John O'Hara is to become MapInfo's new executive vice-president of international operations. O'Hara moves to the company from Microsoft UK, where he worked as general manager, enterprise and partner group. Prior to this, he was VP of worldwide sales and operations for Pivotal Corporation and spent 11 years with the Lotus Development Group and IBM. In his new role, O'Hara will assist with the expansion of MapInfo in EMEA and Asia Pacific.