Microsoft’s CIO Tony Scott reportedly left his job and stepped out of the company. Scott, who works as an Internal IT operations for more than five years as the company’s CIO has exited the position while Jim Dubois, the company’s vice president of IT product and services management will serve as interim CEO.
The decision for stepping down was taken on the eve of Microsoft’s TechEd event and even Scott’s LinkedIn profile also now listing him as Microsoft’s “former CIO.” Scott before Microsoft has worked with companies including General Motors and Bristol-Meyers Squibb, joined software giant in 2008 after serving as Disney’s CIO.
Here is Microsoft’s statement over Tony Scott resignation:
Tony Scott decided to depart Microsoft to focus on personal projects. While at Microsoft, Tony was a strong IT leader passionate about taking Microsoft’s technology to the next level and using our experiences and learnings to help customers and partners. We thank Tony for his contributions and wish him well.