Unify, a leading communications software and services firm, today announced that Dr. Stefan Ried has joined as Head of Technology Strategy and Chief Technology Officer, Product House. Ried will be instrumental in helping Unify to drive and leverage the latest technology trends in cloud…
Unify, a leading communications software and services firm, today announced that Dr. Stefan Ried has joined as Head of Technology Strategy and Chief Technology Officer, Product House. Ried will be instrumental in helping Unify to drive and leverage the latest technology trends in cloud, Platform as a Service (PaaS), and the Internet of Things.
“I’m thrilled to help further drive Unify’s transformation to a leading software and cloud player,” said Ried. “Business has moved to the cloud and communication, collaboration, and business processes need to work seamlessly across the cloud, and on-premise. I am looking forward to re-positioning Unify in the new ecosystem of technology vendors and the emerging developer community.”
Ried has 20 years of experience in leading-edge technology marketing and product development. Prior to joining Unify, he was Vice President and Principal Analyst at Forrester Research, where he advised leading Chief Information Officers and software vendors about the Internet of Things, cloud platforms, and emerging business models, such as cloud broker. Ried also previously worked as Senior Vice President of Netweaver Product Management at SAP and as Vice President of Product Management at Software AG. He studied Physics in Stuttgart and owns a PhD granted by Max Planck Institute.
“With his unique industry knowledge and technology product management experience, Ried’s broad view and insights into latest technology trends will help accelerate our transformation to a pure play software company,” said Peter Kurpick, Executive Vice President of Product House at Unify. “He is the right person at the helm of our product house as we continue to redefine and lead the NW2W conversation.”
For more information, visit www.unify.com, see Ried’s blog, and connect with him on Twitter @StefanRied. Additionally, follow the NW2W conversation on Twitter at #NW2W and on LinkedIn.
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