SCO Names Tim Negris as Senior Vice President of Marketing; Promotes Sandeep Gupta to Chief Technology Officer Experienced Senior Marketing Executive and Long-Time UNIX Guru Join SCO

Executive Team



    LAS VEGAS, SCO Forum, Aug. 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The SCO Group, Inc.
 (SCO) (Nasdaq:   SCOX), owner of the UNIX operating system and a leading
 provider of UNIX-based solutions, today announced the appointment of Tim
 Negris to the position of senior vice president of marketing, and the
 promotion of Sandeep "Sandy" Gupta to the position of chief technology
 officer.  Negris and Gupta bring solid backgrounds in both marketing and
 technology leadership to the SCO executive team.  Negris and Gupta will report
 directly to Darl McBride, president and CEO of the SCO Group.
     "The combined talents of both Tim and Sandy put our company in a strategic
 position to execute on our overall product and corporate vision," said Darl
 McBride, president and CEO, the SCO Group.  "By increasing the strength of our
 marketing and technology leadership, we're better equipped to accomplish our
 goal of building world-class software, accelerating a movement toward more
 agile business computing and delivering outstanding marketing programs and
 customer service to our valued customers, partners and resellers."
     "SCO's exciting new products, rich technical assets, deep management
 bench, and broad base of customers and partners add up to a great untold story
 and promising market opportunity for this company," said Tim Negris, vice
 president of marketing, the SCO Group.  "Today, when somebody orders fast food
 or makes a phone call anywhere in the world, there is probably a SCO operating
 system helping to make it happen.  Going forward, the recent product
 performance enhancements will enable SCO's customers and partners to address
 even larger solution challenges and opportunities.  The coming products will
 also bring SCO innovation to a wide range of new markets and applications.  If
 you want to understand SCO's mission as a company, look at the tech, not the
 torts.  I did, and that's why I am here."
 
     Tim Negris, Vice President of Marketing
     In his new role as vice president of marketing, Negris will be responsible
 for all product and corporate marketing activities at SCO.  Negris is a
 25 year veteran of the computer software industry.  He brings a strong
 marketing background to SCO, with broad experience in corporate leadership,
 strategy, and operations across a wide range of technology and business
 contexts, from start-ups to large corporations.
     Throughout his career, Negris has served as vice president of marketing
 for a number of large software companies, including Oracle and IBM.  He was
 credited with coining the term "thin client" that is now a ubiquitous notion
 in Web-based computing.  Negris managed all aspects of marketing and brand
 management in IBM's largest software business unit, with revenues of
 $3.5 billion.  He was also responsible for all aspects of product marketing
 for database, office automation, document management, and connectivity product
 portfolios at Oracle, with revenues over $400 million per year.  Prior to
 these engagements, Negris also worked in product management for Sybase,
 marketing client/server RDBMS technology.
     Over the past 10 years, Negris has grown, managed, and reorganized a
 variety of business units and companies as president and CEO.  He has managed
 all aspects of business for a number of mid-sized to small organizations,
 including a number of start-up companies.  Negris has also served as a
 marketing consultant for executives at Hewlett-Packard, Dell, and Dun &
 Bradstreet.
 
     Sandeep Gupta, Chief Technology Officer
     As chief technology officer, Gupta will provide ongoing technology
 leadership to SCO's UNIX products.  Gupta will also continue to serve as vice
 president of engineering at SCO, overseeing the company's movement toward an
 agile software development model used in developing SCO's next generation
 technology products and platforms.  Within these duties, Gupta will oversee
 all development and engineering at SCO offices in Murray Hill, New Jersey;
 Scotts Valley, California; Lindon, Utah; and Delhi, India.
     Gupta joined SCO in 1996 to work in the ISV engineering group.  During
 this time, Gupta worked with strategic ISV partners -- including Progress,
 Oracle, Computer Associates, and others -- on their ports to SCO UNIX
 platforms.  Gupta then moved to the SCO UK escalations group and led the 24x7
 enterprise escalations engineering team.  He also led the SCOx eCommerce and
 Web Services initiatives.  At SCO, Gupta has also conducted the UnixWare
 development effort in SCO's Murray Hill, New Jersey development center as
 senior director of UNIX engineering.
     Most recently, Gupta has been serving as SCO's Vice President of
 Engineering -- providing technology leadership for the development and
 enhancement of all SCO products, including leading its two major operating
 system releases of SCO UnixWare 7.1.4 and SCO OpenServer 6.  Before joining
 SCO, Gupta worked for Fujitsu ICL in the UK.  During this engagement, Gupta
 contributed tremendous effort to the core kernel team at ICL that oversaw the
 reference port and device driver development of UNIX System V on the SPARC
 platform.  Prior to this experience, Gupta started his career as an intern
 scientist at Indian Space and Research Organization (ISRO), India, where we
 worked on advanced digital signal processors and also published a paper on
 complex algorithms for speech synthesis at low bit rates.
 
     About SCO
     The SCO Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:   SCOX) helps millions of customers to grow
 their businesses everyday.  Headquartered in Lindon, Utah, SCO has a worldwide
 network of thousands of resellers and developers.  SCO Global Services
 provides reliable localized support and services to partners and customers.
 For more information on SCO products and services, visit www.sco.com.
 
     SCO, and the associated SCO logo, are trademarks or registered trademarks
 of The SCO Group, Inc. in the U.S. and other countries.  UNIX is a registered
 trademark of The Open Group.  All other brand or product names are or may be
 trademarks of, and are used to identify products or services of, their
 respective owners.
 
 

SOURCE The SCO Group, Inc.

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