Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.
Microsoft hires ex AT&T Wireless executive to manage Windows related activities
Posted on 1-Mar-2005 21:06 | Tags Filed under: News



Microsoft Corp. has announced that former AT&T Wireless and E*TRADE executive Michael Sievert has been named corporate vice president for Windows product management.

Sievert will be responsible for marketing, product management and product planning for the Windows Client, including the next version of Microsoft Windows, code-named "Longhorn," slated for release in 2006. Sievert comes to Microsoft via AT&T Wireless Services Inc., where he had served as executive vice president and chief marketing officer since 2002. In that post, Sievert was responsible for product management for the company's $15 billion core business, and had profit and loss responsibility for several product lines. He was twice named by Advertising Age as one of the 25 most influential people in marketing. Before joining AT&T Wireless, Sievert was executive vice president and chief global marketing and sales officer at E*TRADE FINANCIAL Corp. Before that, he held various positions with IBM Corp. and The Procter & Gamble Company.

"Mike brings to the Windows product management team broad industry experience and deep insight into driving marketing excellence," said Will Poole, senior vice president for the Windows Client Business at Microsoft. "Mike's experience communicating the value of technology and services to a broad customer base -- building E*TRADE into a billion-dollar business around the world, and leading one of the largest and most complex marketing and sales operations in the United States at AT&T Wireless -- will be invaluable to Microsoft's long-term efforts to grow the Windows ecosystem and to deliver 'Longhorn' in 2006."

Sievert steps in place of Tom Button, who has been on a leave of absence due to family medical reasons. Button is expected to return to Microsoft in a different capacity.



comments powered by Disqus


Trending now »

Hot discussions in our forums right now:

The President Of The USA: Donald Trump
Created by TimA, last reply by JayADee on 24-Mar-2017 09:00 (3617 replies)
Pages... 240 241 242


TiVo Service ending on 31 October 2017
Created by Riggleby, last reply by blakamin on 22-Mar-2017 22:00 (542 replies)
Pages... 35 36 37


Credit card charged without notification.
Created by Michaelfjs, last reply by PaulBags on 22-Mar-2017 18:46 (41 replies)
Pages... 2 3


3x Harvey Norman 55" 4K TVs $1,188 --> Which One?
Created by Jaxson, last reply by linw on 23-Mar-2017 21:45 (36 replies)
Pages... 2 3


Decent quality media player
Created by ajw, last reply by lchiu7 on 22-Mar-2017 19:01 (15 replies)

Wellington College students suspended
Created by tdgeek, last reply by frankv on 23-Mar-2017 14:16 (122 replies)
Pages... 7 8 9


The Official 2017 Formula 1 Thread
Created by tdgeek, last reply by tdgeek on 23-Mar-2017 09:43 (24 replies)
Pages... 2


DLNA Problem: "Cannot connect. Please confirm Network connection and settings"
Created by bramwell, last reply by Jase2985 on 21-Mar-2017 05:19 (61 replies)
Pages... 3 4 5