Microsoft CIO Tony Scott quits

by CXOtoday News Desk    Jun 04, 2013

Tony Scott

Microsoft Corporation CIO, Tony Scott, has quit Microsoft after working at the software giant for five years. His departure was announced to Microsoft staff last week.

“Tony Scott decided to depart Microsoft to focus on personal projects,” Microsoft said in a statement to GeekWire, a Seattle-based tech news site. “While at Microsoft, Tony was a strong IT leader passionate about taking Microsoft’s technology to the next level and using our experiences and learning’s to help customers and partners.”

VP Jim Dubois will serve as interim CIO, according to GeekWire. Scott’s announcement comes as Microsoft is trying to shift the company’s focus from software running on desktops to a greater emphasis on mobile and cloud computing.