Impressive resume,

Welcome Victoria.

On 03 Nov 2016 11:44 AM, <olaniyansh...@yahoo.com> wrote:

> ‎Wow!!!
>
> This is a great news. Welcome Victoria on board.
>
> Best Regards
> Olushola
>
> Sent from my BlackBerry 10 smartphone.
>   Original Message
> From: Tim Moritz Hector
> Sent: Thursday, 3 November 2016 08:25
> To: Wikimedia Mailing List
> Reply To: Wikimedia Mailing List
> Cc: Victoria Coleman
> Subject: Re: [Wikimedia-l] Introducing Victoria Coleman, WMF Chief
> Technology Officer
>
> A warm welcome to Wikimedia also from Germany, Victoria! I'm happy to see
> you joining the movement and wish you a good start at the Wikimedia
> Foundation.
>
> Best regards
> Tim Moritz Hector
>
> Chair of the Board
> Wikimedia Deutschland
>
> Wikimedia Deutschland e. V. | Tempelhofer Ufer 23-24 | D-10963 Berlin
> http://www.wikimedia.de
>
> 2016-11-02 22:50 GMT+01:00 Damon Sicore <da...@sicore.com>:
>
> >
> > Victoria,
> >
> > This is great news! I believe your talent, knowledge, and insight will
> > boost and elevate the WMF community, and I know your positive personality
> > will be warmly welcomed.
> >
> > Yours faithfully,
> > Damon Sicore
> > https://damon.sicore.com <https://damon.sicore.com/>
> > 6E98 FBFB D192 D325 B85D D4FF FD2A 20ED DC1D 3975
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > > On Nov 2, 2016, at 11:22 AM, Katherine Maher <kma...@wikimedia.org>
> > wrote:
> > >
> > > Hi everyone,
> > >
> > > I’m excited today to introduce the Wikimedia Foundation's new Chief
> > > Technology Officer, Victoria Coleman. Victoria’s first day is November
> 7,
> > > and she will be based in the Foundation's office in San Francisco.
> > >
> > > Victoria comes to us with more than 20 years of experience in consumer
> > and
> > > enterprise technology. And as you’ll learn quickly when you start
> getting
> > > to know her, she is deeply passionate about the importance of
> education,
> > > and how the Wikimedia mission advances education and equity around the
> > > world.
> > >
> > > When we started looking for a CTO for the Foundation, projects, and
> > > communities, we knew we were looking for a unique person - someone with
> > the
> > > experience to lead confidently, and the confidence to embrace open
> > > collaboration in leadership. We were looking for someone with a track
> > > record of success leading strategy and execution for technology
> platforms
> > > at scale, someone will be an effective mentor and leader for our
> > Technology
> > > department, and a strong partner to Product teams. We needed someone
> who
> > > would thrive in our culture and be an inclusive collaborator with staff
> > and
> > > community. We agreed that Victoria met these requirements and then
> some.
> > >
> > > Victoria has deep experience across consumer and enterprise technology
> > > fields and is a longtime advocate for innovation in education and the
> > > public sector. She has seen and done many things in her career, from
> > > mobility platforms to connected devices to cyber security to web
> services
> > > at scale. She brings operational excellence in strategic long-term
> > > planning, execution, delivery, and running large distributed teams.
> > >
> > > Most recently, Victoria served as Senior Vice President and Chief
> > > Technology Officer for the Connected Home Division of Technicolor,
> where
> > > she was responsible for innovation strategy, product management,
> > technology
> > > roadmaps, and technical due diligence for acquisitions and
> partnerships.
> > > Previously, as Senior Vice President of Research and Development at
> > Harman,
> > > she led the core technology platforms of the Infotainment Division
> > > including systems and software, media, tuner, navigation, connectivity,
> > and
> > > advanced driver assist systems. Before this, she served as Vice
> > President,
> > > Emerging Technologies at Nokia, Vice President, Software Engineering of
> > > Hewlett-Packard’s webOS global business unit, and Vice President of
> > > Samsung's Advanced Institute of Technology.
> > >
> > > Victoria also has deep familiarity with open source software
> development,
> > > having witnessed the rise of the Unix movement first as a student and
> > later
> > > as an instructor. She has been actively involved in the development of
> > the
> > > Linux-based LiMo (renamed Tizen). She passionately believes in the
> power
> > of
> > > open source and is familiar with how a commitment to open source
> > > strengthens platforms and products at an integral level.
> > >
> > > Victoria received her B.Sc and M.Sc in Electronic Computer Systems and
> > Computer
> > > Aided Logic Design respectively from the University of Salford, UK and
> > her
> > > Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Manchester, UK. She is
> > the
> > > author of over 60 articles and books (!). She has worked with teams
> > around
> > > the world, including in Belgium, Brazil, China, France, Finland,
> Germany,
> > > India, Israel, Korea, Russia, the United Kingdom, and the United
> States.
> > >
> > > One thing that struck many of us throughout our conversations was
> > > Victoria's commitment to volunteering her knowledge and expertise
> outside
> > > of her daily professional activities, serving on advisory councils in
> > > higher education and the public sector. She is on the advisory Board of
> > the
> > > Santa Clara University Department of Computer Engineering, and she is
> > also
> > > a Senior Advisor to the Director of the University of California
> > > Berkeley’s Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest
> of
> > > Society. She serves as a volunteer advisor on both Lockheed Martin’s
> > > Technology Advisory Group and on the United States Department of
> > Defense’s
> > > Defense Science Board where she offers advice and recommendations on
> > > science, technology, manufacturing, and acquisition processes.
> > >
> > > As a native of Greece, Victoria is interested in becoming a contributor
> > on
> > > Greek Wikipedia, and getting to know our colleagues and communities
> over
> > > the coming months.
> > >
> > > As many of you know, the CTO search has been an intensive process and
> our
> > > highest recruiting priority in recent months. Dozens of people from
> > across
> > > the organization contributed to this effort, most notably the CTO
> hiring
> > > committee, which included directors and senior staff from the
> Technology
> > > department. Representatives from the C-level, Technology, and Product
> > teams
> > > also participated in interviews, panels, and lunches. In total, we
> > reviewed
> > > nearly 900 candidates, advancing 190 to recruiter screens, and
> reviewing
> > 70
> > > with the hiring committee.
> > >
> > > I want to personally thank every single person who was involved in this
> > > process. The focus and dedication of the Foundation’s recruiting team
> > were
> > > remarkable, as were the diligence and commitment of the many staff and
> > > volunteers who supported this search.
> > >
> > > More information on Victoria’s full background can be found in our blog
> > > post announcing her arrival: https://blog.wikimedia.org/2016/11/02/
> > > victoria-coleman-chief-technology-officer/
> > >
> > > Victoria is on CC - please join me in welcoming her to the Foundation
> and
> > > our movement!
> > >
> > > Warmly,
> > > Katherine
> > >
> > > ***
> > >
> > > An on-wiki version of this message is available for translation:
> > > https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Engineering/
> > > Introducing_Victoria_Coleman_-_Chief_Technology_Officer
> > >
> > > ***
> > >
> > > --
> > > Katherine Maher
> > >
> > > Wikimedia Foundation
> > > 149 New Montgomery Street
> > > San Francisco, CA 94105
> > >
> > > +1 (415) 839-6885 ext. 6635
> > > +1 (415) 712 4873
> > > kma...@wikimedia.org
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