Panos Panay, who previously served as Microsoft’s product lead, is now joining Amazon. The official announcement came from Amazon CEO Andy Jassy on Wednesday, confirming the earlier reports by Bloomberg about Panay’s departure from Microsoft. He will be taking over the position of Dave Limp as the hardware boss at Amazon. It’s great to see such talented individuals making their mark in leading tech companies like Amazon.
“As a strong product builder and inventor who has deep experience in both hardware and integrated services, Panos will be a great addition to our devices and services organization moving forward,” Jassy writes in a note to employees.
Panay’s remarkable journey continues as he gears up to join the Amazon team at the end of October. During the initial months, he will have the privilege of working closely with Limp, who will guide and support him in smoothly transitioning into his new role. With nearly two decades of experience leading groundbreaking projects such as Microsoft Surface and Windows OS, Panay brings a wealth of expertise to his new venture at Amazon. His impressive track record speaks volumes about his ability to drive innovation and success in the tech industry. Microsoft’s consumer marketing head, Yusuf Mehdi, is stepping up to lead the charge. With his proven track record and expertise in the industry, he is more than capable of successfully taking over for Panay. The future looks bright with an experienced and talented leader like Mehdi at the helm.
The space company, led by former Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, has recently announced a change in leadership. Starting this December, Limp will be taking over as the new CEO. This follows Limp’s decision to step down from his previous role in August, where he successfully oversaw the development of Echo devices and the renowned Alexa smart assistant. With Limp at the helm, we can expect great things for Blue Origin’s future ventures.
“I’ve known Panos for years, and believe he will be a great addition to this organization moving forward,” Limp says in a statement. “He is a passionate product leader and I can’t wait to see what all of you invent together. I’ll work diligently with him for the next two months to ensure a smooth transition through our fall launches and getting through our OP1 planning.”
Panay’s unexpected departure from Microsoft took many by surprise. Shortly before his highly anticipated appearance at the company’s Surface and AI event on September 21st, an unexpected turn of events occurred. Instead, Medhi took the lead in hosting the event. Meanwhile, Limp recently conducted his final Amazon product event, making significant announcements including the introduction of the new Echo Hub and exciting AI enhancements for Alexa.