Salesforce.com EVP Vivek Kundra to Head New Industries Unit; Keith Block Comments

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Salesforce.com (NYSE: CRM) has formed a new business unit headed by Executive Vice President Vivek Kundra that will offer social, mobile and connected cloud tools in six sectors. “As we look to grow to $10 billion and beyond, our new industries strategy is a huge opportunity for salesforce.com to expand our footprint within existing customers and reach new enterprise customers,” Keith...

Salesforce Names Former Federal CIO Kundra EVP, Emerging Markets

Salesforce.com (NYSE: CRM) has appointed Vivek Kundra, former federal chief information officer, as the company’s executive vice president of emerging markets, the company announced Monday. Dan Burton, senior vice president and the general manager for the company’s global public sector business, defines emerging markets as rapidly growing economies, such as Brazil and India, which are also rapidly...

Google’s Mike Bradshaw, Federal CIO Vivek Kundra Talk Cloud Security

The federal government is excited about the cloud – although there are some concerns about privacy and security as the decade-long implementation moves forward. “The cloud can allow teleworkers to easily and securely access their data and work from wherever they happen to be,” Mike Bradshaw, lead of Google’s federal cloud computing program, said at a congressional hearing, according...

Vivek Kundra to Moderate Friday’s AFCEA Bethesda Budget Preview Breakfast

Federal CIO Vivek Kundra will moderate the discussion Friday morning at the AFCEA Bethesda Budget Preview Breakfast.  Here are the details: When: Friday, February 26, 2010 – 6:30 AM – 9:30 AM Where: Ritz-Carlton Tyson’s Corner (New Location) 1700 Tyson’s Boulevard McLean, Virginia 22102 Topic: 2011 Budget Preview On February 1, 2010, President...

News- Reaction to Open Government Directive

On December 8, Aneesh Chopra and Vivek Kundra announced the launch of the Open Government Directive, designed to increase government transparency and better engage the public. A week since the announcement, many commentators are cautiously optimistic about the new program. A number of commentators have pointed out that the plan is certainly an improvement on past practices. The effort to be clearer...

ExecutiveBiz Announces Top 20 People to Watch in 2010

ExecutiveBiz has announced its list of the Top 20 People People to Watch in 2010. Those named include: Roger Baker, Greg Baroni, Wes Bush, Aneesh Chopra, Mac Curtis Michele Flournoy, Patrick Gallagher, Dan Gordon, John Hamre, Walt Havenstein John Hillen, Linda Hudson, Vivek Kundra, Mike McConnell, Janet Napolitano Woody Parker, Larry Prior, Ralph Shrader, Stan Sloane, Jeffrey Zients To read more,...

White House Announces Arrival of Open Government Directive

Yesterday at 11:00 am Eastern, federal CTO Aneesh Chopra and federal CIO Vivek Kundra, held a live web chat with the public to announce the arrival of the open government directive, as well as answer any questions. The directive reflects Obama’s key priorities and is focused on achieving results. The goal has been to move from a secretive, closed government to an open and transparent government...

News – Webcast Today to Launch Open Government Plan

Today, Tuesday December 8, 2009 there will be the launch of the administration’s Open Government Plan. Vivek Kundra, the federal CIO, and Aneesh Chopra, the U.S. Chief CTO, are planning on launching the comprehensive plan with a webcast that is open to the public. The goal of the plan is to increase transparency and accountability in the government. Additionally, the plan is consistent with the...

News- Future of Internet Discussed at CIO Forum

The Robert H. Smith Business School at the University of Maryland hosted the 10th Annual CIO Forum on November 6, 2009 at the Ronald Reagan Building in Washington, DC. The Forum included government and industry speakers who discussed “Web 2.0 and Beyond: Where will the Internet Take us Next?” The event featured two keynote government speakers, Vivek Kundra, the Federal Chief Information...

Vivek Kundra Announces Federal Cloud Computing Initiative at NASA’s Ames Research Center

Federal CIO Vivek Kundra announced a new government cloud computing initiative at NASA’s Ames Research Center on Sept. 15, 2009.  The new Apps.gov platform will serve as an online storefront for federal agencies to browse and purchase cloud-based software and IT services, and CIO Kundra predicted it would significantly lower overhead and increase innovation. CIO Kundra remarked, “This technology...