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Welcome to the latest edition of our technology moves letter. We have rebranded this TOP Moves in line with the direction we have taken to rename our functional area as the Technology Officers Practice. This reflects a change in the market we are seeing to a smaller, more agile function with fewer, more expert leaders.

Once again, it is interesting to see how digital is changing organizations and how they acquire talent. The majority of market moves in this edition are comprised of Chief Technology Officer appointments. Whilst CISOs and CIOs remain critical to the running of the organization, the CTO talent space has been particularly active this year.

This is driven by the consumerization of technology, the growth of apps and the emergence of Everything-as-a-Service. The CTO is an important translator role between customer demands and the commercial service an organization can provide.

Having a great CTO has become increasingly important to ensure technology functions focus on deepening their understanding of and responsiveness to these ever-evolving consumer demands. The UK and German markets have been particularly active, clearly reflective of their burgeoning talent markets. Over the next year, we expect to see Head of Product positions move to the fore for many companies’ technology functions. Organizations which have not considered this role previously are now looking to appoint. While it is a common role in consumer digital organizations, the growth of The Internet of Things will mean more companies will be thinking about their ‘product’ in an ever more connected world.

 

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Amey | Dr Rick ​Robinson was appointed Group IT Director, Smart Data and Technology. Previously he was Executive Architect at IBM 
Asos | ​​​Clifford Cohen was appointed CIO. Previously he was interim CIO at Marks & Spencer 
 
Brightside Group | James Fairhurst was appointed CIO. Previously he was CIO at Hastings Insurance Services 

Capgemini | Pieter Schoehuijsc was appointed CIO. Previously he was CIO at AkzoNobel 
 
Co-op | Simon Bournewas appointed CIO. He had been covering the role on an interim basis 
 
Dutch Interior Ministry | Hans Wander was appointed CIO. Previously he was at Randstad Holding. He succeeds Dion Kotteman 
 
Friedhelm Loh Group | Karsten Vor was appointed SVP IT/CIO of Friedhelm Loh Group. Previously he was IT Director of Honeywell Life Safety 
 
GDF Suez | Yves Le Gelard was appointed CIO. Previously he was head of consulting and projects in Europe at SAP AG. Veronique
Durand-Charlot left the position to take on new roles in the group’s transformation 

Generali Deutschland Holding | Rainer Sommer was appointed CIO (in addition to COO) 
 
House of Fraser | Uday Kotla was appointed CIO. Previously he was global head of technology consulting at Infosys Digital 
 
Lanxess | Kai Finke was appointed CIO. Previously he was Head of IT for K+S Group 
 
L’Oreal | Etienne Bertin was appointed CIO EMEA. Previously he was CIO at SFR Nicolas Abou Rjiely was appointed IT Director-Global Head of Applications Strategy. Previously he was an IT director at Mars 
 
L’TUR | Stefan Seibel was appointed CIO 
 
Lufthansa | Josef Bogdanski was promoted to CIO/Chief Process Officer. Previously he was responsible for global IT and process management 
 
Mothercare | Michelle Barkess was appointed CIO. Previously she was IT director at Matalan 
 
Poste Italiane  |Giuseppe Dallona was appointed CIO of State-owned Italian Post Office. Previously he was CIO at UBI Banca (4th largest Italian banking group). He succeeds Anna Pia Sassano. She has been appointed GM of State-owned Italian Agency for Digital Development 
 
Raiffeisen Schweiz | Rolf Olmesdahl was appointed CIO. Previously he was Global Head of Application Development & Maintenance at Zürich Insurance Group. 
 
Regione Lombardia | Antonio Samaritani left his role as CIO 
 
Standard Chartered | Dr Michael Gorriz to be appointed CIO, as of Q3. Previously he was CIO at Daimler AG 
 
Stockmann | Petteri Naulapää was appointed CIO. Previously he was CIO at Vaisala 
 
ZF Friedrichshafen | Jürgen Sturm was appointed CIO. He succeeds Peter Kraus, who retired. Previously he was CIO at Bosch Siemens Hausgeräte

CTO

Aerocrine | Morten Høgholm Pedersen was appointed CTO. Previously he was VP Global R&D and Product Management at GN Otometrics 
 
Camelot Global | Nikos Kryvossidis was appointed CTO. Previously he was OpenBet’s SVP of sportsbook and casino operations 
 
Channel 4 | Orpheus Warr was promoted to CTO. Previously he was chief architect and head of technical strategy with Channel 4 
 
CloudTag | Alon Moss was appointed CTO. Previously he led business development, product development and day-to-day operations at several electronics and software providers 
 
Ceske Radiokomunikace | Pavel Kos was appointed CTO. Previously he was Director of Customer Operations at Vodafone (Czech Republic) 
 
Exosect | Dr Aoife Dillon was appointed CTO. Previously she was technical specialist for bio-insecticides at BASF 
 
GoEuro.de | Kacper Nowicki was appoimted CTO. Previously he was technical manager at Google 
 
H.C. Stark | Dr. Michael Reiss was promoted to the newly created CTO role 
 
Hexagon | Knut Siercks was appointed CTO. He has served as managing director for the past 6 years. Bo Pettersson retired from his position as CTO. 
 
Ingenico Group | Rick Centeno was appointed EVP Technology & Platforms. Previously he was CTO at GlobalCollect 

London Metal Exchange | John Lee was appointed CTO. Previously he was at ICE/NYSE Euronext 
 
Media Broadcast | Frank Schulz was appointed CTO. Previously he was Head of the Media Broadcast Networks business 
 
O2 UK | Brendan O'Reilly was promoted to CTO. He replaces Adrian Di Meo, who is taking the same position at sister company Telefonica Argentina
 
Retarus | ​Jürgen Peschel was appointed CTO. Previously he held multiple global leadership positions in IT and Networks at Vodafone
 
RoodMicrotec | Martin Sallenhag was appointed CTO. He has worked in engineering and senior management positions for 22 years, including with Ericsson, Axis Communications, Dialog Semiconductor and Samsung Electronics ​ 
 
​Schindler | Karl-Heinz Bauer was appointed CTO. Previously he was CTO at Honeywell Transportation Systems 

Secunia | Santeri Kangas appointed CTO. Previously he was CTO at F-Secure 

SecureData | Tim Cox was appointed CTO. Previously he was CTO at ControlCircle 
 
Sophos | Joe Levy was appointed CTO. Previously he was CTO at Blue Coat Systems 
 
Telekom Romania | Timos Tsokanis was appointed permanent CTO. He was holding the position on an interim basis 
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Unify | Dr Stefan Ried appointed CTO. Previously he was VP and Principal Analyst at Forrester Research 
 
Viking Line | Ulf Hagström was appointed CTO. Previously he was MD at HP Kyla & Värme Ab 
 
Vtion Wireless Technology | Mr. He Zhihong resigned from the CTO position. No successor will be appointed 
 
Vodafone | Johan Wibergh to be appointed CTO, as of July 31st. Currently he is EVP and head of networks at Ericsson. Steve Pusey, sitting CTO, will retire after 9 years at the group 
 
WashTec | Volker Zimmermann was appointed CTO (in addition to CEO). Previously he was a member of the commercial vehicles management of Knorr-Bremse. Jürgen Rautert left the business 
 
Xaar | Edmund Creutzmann ​resigned from the CTO position. No replacement planned 
 
Zeal | Susan Standiford​ was appointed CTO. Previously she was CTO at Rue La La

CISO

Barclays | Troels Oerting was appointed Group CISO. Previously he was director of Europol’s Cyber Crime Unit (EC3) ​

Vodafone | Emma Smith was appointed group technology security director. Previously she was director of security and resilience at RBS ​
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