Friday November 27, 2020

Born Clippy

After 20 years at Microsoft, PJ Hough is leading a major transformation at Citrix in his role as chief product officer.

Emmet Ryan

Technology Correspondent

20th January, 2019
PJ Hough became chief product officer at Citrix in 2016, having spent two decades working for Microsoft, where he was part of the Microsoft Office team that gave the world its famous animated assistant, ClippyPeter Houlihan

Clippy is not necessarily the legacy PJ Hough wants to leave, but he knows he will forever be associated with it. The man from Borrisokane in Co Tipperary led the creation of Microsoft Office as we know it but now, after 20 years with the company, he has a new challenge Stateside.

Hough is chief product officer at Citrix, having joined the company in 2016. He was part of the biggest leadership change in the history...

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