by Meridith Levinson

BT Global Services Appoints New CIO

Oct 20, 20062 mins

BT Global Services, the fastest growing division of BT Group which provides networking and communications to enterprises around the world, hired JP Rangaswami as its new CIO.  Rangaswami reports to BT Global Services CEO Andy Green and to Al-Noor Ramji, CEO of BT’s technology organization, BT Exact. In his new role, Rangaswami sits on BT’s IT board, BT’s One IT information technology committee and Global Services’ executive committee. He is replacing Sinclair Stockman, who moved into a new position.  Stockman is now working with the Chief Technology Office and One IT teams to set and lead world-class benchmarks for all work within BT Group.  For more information on Rangaswami, I encourage you to check out the press release BT Global Services published yesterday.  Rangaswami sounds like a really accomplished executive.

Karen Gatt was promoted to director of enterprise systems at Domino’s Pizza.  The 17-year Domino’s veteran most recently served as the company’s information systems technical manager.  In that capacity, in which she worked for two years, Gatt was responsible for managing process redesign efforts as well as much of the software development lifecycle including requirements analysis, testing and implementation. In her new role, she is leading several teams responsible for enhancing and maintaining the business applications Domino’s uses every day.  She now reports directly to Domino’s EVP and CIO Chris McGlothlin.

Michael Devico was elected to The Federal Home Loan Bank of Seattle’s Board of directors.  He will begin his term as a board member on January 1, 2007.  Devico currently serves as EVP and CIO of Salt Lake City-based Zions Bancorporation.

Washington Technology reported earlier this week that the National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO) elected Michican CIO Terri Takai as its new president.  She succeeds Wisconsin CIO Matt Miszewski in this role. 

The Tampa Bay Business Journal reported  that staffing and HR consultancy FrankCrum  hired Cynthia McGathey as its new CIO.  McGathey comes to her new job from credit card processing services provider Certegy where she was VP of IT.