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VMware Names Scott CIO

VMware pulled off a major executive move Monday as it introduced former Microsoft executive Tony Scott (pictured) as its new CIO. Scott left his previous post as Microsoft CIO in May, with the company saying he'd be focusing on "personal projects."

In his new role, Scott will be responsible for managing the company's technology systems and will report to CEO Pat Gelsinger. This position has been vacant since last December, when former CIO Mark Egan departed.

"Tony will have responsibility for advancing and protecting VMware information assets, leading a team that is helping VMware meet the IT needs of more than 500,000 customers worldwide," Gelsinger said in a statement.

Scott certainly has an impressive resume. Prior to joining Microsoft in 2008, he was CIO at Disney, CTO at General Motors and vice president of operations at Bristol-Meyers Squibb.

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