP of Engineering for the Core Software Group. 

PNC Financial Services Group Promotes CTO as Chief Security Officer and Chief Information SecurityDeborah Guild

PNC Financial Services Group appointed Deborah Guild as chief security officer and chief information security, leading the initiative. Guild joined PNC in 2013 as CTO. Previously, Guild worked for Bank of America for 21 years, most recently as CTO of enterprise functions and end-user computing. She had also been a senior network engineer at Intel.

Walmart Gets a New CIO and Shuffles Tech Execs as it Moves More towards E-CommerceClay Johnson

Wal-Mart names GE Power’s Clay Johnson CIO and EVP for global business services, part of a larger reorganization of its corporate IT and e-commerce groups. The Global Business Services division combines cybersecurity, back-office solutions and global shared services groups. Johnson succeeds CIO Karenann Terrell, who is leaving after five years in the position. Before joining GE, Johnson was VP of IT at Boeing.

GE Announces Digital Executive Appointments       

Patrick Franklin has joined GE as VP & GM, Applications, GE Digital. Prior to joining GE, he was a VP of Engineering at Google. Over his twenty-five year career, Patrick has held leadership positions at Amazon, Microsoft, Intel and the United States Navy.

Siemens Announces CIO Changes     Helmuth Ludwig

Siemens appointed Helmuth Ludwig as new CIO, thus assuming responsibility for global IT at the company. He succeeds Norbert Kleinjohann, 62, who is retiring. Ludwig was previously Chief Digital Officer of the Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) Business Unit at Siemens' Digital Factory Division. 

Google Appoints Former Airbnb Executive for Self-Driving Car ProjectShaun Stewart

Google announced that Shaun Stewart, a former Airbnb executive, has been appointed as the new director of its self-driving car project. Stewart will help the company in commercializing Google's self-driving technology, which has been in development for more than seven years, reported Reuters. The hiring follows the departure of Chris Urmson, who served as chief technical officer of the self-driving car project. 

JPMorgan Chase Announces CIO ChangesLori Beer

JPMorgan Chase promoted Lori Beer to CIO for corporate and investment banking. She remains managing director of global technology, overseeing banking operations, including investment banking and treasury services. Her predecessor, Mark Ashton-Rigby, is leaving for Barclays Plc.

Comcast Cable Appoints President, Technology and Product and CTOSree Kotay

Comcast Cable promoted Tony Werner to President, Technology and Product, and Sree Kotay to CTO. In his new role, Werner will continue to oversee all aspects of the Technology and Product organization, including innovation, development and operations. The Technology and Product team leads the design and development of Comcast's customer-facing products, software development, systems engineering, next-generation access networks, cloud computing and technical operations. 

Facebook Hires Google Exec to Head New R&D Group

Facebook hired Google's Regina Dugan to head up a new research and development group focused on hardware, called Building 8, part of a push by CEO Mark Zuckerberg to connect people in new ways, from messaging to virtual reality. Dugan, who leads the Advanced Technology and Products group at Alphabet's Google, is also a former director of the US military's Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, and will bring DARPA-style development merging products and science to Facebook.

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