Microsoft: HoloLens chief must go for misconduct

Microsoft: HoloLens chief must go for misconduct

9. June 2022 0 By Horst Buchwald

Microsoft: HoloLens chief must go for misconduct

New York, 9 .6.2022

Microsoft’s HoloLens chief Alex Kipman has left the company following reports of misconduct against employees.

Microsoft’s cloud chief Scott Guthrie confirmed Kipman’s departure in an internal memo. He said it was a mutual decision and “the right time for [Kipman] to leave the company to pursue other opportunities.”

Guthrie did not comment on the allegations against Kipman, who led the groups that developed Microsoft’s HoloLens augmented reality headset and Xbox Kinect controller.

According to insiders, more than 25 Microsoft employees reported alleged misconduct by Kipman in an internal report. This included touching and allegations that Kipman watched an inappropriate VR video in front of employees.

Kipman will remain with the company for two more months to help with the transition. Microsoft announced plans to restructure its mixed reality division, incorporating hardware teams into the Windows & Devices organization and making other changes.

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