Mickey Mouse CIO joins Microsoft
Replaces one Scott with another
Microsoft said yesterday that it has hired Disney man Tony Scott, who will replace sacked chief information officer Stuart Scott.
He will head up the software giant's global IT helpdesk, which has 4,000 staff and oversees tech systems for Redmond's worldwide sales, marketing and services. It also looks after the firm's corporate systems and applications.
Scott, who has been in the industry for 25 years, most recently worked at Walt Disney Co where he was CIO of the Mickey Mouse firm's IT operations.
Prior to that he was chief technology officer at General Motors Corp and vice president of ops at Bristol-Meyers Squibb Co.
Microsoft chief operating officer Kevin Turner will be Scott's new boss when he officially joins the company next month.
In November last year, Redmond fired Stuart Scott following an investigation into a "violation of company policies", although it refused to comment further on the circumstances behind cutting the exec loose. ®
CV of new man
Bristol Myers Squibb, gigantic player in the "health care" industry that perpetually produce higher-priced meds that never cure a damned thing but make absolutely certain that millions continue to be dependent on their products...
GM, the bunch that make Humvees for the US Military and collaborate with the petroleum industry in preventing any reasonable alternative to smog-belching contraptions that everyone "must" have to support their lifestyle...
Disney, a major force in the disinformation, er, I mean "media" industry (not to mention purveyors of various ofther fantasy worlds)...
And now "chief information officer" at microsoft. Yep, sounds like a natural progression to me.
I thought that was one of Tony Scott's best films. Is there a job at Micrsoft for his brother Ridley?
I'll get my coat.
Mickey Mouse and Microsoft in the same sentence?!
There is an almost endless supply of MS and Mickey Mouse jokes in this one. Still I guess Tony Scott is going to feel right at home with the MS Mickey Mouse operating system aka Vista.
OK I'm leaving now, coat in hand!