Microsoft Corporation (Nasdaq:MSFT) announced today that Terry Myerson, the Executive Vice President of the company’s Windows and Devices Group, will be leaving the company.
Terry Myerson, who joined Microsoft when the company acquired his company Intersé in 1997, said he is filled with “gratitude for the experiences [he has] had and optimism for the future ahead,” in a recent post on his LinkedIn.
He thanks the company that he called “[his] work, [his] team, and [his] purpose for 21 years” and plans to “now take some time to train for a half Ironman, learn to play the piano or guitar…[learn] more about genomics and robotics” and spend more quality time with his wife and kids.
The company also announced the formation of two engineering teams who will help “accelerate [their] innovation and better serve the needs of [their] customers and partners long into the future.”
A new team focused on Experiences and Devices will be lead by Rajesh Jha, Microsoft Executive Vice President of the Office Product Group, while another new team, lead by Scott Guthrie, Executive Vice President of the Cloud Enterprise Group, will be focussing on the company’s Cloud and Artificial Intelligence (AI) Platform.
Harry Shum will continue his role as the Executive Vice President of AI and Research
Microsoft also plans to continue investing into their AI and Research engineering team, which was established approximately two years ago.
Chief Executive Officer of Microsoft, Satya Nadella has said “AI capabilities are rapidly advancing across perception and cognition fueled by data and knowledge of the world” and the “physical and virtual worlds are coming together to create richer experiences that understand the context surrounding people, the things they use, the places they go, and their activities and relationships.”
Currently, shares of Microsoft have been positive, rising by nearly 0.89%, and seem to be steadily climbing.
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