Oxbotica appoints former Microsoft UK managing director as new CEO

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Open autonomous vehicle software developer Oxbotica has announced that Gavin Jackson has been appointed as its new CEO.

Jackson joins Oxbotica with extensive experience in the technology sector, having previously held senior leadership positions at Microsoft and Amazon Web Services (AWS). As Microsoft UK managing director, he was responsible for leading its enterprise commercial business, and as AWS managing director, he oversaw all EMEA operations.

“Oxbotica is on a mission to Make the Earth Move. Safely and sustainably unleashing the benefits of self-driving vehicles to every person and every organization on the planet,” Jackson said. “This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to be at the heart of a transformational change in the way we live and work. The technology we are developing at Oxbotica will make the world safer, more sustainable, more accessible and more efficient, while changing the entire economic model for fleet operators.”

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