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

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  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
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