March 23, 2012
Internet Pioneer and Co-Founder of Digex, Doug Humphrey, Joins Savtira Advisory Board
“The Father of Managed Hosting” to help manage Savtira´s enterprise-class, global cloud platform growth"
Tampa, FL (PRWEB) March 23, 2012
Savtira Corporation, a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) Cloud Commerce solutions company dedicated to converging all commerce platforms and supporting them on all devices, today announced Internet pioneer Doug Humphrey, perhaps best known for co-founding Digex, has joined the Savtira advisory board.
Humphrey has started multiple companies, helped launch MTV.com and many other commercial applications on the Web and has sat on 20 boards. For the past 8 years, Mr. Humphrey has directed Joss Research Institute, a 501(C)3 non-profit doing scientific research in a wide array of subject areas. He also mentors startup companies at the University of Maryland´s Dingman Center for Entrepreneurs.
“Doug has expertise in so many areas that mirror the Savtira vision and we are eager to exploit some of his knowledge,” said Timothy M. Roberts, President and CEO of Savtira. “Doug has started multiple successful companies that were considered visionary and went on to make global impacts.”
Humphrey, who is credited as being “The Father of Managed Hosting,” and business partner Mike Doughney started Digex in 1992 as one of the world´s first Internet service providers, first managed hosting businesses and a leader in video streaming. Digex stood up multiple data centers in strategic geographic locations and attracted the likes of Martha Stewart Living, J. Crew, Kraft, Mercedes-Benz, and Nike as customers and streamed some of the popular Bud Bowls of the mid 1990s.
Savtira recently announced it has stood up four of its planned 11 Enterprise Cloud Commerce and EDN Application Streaming Data Centers as part of its business plan to help globally organize information that is easily accessible and categorized from the cloud. Humphrey´s experience in converting pioneering visions to real life success stories could prove invaluable to Savtira as it continues its rapid growth.
“With each startup effort I underwent, I always tried to focus on bringing value and being creative in a new space,” said Humphrey, a self-proclaimed serial entrepreneur . “At Savtira, I see a lot of creative thinking and a lot of value that customers might not even realize yet and I am happy to help bring attention to its mission.”
About Doug Humphrey
Mr. Humphrey is an Internet pioneer and “Father of Managed Hosting” who resides in Laurel, Maryland. He has been the CEO of Joss Heavy Industries since 2004 where he also directs the Joss Research Institute, a 501(C)3 non-profit doing scientific research in a wide array of subject areas. He also mentors startup companies at the University of Maryland´s Dingman Center for Entrepreneurs.
Perhaps best known for co-founding Digex in 1992 with business partner Mike Doughney, Humphrey took the Internet Service Provider public and sold it in 1997 to Tampa, Florida-based Intermedia Communications Inc. WorldCom then bought Intermedia in 2001, taking control of Digex to complement its subsidiary, UUNet Technologies. It is now a part of Verizon.
Humphrey also founded broadcast media company SkyCache in 1997. This satellite communications firm focused on all types of Internet media. The name was changed to Cidera shortly before a planned IPO.
From there, Humphrey started a 10-year run with Coloco, a colocation corporation that handled Internet hardware.
Savtira is dedicated to converging all existing commerce platforms into one single, portable, device-agnostic, and ubiquitous offering that allows consumers to store, organize, access, and run their data, media and applications straight from the cloud, anytime, anywhere.
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