Top Exec Crisis Emerging At Apple
Yoky Matsuoka, who joined Apple in May to work on their health apps and fitness technology for the Apple Watch and iPhone has thrown in the towel, walking away from the big technology company.
Back in June Steve Zadesky, a 16-year Apple veteran in charge of Apple’s electric-car plans, quit the company.
The architect of Apple’s online radio strategy Ian Rogers resigned two months after the launch of its Beats1 radio service, said people familiar with the matter.
He was part of the executive team that joined Apple last year when the company acquired Beats, the audio group started by Dr Dre and Jimmy Iovine, for $3bn.
Matsuoka who was working on Apple’s Health and Fitness strategy was hired to lead teams involved with the company’s HealthKit tracking software, the CareKit tool for managing patient medical care, the ResearchKit framework for conducting medical studies via Apple devices, and related machine learning algorithms. Matsuoka reported to Jeff Williams, Apple’s chief operating officer, who also runs the teams related to the Apple Watch, health research, and fitness applications claims Bloomberg.
Matsuoka didn’t reply to an e-mail requesting comment. An Apple spokeswoman declined to comment.
Before joining Apple, Matsuoka led technology efforts as a vice president at Alphabet (The Company who own Google) Nest Labs. She is credited with developing the technology that helps Nest thermostats automatically adapt to things like environmental conditions and past usage. Matsuoka was a pioneer in robotics, having helped invent a lifelike robotic hand. She is also a co-founder of Google X, the lab that produced Google Glass.