DreamFactory Software Appoints Bill Coleman and Greg Papadopoulos To Board of Directors
Silicon Valley pioneers bring vision and expertise to guide product roadmap and help drive adoption of DreamFactory’s open source mobile enterprise application platform.
CAMPBELL, Calif., June 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ — DreamFactory Software has named William (Bill) Coleman III and Greg Papadopoulos to the company’s board of directors. The new board members will help guide the company through the rapidly expanding market for mobile development tools that run on any server or cloud-computing infrastructure.
DreamFactory publishes an open source REST API platform for mobile enterprise application development and operation. More than 20,000 individual developers and enterprise customers have downloaded the DreamFactory Services Platform since late last year.
Among other accomplishments, Bill Coleman was co-founder and served as chairman and CEO of BEA Systems, founded cloud computing pioneer Cassatt Inc., and worked as a senior executive at Sun Microsystems during its early years. Mr. Coleman’s experience with enterprise middleware, application development, and sales methodology will be extremely relevant as the company ramps up efforts to drive adoption of the DreamFactory Services Platform.
Greg Papadopoulos, PhD, is a venture partner at New Enterprise Associates (NEA), where he focuses on systems, software and semiconductor companies. Prior to NEA, he was EVP and CTO of Sun Microsystems, where he guided the company’s $2 billion R&D portfolio. Mr. Papadopoulos has been actively involved with the technical direction and architecture of the DreamFactory Services Platform since the earliest stages of its design and development.
“Enterprise software is in the midst a big shift from isolated websites and desktop browsers to distributed HTML5 and JSON services powering mobile applications,” said Bill Coleman. “The DreamFactory platform is a transformative enterprise middleware solution for mobilizing legacy data and developing modern applications on the phone, tablet, or desktop.”
“DreamFactory has been using web services and building service platforms for the past decade, so I’m really excited to see them sharing their application development model and accumulated experience with other developers in the open source community,” said Greg Papadopoulos. “Providing a comprehensive REST API for legacy SQL is a particularly valuable contribution.”
“We are thrilled to have Bill and Greg on our board. They have the experience and vision to guide us on our product roadmap and help drive adoption of DreamFactory with CIOs,” said DreamFactory President Bill Appleton.
Today’s announcement follows the release of DreamFactory 1.5, a major update of the company’s open source REST API platform. DreamFactory 1.5 adds server-side scripting to enhance customization of the service platform, and server-side events to provide notifications to the client device. Also added to this version are server-side filters and lookup keys that enable developers to securely connect mobile users with existing enterprise databases and control record-level data visibility.
DreamFactory brings agile development techniques to enterprise mobility
-- Bill Coleman is a partner at Alsop Louie Partners. Previously, Bill was founder, chairman and CEO of Cassatt Inc., an enterprise cloud software company that was acquired by CA Inc. in 2009. In 1995, he founded BEA Systems Inc., for which he developed the vision and business plan, recruited the other two other principals, Ed Scott and Alfred Chuang, and raised the Series A funding from Warburg Pincus (the only funding round required until the IPO in 1997). Bill was chairman and CEO of the company from its founding through September 2001, during which time BEA became the fastest software company ever to reach a billion dollars in annual revenue, a record that still stands today. -- Greg Papadopoulos is a venture partner at New Enterprise Associates and has held several executive positions, most recently serving as chief technology officer at Sun Microsystems, where he directed the company's $2B R&D portfolio. As a practicing engineer with HP and Honeywell, Greg also helped found PictureTel (video conferencing) and Exa Corporation (computational fluid dynamics). Greg was also an associate professor of electrical engineering and computer science at MIT, where he conducted research in scalable systems, multithreaded/dataflow processor architecture, functional and declarative languages, and fault-tolerant computing.
ABOUT DREAMFACTORY SOFTWARE
DreamFactory Software Inc. develops and markets technology that enables developers to connect modern mobile apps to enterprise backend infrastructure in the cloud. Enterprises, web development agencies, and independent developers use DreamFactory to build secure, modern mobile apps and deploy them on any cloud or data center. The company is based in Campbell, California and has a development center in Atlanta, Georgia. For more information, visit www.dreamfactory.com, or follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter @dfsoftwareinc.
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