Paula Tolliver New Intel CIO, Succeeds Kim Stevenson Who Becomes COO of Client and IoT Business Unit

Intel appointed Paula Tolliver as corporate vice president and chief information officer (CIO), reporting to Intel chief financial officer Stacy Smith. Tolliver also joined the company’s management committee. Previously, she served as corporate vice president of business services and CIO at Dow Chemical. Tolliver replaced Kim Stevenson who after five successful years as Intel’s CIO was promoted to chief operating officer for the Client and Internet of Things Businesses and Systems Architecture (CISA) Group reporting to Dr. Venkata “Murthy” Renduchintala. She remains on Intel’s management committee.

“With the maturing of cloud computing capabilities and more as-a-service offerings, the change we’ll see in the next three years is unprecedented,” Tolliver told CIO Journal.

Straight Talk Featured Blogger Peter High wrote earlier this year: “One of the most ambitious projects that [Kim Stevenson’s] team has led has been a big data analytics platform that has changed the way in which the company markets and sells its products.” Stevenson told High that the “Intel IT team utilized big data analytics to provide valuable customer insights, delivering nearly $1B in incremental revenue and productivity gains for Intel in 2 years.”

Less than a fifth of chief information officers at top U.S. companies are women, according to a recent report by executive-search firm Korn/Ferry International. Across all industry sectors, women accounted for just 19% of CIOs at the top 1,000 firms by revenue, the report said.

In other recent appointments and career moves:

Dow Chemical Co. has appointed Melanie Kalmar as CIO, reporting to Howard Ungerleider, Dow’s vice chairman and chief financial officer. Kalmar joined Dow in January 1987.

Deutsche Bank has appointed John Burns as Global CIO, Chief Operating Office Asset Management Core Technology. Previously, Burns was global chief technology officer at Pioneer Investment.

Verizon Enterprise Solutions has appointed Vic Bhagat as CIO, reporting to Christopher Formant, senior vice president and group president of Verizon Enterprise Solutions. Previously, Bhagat was executive vice president and CIO at EMC, and before that has worked at GE for more than 20 years.

Airbus Group has Luc Hennekens as CIO, replacing Guus Dekkers and reporting to Marc Fontaine - Group Digital Transformation Officer - for Airbus Group matters and to Tom Williams - Chief Operations Officer Airbus - for Airbus matters. Previously, Hennekens was CIO of Qantas Airways, and before that has worked at Procter & Gamble and Hewlett-Packard.

General Electric Co. has named two of its top IT executives as company officers. Ganesh Bell has been promoted to Vice President & Chief Digital Officer, GE Power. James D. Richards has been promoted to Vice President, Chief Information Officer for GE Healthcare.

Internet security firm Sophos Group PLC has appointed Tony Young, GoPro Inc.’s chief information officer, as its first CIO. Young will report to Chief Executive Officer Kris Hagerman. Prior to GoPro, Young was senior vice president for Cloud and Subscription Sales at Informatica.

Identity and device management Okta has appointed Mark Settle as the company’s first CIO. Previously, Settle was CIO at information services company IHS, and before that he served as the CIO of BMC, Oxy, Arrow Electronics and Corporate Express, and as executive vice president at VISA.

The U.S. Office of Personnel Management has appointed David De Vries as its CIO. Previously, De Vries was Principal Deputy Chief Information Officer at the Department of Defense.


Chapman & Cutler has recently named David Hambourger as CIO.

Cargill has promoted Jon Keller to the position of Group CIO.

Stanford Federal Credit Union has appointed Geoff Caras as CIO.

The Brookings Institution has appointed Theron Kelso as CIO.

Thames Water has named Neil Clark as CIO.

Equinix has promoted Milind Wagle from Vice President, Global IT to Global CIO.

Alfa Insurance has promoted Mike Rowell to the position of CIO.