30 Notable IT Executive Moves: July 2013


Tony Bates

Former Skype CEO Tony Bates was tapped to run Microsoft's new Business Development and Evangelism Group, in which he'll focus on partnerships with OEMs, technology vendors and software developers. Bates joined Microsoft in 2011 following the acquisition of Skype and was most recently president of Microsoft's Skype division. Before running Skype, he spent time at Cisco where he notably served as senior vice president and general manager of Cisco's Enterprise, Commercial and Small Business Group.