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Tech Strikes: Expedia hires chief safety officer; Microsoft technical fellow departing; and extra

Expedia world chief safety officer Kurt John. (Expedia Picture)

— Kurt John, former chief cybersecurity officer for Siemens USA, joined Expedia as world chief safety officer. John shall be answerable for IT safety, bodily safety and privateness.

John spent almost six years at Siemens. He additionally serves on the advisory board at safety startup Titaniam and on the innovation advisory committee at George Mason College. He’s additionally a non-resident senior fellow on the Atlantic Council.

John shall be based mostly in Fairfax Station, Va., the place he’s on the board of administrators of the Virginia chamber of commerce.

— Longtime Microsoft engineer Jeffrey Snover is leaving the tech large. Snover is presently CTO for contemporary office transformation and is a technical fellow. He joined Microsoft in 1999. “It’s time for me to attempt one thing new,” mentioned Snover in a LinkedIn put up.

— Paul Moore will be a part of Zymeworks as chief scientific officer. He strikes from antibody therapeutics firm MacroGenics, the place he was vp for cell biology and immunology. Moore additionally was beforehand director of cell biology at Celera.

Earlier this yr, Zymeworks introduced it was shedding 25% of its workforce and shaking up management roles because it focuses on driving its lead antibody-based drug candidate by a late-stage scientific trial for most cancers. The corporate can be testing one other candidate in early trials and “streamlined” its R&D technique. Zymeworks can be heading off a takeover try.

Different personnel adjustments throughout the Pacific Northwest tech business:

  • The Seattle Seahawks reportedly employed two new analytics gurus — Becca Erenbaum from the New York Knicks and Peter Engler from the Charlotte Thunder.
  • Eduard Koller will be a part of Twilio as a senior director, main product administration for the developer expertise. He’s leaving a place as director of product administration at DocuSign.
  • Lawyer Michael O’Shaughnessy joined psychedelics startup CaaMTech as director of mental property. CaaMTech develops creates and patents totally different psychedelic compounds and formulations. The corporate has greater than 200 pending patent functions and issued patents.

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