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Industry Moves: BT CTO; Future Digital; eBay Sales

BT: After an internal re-org the telco’s CTO Matt Bross has left the company and returned to the US, seven years after joining. As well as leading the 21CN network project, Bross was also CEO of BT’s Innovate division, which was merged with the Design division this month. BT (NYSE: BT) hasn’t announced a replacement though chief information officer Al-Noor Ramji, who already has board level responsibilities for technology, will take on some elements of his role. From Lightreading.com.

Future: Former Trinity Mirror online ad exec Jessica Healy has been appointed Future Publishing’s first head of search, affiliate and social media. Senior digital marketing exec James Morrell is also promoted to affiliate manager and the company is looking for a search marketing manager. Via Marketing Week.

eBay: Former MSN multinational sales manager Harjit Badesha has joined eBay (NSDQ: EBAY) as head of international advertising sales, based in London. Badesha spent three years at MSN and has worked at Clear Channel (NYSE: CCU) Outdoor and Trinity Mirror (LSE: TNI). eBay made Phillip Rinn director of ad partnerships for EMEA earlier as part of an expansion of its sales operation in London. From Mediaweek.com.