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Magic Leap will be led by former Microsoft top manager


It became known that the former Executive Vice President of Business Development at Microsoft, Peggy Johnson (Peggy Johnson) will become the new Executive Director of the company Magic Leap, which develops AR-headsets.

Peggy Johnson

Peggy Johnson

The report said that Peggy Johnson, who has been working in the IT industry for 30 years, will take up duties in a new place from August 1, 2020. Before joining Microsoft, Johnson worked at Qualcomm for 24 years, where she held various leadership positions and was a member of the executive committee.

For Magic Leap this year was full of not the most pleasant events. The company struggled to survive the financial crisis and bankruptcy. In April, she announced the reduction of most employees. However, in May it was announced that Magic Leap was able to attract investments of $ 350 million, so the process of dismissing employees was suspended.

According to the source, in the person of Johnson Magic Leap will receive a trusted leader who has been involved in Microsoft business development and has participated in a number of major acquisitions, as well as in the conclusion of important transactions. In Magic Leap, Johnson will take over the management of the company, which has now decided to focus on the business segment.

Since its foundation in 2011, Magic Leap has been a pioneer in the field of spatial computing, and I have long admired the efforts and achievements of the development team. The technological foundation of Magic Leap is undeniable, and there is no doubt that it can shape the future of XR technology and computing“Said Peggy Johnson.

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