Collin Arocho
2 March

Philips has announced that its chief innovation and strategy officer (CISO), Jeroen Tas, will be stepping down from his position. Tas joined Philips as CIO in 2011 and went on to build up the company’s Connected Care and Health Informatics division before becoming CISO in 2017. While he will be departing from his position, Tas will remain with the medtech giant on a part-time basis focused on continuing the company’s strategic business development until the end of 2022. This will allow him to spend more time coaching digital business ventures.

Jeroen Tas wants to spend more time coaching digital business ventures. Credit: Philips

Tas will be succeeded by Shez Partovi. Partovi will join the Philips executive committee effective 22 March and will take the reigns as CISO starting 1 July. He joins the company from Amazon Web Services (AWS), where he served as worldwide head of business development for healthcare, life sciences and medical devices. In that role, he was responsible for the global AWS go-to-market strategy, charting the path for customer cloud transformation, and the adoption of artificial intelligence and machine learning.