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Microsoft federal names a CTO — a chief transition officer

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NOTE: Item updated on Dec. 8, 2008. The addition is also in italics.

Microsoft federal’s Teresa Carlson has created a new job — a CTO. No, not a chief technology officer, but a chief transition officer within Microsoft federal. The person heading up that post is Carolyn K. Brubaker, who has been with Microsoft federal for several years.

Carlson told me that the job will look at the priorities of the new administration and then map them Microsoft federal’s products and services. The goal is to ensure that the software giant remains focused on the needs of its customer.

I wouldn’t be at all surprised if Microsoft federal is the first in a trend of organizations that focus on what transition means to them — and their customers. I have heard a lot of companies churning about what the much discussed “change you can believe in” will mean.

Update: We had Brubaker on Federal News Radio 1500 AM’s Daily Debrief with Chris Dorobek and Amy Morris. You can hear that interview here.

Written by cdorobek

November 18, 2008 at 6:59 PM

Posted in Industry, Transition

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  1. […] Microsoft federal names a CTO — a chief transition officer (I should note this item got a bump in traffic thanks to the new Microsoft Federal blog. You can read that blog at Only one item so far, but… I’m excited.) […]

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