HoloLens lead developer Alex Kipman has resigned from Microsoft following latest allegations of inappropriate behaviour and misconduct.
Kipman was accused of “unwanted touching” of colleagues in an Insider report on the finish of May, which additionally cited an incident where he had watched a video described by a colleague as “VR porn” in entrance of a bunch of workers. Several girls described the scenario as “very uncomfortable,” with many selecting to go away the room throughout the incident. Kipman was additionally accused of cultivating “a culture that diminishes women’s contributions.” After the report, Microsoft gave a reasonably generic remark to Eurogamer, saying “every reported claim we receive is investigated, and for every claim found substantiated there is clear action taken.”
The government is now parting methods with Microsoft. In an inside e-mail seen by GeekWire, Microsoft Cloud & AI group head Scott Guthrie wrote that the 2 had “mutually decided” to half methods, saying it was a matter of “organisational changes” to “align and further accelerate our overall Metaverse efforts.”
“Over the last several months, Alex Kipman and I have been talking about the team’s path going forward,” Guthrie writes. “We have mutually decided that this is the right time for him to leave the company to pursue other opportunities. I appreciate the tremendous vision Alex has provided to Microsoft over the years, and all that he has done to advance our Metaverse offerings.”
The e-mail concluded that Kipman’s resignation and additional adjustments to crew buildings are “effective immediately.”