CIOs On the Move for Week of January 20, 2013

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CIOs come and go from fortune 2000 companies, here is a select summary of companies, locations, and their recent CIO post changes from around the US and Europe.


1. Former Utah CIO Stephen Fletcher  has taken a position with the National Telecommunications & Information Administration (NTIA), heading-up the newly created Office of Public Safety Communications (OPSC).

The OPSC will oversee the state and local public safety grant program established by the Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012. The office will also assist FirstNet (First Responder Network Authority) — which is charged with rolling out the National Public Safety Broadband Network — with procurement and other activities.


2. On Jan. 15, 2013, Washington Governor-Elect Jay Inslee named Michael Cockrill as the state’s new CIO, replacing Bharat Shyam, who resigned in December. 

"Michael Cockrill is a fantastic choice to be the next CIO of Washington state," said Shyam, who is assisting in the new CIO's transition. "It sets up a new tradition of people from the Seattle area technology community going into public service and contributing to making our society better." 

Cockrill, a technology entrepreneur, has had a successful career in Seattle’s tech start-ups -- he co-founded the photo-sharing site PhotoRocket and Atlas Networks, which provides Triple-Play services to consumers and small business, according to a press release.


3. Blue Shield of California has added Michael Mathias as chief information officer at the San Francisco-based nonprofit health insurer.Mathias was most recently CIO at Aetna; before that, he was chief technology officer. He fills the role left vacant last June, when former CIO Elinor MacKinnon left the organization. Rebecca Rhoads has been chosen to lead Raytheon Co.'s new organization responsible for deploying enterprise shared services across the company.

Currently vice president and chief information officer, Rhoads will continue in her current roles while leading the new global business services group. Rhoads’ team will work to integrate the company’s supply chain management, finance, information technology and human resource functions.


4. Artur Loureiro, Board Director of Sonae responsible for information technologies, has been chosen to represent Portugal at the "European CIO of the Year 2013", an event which distinguishes the best Chief Information Officers (CIO) in Europe. Artur Loureiro was the CIO who won the most votes in Portugal from members of the independent European network CIONET, made up of more than 3,500 top managers in the area of information and communications technologies.

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Bill has been a member of the technology and publishing industries for more than 25 years and brings extensive expertise to the roles of CEO, CIO, and Executive Editor. Most recently, Bill was COO and Co-Founder of and the parent company PSN Inc. Previously, Bill held the position of CTO of both Wiseads New Media and


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