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CEO, Mozilla Corporation

Gary Kovacs is the CEO of Mozilla Corporation, responsible for leading the overall strategy and direction of the organization and community behind the Firefox Web browser and other Mozilla products used by more than 500 million people in more than 100 countries.

Kovacs has an extensive background in building and accelerating technology companies worldwide. Prior to joining Mozilla, he was senior VP of Markets, Solutions and Products at SAP (through its acquisition of Sybase) and as general manager of Mobile and Devices at Adobe (through its acquisition of Macromedia).

Previously, he led the successful creation and growth of Zi Corporation, a NASDAQ-listed company specializing in embedded software and services delivered on more than 400 million mobile and consumer devices. He also spent 10 years at IBM in various product and leadership positions within the global software division. He holds a bachelor’s degree in commerce and an M.B.A. with distinction from the University of Calgary.

Posts With Gary Kovacs

Former Mozilla CEO Kovacs to Head Security Software Firm AVG Technologies

Browser exec moves to mobile protection arena.
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Firefox CEO Kovacs Makes Case for Firefox OS at Dive Into Mobile (Video)

Mozilla chief Gary Kovacs, who is stepping down by year’s end, clearly hasn’t lost any enthusiasm when it comes to the potential for the mobile Web.
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Google Glass, Workday and “WTF, Firefox OS?” — 10 Things You Need to See on AllThingsD This Week

A convenient roundup of the Top 10 stories that powered AllThingsD this week.
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Google, Firefox and the Fastest-Growing Phone Company in China — What You Missed at Dive Into Mobile Yesterday

A quick catch-up guide to the first day of our global mobile conference.
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Firefox OS? WTF? (Video)

Good question.
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Mozilla’s CEO Makes a Case for the Firefox Mobile OS

If the duopoly of the massively popular Android and iOS is working for consumers why do we need a new operating system?
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Mozilla Will Debut Firefox OS in Five Countries in June

And 11 more by the end of the year. Onward to the U.S. in 2014.
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In Midst of Mobile Pivot, Mozilla CEO Kovacs to Step Down Later This Year

The search is on for someone to lead the open source software nonprofit foundation (which is also a for-profit startup).
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Why Carriers Just Love Firefox OS

First off, carriers are game for anything that threatens iOS and Android. Plus it’s free and open — two other words that carriers love.
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Meet Mozilla’s Host of New Mobile Partners

The browser maker is looking to create for the phone an operating system similar to what Google is trying on the desktop with Chrome OS.
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Google Renews Firefox Search Royalty Deal