eBay Inc. Names Jamie Iannone Chief Executive Officer

eBay | April 13, 2020

eBay Inc. (NASDAQ: EBAY) today announced that the Company's Board of Directors has appointed Jamie Iannone as Chief Executive Officer, effective April 27, 2020.  He has also been elected to the Company’s Board of Directors. Most recently Mr. Iannone was Chief Operating Officer of Walmart eCommerce. Mr. Iannone has over 20 years of experience leading digital pure-play and omnichannel platforms for some of the world’s premier consumer-facing companies. Before being promoted to COO of Walmart eCommerce, he served as CEO of SamsClub.com, the eCommerce unit for the $57 billion Sam’s Club. In this role, he was responsible for the unit’s digital transformation, including developing and executing initiatives in membership, marketing, technology, product and operations. Mr. Iannone previously worked at eBay as a Vice President and other leadership roles from 2001 to 2009.

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Technology is becoming more cognitive, more reactive and most importantly, more human. As tech evolves to meet our every need, we need it to learn and grow on its own; to work with us to create a more effective outcome. So, how exactly is technology changing? And how is it helping us in the workplace? Some specific types of technology have come to help, or even replace, traditional human roles. Virtual or AI assistants (Artificial Intelligence Assistants), for example, can aid us in our everyday working lives, and are often taking on a more human presence by cracking jokes or reacting in a more colloquial way.

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Technology is becoming more cognitive, more reactive and most importantly, more human. As tech evolves to meet our every need, we need it to learn and grow on its own; to work with us to create a more effective outcome. So, how exactly is technology changing? And how is it helping us in the workplace? Some specific types of technology have come to help, or even replace, traditional human roles. Virtual or AI assistants (Artificial Intelligence Assistants), for example, can aid us in our everyday working lives, and are often taking on a more human presence by cracking jokes or reacting in a more colloquial way.

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