Microsoft has announced today that Jim DuBois, a company faithful, has been appointed the new chief information officer, as well as corporate vice president. Under the new CIO position, DuBois will be responsible for "delivering a broad range of IT initiatives" to the company's customers base and employees. This isn't a new task for DuBois, who has been the interim CIO at Microsoft for the past half year.
Microsoft says that DuBois, who has spent six months working under the chief information officer title, has a "unique" view of the IT innovation aspect of the job, and that he is well versed in technical strategy. DuBois will work with company infrastructure, delivering solutions, and various IT applications, as well as the tasks that come with the corporate vice president title.
DuBois has been with Microsoft for a long time, having clocked 20 years with the company. Over this period, he has served under a variety of positions, among them being the company's IT general manager and the VP of Microsoft's Products and Services IT. The job will officially start on January 1, though he has been serving as CIO since this past summer.
Said Microsoft COO Kevin Turner: "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. 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."
SOURCE: PR Newswire