Lucent Technologies Appoints Elizabeth Hackenson as Chief Information Officer
THURSDAY APRIL 06, 2006, MURRAY HILL, N.J. – Lucent Technologies (NYSE: LU) today announced that Elizabeth Hackenson, 45, will join the company as its chief information officer (CIO). In this role, Hackenson will be responsible for managing all of Lucent’s global information technology systems.
Hackenson, who previously held a similar position with MCI, has more than 25 years of experience in information technology with the last 12 years in the telecommunications industry.
She will report to Lucent Chief Operating Officer Frank D’Amelio, and her appointment is effective April 10. Hackenson replaces Ruth Bruch who left Lucent earlier this year for a position with Kellogg.
Hackenson will be responsible for the operation of the company’s information systems infrastructure, including global communications systems, corporate networks and e-business platforms.
“Elizabeth brings the right mix of innovation and business savvy to this very important position and we are delighted that she is joining the Lucent team,” D’Amelio said. “Her experience in the telecom industry will be a particular asset as she works with the talented team of Lucent’s IT professionals to ensure that Lucent has a robust, effective and efficient IT infrastructure designed to meet the global needs of our customers and employees.”
Hackenson has held several senior positions in MCI’s IT and supply chain organizations. Prior to that she was a senior director at UUNET, where she managed the development of Internet products and implemented web-based tools for the company’s supply chain and its customer service organization. Earlier in her career she worked for Concert Communication, where she was responsible for leading the development and deployment of the company’s flagship voice product. She also has held IT management positions at EDS, Computech, TRW, Grumman and Sperry.
Hackenson holds a degree in data processing from New York State University.
Lucent Technologies designs and delivers the systems, services and software that drive next-generation communications networks. Backed by Bell Labs research and development, Lucent uses its strengths in mobility, optical, software, data and voice networking technologies, as well as services, to create new revenue-generating opportunities for its customers, while enabling them to quickly deploy and better manage their networks. Lucent’s customer base includes communications service providers, governments and enterprises worldwide. For more information on Lucent Technologies, which has headquarters in Murray Hill, N.J., USA, visit http://www.lucent.com.
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