Tesla Hires Gary Clark, Former CTO Of Juniper, As Automaker’s Chief Information Officer

6 months ago by Eric Loveday 4

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Gary Clark is Tesla’s new chief information officer.

Clark comes to Tesla from Juniper Networks where he served as chief technology officer.

Clark began work at Tesla in February, but there wasn’t a public announcement from Tesla on his appointment to CIO.

Tesla was without an official CIO since January 2016 when Jay Vijayan departed to pursue his own venture called Stealth Startup Company.

Source: Automotive News

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4 responses to "Tesla Hires Gary Clark, Former CTO Of Juniper, As Automaker’s Chief Information Officer"

  1. Pushmi-Pullyu says:

    Unless he’s going to be empowered to tell Elon to shut up and stop Tweeting, which seems more than a bit unlikely, his job will be about as useful as teats on a bull.

    1. Djoni says:

      Speaking of Tweetmaniac, I would prefer another individual to shut off.

      But it’s my own POV

    2. V2 says:

      Strange people still see the IT department as something less valuable then say accounting. The amount of technology and infrastructure this guy will deal with is hard to imagine. From data gathering and storage from the car fleet, to billing systems for the superchargers, probably a good portion of the production systems in the factories, the entire service network/sales centers, etc. If you ask me, bean counters are the useless bunch.

      1. Pushmi-Pullyu says:

        Hmmm, apparently I misunderstood the title “Chief Information Officer”. I thought it meant he’d be in charge of disseminating information to those outside the company, which would include marketing. If that actually means he’s in charge of the IT department, then obviously his position at Tesla is vital!

        Looks like I owe an apology to Mr. Clark. ­čś│