Former Nokia executives leave Microsoft
Jo Harlow and Stephen Elop depart the company
Two of the major figures leading the former Nokia hardware division are leaving Microsoft as part of a major reorganization of Microsoft’s Windows Division. Stephen Elop (former Nokia CEO, famous with its “burning platform” memo) and Jo Harlow (former head of phones at Nokia) won’t be part of the new Windows 10 Era under the leadership of Satya Nadella.
A newly formed division called Windows and Devices Group (WDG) will be led by Terry Myerson, who is the current Executive Vice President of Microsoft.
Windows and Devices Group combines the current Microsoft Devices and Operating System Groups, in attempts to streamline the Microsoft’s efforts in enabling more personal computing experience powered by Windows 10.
As a result of the re-organization, Microsoft also frees Kirill Tatarinov and Eric Rudder.
The new team led by Terry Myerson will be responsible for all devices (Surface, Lumia, HoloLens, Band, Xbox), including all engineering and software developments. Microsoft is expected to present its new-generation of devices (including flagship Windows Phones) this fall along with the launch of Windows 10 Operating System.