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Friday, January 27, 2012

OLGA ARARA OUT IN GOOGLE MOCALITY SAGA

The Google Mocality saga has drawn its first casualties. Kenya country lead for Google, Olga Arara-Kimani formerly of Safaricom has been let go by the company. Also axed is a technical guy in Zurich. Company officials contacted said they will issue a statement once investigations are complete. The statement will come from Nelson Mattos, he of, "mortified" fame. It is not clear how Olga was picked for the fall but as one observer noted, sometimes a sacrificial lamb has to be found for the brand name to weather the storm.

 It is unfortunate as the Google getting businesses online that ended up causing so much mayhem was one of the first major projects Olga oversaw.



3 comments:

  1. The heads have started rolling..

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  2. Sad that she's taken the fall for Google. I expect an undisclosed settlement agreement & payment to Mocality will close the story.

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  3. It is sad to see that Olga Arara took the brunt of this data scandal ordeal, but I have a feeling Google knew about it, and underestimated that mocality would not pursue this infringement. Now Google has tarnished their reputation, and this goes to show that data security experts are much needed in areas where Google is expanding into. On the other hand, I know Olga's credentials will help her land another job soon. All the best to you Olga.

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