The MindTouch Advisory Board includes industry experts recognized for their strategic vision and influence.
Sam is currently the VP of Strategy for Apigee. Sam has over 15 years of industry experience in enterprise software, product development, and open source strategy. Prior to Apigee, Ramji led open source strategy across Microsoft. He was a founding member of the AquaLogic product team and has built large-scale enterprise and Web-scale applications, leading the Ofoto engineering team through its acquisition by Kodak.
Doug Levin, an independent investor and strategic advisor, was most recently the Chief Executive Officer and President of Black Duck Software. In the past he has served as the CEO of MessageMachines and X-Collaboration Software Corporation; interim executive or consultant to CMGI Direct, IBM/Lotus Development Corporation, Oracle Software Corporation and other companies, and from 1987 to 1995, Doug held various senior management positions with Microsoft Corporation.
Matt Asay has been involved with open source since 1998, and is one of the industry’s leading open source business strategists. Matt Asay currently serves as the SVP of Business Development at Nodeable. Previously he served as COO of Canonical, the company behind the fast-growing Ubuntu open-source operating system.
Prior to Alfresco, Asay co-founded Novell®’s Linux Business Office in 2002 and was an early agitator and architect for the company’s shift to open source. In 2003 Asay founded the Open Source Business Conference, the industry’s premier open source strategy event, and has served as an Entreprenuer-in-Residence for Thomas Weisel Venture Partners, focusing on open source investment opportunities. Before Novell, Asay was General Manager at Lineo®, an embedded Linux software startup, where he ran Lineo’s Residential Gateway business.
Larry Augustin is an angel investor and advisor to early stage technology companies. He currently serves as the CEO of SugarCRM, as well as on the Boards of Directors of Compiere, Fonality, Hyperic, Medsphere, Pentaho, and XenSource. One of the group who coined the term “Open Source”, he has written and spoken extensively on Open Source worldwide. Worth Magazine named him to their list of the Top 50 CEOs in 2000. From 2002 to 2004 he was a Venture Partner at Azure Capital Partners. In 1993 he founded VA Linux (now SourceForge, NASDAQ:LNUX), where he served as CEO until August 2002. While CEO he launched SourceForge.net and led the company through an IPO in 1999.