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Google appoints new AI chief in reshuffle at the top

Google has appointed veteran programmer Jeff Dean to head up the company’s artificial intelligence unit. The move is part of a reshuffle at Google, first reported by The Information, that’s seems designed to push AI into more of the company’s products. Previously, AI product development was overseen along with search …

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Zoom appoints ex-KPMG CIO to build ‘future-proof’ technology strategy

Zoom has appointed former KPMG CIO Harry Moseley in order to build a ‘future-proof’ technology strategy at the video communications provider. Moseley will come in as the company’s new CIO to support business growth objectives, and ensuring the company’s technology platforms and procedures lead to outcomes in line with business …

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Siemens UK & Ireland appoints new head of strategy

Siemens, the digital pioneer focusing on the areas of electrification and automation, has announced the appointment of Phil Banks as the head of strategy, Integrated Drive Systems (IDS), Siemens UK & Ireland. As part of his new role, Banks will be responsible for the development and implementation of the business strategy to …

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Maverick AV Solutions appoints two new UK directors

Maverick AV Solutions has appointed to AV specialists to spearhead its UK team. James Vickerage joins as Business Unit director, while Joan Axia joins as UK Commercial director. Bringing a wealth of 20 years experience in the AV industry to the role, Vickerage joins the distributor from ScanSource Communications. During …

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Synaxon brings in two new employees to strengthen Channel presence

Synaxon UK has added two new members to its team, in a bid to strengthen its Channel presence. Channel stalwart Luke Steel comes in as the dealer services group’s new Vendor Channel manager, while Chris Yule assumes the post of internal sales executive having made the switch from VIP Computers. Steel brings …

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Sony appoints new CEO

Sony is shuffling the deck. Chief executive Kazuo Hirai is stepping down from his role in April and will be replaced by current finance chief Kenichiro Yoshida. Hirai is staying with Sony and will instead occupy the position of chairman. Both Yoshida and Hirai have been credited with being largely …

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Kaspersky appoints new European MD

Kaspersky has appointed Ilijana Vavan as its new managing director for Europe. Bringing nearly 25 years of experience in the IT sector in sales, management and technical roles, Vavan brings a wealth of knowledge to her new position. She joined Kaspersky Lab at the beginning of January 2018 from Oracle, …

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Bitdefender announces two new enterprise executive hires

Leading global cybersecurity technology company Bitdefender has announced the appointment of two key figures to the business. Andrew Philpott has become the new vice president of enterprise sales, Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) while Joe Sykora, a 21-year-veteran of the security industry, is the new vice president of worldwide Channel …

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‘Industry expert’ Alan Garratt returns to Casio

The advent of 2018 marks the return of Alan Garratt to Casio UK, as he takes on the role of business development manager for the pioneers of lamp-free projection technology. With over 17 years of experience in the AV industry, Alan will lead the Casio UK team in its growth …

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Dixons Carphone appoints new chairman as changes to mobile division begin

Dixons Carphone has appointed a new chairman of its Carphone Warehouse arm, as it looks to shake up its mobile division. Stepping down in his role as deputy CEO and board director of the company, Andrew Harrison assumes the role of chairman of The Carphone Warehouse Limited with immediate effect. …

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