Top AI & Analytics Appointments At Major Tech Firms In 2021

Check out the new hires at tech companies in 2021.

The whole world came to a standstill after the COVID breakout. So much so that the entire 2020 and the first half of 2021 seems like a blur. However, the tech companies have seen a change of guard at the top management amid the pandemic. 

Below we look at the new hires at tech companies in 2021.

Amazon appoints former Tableau CEO to lead cloud business

Tableau CEO Adam Selipsky has been appointed as the head of Amazon’s cloud business. He will replace Andy Jassy, who is taking up the CEO mantle when Jeff Bezos steps down in a couple of months. Selipsky has earlier led the marketing, sales and support business of AWS as its vice president for 11 years. Selipsky had quit AWS to join Tableau as its CEO five years ago.

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Lenskart hires Head, Analytics & ML has hired Saurabh Agarwal as Head, Analytics and ML. He will bring more than a decade of his experience in data science and AI to build a strong analytics team at Lenskart. He had worked with companies such as MothersonSumi Infotech & Designs Ltd (MIND), Tata Insights and Quants and American Express, driving their analytics strategies.

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Google Cloud appoints Asia Pacific leader

Google Cloud has appointed Karan Bajwa as its new Google Cloud leader for the Asia Pacific. He will lead all regional revenue and go-to-market operations for Google Cloud, including Google Cloud Platform (GCP) and Google Workspace. Bajwa will directly report to Rob Enslin, the President of Sales at Google Cloud. Bikram Singh Bedi will take his place as the Managing Director of Google Cloud, India.

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Intel announces new CEO

Former VMWare CEO Pat Gelsinger has replaced Bob Swan as Intel’s CEO. Gelsinger has also joined the Intel board of directors. “Gelsinger is a proven technology leader with a distinguished track record of innovation, talent development, and deep knowledge of Intel. He will continue a values-based cultural leadership approach with a focus on operational execution,” stated Intel.

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Google appoints new AI lead

Dr Marian Croak has been appointed to oversee Google’s research department on responsible AI. Before this, Croak was heading the engineering division of the company as a Vice President. Croak manages the teams working on artificial intelligence for social good, algorithmic fairness, and AI ethics. She reports to the SVP of Google AI Research and Health.

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Salesforce appoints Senior VP and MD, Sites (India)

Salesforce has appointed Sanket Atal as the Senior Vice President and Managing Director, Sites (India). Atal will drive the next phase of Salesforce’s growth in India with design thinking and digital strategies.

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Google Cloud appoints new leader for India business

For the post of managing director of their India Business, Google cloud has selected Bikram Singh Bedi, who had been the head of AWS business in India and South Asia for about six years. He will replace Karan Bajwa, the recently appointed vice president of the Asia Pacific cloud, AWS. 

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GitHub appoints first-ever chief security officer

GitHub has hired Mike Hanley as its first chief security officer. Hanley has earlier led the Duo security program. In GitHub, he would focus on the development of developer-first security. 

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Wipro hires CTO

Wipro has appointed Subha Tatavarti as the Chief Technology Officer. She would oversee Robotics, Service Transformation, Technovation Centre, Open Innovation, Topcoder, SVIC and Applied Research teams. Tatavarti has worked with companies like Walmart and PayPal. She is an expert in simplifying analytics infrastructure and modernising initiatives on cloud frameworks and developer platforms. 

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Teradata appoints country manager for India

The warehouse platform of data from multiple clouds, Teradata has appointed Ashok Shenoy as the country manager, India. He has over 25 years working with technology giants like Microsoft and Cisco. Shenoy aims to help Teradata to build ecosystems with robust partners and also broaden the client base. 

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