MADISON, Wis., April 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Sonic Foundry, Inc. (NASDAQ: SOFO), the recognized market leader for rich media webcasting, lecture capture and knowledge management, today announced the appointment of Dharmesh Sampat as Vice President of Engineering.
Mr. Sampat joined Sonic Foundry as a Software Design Engineer in October 2001 as part of the company's acquisition of the Mediasite technology from Carnegie Mellon University, later assuming responsibility for overseeing the design and development of the Mediasite webcasting platform. He has served as Director of Engineering since October 2008. Mr. Sampat will continue to lead the company's engineering and product development initiative.
Mr. Sampat holds 20 years of engineering leadership, product design and development, and process management expertise in the software industry. Prior to joining Sonic Foundry, he served as a technical lead and manager at Tata Consultancy Services, India and Mediasite Inc., focusing on image processing applications, streaming media applications and digital video libraries. Mr. Sampat has a Master's degree in Computer Technology from Mumbai University, Mumbai, India.
"As one of the original developers of Mediasite, Dharmesh brings deep and valuable product knowledge, experience and passion to this role. His commitment to using research and development to build stronger rich media technologies will better serve the evolving needs of our customers. We are privileged to work with him in this new capacity," said Gary Weis, CEO of Sonic Foundry.
About Sonic Foundry®, Inc.
Sonic Foundry (NASDAQ: SOFO, www.sonicfoundry.com) is the global leader for rich media webcasting and knowledge management, providing enterprise communication solutions for education, business and government. Powered by Mediasite, the patented webcasting platform which automates the capture, management, delivery and search of lectures, online training and briefings, Sonic Foundry empowers people to transform the way they communicate. Through the Mediasite platform and its Event Services group, the company helps customers connect a dynamic, evolving world of shared knowledge and envisions a future where learners and workers around the globe use webcasting to bridge time and distance, accelerate research and improve performance. Product and service names mentioned herein are the trademarks of Sonic Foundry, Inc. or their respective owners.
Certain statements contained in this news release regarding matters that are not historical facts may be forward-looking statements. Because such forward-looking statements include risks and uncertainties, actual results may differ materially from those expressed in or implied by such forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially include, but are not limited to, uncertainties pertaining to continued market acceptance for Sonic Foundry's products, its ability to succeed in capturing significant revenues from media services and/or systems, the effect of new competitors in its market, integration of acquired business and other risk factors identified from time to time in its filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
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