After Panos Panay, Microsoft’s Head of Product, announced his resignation from the company without specifying his next move, Bloomberg reported information from related sources that he will be joining Amazon.
Reports indicate that Panos will take on the role of Head of Devices at Amazon, responsible for their hardware and the Alexa virtual assistant system, Echo smart speakers, and Fire TV streaming devices, which are currently under the leadership of Dave Limp. It is also stated that Limp will retire from his position at the end of this year.
Amazon has declined to comment on these rumors. However, they have scheduled a press conference tomorrow regarding their Devices and Services group, so it is expected that more information may be revealed on this matter. Dave Limp’s presence at the event suggests his possible involvement.
TLDR: After resigning from Microsoft, Panos Panay is reportedly joining Amazon as the Head of Devices, taking over responsibility for hardware and the Alexa system. Dave Limp, the current head, is expected to retire at the end of the year. Amazon has not commented on these rumors, but a press conference tomorrow may provide more information.