This is TechGig’s annual round-up of the technology sector where we bring to you the best of technology news highlights from 2018. Let’s relive some of these exciting happenings that created all the buzz at TechGig, India’s IT sector, Silicon Valley and the rest of the world.
Leadership Movements :
Infosys got a new CEO in Salil Parekh who took over from the then interim CEO U B Pravin Rao on January 2, 2018
Nokia’s Ashish Chowdhary takes over as the new Apple India Head Aruna Jayanthi, formerly Head of Capgemini’s Business Services Unit, is now the company’s Managing Director of APAC and LatAm
Wipro appoints ex-SBI chief Arundhati Bhattacharya as independent director
Former Oracle Product Chief Thomas Kurian will join Google as the head of its Cloud team starting January 2019
GlobalLogic appoints Puneet Gupta as its CTO for India and APAC
Roshni Nadar Malhotra becomes the new Vice Chairman of HCL Tech
WhatsApp named Abhijit Bose as its first-ever India Head
Facebook appoints former Hotstar CEO Ajit Mohan as India MD
Zomato CFO Sameer Maheshwary resigned in less than 6 months of his appointment
Walmart India COO Devendra Chawla resigns after a 15-month stint
Data analytics company, Qlik appointed former Microsoft Executive Arun Balasubramanian as its Country Manager for India. Mike Capone joined as Qlik CEO
Cybage appointed tech doyen Greg Butterfield and serial entrepreneur Walter Mastelinck on its Board of Directors
2018 also saw the departure of Sachin Bansal and Binny Bansal from Flipkart, poster boys of Indian e-commerce.