About Me

Since 1978, George Cacioppo has pushed for innovation in the software engineering and technology sectors. Cacioppo was born in Suffolk County, New York, and lived in the Northeast for over 15 years before relocating to the West Coast. His family and he reside in the San Diego area of California. Throughout his illustrious career, Cacioppo has been a visionary, advocating innovation, continuous progress, and, most importantly, results. He has consistently shown proficiency in the creation, operation, and invention of cloud-based, high-capacity consumer digital commerce, media, and gaming systems.

In 1978, Cacioppo began his career at Hazeltine Industrial Products Division in Greenlawn, New York, as a Software Engineer. In this position, he wrote custom code for a variety of software systems. After four years as a Software Engineer, Cacioppo joined Digital Equipment Corporation (USA) as Engineering Manager in April 1982. Using his extensive experience from previous jobs, he skillfully coordinated the supply of font goods for X-Windows-based desktop systems. He also devised a number of techniques and procedures for certifying and releasing a wide range of video terminals, as well as printing goods using complex software.

Based on his previous experience working with sophisticated PostScript laser printers, Adobe's Vice President of Software Development Cacioppo was named Vice President of Software Development for PostScript at Adobe. Cacioppo worked with PostScript on strategy, product development, and account growth from April 1992 until February 2004. The Desktop Publishing Revolution began in 1984, when PostScript was released as the first device-independent Page Description Language (PDL) and programming language. During his more than a decade with Adobe, Cacioppo actively contributed to the advancement of PostScript into a best-in-class RIP technology for commercial and office printing solutions. He was in charge of engineering for up to 40 global OEM contracts worth more than $200 million in total. This necessitated overseeing the definition, development, and delivery of important OEM software components, with a focus on the following:

Adobe's unwavering program functionality, stringent timetable adherence, and world-class quality control standards.

Cacioppo was also in charge of managing particular improvements required to meet customer requirements and save time to market. As the president of an engineering firm, Cacioppo was responsible for the professional growth and advancement of 160 engineers. For more than a decade, Cacioppo:

Increased revenue from important customers, a larger account base, shorter product cycle times, better predictability, and a more customer-centric culture.

He began his career in March 2005 as Vice President of Engineering at PalmSource Holding Co in Sunnyvale, California. After joining the fast-paced world of smartphones and mobile technology, Cacioppo made an immediate impact at PalmSource Holding. To assist the very difficult development of new mobile devices, Cacioppo built a strong, dynamic technical and product management team from the bottom up. In particular, he was in charge of the deployment of licensed cell phones, smartphones, and mobile gadgets. In just three years, Cacioppo was able to: Reduce the time it took for items to reach market.

Increase the usage of operating systems based on Linux.

Create and distribute Linux-based embedded software that is open source.

There's much more.

Vice President of Software Engineering at TurboTax

TurboTax, a subsidiary of Intuit, is changing the way consumers and businesses file and prepare their taxes. Cacioppo joined the TurboTax team as Vice President of Software Engineering in March of 2008. As an organizational leader, he was in control of around 250 product engineers and staff. He oversaw TurboTax Online development and operations, as well as desktop products and solutions, with his team. More than $1.6 billion in sales were generated as a consequence of Cacioppo's leadership, executive strategy, and vision, as well as:

Improved the scalability of TurboTax and other online goods, and boosted the dependability of TurboTax and other online goods by developing a modern data platform based on Big Data technology.

Cacioppo leveraged his Palm expertise to manage the delivery of cutting-edge iPhone and tablet devices, which received 4.5-star ratings and attracted digital native customers. Because of his strong focus on strategy, continuous improvement, and process improvements, he led several process reengineering efforts to free up resources for new innovation and reinvestment. For his dedication to excellence, he got the coveted Intuit CEO Leadership Award in 2010.

Senior Vice President of Engineering at Sony PlayStation Network

The PlayStation Network was in peril when Cacioppo joined Sony Interactive Entertainment's PlayStation Network in 2013. As the new Senior Vice President of Engineering, one of his first tasks was to stabilize the network. He set long- and short-term strategic goals while also hiring top talent to grow the engineering department. These initiatives were crucial in:

Technical flaws must be addressed, as well as effective monitoring, the formation of a quick incident response team, and the resolution of long-standing user experience complaints.

Cacioppo was able to reduce maintenance downtime to a bare minimum while while improving all critical KPIs including issue resolution time, response time, and availability. Rather of relying on outdated data center infrastructures, he shifted development to the cloud and implemented initiatives to increase employee adoption of new services and technologies. He also created, implemented, and launched a number of cutting-edge technology targeted at improving PlayStation Network speed and operations. Cacioppo's forethought placed the PlayStation Network in the greatest possible position to meet the massive rise in demand created by stay-at-home orders when the COVID-19 virus shook the world. In 2021, Cacioppo was honored with the Sony Group Technology Award for his great leadership and creative abilities.

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