Cast & Crew Taps PayPal Exec As Chief Technology Officer

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Burbank-based Cast & Crew Entertainment Services , which provides technology-enabled payroll and production-management services to the entertainment industry, has snagged a PayPal executive to serve as its new Chief Technology Officer. The company said today that Andrew Patterson, who was previously Senior Director, Transaction Engineering at PayPal Holdings, has joined as Chief Technology Officer.

Live streaming studio, Culture Genesis, launches its first show, the quiz-based Trivia Mob

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Backed initially by Los Angeles-based accelerator MuckerLab and betaworks latest livecamp program, the two founders see Culture Genesis as tapping into the twin trends of gaming and mobile technology adoption in young African American and Latinx communities.

The brains behind one of marketing’s biggest hits are out to reshape the industry again… with direct mail

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Postie uses a combination of online data collection and an on-demand print and mail technology to give its customers turnaround times on print orders in as little as 24 hours and what the company boasts is the equivalent of online ad-targeting.

Tillster Names Betfair, Shopzilla Vet As Chief Technology Officer

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Los Angeles-based Tillster , the provider of restaurant and casual dining ordering systems which is the combination of EMN8 and Snapfinger, said today that it has named Phil Dixon as its new Chief Technology Officer. Dixon was most recently the Chief Technology Officer of European Internet company Betfair, and had previously been Vice President of Engineering at Shopzilla.com.

One Kings Lane Snags Chief Technology Officer From Zappos

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One Kings Lane , the online, home furnishings flash sales site which splits its operations between San Francisco, Los Angeles, and New York, said today that it has snagged former Zappos.com CTO Arun Rajan as its new Chief Technology Officer. Rajan will be at the company''s San Francisco offices. kings lane onekingslane ecommerce venture capital home furnishing house executive zappos technology officer

AirMap Sets CTO

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Santa Monica-based AirMap , which is developing drone mapping and airspace management services for the unmanned aerial vehicle (drone) market, has named Daniel Rubio as the company's Chief Technology Officer. He also served at NEC Technologies, among other positions. airmap drone mapping airspace daniel rubio chief technology officer executive

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uSamp Hires CTO

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Encino-based uSamp , the online survey and paneling firm run by Matt Dusig and Gregg Lavin, reported today that it has hired Steven Sobolevsky as the firm's Chief Technology Officer. Sobolevsky was most recently VP at Technology at RazorGator Intractive.

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OpenX Names New CTO

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Los Angeles-base programmatic advertising marketplace operator OpenX has named a new Chief Technology Officer, according to the company. OpenX said it has named Michael Radovancevich as its new CTO, as well as shifting former Chief Legal Officer Douglas McPherson to become Chief Administrative Officer and General Counsel. OPenX is a developer of online adverting technology, which it uses to run its own programmatic advertising exchange.

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Adconion Taps Sullivan As CTO

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Online advertising network Adconion is tapping a Los Angeles technology vet as its Global Chief Technology Officer, the company said Monday. Sullivan also was previously CTO of Tribune Company's Innovations/Interactive Technologies group, CIO at Edmunds.com, and a VP at Yahoo/Oerture Services, in addition to serving in executive roles at HomeStore.com and QAD. adconion sullivan executive chief technology officer engineering everbridge

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Hyperloop One Settles Employee Lawsuit

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Hyperloop One has settled a breach of fiduciary lawsuit brought by its former chief technology officer and co-founder Brogan BamBrogan as well as three other employees

Stamps.com Snags CTO From Mattel

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El Segundo-based online postage and shipping software developer Stamps.com said late Tuesday afternoon that it has named Jonathan Bourgoine as its new Chief Technology Officer. Bourgoine was most recently the VP and Chief Technology Officer of Mattel and, before that, was SVP of Operations at Youbet.com.

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MANDT VR Names CTO

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Los Angeles-based MANDT VR , an augmented reality and virtual reality production company, said on Thursday that it has named Mike Dunn as the company's Chief Technology Officer. Mandt was most recently CIO at VER, and also had previously served as Chief Technology Officer at Time Warner, Hearst Interactive Media and TrueCar.

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Econolite Names CTO

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Anaheim-based Econolite , a developer of connected vehicle and traffic management technology, says it has named a new Chief Technology Officer. According to Econolite, it has named Eric Raamot as Chief Technology Officer of the company, replacing retiring Senior VP and CTO Gary Duncan. Raamot was most recently VP of Engineering at the company.

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AutoGravity Names Engineering VP

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Bonifay was previously VP of Development for Product and Engineering at CDK Global, and also served as VP of Software Engineering at Bankruptcy Management Solutions (BMS), and Chief Technology Officer at Propero Software. Irvine-based AutoGravity , which provides smartphone-driven car financing tools, has named Jason Bonifay as its new Vice President of Engineering, the company said this morning.

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OpenX Names New CTO

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Los Angeles-based OpenX has named a new CTO, saying this morning that it has appointed Paul Ryan as its new Chief Technology Officer. Ryan was previously CTO and founder of Zowdow, and also had served as CTO of Yellow Pages Group in Canada, Velocify and Overture. OpenX CEO Tim Cadogan said he has known Ryan for nearly two decades. OpenX operates an online advertising exchange and also is a provider of ad serving software. READ MORE>>.

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Cylance Names New CTO

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Irvine-based cybersecurity software developer Cylance has named Rahul Kashyap as its new Global Chief Technology Officer, the company said on Monday. Kashyap, who has been at Cylance for a year, previously had served at Bromium and McAfee Labs. Cylance develops antivirus and endpoint protection software, which uses artificial intelligence to tackle malware and other threats. The company is led by longtime security veteran Stuart McClure. READ MORE>>.

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Bridg Names New CTO

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Los Angeles-based Bridg has named a new CTO, saying today that Rony Sawdayi has been appointed as Chief Technology Officer. Sawdayi was previously Vice President of Engineering at Bizrate Insights Inc. Bridg said that Sawdayi will report to Amit Jain, the company's CEO. Bridg develops software that uses point-of-sale (POS) data to drive personalized marketing campaigns. Bridg is backed by March Capital Partners, Morpheus Ventures, NextEquity Partners and Visa. READ MORE>>.

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AutoGravity Names New CEO, CTO

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Irvine-based online car shopping and financing provider AutoGravity announced both a new Chief Executive Officer and Chief Technology Officer this morning, saying that it has named Alex Mallmann named CEO and Jason Bonifay as CTO. Mallmann also joins AutoGravity's board of directors. Mallman was most recently President and CEO of Mercedes-Benz Auto Finance China, having served at Mercedes-Benz sine 1998.

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Qualcomm Sets New CTO

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Thompson, the company's Executive Vice President of Engineering at Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., has been named its Chief Technology Officer (CTO). Current CTO Matt Grob, who also serves as EVP Qualcomm Technologies, will become Executive Vice President of Technology, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. Thompson has led Qualcomm Technologies' engineering efforts since 2004. San Diego-based Qualcomm announced today that it Dr. James H.

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Spireon Names Hardware VP

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Suski has previously served at General Electric and United Technologies Corporation, serving as Chief Technology Officer at various divisions at the companies. Irvine-based telematics equipment developer Spireon announced this morning that it has named Ed Suski as its new Vice President of Hardware Engineering. He also has served at such companies as Acer, Gateway, eMachines, Packard Bell, Samsung and AST Computer. Suski reports to Spireon CTO Rick Gruenhagen.

TEDxUCLA Salon: From Struggle to Success

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Monday, July 31, 2017 -- TEDxUCLA Salon: From Struggle to Success TEDxUCLA Salon How do you turn struggles into success in the field of technology? How can government catch up with the rapid growth in technology? Meet the TEDxUCLA Salon Speakers: • Megan Fillinich, Chief Technology Officer, Naval Surface Warfare Center. • Kimberly Jo, Associate Chief Information Officer, County of Los Angeles.

Hyperloop One Settles Employee Lawsuit

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Hyperloop One has settled a breach of fiduciary lawsuit brought by Brogan BamBrogan, its former chief technology officer and co-founder, and three other employees, the Business Journal reports. In a complaint filed July in Los Angeles Superior Court, BamBrogan claimed he was fire after he was critical of Hyperloop One Board Chairman Shervin Pishevar’s management of the company, whose behavior he claimed was tantamount to a breach of fiduciary duty.

Western Digital Names New CTO

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Irvine-based Western Digital announced this morning that it has named Martin Fink as its new Chief Technology Officer. Fink was most recently CTO and director of HP Labs at Hewlett Packard Enterprise. He had spent 30 years at HP and HPE. Fink replaces Steven Campbell, who Western Digital said will be departing the company to "pursue other opportunities". Campbell had only been CTO since November of 2015. READ MORE>>.

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Triton Digital Names CTO

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Los Angeles-based Triton Digital , the Oaktree Capital-backed provider of digital advertising services to the traditional and online radio market, said today that it has named Jean-Francois ("Jeff") Gadoury as its Chief Technology Officer. Gadoury has been Chief Technology Officer of the company''s streaming products for the last six years. Triton Digital said that Gadoury will lead the entire company''s technology strategy and vision.

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Teledyne CTO To Retire

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Thousand Oaks-based electronics, aerospace, defense, and instrumentation company Teledyne Technologies said late Wednesday that Robert (Bob) W. Steenberge, the company''s vice president and Chief Technology Officer, is retiring at the end of the year. According to Teledyne, he will be replaced by Edwin Roks, who will become Vice President and Chief Technology Officer in January.

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Larry Ellison To Keynote USC Commencement

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Ellison founded Oracle in 1977, and was CEO until 2014, when he shifted to Executive Chairman and Chief Technology Officer.

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NGD Systems Gains Two New Patents

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Irvine-based NGD Systems reported this morning that it has received two new patents for its solid state drive (SSD) technology. Both patents were developed by Vladimir Alves, the company's Chief Technology Officer, and Joao Alcantara. Patent and Trademark Office. The company says it now has 14 patents from the U.S.

Grindr Names New CTO

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Los Angeles-based gay social networking app Grindr said today that it has named Lukas Sliwka as Chief Technology Officer. Sliwka has been at Grindr since October of 2013, serving as Vice President, Engineering. Sliwka has previously also served at Beachbody, Yamaha, and Mazda. Grindr says it is developing a lifestyle destination for contemporary gay men, and says it now has more than two million active daily users in over 196 countries. READ MORE>>.

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ResMed Names New CTO

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San Diego-based ResMed said Monday morning that it has named Bobby Ghoshal as the company's first Chief Technology Officer. The company, which develops patient monitoring devices which can connect to the cloud, said that Ghoshal was ost recently Chief Operating Officer at Brightree, a Resmed-owned company which provides cloud-based software-as-a-service for out-of-hospital care.

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Miso Robotics Picks Up $10M More

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The funding was led by Acacia Research Corporation, and also included entertainment and sports hospitality firm Levy, Joseph Essas, the chief technology officer of OpenTable, as well as investors associated with CaliBurger. Pasadena-based Miso Robotics , the robot developer which is developing robots for assisting in commercial kitchens, has raised $10M in a Series B funding round.

Velocify Steals Away COO From ZEFR

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Los Angeles-based Velocify , the developer of sales automation software which is led by Nick Hedges, has snagged ZEFR Chief Technology Officer Manoj Goyal as its new Chief Operating Officer, the company said this morning. Velocify said Goyal will lead the company's product, technology, and client success teams.

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Everbridge Taps LA Times For CTO

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Los Angeles-based Everbridge , which develops incident notification and mass calling systems, said Thursday that it has named Scott Sullivan as the firm's Chief Technology Officer. Sullivan was most recently Chief Technology Officer, Interactive, for the Tribune Company and the Los Angeles Times. Overture Services, where he was SVP Technology Operations and Engineering.

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uSamp Snags Beachmint's CTO

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Encino-based market research and sampling firm uSamp said today that it has named Carl Trudel as its new Chief Technology Officer. Trudel was most recently CTO of BeachMint, and also served at Ticketmaster as SVP of Software Engineering, in addition to serving at Taleo.

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Interlink Electronics Names New CTO

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Camarillo-based Interlink Electronics said Thursday that it has named a new, Chief Technology Officer. Current CTO Dr. Jeff Baker has become Chief Scientific Officer at the company. Lu is based in Singapore, and has previously served at the Singapore Institute of Manufacturing Technology (SIMTech). According to the maker of touch sensors and other electronics, Dr. Albert Lu has become CTO.

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