MUNICH and BOCA RATON, Fla., Jan. 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Unify, a leading communications software and services firm, today announced that Dr. Stefan Ried has joined as Head of Technology Strategy and Chief Technology Officer, Product House. Ried will be instrumental in helping Unify to drive the latest technology trends in cloud, Platform as a Service (PaaS), and the Internet of Things.
"I'm thrilled to help further drive Unify's transformation to a leading software and cloud player," said Ried. "Business has moved to the cloud and communication, collaboration, and business processes need to work seamlessly across the cloud, and on-premise. I am looking forward to re-positioning Unify in the new ecosystem of technology vendors and the modern developer community."
Ried has 20 years of experience in leading-marketing and software product development. Prior to joining Unify, he was Vice President and Principal Analyst at Forrester Research, where he advised leading CIOs and software vendors about cloud platforms, the Internet of Things, and emerging business models, such as cloud broker. Ried also previously worked as Senior Vice President of Netweaver Product Management at SAP and as Vice President of Product Management at Software AG. He studied Physics in Stuttgart and owns a PhD granted by Max Planck Institute.
"With his unique industry knowledge and technology product management experience, Ried's broad view and insights into latest technology trends will help accelerate our transformation to a pure play software company," said Peter Kurpick, Executive Vice President of Product House at Unify. "He is the right person at the helm of our product house technology strategy as we continue to redefine and lead the NW2W conversation."
Unify is one of the world's leading communications software and services firms, providing integrated communications solutions for approximately 75 percent of the Fortune Global 500. Our solutions, including Circuit, unify multiple networks, devices and applications into one easy-to-use platform that allows teams to engage in rich and meaningful conversations. The result is a transformation of how the enterprise communicates and collaborates that amplifies collective effort, energizes the business, and enhances business performance. Unify has a strong heritage of product reliability, innovation, open standards and security.
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