Movers & Shakers: Apple Snaps Up Google’s AI Chief, NYC CTO Going Private

Contributor: Jason Koestenblatt
Posted: 04/12/2018
Movers And Shakers April 2018

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.

This column, titled Movers & Shakers, focuses on which IT executives are making moves within the industry and what it means to their respective companies.

AI War Heats Up As Google Chief Departs For Apple

Blockbuster moves usually only happen in sports, but the tech industry saw a major swing over the last few weeks as Google’s Head of Artificial Intelligence and Search departed to become Apple’s leader of machine learning and AI strategy. John Giannandrea will now report directly to CEO Tim Cook. Giannandrea formerly served as CTO at Metaweb Technologies, which was acquired by Google in 2010.

CTO Heads To Digital Transformation Consulting Firm

Scott Snyder, former CTO of Safeguard Scientifics, announced in an open letter on his LinkedIn page that he’d be leaving his post and joining Heidrick & Struggles, “where I will be a partner leading digital transformation and innovation,” the post stated. Snyder sat down with Enterprise Mobility Exchange in 2017 for its Expert Practitioner series where he discussed the future of technology, particularly through the lens of healthcare. Find out more by clicking here.

New York City’s CTO Exits Public Sector

Miguel Gamino, who’s spent the last decade in the public sector, announced he’ll be leaving his post as Chief Technology Officer for the City of New York. Announced via, Gamino wouldn’t explain his next venture, only that it was no longer in the public space. Before heading to NYC in 2016, Gamino was the CIO of the City and County of San Francisco, and held the same title in the City of El Paso before that.

Did we miss any major moves this month that should be noted? Email Editor Jason Koestenblatt here to let him know!

August 2017: IBM Sues CIO, IT Execs Change Industries
September 2017: MobileIron Strategist Goes To Google, Ill. CIO Off To Amazon
October 2017: 
Equifax Chiefs Bail, Intel VP Now Baltimore CIO
November 2017: 
IBM Loses 2 CIOs, Florida Hires First Data Chief
December 2017: 
HPE Upheaval, Uber Data Chief Goes To Startup
January 2018: 
Analyst Firm Acquisitions, D.C.’s CISO Heads To Gartner
February 2018: 
Samsung CTO Heads To Google’s IoT, U.S. Gets New CIO
March 2018: Equifax Fills CISO Slot, Ex-Nokia CTO Focuses On 5G

Jason Koestenblatt
Contributor: Jason Koestenblatt