Bernard Pech, former chief technology officer of Siebel Systems, has joined Salesforce.com in the same role. At Salesforce, Pech will be responsible for launching the Salesforce.com CIO Advisory Board, engaging enterprise customers in their Salesforce CRM deployments as well as adoption of salesforce.com’s AppExchange on-demand platform, collaborating on development of the company’s on-demand roadmap, and evangelising the on-demand model amongst the CIO community, according to a Salesforce media release.
During his seven-year tenure at Siebel, Pech managed infrastructure and technology product marketing and the product management organisation and helped define and position the Siebel eBusiness Platform.
Pech’s move comes shortly after Oracle announced it will make approximately 2000 staff redundant following its acquisition of Siebel. However, Oracle has indicated most of those will be from its own ranks, not Siebel’s.