Movers & Shakers: Equifax Chiefs Bail, Intel VP Now Baltimore CIO

At Enterprise Mobility Exchange, we focus on the challenges enterprises face in the world of mobile transformation, and how those obstacles are overcome with technological advancement. What’s often not discussed, however, is the “who” behind these massive corporations and how they impact business practices.

In this column, titled Movers & Shakers, we’ll focus on which IT executives are making moves within the industry and what it means to their respective companies.

Equifax CISO, CIO Retire, Fallout Continues
A month after the announcement of a breach that impacted the data and personal information of some 145 million customers, Equifax is still reeling from the fallout internally. The breach was announced in the first week of September, as previously reported by Enterprise Mobility Exchange here. The Chief Information Officer, David Webb, and Chief Information Security Officer, Susan Mauldin, both retired on September 15. According to Equifax’s leadership page on their website, those roles have not yet been filled, and the only IT-focused executive who remains listed is Prasanna Dhore, Chief Data and Analytics Officer. Webb was named a top-100 CIO in 2012 by CIO Magazine.

Intel Sales VP Becomes Baltimore CIO
After a 27-year career at Intel Corporation, most recently serving as Vice President  & General Manager of the Americas Industry Sales Group, Frank Johnson has moved over to the public sector to become the City of Baltimore’s Chief Information and Chief Digital Officer. Johnson was brought in to help move the city forward through digital transformation and modernization. Johnson’s move made headlines in the Baltimore area, thanks to a contract salary of $250,000 – a full six figures more than his predecessor, and more than the city’s mayor, police chief, and health officer earn. According to the Baltimore Sun, Johnson is now the third-highest paid public employee in the city.

Carousel Industries Promotes First CISO From Within
IT consultant company Carousel Industries has hired its first-ever Chief Information Security Officer, and kept the move in-house. Serving as Director of Business Systems and Operations since 2014, Jason Albuquerque has been promoted to the role of the CISO at the company and is charged with establishing a Security Office at the company’s Rhode Island headquarters.  

To see September's Movers & Shakers column, titled MobileIron Strategist Goes to Google, Ill. CIO Off To Amazon, go here.
To see August's Movers & Shakers column, titled IBM Sues CIO, IT Execs Change Industries, go here.  

What’s the reason behind the constant unrest in the c-suite? Are IT executives geared toward finding new challenges and leaping hurdles for new successes? Or are they just becoming as fluid as the technology space in their charge?

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Pictured, clockwise, from top left: Frank Johnson, Jason Albuquerque, Susan Mauldin, David Webb.