GE Healthcare Appoints CTO for Imaging
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.
Vell Executive Search looked into the major HR changes in the Fortune 1000 for the twelve months ended April 2016. We use the CHRO term to encompass the top role of HR, as there are a variety of titles.
Google Search Chief to be replaced by Artificial Intelligence Head; Company Names Leader for Newly Created Virtual Reality Arm
Google parent Alphabet said Amit Singhal, the longtime chief of its Internet search business, will leave the company and be replaced by the head of the technology giant's artificial intelligence business. John Giannandrea, currently a VP of engineering, will replace Singhal, a 15-year Google veteran. The appointment of Giannandrea, who joined Google in 2010, underlines the growing importance Silicon Valley is attaching to artificial intelligence technology. Giannandrea led Google's machine learning efforts, applying the technology to products such as image recognition for Google Photos search and the smart reply for Google Inbox.
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.
Google Reorganizes under New Holding Company Alphabet; Sundar Pichai to Lead Largest Subsidiary Google as CEO
Google reorganizes itself into a new holding company, Alphabet, whose largest wholly owned subsidiary will be Google. Google Co-Founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin will be Alphabet’s CEO and President, respectively. Eric Schmidt will be the Executive Chairman of Alphabet. SVP of Corporate Development, Chief Legal Officer and Secretary of Google David C. Drummond will be the Chief Legal Officer and Secretary. The company’s Chief Business Officer, Omid Kordistani, will step down and become an adviser to Alphabet and Google.
Former HP Cloud Leader Joins Cisco CTO Role
Cisco named Zorawar Biri Singh as CTO and SVP, Platforms and Solutions. His appointment comes as CTO and Chief Strategy Officer Padmasaree Warrior takes her leave. Singh will be responsible for driving thought leadership around Cisco’s long term technology roadmap, platforms and architectures.
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.
Vodafone CTO to Retire; Company Appoints Ericsson Exec as Successor
Vodafone’s CTO Steve Pusey intends to retire from Vodafone. Pusey joined Vodafone from Nortel in 2006 and was appointed to the Board in 2009. More recently, he has led the Group's organic investment programme, Project Spring, and has also played a leading role in developing the Group's convergence strategy including the acquisition of fixed-line businesses and the ongoing development of fibre networks in Ireland, Italy, Portugal and Spain.
Target Appoints New CIO Mike McNamara from Tesco
Target named Tesco veteran Mike McNamara to the role of EVP and CIO. As the company’s top technology leader, McNamara will further advance Target’s digital transformation. McNamara replaces Bob DeRodes, who is retiring after playing a pivotal role in guiding the chain’s information security efforts. DeRodes, is a 40-year IT veteran who joined Target last spring with a focus on enhancing data security and technology infrastructure. DeRodes will serve for a short time in a senior advisory role to Target.
Target Hires GM's IT Security Exec Brad Maiorino as SVP & CISO after Massive Data Breach Last Year
Target has hired Brad Maiorino as SVP & Chief Information Security Officer. Maiorino will be responsible for Target’s information security and technology risk strategy helping to ensure that the company, its guests and team members are protected from internal and external information security threats. He will report to Bob DeRodes, the newly appointed EVP and CIO. Maiorino comes to Target from General Motors where he was the company’s Chief Information Security and Information Technology Risk Officer.