Facebook named new leaders for some of its main divisions, including the core social network, WhatsApp and Messenger, in the biggest management reshuffling since the company’s founding, according to Bloomberg.
Ericsson announced changes to the group structure and its Executive Team. A Business Area Emerging Business is created to increase focus on innovation and new business development, with initial focus on IoT and within distributed cloud solutions.
Indian software-outsourcing giant Infosys named outsider Salil S Parekh as CEO, ending the company’s search for a new leader after previous head Vishal Sikka quit following criticism from a group of founders, according to Bloomberg.
The outstanding efforts of Bosch IT head Elmar Pritsch and his team have not gone unnoticed. The trade journals CIO and Computerwoche named the 48-year-old executive “CIO of the year” in the large company category at its gala in Munich.
Samsung Electronics Vice Chairman and CEO Kwon Oh-hyun is stepping down after more than three decades at the company, saying that he’s making way for new leadership amid a corruption trial surrounding the de facto chief, according to Bloomberg.
Adel B. Al-Saleh (53) will become new Member of the Board of Management at Deutsche Telekom and CEO of T-Systems on January 1, 2018. Adel succeeds Reinhard Clemens, who will, as was already announced, leave DT.
HT Management Board member Marija Felkel emphasizes the need for constant investing in knowledge and education, and the strongest domestic telecom operator is constantly doing it. She notes that development programs derive from the needs of the business realized through the HT Academy, Technical, and Marketing, enable our employees to inspect the latest trends and achievements in these segments.
Ericsson has appointed Niklas Heuveldop to be Head of Market Area North America, effective September 12, 2017. In addition to his current role as Chief Strategy Officer and Head of Technology & Emerging Business, he has also been Acting Head of Market Area North America since May 2017. He will now, on a permanent basis, lead the organization of approximately 11,500 employees in serving Ericsson’s customers in the United States and Canada with industry-leading technology and services.
Alphabet Inc. is forming a new holding company designed to finalize its evolution from Google, the web search giant, into a corporate parent with distinct arms that protects individual businesses in far-flung fields like health care and self-driving cars, according to Bloomberg.
We continue with our big topic of GDPR regulations, and the answers to this topic were given by the Director of the Data Protection Agency Anto Rajkovača. According to him, AZOP will get some new powers as well, and the Agency continuously undertakes a series of measures and actions focused on organizational and personnel staffing and on providing sufficient resources to be ready to carry out all its tasks.
Apple hired two former Sony television executives who oversaw the development of acclaimed shows like “Breaking Bad” and “The Crown,” further evidence that the technology giant is getting serious about producing its own video programming, according to Bloomberg.
CIOs have a major role to play in preparing businesses for the impact that artificial intelligence (AI) will have on business strategy and human employment, according to Gartner. They predicts that by 2022, smart machines and robots may replace highly trained professionals in tasks within medicine, law and IT.
Dell EMC announced the results of a new study conducted by Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG). The study revealed that a majority of senior IT leaders and decision-making managers of large companies surveyed around the world indicate their organizations have yet to fully embrace the aspects of IT Transformation needed to remain competitive.