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CA Technologies hires Xbox founder Otto Berkes

CA Technologies, the Long Island born software maker,

CA Technologies, the Long Island born software maker, has tapped Microsoft veteran Otto Berkes as its chief technology officer. Photo Credit: Kevin P. Coughlin

CA Technologies, the Long Island born software maker, has tapped a Microsoft veteran and one of the founders of the Xbox video game system as its chief technology officer.

Otto Berkes will join CA on June 15 and will be based at the company's headquarters in Manhattan.

"Otto is a respected technology visionary and a coder at heart. He is one of those rare individuals whose technical creativity and leadership led to one of the world's best-loved products," CA chief executive Mike Gregoire said in a statement.

Berkes arrives from the cable network HBO, where he oversaw media production, technology operations and streaming services. Previously, he spent 18 years at Microsoft, holding several high-level positions including senior software developer, partner-level architect and general manager.

"This is an incredible time to join CA as it is building some of the strongest products in its history," Berkes said. "I can't wait to get started."

CA moved its headquarters from Islandia to Manhattan last year.

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