The 25 Blockbuster IT Executive Moves Of 2012


Cisco Executive Changes

Cisco's substantial global restructuring meant moves in all of its major businesses, and at the same time, the race is once again on to succeed CEO John Chambers, who said he's planning to relinquish control of Cisco within 2 to 4 years.

Among the notable, upper-level Cisco changes: Rob Lloyd became president, sales and development, adding engineering to his purview, and Gary Moore added president on top of his COO title. Meanwhile, Padmasree Warrior became chief strategy and technology officer, awarding sole leadership of Cisco engineering to SVP Pankaj Patel, and Chuck Robbins became senior vice president, worldwide field operations. And among the major Cisco exits was former chief strategy officer Ned Hooper (pictured), who left Cisco in June to start an independent investment fund.