Wednesday's Whispers: The Word On the Street – December 2008

Published on December 10, 2008 by R "Ray" Wang

PEOPLE WHISPERS: MOVES, PROMOTIONS, AND MILESTONES
Congratulations to all!  Thanks for your emails and alerts.  If you’ve got a change or know of a promotion, keep dropping me a line!
Jim Anderson is now a Partner at Element Consulting Group.  Jim previously served as EVP for professional services at Lawson Software and Group VP roles in services for PeopleSoft and JD Edwards.
Sharath Dorbala has been promoted to Vice President, Solution Management at Amdocs from his previous position as Director of Product Strategy this November.  Prior to returning to Amdocs, he worked at Oracle where he was part of the Fusion Middleware team.
Max Efimov is now Director – Emerging Technologies at SITA CORP.  Max was formerly a Manager at BearingPoint in the Enterprise Solutions SAP group.
Madhu Ghosh became Leader Program Management and Product Strategy for Global Analytics Products at Dun & Bradstreet in September 2008.  He was previously a Leader for Business Development & Strategic Marketing.
Kartik Iyengar is now Head – Strategic Growth at an undisclosed company.  Kartik was formerly a General Manager in EAS for Wipro and an avid SAP ESOA evangelist.
Joanne McCool became the COO of Ternary Software in April 2008 and a Board Member Volunteer at The Career Wardrobe.  Joanne served various roles at Primavera Systems, Inc. where she was the VP/General Manager of Evolve and a VP of Human Resources.
Jim Nail the former marketing and strategy star analyst at Forrester Research has been at Cymfony Inc. as their Chief Strategy and Marketing Officer.  Check out his new site!
Balakrishba Narasimhan has left SAP Global Marketing where he was director of the highly acclaimed Apollos Competitive Intelligence strategy group. He is now a Senior Director for Corporate and Field Marketing at Appirio.
Mike D’Onofrio joined Zuoro as a VP of sales and member of the executive management team.  Mike bring over 20 years of selling experience in the billing industry, most recently with WebEx and ADP.
Mohan Pillai left Fujitsu Consulting where he was a Director in the SAP CRM Practice and has now joined Sparta Consulting Inc where he serves as a Director for the SAP practice.
Vicki Raeburn became SVP Critical Information Development & Quality at IHS in July 2008.  Prior to IHS, Vicki was a Senior Vice President and Chief Quality Officer at D&B – Dun & Bradstree.
Sunder Sarangan now serves as an Associate Vice President for Field Marketing at Infosys Technologies Ltd. He was promoted from his previous role as Head of Worldwide Industry Analyst Relations.
Adil Vazifdar has left Tata Consulting Services where he was the Global Head, CRM Sales and Marketing and joined Cegedim- Dendrite as an Account director.
Ellie Wilkinson joins Tableau Software as a Director of Product Marketing from Microsoft Business Solutions where she was a Group Program Manager leading the global launch of Microsoft Dynamics AX 4.0, including channel partner and field readiness, marketing and events, AR/ PR strategy, positioning and launch execution worldwide through 36 countries.

John Wookey joins SAP leading on Demand initiatives for the Enterprise.  He starts November 10th in Palo Alto, CA.  John formerly ran Oracle’s Fusion Application initiative and left Oracle October 2007.

CORPORATE WHISPERS
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  • ISV’s in the gov contracting space are the hot M&A plays as software vendors and IT services providers scramble to get a piece of the infrastructure spending action.
  • Mergers may come soon to the IT Services firms.  Expect the most activity in the Microsoft Partner Base as bulking up gives partners more reach into geo’s and micro vertical markets.

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