The Most Significant IT Executive Moves Of 2012 (So Far)


Jon Rubinstein

Call it the incredibly shrinking HP webOS team: a collection of engineers and other executives who came over to HP when it bought Palm in 2010 and have quietly -- and not so quietly -- left or been pushed out of the company. Chief among the webOS exits was Jon Rubinstein, a renowned engineer who was the "father" of Apple's iPod, close confidant of the late Apple CEO Steve Jobs, and former Palm CEO, who left HP in late January.