Movers & Shakers: Samsung CTO Heads To Google’s IoT, U.S. Gets New CIO

Contributor: Jason Koestenblatt
Posted: 02/15/2018
February Movers Shakers

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.

Ex-Samsung CTO To Lead Google’s IoT Biz
Injong Rhee, the former Chief Technology Officer for Samsung, has made a big move and joined Google to lead it’s Internet of Things business. In a LinkedIn post announcing the news on February 12, Rhee said he left Samsung in December 2017 and is joining Google as an Entrepreneur-In-Residence to lead the IoT group. Rhee oversaw the launch of Samsung Pay and Bixby during his tenure there.

Trump Taps New U.S. CIO, Former EY Principal
The United States Office of Electronic Government and Office of Management and Budget has a new leader, seen as the Chief Information Officer setting policies and procedures on technology at the federal level. Suzette Kent, former Principal with EY, was appointed by President Trump in late January. The post has been vacant for more than a year, and deputy CIO Margie Graves was filling the role in the interim.

Illinois CTO Goes Private With SAI Global
Mike Wons, former Chief Technology Officer for the State of Illinois, left his post after three years in the public sector and an incredible growth in the state’s digital transformation to become CTO and Global Product Officer for SAI Global, which focuses on Integrated Risk Management solutions. Find out more about Wons’ and his team’s work at the state level here. Back in September 2017, Illinois CIO Hardhik Bhatt left his post to join Amazon.

To see previous Movers & Shakers columns, visit the following:
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

Jason Koestenblatt
Contributor: Jason Koestenblatt