Microsoft Promotes Regional Leader to New Global Digital Transformation Role; Appoints New MEA Region President
Microsoft has appointed Ali Faramawy to the newly announced global role as the head of the Emerging Markets Digital Transformation Organization which has been established within Microsoft. He has headed the Middle East and Africa (MEA) region for thirteen years, most recently as President.
PNC Financial Services Group Promotes CTO as Chief Security Officer and Chief Information Security
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.
Adobe CAO to Retire
Adobe announced that retirement of Richard Rowley as Corporate Controller and Chief Accounting Officer of Adobe following 10 years of service. Rowley currently expects to remain in his role until January 31, 2017. Rowley has been the Chief Accounting Officer, VP and Controller at Adobe since November 2006. Rowley was previously employed as Treasurer, CAO, VP & Controller by Synopsys.
Blackbaud Appoints Allscripts Exec as President of its Healthcare Solutions Group
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.
SAP Appoints Concur Exec as President to Lead Team Offering Solutions for SMBs
SAP appointed Barry Padgett as new president of the SAP® Business One, SAP Anywhere, and SAP Business ByDesign® teams. He steps into the role having held various leadership positions since 1997 at Concur Technologies, including serving as Concur's chief product officer since 2014.
Microsoft Appoints Former Cisco CTO to Board; Sees Multiple Exec Changes
Padmasree Warrior, 55, the former CTO of Cisco is joining the Microsoft board. She's already a board member for Box, and for Gap, posts she had before she left Cisco.
General Electric CTO to Retire; President and CEO of GE’s Power Generation Business to Assume Role
General Electric CTO Mark Little, 59, will retire at the end of the year after 37 years of dedicated service and leadership to GE. He was named CTO in 2005 and has led Global Research through a decade of global expansion and the launch of signature initiatives such as the Industrial Internet and Brilliant Factory.
Microsoft Appoints its Former President of Office Division as New EVP of Corporate Strategy and Planning
Microsoft named Kurt DelBene, 54, as EVP of Corporate Strategy and Planning reporting to CEO Satya Nadella. DelBene is returning to Microsoft, where he was most recently president of the Microsoft Office Division. After leaving Microsoft in 2013, he then served as senior advisor to the Secretary of Health and Human Services where he was appointed by President Obama to oversee implementation and improvement of Healthcare.gov. He most recently has been a venture partner at Madrona Venture Group, concentrating on investing and advising in early stage, technology-focused startups in the Pacific Northwest.
Home Depot Names CISO from Time Warner
Home Depot, the do-it-yourself retailer that suffered a massive data breach last year, has hired Jamil Farshchi as its first chief information security officer. Farshchi will manage information security, data protection and vulnerability management. Farshchi most recently was CISO at Time Warner where he created a federated, risk-based security program. Prior to Time Warner, he was VP for global information security at Visa where he was responsible for protecting the company’s consumer payment card transactions, among other duties.
Oracle Adds Former Defense Secretary as Director; Appoints President and Head of Office Retail
Oracle elected the Honorable Leon Panetta, 76, former U.S. Secretary of Defense and former Director of the Central Intelligence Agency, to the company's Board. Secretary Panetta served in the Obama Administration as U.S. Secretary of Defense from 2011 to 2013 and as Director of the Central Intelligence Agency from 2009 to 2011. Previously, he was White House Chief of Staff and Director of the Office of Management and Budget under President Bill Clinton, and member of the U.S. House of Representatives representing California's 16th district.