Philly Tech People News 6/17/2012

Microsoft Veteran Nitin Bhatia Joins NextDocs to Further Drive Growth in Global Services
Bhatia brings decades of experience at Microsoft to his new role as leader of NextDocs’ Global Services team
(Business Wire)

SunGard Announces Chief Financial Officer Transition (Business Wire)

SAP Ventures hires Clarkson as COO, managing director (San Jose Business Journal)

JK Group Names Robert E. Farina as Chief Executive Officer
Top Software Executive Joins Industry Pioneer to Drive Growth and Expand Product Portfolios

iPipeline Increases Focus on Canadian Marketplace
Hires Canadian Insurance Expert to Support New Business Development Activities
(Business Wire)

Universal Display Corporation Strengthens Management Team with Addition of New Vice President Mauro Premutico
Premutico, patent protection and intellectual property law expert, will support Universal Display’s continued growth as leading OLED technology licensing and materials supply company
(Business Wire)

Ex-Canoe Exec Orduña Joins PayPal
Former Chief Product Officer of Cable's Ad Venture Aims to Strike Deals With MSOs, Others
(Multichannel News)

John Schanz Receives InfoWorld Technology Leadership Award (Comcast Voices/Official Comcast Blog)

Minority-Focused Startup Incubator DreamIt Access Gets Renewed Investment, Will Continue For Two More Cycles (TechCrunch)
DreamIt now accepting applications for Fall class in Philly.

15 Tech Scenes In Places You'd Never Think To Look (Fast Company)
According to Fast Company, Philly ranks with tech powerhouses like Savannah, Greenville SC, Grand Rapids and Hobbs NM.

New York: Techie Magnet (Wall Street Journal: Metro Money)
"Stylitics investor Kirsten Green, managing partner of Forerunner Ventures, told me she'd be less inclined to fund a start-up based in Philly, simply because of the logistical hassles."