Just over a week ago, Ben Golub was on stage the DockerCon 17 conference explaining how well his company Docker Inc was doing and why container use is the future of technology. While Golub was optimistic about the future of Docker Inc, apparently his future as CEO of Docker was to be short lived. Today Docker Inc announced that Steve Singh will be the company’s new CEO.
What is surprising about the move is that there was no indication, public or otherwise, at DockerCon 17 or elsewhere, that a CEO search or replacement exercise was underway. As it turns out, discussions about new CEO have been ongoing for weeks, though there was no formal executive search underway.