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Alfresco Co-Founder & CTO named to AIIM Board of Directors

John Newton Joins 2010 Class of ECM Industry Luminaries

LONDON – December 11, 2009 – Alfresco Software, Inc., the leader in open source enterprise content management (ECM) solutions, and the Association for Information and Image Management (AIIM), today announced that Alfresco Co-founder and Chief Technology Officer John Newton has been named to the AIIM Board of Directors. A community providing education, research and best practices to organizations looking to control and manage information, AIIM has voted John to its Board as part of a 2010 class of new directors consisting of a “who’s who” of the ECM industry elite.

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“John brings years of experience in all facets of the document and content management history. His extensive knowledge of this industry is second to none and he will be a welcome addition to our board. I look forward to John’s participation and counsel,” states, AIIM President, John Mancini.

John Newton is considered by many to be the father of enterprise content management, credited with inventing many concepts and technologies now used industry-wide. In 1990, John co-founded Documentum, the leader in content management that was eventually acquired by EMC. In 2005, John drove the development of the Alfresco open source alternative to proprietary ECM. Since its inception, Alfresco has built a base of more than 800 enterprise customers, partnered with more than 270 SI and OEM companies, surpassed the two million downloads mark and recently became the first open source software to obtain U.S. Department of Defense 5015.02 records management certification.

John has also played a key role in the adoption of the Content Management Interoperability Specification (CMIS), a standard aimed at delivering a common REST or Web Services API that can be used to develop write-once, run-anywhere, next generation content and social applications. A member of the OASIS Technical Committee developing the specification, John has taken Alfresco to the forefront of CMIS development with the inclusion of CMIS version 1.0 in Alfresco Community 3.2, the first implementation for public review. The company also recently held the first CMIS 1.0 virtual training session.

On the 2010 AIIM Board, John is joined by several industry heavyweights:

  • Tricia Bush, Director, SharePoint Enterprise, Microsoft;
  • Brent Bussell, FileNet/IBM Enterprise Content Management, IBM;
  • Timothy Elmore, CIO, Bank-Fund Staff Federal Credit Union;
  • Jeetu Patel, Executive Vice President, Doculabs; and
  • Dr. Johannes Scholtes, President & CEO, ZyLAB Technologies.

“AIIM is an extremely valued resource for the ECM industry and I am honored to be named to the organization’s Board of Directors” said Newton. “This appointment marks a high-point in my career. I look forward to collaborating with this impressive group of executives to develop new avenues for education and research in the ECM space.”

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About AIIM
AIIM (www.aiim.org) is the community that provides education, research, and best practices to help organizations find, control, and optimize their information. For over 60 years, AIIM has been the leading non-profit organization focused on helping users to understand the challenges associated with managing documents, content, records, and business processes.