"I firmly believe that MindTouch's technology and vision will drive fundamental change to the next generation of collaborative networking" said Ramji.
San Diego (PRWEB) February 23, 2010
MindTouch, the open source alternative to Microsoft SharePoint, today announced that technology thought leader and open source veteran Sam Ramji has joined its advisory board. Mr. Ramji will provide strategic insight and guidance to the MindTouch executive team as it positions the company for continued market capture in the enterprise collaborative networking space.
"Having Sam join our advisory board is a testimony to how much MindTouch has accomplished," said Aaron Fulkerson, CEO, MindTouch. "Sam’s insights into technology adoption will be extremely valuable to us as we continue to lead innovation in the enterprise collaboration market. We are thrilled to be working with him and look forward to his contributions."
Mr. Ramji, currently the Vice President of Strategy at Sonoa Systems, brings over 15 years of diverse experience in enterprise software, product development, and the open source community. Previous to Sonoa Systems, he drove many of Microsoft's contributions to open source. Ramji was also a leader in BEA's move into cross-platform initiatives as a founding member of the AquaLogic product team. Prior to that he led the Ofoto engineering team through its acquisition by Kodak.
"I firmly believe that MindTouch's technology and vision will drive fundamental change to the next generation of collaborative networking" said Ramji. "I am excited to share my views and expertise, helping MindTouch lead collaboration adoption in the enterprise."
MindTouch has been recognized as the leading alternative to SharePoint for enterprise collaboration. To capitalize on the market opportunity at hand, MindTouch has assembled the industry's most impressive roster of industry advisors to help best position MindTouch. Ramji joins existing MindTouch a dvisory board members including Matt Asay and Larry Augustin, a veritable ’who’s who’ of top open source business influencers recognized by leading industry analysts and journalists within the open source community.
Matt Asay currently serves as the COO of Canonical, the company behind the fast-growing Ubuntu open source operating system. He is one of the industry’s leading open source business strategists who has been involved with open source since 1998.
Larry Augustin is currently the CEO of SugarCRM, an angel investor and advisor to early stage technology companies. He was CEO and founder of VA Linux (now SourceForge) (NASDAQ:LNUX) and has written and spoken extensively on open source worldwide.
MindTouch set out to solve the problem of collaboration by making it possible for non-programmers to connect enterprise systems, databases and web-services in the context of an easy to use collaborative environment. The purpose of MindTouch is to provide wiki-like ease of collaboration between humans and machines; thereby enabling less-technology savvy people to automate reports and systems and create dashboards. For more information, please visit http://www.mindtouch.com.