Microsoft has hired former Everbridge Chief Technology Officer (CTO) John Maeda as the new vice president of design and artificial intelligence, according to his LinkedIn account.
His LinkedIn post announcing his move to Redmond, Wash-based Microsoft received more than 110 comments and over 840 reactions.
Maeda most recently worked as CTO of Everbridge, a Boston-based publicly traded critical event management (CEM) software provider. The company has a partner program for channel partners, service partners, and other vendors.
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Everbridge hired Maeda in 2020 as the chief customer experience officer. In this role, Maeda led “Everbridge’s technology and product vision at the company, city, and country levels with a focus on large language models (AI/ML), outcomes-driven approaches to visualization, and the Japanese craft of kintsugi, as applied to digital products/services, according to his LinkedIn.
Maeda previously worked at technology services provider Publicis Sapient for about a year, leaving the company in 2020 as executive vice president and chief experience officer, according to his LinkedIn account.