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Microsoft appoints LinkedIn cofounder Reid Hoffman to board

Microsoft has appointed Reid Hoffman, co-founder of LinkedIn, to its board of directors. Mr. Hoffman will be appointed to the Regulatory and Public Policy Committee. Mr. Hoffman, 49, has been with Greylock Partners, where he is currently a partner, for the...

Agilent Technologies elects Koh Boon Hwee as new board chairman

Koh Boon Hwee has been elected chairman of the Agilent Technologies' board, said the company in a statement. Mr. Hwee, who has been a member of Agilent’s board since 2003, replaces James Cullen, who served as chairman since 2005,...

MobileIron appoints Jessica Denecour to its board

MobileIron has appointed Jessica Denecour to the company's board, said the company in a statement. Ms. Denecour has served as senior vice president and CIO of Varian Medical Systems since January 2006. Prior to Varian, Ms. Denecour worked for Agilent Technologies as...

Cisco appoints Brenton Saunders to board

Cisco has appointed Brenton Saunders, chairman, president and CEO of Allergan to its board of directors. Mr. Saunders, 47, was elected chairman of Allergan in 2016, and has served as CEO and president of the company since July 2014. He previously served...

Viacom names Kern Schireson chief data officer

Viacom has appointed Kern Schireson executive vice president and chief data officer. In this newly-created position, Mr. Schireson will be responsible for expanding Viacom’s data capabilities across all areas of the company’s domestic and international business, including its television, theatrical, events,...

Rackspace appoints new board members

Rackspace has appointed Jeff Benjamin, Tim Campos, Dhiren Fonseca, and Mitch Garber as members of its board of directors. Jeffrey Benjamin brings 25 years of investment banking, investment management and board experience to the Rackspace board. He has been a senior...

Baidu Ventures strengthening partnership with Comet Labs; gets new CEO

Baidu Ventures is strengthening their partnership with Comet Labs both in the United States and in China. The independent investment arm of the Chinese technology conglomerate Baidu has hired Comet Labs' co-founder Liu Wei as its new CEO. As the new CEO of Baidu Ventures,...

OpenText appoints Jürgen Tinggren to board

Enterprise Information Management software provider Open Text has appointed Jürgen Tinggren to its board of directors. Mr. Tinggren is the former chief executive officer of Schindler Group, a European based global industrial corporation with over 60,000 employees in more...

Mapbox appoints Roy Ng president and COO

Real-time location and mapping platform company Mapbox has appointed Roy Ng president and COO. Mr. Ng will be responsible for customer-facing operations, including sales, marketing, customer success, and business development, as well as finance, human resources, and business operations. He...

Cloudmark appoints Jason Donahue CEO

Cloudmark has appointed Jason Donahue chief executive officer. As chief executive, Mr. Donahue plans to grow Cloudmark's presence in the messaging security industry by expanding relationships with partners and by exploring new areas of investments for expansion, according to the company website. Mr....

Panasonic North America names Tom Gebhardt new CEO

Panasonic has named Tom Gebhardt, currently president of Panasonic Automotive Systems, to succeed Joseph Taylor as chairman and CEO of Panasonic of North America. Mr. Gebhardt, a 32-year veteran of the company, will become chairman and CEO effective April...

Cloud Foundry Foundation names three new board members

The Cloud Foundry Foundation has announced three new board members - Allianz Germany CIO Dr. Andreas Nolte, SUSE CTO Thomas Di Giacomo, and VMware vice president and general manager Paul Fazzone. As CIO for Allianz Germany, Dr. Nolte leads 1,250 employees. He is also...

Tim Cook named recipient of Newseum’s Free Expression Award

Apple CEO Tim Cook will receive the Newseum's 2017 Free Expression Award in the Free Speech category. Mr. Cook will be recognized for his leadership in creating technology that has had a profound impact on how we communicate, said a statement...

Xerox adds two new directors to board

Xerox CEO Jeff Jacobson, and Greg Brown, chairman and chief executive officer of Motorola Solutions, have joined Xerox’s board of directors. Mr. Brown also serves on the board of Motorola Solutions, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, Rutgers University, Business Roundtable and Skills...

Sprint names Néstor Cano COO

Sprint has named Néstor Cano, 52, to the newly created position of chief operating officer. Mr. Cano will report to Sprint president and CEO Marcelo Claure. Most recently, Mr. Cano was president of European Operations at Tech Data. Before joining Tech...