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HPE CEO Meg Whitman to step down early next year; Antonio Neri to succeed

Hewlett Packard Enterprise Chief Executive Officer, Meg Whitman will step down early next year, said the company. She will be succeeded by HPE president, Antonio Neri, effective February 1, 2018. Meg Whitman, however, will remain on the HPE Board of Directors.

Tally Solutions appoints Arvind Kumar as Chief of R&D

BANGALORE, INDIA: Tally Solutions has appointed Arvind Kumar as the chief of R&D (Research and Development) to lead the R&D team of over 150 resources. Arvind brings with him over 20+ years of experience in executing large scale distributed and

BabyChakra plans to add advanced tech; strengthens leadership team with two key hires

MUMBAI, INDIA: The social discovery and commerce platform for maternity and childcare, BabyChakra has brought on board former FreeCharge executive Rachita Choudhary as Head of Engineering and founding member of Jabong and Hopscotch’s Samarth Sawhney as its Head of Growth.

Nandan Nilekani is back at Infosys as new chairman

BANGALORE, INDIA: Infosys has appointed Nandan Nilekani as the Non Executive Chairman of the company’s board. He is also one of the co-founders of Infosys and served as its CEO from 2002 to 2007. The Executive Vice Chairman, Vishal Sikka and two

Vishal Sikka resigns, UB Pravin Rao takes over as interim CEO & MD of Infosys

BANGALORE, INDIA: Infosys CEO and managing director, Vishal Sikka has resigned today with immediate effect, Infosys said in an official statement. UB Pravin Rao has been appointed interim CEO and MD reporting to Sikka under the overall supervision and control of the

Shanmugh Natarajan is the new MD of Adobe India

NEW DELHI, INDIA: Adobe Systems has announced the appointment of Shanmugh Natarajan as Managing Director for Adobe Systems in India. Natarajan was formerly Executive Director, and will continue to lead Adobe operations in India, in addition to his ongoing responsibility as Vice President,

Ajit Joshi joins Urban Ladder as Chief Operating Officer

By : CIOL Writers

Urban Ladder has appointed industry veteran Ajit Joshi as President & Chief Operating Officer. Ajit Joshi comes to Urban Ladder with over 30 years of professional experience and has been instrumental in building some of India’s finest retail brands. “As

After Mumbai, UberEATS goes live in Delhi

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Just a month after announcing the launch of food delivery service in Mumbai, UberEATS is now tapping on New Delhi. Starting today, UberEATS will be available in Gurugram. Bhavik Rathod, Head of UberEATS India, said “UberEATS has received an overwhelming

Tesla hires Andrej Karpathy to lead AI and Autopilot Vision

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Over the past few months, Tesla’s Autopilot division has been plagued with management problems. Adding to the exodus is Chris Lattner who was hired six months back to lead the Autopilot software team at Tesla. A Tesla spokesperson confirmed the departure

Apple reportedly hires former YouTube exec for renewed video push

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Apple has hired Vijay Karunamurthy, a former YouTube executive to lead its video efforts, reports Bloomberg. Karunamurthy, who had worked on early versions of YouTube and later founded “Nom”, a foodies app apparently joined Cupertino giant in April, the same month his Nom app

Myntra hires former Amazon exec Jeyandran Venugopal as new CTO

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In a bid to accelerate its pace of growth, online fashion retailer Myntra has appointed former Amazon executive Jeyandran Venugopal as its new chief technology officer. Jeyandran Venugopal is replacing Ajit Narayanan, who left the company within six months of

Uber hires Harvard Business School professor to address management crisis

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Uber has finally got into damage control mode and has hired Harvard Business School professor Frances Frei as its new SVP of leadership and strategy. The move is aimed at addressing the deteriorating company culture that has been at the receiving

Twitter hires former Bloomberg exec Todd Swidler to run its live video business

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Twitter has hired former Bloomberg video executive Todd Swidler as its global head of Live Business. Swidler is joining the company from ESC Games, an esports gaming company that he joined as CEO last year. Twitter COO Anthony Noto made the announcement

Razorpay appoints ex-MasterCard exec Arif Khan as chief innovation officer

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Online payments platform Razorpay has appointed MasterCard’s Arif Khan as its chief innovation officer. In his new role, Arif Khan will be responsible for managing the innovation process within the organisation and for identifying new business opportunities. He will also work closely with various banking

Apple hires NASA’s AR expert Jeff Norris

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Apple has hired NASA’s AR expert Jeff Norris to boost its own AR efforts, reports Bloomberg. Norris, reportedly joined Apple earlier this year as a senior manager working on the augmented reality team led by Mike Rockwell, who formerly ran Dolby Labs. The

Nitin Kunkolienker to succeed Debjani Ghosh as new MAIT president

NEW DELHI, INDIA: MAIT, the apex body representing India’s IT hardware, training and R&D service sectors today announced the name of Nitin Kunkolienker, Director – (Member on Board) at Synegra EMS will succeed Debjani Ghosh as the new president. Harish Krishnan, Managing Director, Public Affairs & Strategic

Apple hires former YouTube & Spotify exec Shiva Rajaraman

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In a bid to boost its video and music strategy, Apple has hired former YouTube and Spotify executive, Shiva Rajaraman. Citing sources familiar with the matter, The Information reports that Rajaraman will report to Eddy Cue, Apple’s senior VP of internet

Snapdeal’s Jason Kothari takes additional role as FreeCharge CEO

Snapdeal announced the appointment of Jason Kothari as the Chief Executive Officer of FreeCharge and a commitment to invest an additional $20 million in the Company. In addition to taking on the role of the CEO, Jason will continue his

Apple hires iOS expert and security researcher Jonathan Zdziarski

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Leading iOS expert and security researcher Jonathan Zdziarski who has written several books on iOS and was an outspoken supporter of Apple during its battle with the FBI last year is joining Apple’s Security Engineering and Architecture team to work on protecting

Prakash Mallya to succeed Debjani Ghosh as new Intel South Asia MD

Intel’s Managing Director for South Asia, Debjani Ghosh is reportedly leaving in March after her 21 years stint in the company. She has been the Managing Director for Intel in South Asia since 2012. Reports suggest that the leadership change was announced