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30 Notable IT Executive Moves: February 2022
Wade Tyler Millward
VMware, DataRobot, Presidio, Amazon Web Services, SAP and Google were among the tech giants to make executive hires during the month.
Last month, Levent Besik joined Microsoft as vice president of product management, identity developer platform and application ecosystem, according to his LinkedIn.
Before joining the Redmond, Wash.-based tech giant, Besik worked at Okta for more than a year. He left with the title of senior vice president of product management.
He previously worked at Google for more than seven years, leaving in 2020 with the title of director of product management, cloud AI applications, core solutions and developer platform. In this role, he led “the product, strategy and the overall business for Google Cloud’s core machine intelligence APIs, products and solutions for Computer Vision, Natural Language, Speech, Conversation and Translation domains, including Dialogflow, AutoML, Contact Center AI and Document AI,” according to LinkedIn.
Besik also worked at Microsoft for more than nine years, leaving the company in 2011 with the title of senior engineering systems manager and test lead. In this role, he “led the Engineering System & Servicing Test organization of Internet Explorer; managed 5 teams, 3 managers, over 25 direct and dotted-line individual contributors” and “oversaw the internal application development, engineering and infrastructure operations that supported Internet Explorer releases worldwide in 94 languages and reach over 900 million users globally,” according to his LinkedIn.