Wednesday's Whispers: People Whispers - June 2009

Starting this month, we'll be splitting the trends in Corporate Whispers from the People Whispers series.  Catch the latest monthly random thoughts, trend points, and corporate trends here.   For the latest on career moves, promotions, and milestones, stay tuned here.
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Jean-Sebastien Bardet became Application Portfolio Manager at Orange Business Services in March 2009.  He is responsible for the Management of Portal and Business Intelligence domains within the health business unit of Orange Business Services - Almerys.  Jean-Sebastien formerly was an advanced technology architect at Michelin and has served consulting roles at Steria, Sylis Group, and Cambridge Technology Partners.
Brian Benedict became Business Development Director at Aite Group in January 2009.  Brian was a Star sales professional at Forrester Research and joins former Forrester Research alumni such as Ron Shevlin. Previous experiences include serving as the Board Member at AIIM International, Board of Directors at ARMA International, and Business Development Lead at InfoCurrent.

David Benson leaves his Global CIO position at News Corporation to serve as the Chief Information Officer at Progress Software reporting to President and Chief Executive Officer Rick Reidy. David brings more than 25 years of business and IT experience to Progress and has held multiple CIO positions at GE where he led significant organizational and process change.
Aneesh Chopra was confirmed as the nation's first Chief Technology Officer on May 21st by unanimous consent..  Chopra will also serve as the Associate Director for the White House's Office of Science and Technology Policy.  Aneesh previously served as the Commonwealth of Virginia's Secretary of Technology.

Sally Cohen leaves Forrester Research where she last served as an analyst for Environmentally & Socially Responsible Consumer Product Strategy at Forrester Research.  Her new roles will be a User Experience Researcher at AnswerLab.
Brian Carpizo joins as CEO of Eventric.  Brian formerly led Junction Solutions, Inc. as the Founder and CEO.  Previous roles include management positions at consulting practices such as Charter Consulting, Future Next Consulting, Horizon Consulting, and Accenture.  Eventric focuses on technologies to improve the live event experience.
Aileen Chen is now an Integration Manager for Strategic Accounts at Marin Software.  Her previous position includes multiple roles at
Guy Courtin joins as the Director of Marketing at SmartOps.  Guy leaves i2 Technologies where he served as a Senior Manager in marketing.
Ned Desmond became President at GoSportn, Inc. a new online community for outdoor sports enthusiasts.  Ned has served senior roles as President at Time Inc. Interactive, President and Editor at Business 2.0, and a Vice President at
Madhu Ghosh takes on a new job with ADP as the Sr. Director, Marketing.  Madhu was previously the Executive Director for Product Management & Business Operations at The College Board.  Other roles include seving as an Assistant Vice President for Program Management and Product Strategy at Dun & Bradstreet.
Kosin Huang moves from her Senior Manager, Competitive Strategy role into the newly created Office of Marketing Excellence at SAP role.  Her focus will be to design and build global initiatives to drive pipeline acceleration for SAP’s Global Field Marketing organization and define KPIs and benchmark best practices for measuring marketing success.  Kosin previously held analyst roles at The Yankee Group and Harbor Research.
Abhyudaya Kanoria became Manager, Corporate Strategy at Aditya Birla Management Corporation in March 2009.  He previously served as a Business Analyst for Tata Consultancy Services Ltd.
Esteban Kolsky became a Consultant at Managed Experiences, Loyal Customers in April 2009.  Esteban's a Star Analyst in the field of customer service and previously served as a Vice President and Practice Leader at eVergance, Research Director at Gartner Group, and CTO of Tiedosta.
Ashwani Kumar left Oracle in January 2009 to become the CEO of a stealth analytics reinvented company.  Ashwani held product strategy and development management responsibilities for industry specific BI initiatives at Oracle.
Paul Lambert in February became the Global Head of Architecture at Hoffmann-La Roche.  He now leads the Information Architecture, Application Architecture and Technology (Infrastructure) Architecture groups for Roche Pharma.  Previous roles include Global Head of Application Architecture at Hoffmann-La Roche and Astra Zeneca.
Eric Lundquist has been named Vice President for Strategic Content at Ziff Davis Enterprise. Eric previously served as Content Director for New Media Products at IDG.  Eric brings decades of experience from serving as the Editor-in-Chief at eWEEK Magazine (formerly PC Week, Editor-in-Chief at Ziff Davis Enterprise, and Editor-in-Chief PC Week/eWeek at Ziff-Davis
Michael McDermott has been promoted from Director to Vice President of Corporate Development at QL2 Software Mike's served roles as Senior Product Manager at, Competitive Intelligence Manager at Microsoft, and Competitive Intelligence Senior Manager at PeopleSoft.
Michael Murphy is now Vice President Business Development at Martiz Research Canada.  Mike served as Star Sales Professional at Forrester responsible for the Canadian IT Vendor market.  Prior to Forrester, Mike was at IBM.
Thomas Raschke has left Forrester Research to join Verizon Business as a  Senior Product Marketing Manager in Government, Risk, and Compliance.  Thomas served as an analyst at both Forrester Research and IDC in previous career experiences.
Yuval Shavit is now QA Engineer at Kiva Systems.  He formerly served as an assistant editor at Tech Target for searchITChannel.

Inhi Cho Suh was promoted in January 2009 to a Vice President of Product Strategy at IBM.  She's responsible for driving portfolio strategy, marketing, and industry solutions for IBM's information management division which is comprised on DB2, Informix, Optim, Filenet, InfoSphere, and Cognos.  Previous roles at IBM include serving as a Vice President of Management Marketing and Director of BPM and strategy.
Doug Topken becomes the Director of Global eCommerce Programs at Elsevier - Division of Reed Elsevier. Previous roles include serving as the Vice President for Business Relationship Management.

Donna Troy was promoted to VP and GM of Large Enterprise Americas at Dell in January 2009.  She previously served as the Vice President and General Manager for Corporate Accounts Division.  Donna brings a wealth of channel and sales experience as EVP of Global SME Indirect Channels at SAP, EVP of Global SMB and channel sales at McAfee, and CEO of Partnerware.
Carl Zetie has become a Member of Foundation Strategy Committee at Eclipse Foundation.  Carl currently serves as a strategist at IBM and Advisory Council Member at Utest, the usability community.  Previous roles include serving as a Star Analyst at Giga Information Group and Forrester Research.

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