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Stephen Gillett was Appointed as Chief Information Officer at Starbucks Appointments: Stephen Gillett was named Symantec’s chief operating officer in December 2012. In this role, he is responsible for the corporate strategy, as well as business segment management, including consumer, enterprise, commercial, public sector and government. He also oversees IT, sales and marketing operations including the strategic direction for sales and marketing. In addition, his responsibilities include customer care, product renewals and cloud platform engineering. Prior to joining Symantec, Gillett was Best Buy’s executive vice president and president, Best Buy Digital, Global Marketing and Strategy. He was tasked with accelerating the transformation and growth agenda of Best Buy through the advancement of key global business units and core business capabilities. Prior to joining Best Buy, Gillett was executive vice president, Digital Ventures, and chief information officer at Starbucks. A key member of Starbucks’ transformation team, Gillett designed and led the company’s efforts to enhance the overall global business operations and improve the customer experience through the use of innovative technology and digital experiences worldwide. Gillett is highly regarded for his creativity, innovation and commitment to developing unparallel customer experiences. In 2011, while at Starbucks, Gillett was named to Fortune’s ―Executive Dream Team.‖ That same year, he was named Information Week’s ―Chief of the Year‖ and to Fortune’s ―40 Under 40‖ list. In 2012, Gillett was the recipient of the 2012 Aspen Institute Henry Crown Fellowship. After joining Best Buy in 2012, in a study commissioned by Forbes, Gillett was ranked one of the top five most influential Chief Marketing Officers. Earlier in his career, Gillett was chief information officer for Corbis, a digital media company owned by Microsoft founder Bill Gates. In that role, Gillett was responsible for global technology, engineering and leading platform efforts for Corbis’ e-commerce and multimedia licensing business. Prior to Corbis, Gillett spent nearly a decade in Silicon Valley, holding senior technology positions with Yahoo! and CNET Networks. Gillett holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Oregon and an MBA from San Francisco State University. You can see David Lafferty profile here including the updated email. Other appointments, promotions and lateral moves of CIOs, CTOs and other senior IT executives that we picked up this week include: 1. David Chandler was Appointed as Chief Information Officer at Produce Marketing Association 2. Cheryl Farrar was Appointed as Chief Information Officer at National Association of State Boards of Accountancy 3. Pamela O’Leary was Appointed as Chief Information Officer at South Shore Bank 4. Peter Tiedemann was Appointed as Chief Information Officer at Besra Gold SPECIAL OFFER: If you'd like to get FREE access to contact details of CIOs who changed jobs in June, including emails, just send us a quick email here. I hope you found these updates helpful. If you'd like to get access to contact details of these and 15,000 other IT executives, check out some of the subscription options we provide. You can see details here>>. -Misha Managing Partner : CTOsOnTheMove P.S.: [Special Offer] Do you want to get 5 sales leads, targeted to your specific parameters, FREE? If so, fill out this 7 second survey here >> P.P.S.: We've recently published a report on 39 tactics you can deploy to engage recently appointed or promoted IT executives. You can grab your complimentary copy here>>. Jobs: AARP is looking for a Chief Technology Officer, based in Washington, D.C. A Fortune 50 Company is looking for Chief Information Officer in San Francisco, CA. 3. A leading digital tech company is looking for a Chief Technology Officer in San Francisco, CA. Events: This event is for and about state and local government. The purpose of the event is to foster discussion and dialogue on the use of information GovTech – technology as a strategic tool for Austin, TX – managers, executives and policy June 3-4, 2013 makers. Dell Enterprise Forum is the premier technical learning event for Dell enterprise customers and channel partners. The conference, held annually in the US and Europe, offers Dell Enterprise an intensive, interactive learning Forum – experience across the data center— San Jose, CA – from storage and servers to June 4-6, 2013 networking, converged and the cloud. Innovate 2013: The IBM Technical Summit is IBM’s premier networking and educational conference for IT and Innovate2013 – engineering professionals engaged in Orlando, FL – all aspects of product development June 2-6, 2013 and software delivery.