ServiceNow Hires New CTO From Microsoft Cloud
[Corrected 10/3/11, 10:25 am. See below.] ServiceNow CEO Frank Slootman said in August that he was accelerating hiring as the Web-based provider of IT services makes its transition from a fast-growth startup to an established leader in the Software as a Service industry.
[Updated to correct and clarify Luddy's role] Today the San Diego company is announcing the appointment of former Microsoft Internet executive Arne Josefsberg as its chief technology officer, a new position created to lead the company’s operations and to advance development of its data centers. Founder Fred Luddy, who was ServiceNow’s CEO until Slootman arrived in April, officially became the company’s chief product officer, a role he has retained. “As the chief product officer (CPO), Fred remains in charge of the product strategy and future direction,” says Michael Zeglin, a new spokesman for the company.
As CTO, Arne has joined ServiceNow to lead operations and the further development of our datacenters. As chief product officer (CPO), Fred remains in charge of the product strategy and future direction.
As the general manager of Windows Azure infrastructure, Josefsberg was previously overseeing Microsoft’s cloud computing service. With more than 25 years at Microsoft, Josefsberg has the kind of experience that ServiceNow needs in developing a resilient, flexible, and scalable IT platform as the company manages a period of explosive growth.
In a statement from the company, Slootman says, “Arne’s experience in building platforms to support services with millions of users will be of great benefit as we extend our offering to help companies better manage their IT services in the cloud.”