30 Notable IT Executive Moves: January 2012

Jon Rubinstein

A well-known executive tucked into a loosely-defined advisory role is usually a sign that that executive is on his way out. Such was the case with Jon Rubinstein, the so-called father of the Apple iPod and the former CEO of Palm, which was acquired by HP in 2010. Rubinstein, who was the chief evangelist for the much-discussed WebOS mobile operating system, was given a "product innovation" role in HP's PC business last July, but in late January, his departure from the tech giant was confirmed.