Tasktop Adds Dr. Brian Barry to Board of Directors

May 5, 2011

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, May 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Tasktop Technologies (www.tasktop.com), creators of the Eclipse Mylyn open source tools and a leader in Agile Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) integration and productivity, today announced the addition of Dr. Brian Barry to its board of directors. Barry brings more than 20 years of technical and business leadership experience working with a range of highly successful technology companies, including Object Technology International (OTI), developers of the Eclipse IDE platform. Barry’s experience and guidance will help Tasktop accelerate its growth and develop innovative solutions for enterprise software development and knowledge worker productivity.

“Brian’s vision and leadership at OTI were instrumental to creating the Eclipse platform and ecosystem,” said Mik Kersten, CEO of Tasktop and creator of the open source Eclipse Mylyn project. “We are honored to have Brian’s experience guiding Tasktop in our mission to transform the application lifecycle and task management space into a more developer friendly and productive experience. We look forward to Brian’s input as we work to build a great company and scale our business to meet growing demand for Tasktop innovation.”

Dr. Barry is currently Chief Technology Officer of XIA Systems, and CEO of Bedarra Research Labs. From 1991 to 2002 he served as Chief Scientist, CEO, president and CTO at Object Technology International (OTI), Inc. Under his leadership OTI developed the Eclipse IDE Platform, IBM VisualAge for Java and IBM VisualAgeMicroEdition for embedded systems. Dr. Barry has more than 20 years of experience in the design and implementation of object-oriented and component-based systems, including distributed, client/server, embedded and real-time applications. He was a charter member of the ANSI Smalltalk committee and a co-author of the Smalltalk standard. He holds a Ph.D. from Queen’s University.

Tasktop created its task management tools to help developers be more productive by making it effortless for them to organize their work around tasks. Serving as an ALM interoperability suite, Tasktop Enterprise has become the standard for integrating disparate development tools and platforms that are the reality for today’s enterprise software development organizations. By providing traceability and knowledge sharing between tools and platforms that are often provided by separate companies, Tasktop helps reduce the complexity and challenges of successfully scaling Agile programs beyond small teams. Organizations using Tasktop are able to integrate and gain added value from heterogeneous systems, improve the happiness and productivity of development teams, and integrate and manage emerging technology platforms, such as cloud computing and mobile applications, into existing development practices.

About Tasktop Technologies

Tasktop Technologies is the company behind the Eclipse Mylyn ALM integration framework and its revolutionary task-focused interface technology. The task-focused interface is proven to make developers more productive by showing only the relevant information for each task, dramatically reducing search time and facilitating multitasking. Tasktop Enterprise is the company’s commercial product based on Mylyn, with task-focused support for web browsing, time tracking, documents, email, calendars and commercial ALM components. Tasktop also provides consulting, connector development services and training to the growing number of companies adopting the task-focused paradigm and tools. For more information, please visit (www.tasktop.com).

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