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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. 

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.

General Electric Appoints CTO of GE IT and CIO for GE PowerChris Drumgoole

Chris Drumgoole has been appointed VP and CTO of GE IT. Drumgoole joined GE in April of 2014, and most recently he served as GE IT's COO focused on transforming IT across GE. Drumgoole is a longtime cloud expert and pioneer who most recently held the position of SVP, Global Operations and COO, Verizon Terremark, before joining GE. Drumgoole was working as SVP, Engineering and Product Development at Terremark Worldwide when Verizon bought the company.

Wells Fargo’s CIO to Retire; Company Restructures Technology & Operations Group and Names New CTO  

Wells Fargo & Company announced that Senior EVP Kevin Rhein, who serves as CIO and head of the Technology & Operations Group (TOG), and as a member of the company’s Operating Committee (OC), will retire at the end of March 2016 after more than 37 years with the company. 

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 Appoints Couple of Senior IT Leaders from RBS and Goldman Sachs

Deutsche Bank appointed Scott Marcar as Head of IT Infrastructure, responsible for designing, operating and modernising the Bank’s infrastructure to drive greater security, stability and cost efficiency. Marcar joins Deutsche Bank after seven years with Royal Bank of Scotland, where he most recently held the position of CIO, Corporate and Institutional Banking. He previously held senior technology positions at JPMorgan Chase. 

Cisco Exec Joins Comcast as SVP, Premises Technology Ken Klaer

Comcast appoints Ken Klaer as Senior Vice President, Premises Technology, leading the team that develops innovative CPE devices used to deliver Comcast's video, voice, data and cross-platform applications in customers' homes. Klaer comes to Comcast from Cisco, where he most recently was part of their Service Provider Video Technology Group as Senior Director, Business Development Connected Devices BU. Prior to that he held key senior management roles at Scientific Atlanta, which was acquired by Cisco. 

Boeing Promotes IT Infrastructure VP as CIO

Boeing has named Ted Colbert, 39, as CIO and VP of IT organization. Colbert, who was formerly VP of the Boeing IT Infrastructure organization, replaces Kim Hammonds, who is leaving the company. Colbert also served as VP of IT Business Systems, joining Boeing in 2009 as a director of the Enterprise Network Services organization. Before Boeing, he was a SVP of Enterprise Architecture at Citigroup. He also spent 11 years with Ford Motor Company's IT organization.

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