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ICANN hires Walmart alum as CIO

Kevin Murphy, March 3, 2014, 22:10:36 (UTC), Domain Policy

ICANN has hired itself a new C-level executive.

Ashwin Rangan started today as chief innovation and information officer, meaning he’s going to be in charge of ICANN’s oft-criticized IT systems.

He most recently held the CIO role at Edwards Lifesciences, but he’s also held similar positions at MarketShare, Walmart, and Rockwell Semiconductors.

He’s based in ICANN’s Los Angeles headquarters, which the organization is now referring to as a “hub” office.

In keeping with ICANN’s international flavor (and hiring policy), he speaks three Indian languages in addition to English.

Interestingly, his LinkedIn URL is /theinsightfulcio‎, showing he understands the value of a decent web address, even if it is after the slash. I didn’t even know LinkedIn did vanity URLs.

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Comments (2)

  1. John Berryhill says:

    So if LA is the “hub”, then everything else is the flat tire around it?

  2. Jayanthi Ayer says:

    Congratulations Ashwin!

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