Microsoft Fires CIO

The position of chief information officer is demanding by definition. It requires a masterful blend of technological knowledge, business acumen and political savvy. When you hold that position for the world's largest technology firm, it must be even more demanding.

Details are scant, but we do know that Microsoft has just fired its CIO. The official reason was a "violation of company policies," according to a written statement released by Microsoft. Until the company names a permanent CIO, General Manager Shahla Aly and Vice President Alain Crozier will cover Scott's duties.

Scott served as Microsoft's CIO since joining the company in 2005. He held the same position at General Electric.

Are you on the CIO track? What elements of your skill set are you working on to move up the food chain? Do you work closely with the CIO of your organization? Let me know at llow@redmondmag.com.

Posted by Lafe Low on November 07, 2007 at 11:57 AM


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