Microsoft’s new CIO gets down to business

Microsoft’s new corporate vice president and chief information officer (CIO) Jim DuBois is underway in his new role, a role responsible for delivering a broad range of IT initiatives in support of the company’s billions of customers and more than 90,000 employees in 190 countries worldwide.

DuBois, who previously served as interim CIO for the past six months, will lead a team of employees overseeing Microsoft IT applications, infrastructure, solution delivery and processes.

Labelled a “tech leader with a unique view of IT innovation and deep understanding of technical strategy”, DuBois has been at Microsoft for more than 20 years, during which time he has held several key leadership positions, including general manager of IT and vice president of Microsoft Products and Services IT.

“Jim has demonstrated outstanding leadership in managing our IT organization through the transition period while continuing to position IT as a strategic asset and growth lever for Microsoft,” says Kevin Turner, chief operating officer, Microsoft.

“I am confident that, as CIO, he will continue to deliver world-class IT infrastructure and innovation for Microsoft.

“His proven ability in creating initiatives that build business value and support customers and partners will be invaluable to Microsoft as we continue to accelerate our transformation to a devices-and-services company.”

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