Management

HP Enterprise CEO Whitman to Step Down

HP Enterprise CEO Whitman to Step Down

22 Nov 2017 comment

Hewlett Packard Enterprise said Chief Executive Officer Meg Whitman is stepping down after six years leading the company, according to Bloomberg.

Samsung Electronics CEO Steps Down

Samsung Electronics CEO Steps Down

13 Oct 2017 comment

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.

Repsly Appoints Ivana Smoljan as VP of Engineering

Repsly Appoints Ivana Smoljan as VP of Engineering

11 Oct 2017 comment

Repsly, a SaaS company, announced the addition of Ivana Smoljan Dobranovic to the firm’s leadership team. She joins Repsly to head the company’s engineering team based in Zagreb, Croatia.

Adel Al-Saleh to Become DT Board Member and CEO of T-Systems

Adel Al-Saleh to Become DT Board Member and CEO of T-Systems

10 Oct 2017 comment

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.

Sony Appoints New Head of PlayStation Division

Sony Appoints New Head of PlayStation Division

4 Oct 2017 comment

Sony promoted John Kodera as the new head of PlayStation, the electronic giant’s most important division and largest growth driver, according to Bloomberg.

Felkel: Formal Education is no Longer Sufficient for Employee Development

Felkel: Formal Education is no Longer Sufficient for Employee Development

3 Oct 2017 comment

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 Announces Changes to Executive Team

Ericsson Announces Changes to Executive Team

13 Sep 2017 comment

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 Finishes Reorganization With New XXVI Company

Alphabet Finishes Reorganization With New XXVI Company

3 Sep 2017 comment

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.

IFA And NAPCO Media Enter Partnership

IFA And NAPCO Media Enter Partnership

31 Aug 2017 comment

IFA, the world’s largest consumer electronics show, and NAPCO Media have entered a partnership that will offer consumer electronics and home appliances brands platform to connect with retailers.

AZOP is Rapidly Preparing for the Implementation of the GDPR Regulation

AZOP is Rapidly Preparing for the Implementation of the GDPR Regulation

26 Jun 2017 comment

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 Hires Sony's 'Breaking Bad' Team as TV Push Gains Momentum

Apple Hires Sony's 'Breaking Bad' Team as TV Push Gains Momentum

18 Jun 2017 comment

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.

Gartner: AI Could Turn Some Skilled Practices Into Utilities

Gartner: AI Could Turn Some Skilled Practices Into Utilities

10 May 2017 comment

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.

5% of Large Companies Prepared for the New Digital Business

5% of Large Companies Prepared for the New Digital Business

18 Apr 2017 comment

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.

Google Denies Pay Disparity Allegations

Google Denies Pay Disparity Allegations

16 Apr 2017 comment

Google denied Department of Labor allegations that an in-progress investigation suggests “systemic compensation disparities against women” at the internet giant, according to Bloomberg.

Toshiba Said to Put Chip Sale Process Temporarily on Hold

Toshiba Said to Put Chip Sale Process Temporarily on Hold

16 Apr 2017 comment

Toshiba temporarily canceled all meetings and decisions related to the sale of its memory chip business to address concerns raised by an industry partner Western Digital, according to Bloomberg citing people familiar with the matter.

Ericsson Sees Up to $1.7 Billion in Costs as Revamp Begins

Ericsson Sees Up to $1.7 Billion in Costs as Revamp Begins

29 Mar 2017 comment

Ericsson will book as much as 15 billion kronor ($1.7 billion) in extra costs in the first quarter as new CEO Borje Ekholm cuts back the wireless network maker after four straight quarters of declining revenue, according to Bloomberg.

Traditional Companies Embrace Digitalisation With MWCapital

Traditional Companies Embrace Digitalisation With MWCapital

10 Mar 2017 comment

Mobile World Capital Barcelona (MWCapital) have gathered more than 130 companies from traditional industry sectors through its GoingDigital programme between 27 February and 1 March within the framework of GSMA Mobile World Congress and 4YFN.

Healthcare CEOs Concerned About Cyber Threats

Healthcare CEOs Concerned About Cyber Threats

7 Mar 2017 comment

Most healthcare CEOs believe it’s harder for businesses to gain and keep trust in the digital world, citing cyber threats as a growing concern and breaches in data security and ethics as the number one risk to stakeholders’ trust.

Tata Communications Launched Digital Transformation Roadmap

Tata Communications Launched Digital Transformation Roadmap

3 Mar 2017 comment

Tata Communications Transformation Services Limited (TCTSL) has launched the digital transformation roadmap at Mobile World Congress. The idea behind that report is to enable Communication Service Providers (CSPs) to derisk their transformation journey.

Architect of Amazon Prime Video Tapped as New CEO of BAMTech

Architect of Amazon Prime Video Tapped as New CEO of BAMTech

26 Feb 2017 comment

Michael Paull, a digital media executive from Amazon, has been hired to lead BAMTech, the $3 billion video-streaming company on which Walt Disney has bet its digital future, according to Bloomberg.

U.K. Startups Eye Move to the Continent

U.K. Startups Eye Move to the Continent

20 Feb 2017 comment

British technology startups are beginning to stress out over Brexit, according to Bloomberg. Initially confident their industry wouldn’t be harmed by Britain’s break from the European Union, U.K. tech entrepreneurs are now girding for a bevy of challenges.

Apple Hires Amazon’s Fire TV Head to Run Apple TV Business

Apple Hires Amazon’s Fire TV Head to Run Apple TV Business

12 Feb 2017 comment

Apple has hired Timothy Twerdahl, the former head of Amazon’s Fire TV unit, as a vice president in charge of Apple TV product marketing and shifted the executive who previously held the job to a spot negotiating media content deals, according to Bloomberg. The move suggests a renewed focus on the Apple TV and on providing more content for the device, an effort that has been stalled in the past by failed negotiations.

U.K. Companies Lack Board-Level Digital Defenses

U.K. Companies Lack Board-Level Digital Defenses

8 Feb 2017 comment

Only 5 percent of large U.K. companies say their boards include directors with expertise in information technology or cyber security, even though the vast majority identify hacking and other digital threats as serious risks, a report showed.

Alphabet Gets Matsuoka Back as Nest CTO

Alphabet Gets Matsuoka Back as Nest CTO

5 Feb 2017 comment

Alphabet re-hired Yoky Matsuoka to oversee technology at its Nest Labs smart home unit, snapping up the robotics and artificial intelligence expert after she recently left Apple, according to Bloomberg.  As Chief Technology Officer, Matsuoka will work closely with Nest's engineering and product teams to define a long-term technology roadmap.

Microsoft Leads Pushback Against Trump Immigration Order

Microsoft Leads Pushback Against Trump Immigration Order

4 Feb 2017 comment

Microsoft is asking U.S. officials to grant exceptions for law-abiding, visa-holding workers and students from President Donald Trump’s immigration order, channeling the outrage expressed by many in the technology industry with a proposed solution, according to Bloomberg.

Siemens Taps New Boss

Siemens Taps New Boss

2 Feb 2017 comment

Siemens introduced Jim Hagemann Snabe, a 51-year-old veteran of software house SAP, as its next chairman, scheduled to take effect next January, according to Bloomberg. The move makes sense as Siemens seeks to adapt its 19th-century industrial heritage to the 21st century, says William Mackie, an analyst at Kepler Cheuvreux who rates the company a buy.

Canadian CEOs Urge Trudeau to Take Rejected U.S. Tech Workers

Canadian CEOs Urge Trudeau to Take Rejected U.S. Tech Workers

31 Jan 2017 comment

Canada’s technology community is urging Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to snap up industry workers caught in U.S. President Donald Trump’s sweeping border crackdown, saying embracing diversity drives innovation and the economy, according to Bloomberg.

Sheryl Sandberg Unveils Startup Garage in Paris

Sheryl Sandberg Unveils Startup Garage in Paris

22 Jan 2017 comment

Facebook will open a startup incubator at Paris’s soon-to-debut entrepreneur campus created by billionaire Xavier Niel, as COO Sheryl Sandberg vows to keep investing in France, according to Bloomberg.

Amazon to Create 100,000 New Jobs in U.S. in Next 18 Months

Amazon to Create 100,000 New Jobs in U.S. in Next 18 Months

14 Jan 2017 comment

Amazon revealed plans to hire more than 100,000 people in the U.S. in the next 18 months, grabbing the spotlight as President-elect Donald Trump pushes companies to employ more Americans, according to Bloomberg. The move could appease Trump, who tangled with Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos during the election campaign.

The Rise of the Chief Data Officer Signals an Age of Infinite Possibilities

The Rise of the Chief Data Officer Signals an Age of Infinite Possibilities

12 Jan 2017 comment

At the end of last year, Gartner estimated that 25 percent of large global organizations had already hired a chief data officer (CDO). By 2019, Gartner expects that number to reach 90 percent. "This rapid shift is the tip of the iceberg," said Ted Friedman, research vice president and distinguished analyst at Gartner, and summit chair for the Gartner Data & Analytics Summits.