Panos Panai, former Microsoft executive, has been confirmed as the new head of Amazon's hardware team

Panos Panai, former Microsoft government, will take over as head of Amazon’s Gadgets and Providers (D&S) division, the corporate has confirmed. CEO Andy Jassy stated he’ll begin his new function on the finish of October.

“As a powerful product builder and inventor with deep expertise in each built-in gadgets and providers, Panos will probably be an incredible addition to our D&S group shifting ahead,” Jassy stated. He wrote in a note. “I stay very excited concerning the invention taking place and the businesses we’re constructing at D&S, and I stay up for working with Panos.”

It emerged final week that Panai can be leaving Microsoft after 19 years, most lately as chief product officer, the place he oversaw Floor gadgets and Home windows 11 improvement. Rumors rapidly indicated that Panai would transfer to Amazon to guide the Alexa and Echo groups.

Panay will take over from outgoing D&S president Dave Limp, and the pair will work collectively for 2 months to make the transition clean. Lameness additionally has a brand new perform. He’ll go away Amazon to develop into CEO of Blue Origin, an area firm owned by Jeff Bezos.

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