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Cisco Systems Appoints Allergan Chair/CEO to its Board of DirectorsBrenton L. Saunders

Cisco Systems appointed Brenton L. Saunders, 47, Chairman, CEO and President of Allergan, to its Board of Directors. He was a co-founder of Health Care Compliance Association in 1995. He has significant healthcare industry expertise and led various business transformations and integrations.

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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. 

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General Electric CTO to Retire; President and CEO of GE’s Power Generation Business to Assume RoleMark Little

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.

Apple Appoints Former Boeing CFO to its Board

Apple appointed James Bell, Boeing's former CFO, to its board. Bell, who was Boeing's CFO from 2003 to 2012, is on the board of several other companies, including JPMorgan Chase and Dow Chemical. He also served as Boeing's interim CEO for several months in 2005 after the aircraft maker fired CEO Harry Stonecipher.

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Seagate Chair & CEO Resigns from Microsoft BoardStephen J. Luczo

Stephen J. Luczo, 57, Chairman and CEO of Seagate resigned from Microsoft Board. Luczo joined Microsoft’s board in May 2012. Prior to his current role, Luczo served at Seagate as President and Chief Operating Officer, and SVP of Corporate Development. Prior to joining Seagate in 1993, he was Senior MD of the Global Technology Group of Bear, Stearns & Co., an investment banking firm.

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Connectivity Solutions Giant Appoints Retired Southwest Airlines’ CFO as DirectorLaura H. Wright

TE Connectivity, formerly Tyco Electronics, elected Laura H. Wright, 54, to its Board. Since her retirement in 2012 as CFO of Southwest Airlines, Wright founded GSB Advisors, to provide strategic and financial consulting to growth and non-profit companies. During her 25 year career at Southwest, she served in a variety of financial roles including CFO, SVP of Finance, Treasurer and Assistant Treasurer. She began her career at Arthur Young & Co.

Verizon Appoints Former CSC Cloud Exec as Global Cloud Head Siki Giunta

Verizon appointed former CSC cloud head Siki Giunta to lead Verizon’s global cloud business as SVP Cloud and M2M Connected Solutions, as the company completely re-architected its cloud platform, and eyes consolidating multiple PaaS on its platform. Giunta most recently served at CSC. She also served as CEO of Fortisphere, providing policy-based virtualization management software, and Novell acquired Managed Objects, an application management dashboard provider.

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Campbell CEO Joins MetLife’s Board Denise M. Morrison

MetLife named Denise M. Morrison, 60, President and CEO of Campbell Soup since 2011, to its board of directors. Morrison joined Campbell in 2003 and has held a variety of executive positions, including EVP and COO, and President of Global Sales and Chief Customer Officer. Prior to joining Campbell, Morrison served for eight years in various leadership roles at Kraft Foods, Nestle USA, PepsiCo, and Procter & Gamble. In 2012, she was named to President Barack Obama's Export Council. 

JPMorgan Chase Hires New CIO from BP

JPMorgan Chase has appointed Dana Deasy as the company's new CIO. In this role, Deasy will be responsible for the firm's technology systems and infrastructure across all of its business globally. Deasy will be joining JPMorgan Chase from BP, where he was CIO and Group VP responsible for global IT, procurement and global real estate. Earlier in his career, Deasy served as CIO for General Motors North America, Tyco International and Siemens Corporation Americas. 

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