Palm Loses Tech Pilot
Bill Maggs, Palm's chief technology officer, unexpectedly resigned last week less than a year after he joined the company.Bill Maggs, Palms chief technology officer, unexpectedly resigned last week less than a year after he joined the company leaving the handheld computer maker at a critical point in its development life cycle. In an interview, Maggs declined to discuss specifically what he will do next, but said it will be oriented toward mobility and fit into the Palm ecosystem. "I came [to Palm] thinking I would start my own company," he said. "Basically, it was a good time [to leave]."
Maggs was the chief architect of Palms new technical strategy to establish the Palm OS as the heart of all kinds of mobile devices, running on multiple hardware platforms a tremendous engineering task. Palm does not have immediate plans to hire a new CTO; Maggs will continue as a consultant at Palm for the next few months.