When a rat deserts a sinking ship....
...it normally only makes a pathetic squeaking noise. That one was quite eloquent but 'twas a load of bulls**t all the same!
Stratis Scleparis, the former BT Retail chief technology officer who joined Phorm after overseeing secret trials of its web monitoring and profiling system, has quit the firm. Phorm is expected to reveal further heavy losses when it announces its half year financial results on Monday. A spokesman for Phorm said Scleparis had …
"I am proud of the contribution that I and my team have made in the development of Phorm's unique online content and advertising personalisation technologies."
may possibly equate to:
"I am proud that I was responsible for unlawful trials of illegal bugging software, and that my team of lawyers has managed to prevent me being prosecuted for these actions"?
Hopefully this toad will now find it difficult to find new employment, except for firms which already have a tainted image themselves, probably through the 'old boy' network.
(Pirate icon, as the day is nearly upon us!)
. . . is a euphemism for being shown the door, given the push, or in very, very simple terms: SACKED!!
I have worked in many companies that, on the departure of a well known and apparently successful employee, an email from a 'high ranking' figure used the exact terminology.
The reality of what actually tranpsired is, the high ranking bull shitters were out-bullshitted by a bigger bullshitter, finally caught on and didn't like it one bit . . . ergo statement of " pursuing other interests"!!
Sclerapis' parting "comment" was manufactured by Phorm in a "please stay calm, everything is ok" moment or by Sclerapis himself in as much as "I'm as good at what I do as I say I am"
Whichever is the case, there's still a lingering smell of . . . Bullshit!!
>In a statement, Scleparis said: "I am proud of the contribution that I and my team have made in the
>development of Phorm's unique online content and advertising personalisation technologies.
>"I wish the Company every success with its current market trials and the roll out to full deployment
>of its innovative service."
From my experience of being behind the scenes when press statements are made it is very unlikely that Scleparis actually said any of the above.
AC:"Stratis Scleparis...Is clearly a poisonous human being."
Sorry to disappoint your uniformed and blinkered view of the world but he's actually a very nice bloke indeed and one of the best managers I ever worked for (in his pre-BT/Phorm days).
I think he's been misguided over Phorm and realised it quite early on but he's not the sort of person who would just up and quit without trying to fix the problem before leaving.
I'm sure he is nice, but he knew full well what he was doing when thought that Phorm might be the biggest gravy train in history. Selling services to BT? Nice little earner. Especially as he would have been privy to all the inside details, working in BT tech.
No, too much ch-ching at stake to think clearly. He could have backed out at any time, but the lure of the spondoolics was just too much and now you reap what you sow.
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