Gartner - Akshay Sharma is leaving Gartner after more than a decade of service to the analyst firm. As a Research Director in Gartner’s Carrier Network Infrastructure group, Akshay’s areas of coverage included: mobile infrastructure, mobile broadband, cloud-based Telco 2.0, SDN and NFV, CDN, Wi-Fi, LTE-U, 5G, TV white spaces, small cells, VoIP, IMS, FMC, and trends in core network distributed softswitch architectures. It is not yet clear where he is headed or who will replace him. Akshay is currently evaluating CTO and chief evangelist opportunities at established and start-up service providers and vendors around the world. Gartner currently employs more than 1,450 research analysts and consultants, with clients in 90 countries.
WSJ - Tech reporter Don Clark is leaving The Wall Street Journal after 23 years. Clark, who joined WSJ in 1993, has accepted the paper’s buyout offer. His last day is December 15. The Journal offered buyouts to its staff last month as a way to avoid layoffs. Clark currently serves as a Deputy Bureau Chief and reporter in the Journal’s San Francisco bureau. He has covered technology since 1980, currently focusing on semiconductors and component companies. The Wall Street Journal is read by more than 2 million people worldwide.
AP - Technology reporter Brandon Bailey has left the Associated Press after two years. Prior to joining AP, Bailey was a Business/Tech reporter for San Jose Mercury News for six years. After a total of 35 years in journalism, Bailey is shifting gears, taking a position as a content developer at a Silicon Valley community college. His replacement has not yet been named. AP serves more than 1,400 newspapers in the U.S.