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January 17, 2008 at 12:37 PM

Microsoft hires former CIO of Disney to head its internal IT department

MICROSOFT

Tony Scott

Microsoft has found a replacement for Stuart Scott, the company’s chief information officer, who was fired in November for a violation of company policies. The new guy is Tony Scott, 56, and a veteran IT head from Disney, General Motors and Bristol-Meyers Squibb.

Tony Scott will start in February with the title of chief information officer and corporate vice president reporting to chief operating officer Kevin Turner. He will be in charge of Microsoft’s 4,000 person IT department.

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