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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. 

Blackbaud Appoints Allscripts Exec as President of its Healthcare Solutions GroupRuss Cobb

Blackbaud appointed Russ Cobb as president of its Healthcare Solutions group. Prior to joining Blackbaud, Cobb spent the last five years with Allscripts Healthcare Solutions in various executive marketing roles, including VP of global marketing & communications. Cobb also served in marketing, sales and professional services roles with Siemens Healthcare and he began his career at IBM as part of the team that developed and launched Websphere Business Integration globally.

Published in Healthcare IT

Cisco Systems Appoints CEO and Founder of Accompany as Board Member      Amy L. Chang    

Cisco Systems appointed Amy L. Chang, 49, CEO and Founder of Accompany, to its Board. Chang founded Accompany in 2013, a relationship intelligence platform company. Prior, Chang was with Google from 2005 to 2012, most recently serving as Global Head of Product, Google Ads Measurement and Reporting. Prior to Google, she held product management and strategy positions at eBay and served as a consultant with McKinsey, specializing in semiconductors, software and services.

HDFC Bank Appoints Former CTO of Aadhaar as Board Member

India based HDFC Bank appointed Srikanth Nadhamuni as Director on the Board of the Bank. Nadhamuni has been appointed as a Director having expertise in the field of IT. He was the CTO of Aadhaar (UID authority of India) during 2009-2012 and is currently chairman of Novopay Solutions.

Salesforce Appoints Former Microsoft Exec as First Chief Equality OfficerTony Prophet

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.

Welcome to our Tech Function Exec Appointment Trends & Open Roles for the - 30 days ended October 15th 2016.

The roles covered here: heads of technology, which include CTOs, CIOs, Tech & Ops, CISOs, Cyber and related. 

By the numbers, overall:
  • Total Tech Exec Roles Open: 83
  • New Tech Exec Appointments: 94 (9 women or 9.57%, 85 men)

Qualcomm Named Ann M. Livermore to its Board      Ann M. Livermore

Qualcomm appointed Ann M. Livermore to its board of directors. With her nearly 30 years at Hewlett-Packard (HP), Livermore brings extensive experience in senior leadership positions, and broad knowledge and experience in the areas of technology, business management, marketing, sales, and research and development. Livermore was formerly an EVP at Hewlett-Packard, where from 2004 until June 14, 2011 she led the HP Enterprise Business business unit of HP.

Amazon.com Appoints Founding Dean and Vice Provost of Cornell Tech as DirectorDaniel P. Huttenlocher

Amazon.com elected Daniel P. Huttenlocher as a director of the company. Huttenlocher has been founding Dean and Vice Provost, Cornell Tech at Cornell University since 2012, and has worked for Cornell University since 1988 in various positions. Huttenlocher has served as a director of Corning since February 2015.

Published in Tech Vendor Boards

Microsoft's Applications and Services Group EVP Dr. Qi Lu Steps Down; New MD for India Lab Appointed

Dr. Qi LuDr. Qi Lu, the EVP in charge of Microsoft's Applications and Services Group, is leaving the company due to health reasons. Dr. Lu was previously the president of the Online Services Division, where he led the company’s search, portal and online advertising efforts. He spent 10 years at Yahoo before joining Microsoft in 2008. Many of Lu’s duties will be taken over by Rajesh Jha, a corporate VP who has been leading Microsoft’s Outlook and Office 365 efforts.

Published in Giant Tech Companies

Detailed Version of Newsletter for month ended September 2016 

Welcome to our CEO Turnover Newsletter. This newsletter covers open CEO roles and latest appointments in the tech sector in the month of September 2016.

The average length of time the CEO searches have been open is 9 months, up from 6.5 months earlier this year. There is little variance across geographies.

Total Tech CEO Roles Open: 136
New Tech CEO Appointments: 98 (5 women, 93 men)

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