30 Notable IT Executive Moves: February 2012


Laura Ipsen

A number of marquee Cisco executives have left Cisco in the past year, and that exodus has continued. The latest big name is Laura Ipsen, who left Cisco to take over Microsoft's $8 billion Worldwide Public Sector Organization in mid-February. At Cisco, Ipsen was senior vice president and general manager for the Connected Energy Networks business unit -- a curious departure given Cisco's seeming on-again, off-again emphasis on that market.