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Getting to know John Thompson, Microsoft's new chairman

Meet the former IBMer who is taking over the chairman role from Bill Gates after having only joined the board two years ago.

By 4 February 2014


Rumor redux: So why not John Thompson as Microsoft CEO?

After striking out with Plan A, there's a stronger-than-ever case for why Microsoft ought to go with Plan B.

By 21 January 2014


John Thompson places his wager

Symantec's CEO talks up the blockbuster acquisition that changes Symantec into a software megapower.

By 16 December 2004


Feeling secure? Not John Thompson

Symantec's CEO articulates his concerns about the state of cybersecurity and the things that still aren't getting done.

By 21 July 2004


Commerce secretary nominee Gregg withdraws; Thompson in?

Republican Senator Judd Gregg withdraws his name, raising questions whether Symantec CEO John Thompson will now get the nod.

By 12 February 2009


Report: Symantec CEO is top commerce secretary candidate

Symantec CEO John Thompson is being considered for the Obama administration's secretary of commerce pick, according to Reuters.

By 27 January 2009


Symantec CEO Thompson to retire

John Thompson will retire in April, but will remain chairman of the board. Company COO Enrique T. Salem will take the helm.

By 17 November 2008


Tech lobbying groups CSIA, ITAA merge

Together they will enhance efforts to shape security policy in Washington, D.C., says Symantec CEO John Thompson.

By 8 April 2008


Symantec CEO talks ID management, the future

A future goal for the security industry is to be become content aware, says John Thompson, chief executive of Symantec.

By 8 April 2008


John Thompson on the new operating system

Speaking with CNET News.com's Joris Evers at the 2007 RSA convention in San Francisco, Symantec CEO John Thompson explains why he's in no rush to upgrade to Vista.

1 November 2007