EDS Agnes Ng has been appointed managing director for EDS Hong Kong. She will take responsibility for all sales and client-care organisations, and will oversee the delivery and portfolio operations. Previously, Ms Ng was client-care delivery director for Hong Kong, responsible for government business and the delivery of services to EDS customers in the city. She was also director of the solutions centre for the Asia-Pacific north region, managing application services delivery and working with four major solution centres in Taiwan, Japan, Hong Kong and the region covered by the Association of Southeast Asian Nations. Ms Ng joined EDS Hong Kong in 1994 as project director for the Hong Kong Immigration Department. ACCOONA The new artificial intelligence search engine company has named former Compaq Computer chief executive Eckhard Pfeiffer as its chairman. Mr Pfeiffer has been working with Accoona - which launched its product last week in the United States and China - as one of its founding executives since early this year. As Compaq's president and chief executive, Mr Pfeiffer built the firm into one of the world's largest suppliers of personal computers and servers. He also serves on the boards of General Motors, Ericsson, IFCO and Intershop Communications. SIVAULT SYSTEMS Former Apple Computer chairman and chief executive Gilbert Amelio will join the secure storage and identity authentication specialist as its chairman of the board from next month. Before working for Apple, Mr Amelio was the president, chief executive and chairman of National Semiconductor and the president of Rockwell Communication Systems, a unit of Rockwell International. He has been a venture capitalist since 1998, most recently with Sienna Ventures. Before his management career, Mr Amelio was a successful technologist. He is responsible for the development of the first practical charge-coupled image sensor, used today to register images in consumer camcorders, professional video cameras, digital still cameras and the Hubble space telescope. STORAGE NETWORKING INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION Two senior technologists at data storage giant EMC have been elected to key positions at the non-profit storage industry group. Wayne Adams has been elected chairman of the association's board of directors. He will take the lead in the group's strategic planning, membership development, marketing, public relations, technical output and operational planning. David Black has been re-elected to the technical council of the association by its members for a two-year term. He will play an active role in helping to set the technical direction for the council's activities, including developing industry standards. HEWLETT-PACKARD The Silicon Valley-based information technology giant has named Pam Wickham as vice-president of corporate communications. Ms Wickham will lead Hewlett-Packard's external communications strategy and oversee corporate media relations, corporate analyst relations, executive communications, and corporate events and trade shows. She brings more than a decade of extensive global communications expertise to her new position at HP, having served most recently as executive vice-president of global communications at GE Healthcare. AGERE SYSTEMS The maker of semiconductors for storage, wireless data and public and enterprise networks has named Hans-Joachim Dittloff as vice-president of engineering for its mobility division. In this newly created position, Mr Dittloff will lead Agere's core development activities for GPRS, EDGE, 3G W-CDMA and Wi-fi chips and software, product engineering and test initiatives. He joins the company from Infineon Technologies, where he was the chief operating officer of the secure mobile solutions group.