CA gives interim CEO keynote spot at user show


CA gives interim CEO keynote spot at user show

Computer Associates temporary leader, Kenneth Cron, will deliver the opening keynote at CA's upcoming user show.

This clears some of the confusion about the executive hierarchy of the company following its former chief executive officer's demotion last month.

Cron took over the position after former chief executive officer Sanjay Kumar resigned under pressure from investors and analysts. They were concerned about his tenure as a top company executive while other officers ran an accounting scheme which led to criminal charges against four former CA executives and a reclassification of $2.2bn (£1.2bn) of revenue from the company's 2000 and 2001 financial years.

Kumar's sudden departure came at a difficult time. Just one month before the company's annual conference, CA World, where its top executives map out their vision for the coming year. Kumar remained with CA as its chief software architect, but has no managerial duties.

Kumar will still attend CA World and meet customers, but will not speak publicly at the event.

Other CA executives scheduled to present are chief technology officer Yogesh Gupta and executive vice-president Russell Artzt. Talks will focus on CA's products and technology, while Cron handles the executive overview of the company's strategic plans.

CA World begins 23 May in Las Vegas.

Stacey Cowley writes for IDG News Service

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