Toyota appoints new VP and Chief Technology Officer for the U.S. operations image

Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A., Inc., today announced the appointment of Ned Curic to the newly created role of vice president and chief technology officer. Curic will report to North American chief information officer Zack Hicks.

Former Microsoft advisor, Ned Curic will ensure TMS maintains an understanding of cutting edge technology and how it applies to its regional and global systems. He will also be responsible for developing and driving clear architecture standards and frameworks, while maintaining a vision of future technology that aligns regional and global efforts. Curic will also oversee technical security and business intelligence frameworks.

Curic has more than 20 years of experience in the IT field specializing in advanced technology and enterprise security. Most recently, Curic was a platform strategy advisor at Microsoft, engaging senior business decision makers, customers and partners in order to articulate the business value of Microsoft platform and cloud services. Before that, he spent seven years as a systems architect, consulting DoD contractors, internet startups and large financial enterprises.