SOURCE: AIIM International

AIIM International

AIIM International

October 18, 2012 03:00 ET

AIIM Names Alfresco's John Newton Chairman of the Board

Newton Reaffirms AIIM's Commitment to Guide Organizations in the Adoption of Engagement Systems Designed to Accelerate Revenue Growth and Deepen Customer Satisfaction

SILVER SPRING, MD and LONDON--(Marketwire - Oct 18, 2012) - AIIM, the global community of information professionals, and Alfresco announced today the election of Alfresco Co-founder, CTO and Chairman John Newton as the new chairman of AIIM's board of directors. As the trusted and proven advocate in enterprise content management (ECM), Newton is a veteran with more than 25 years experience developing enterprise software to address the needs of global companies and is considered one of the early pioneers of ECM by industry experts.

"I have spent half a lifetime in content management seeing it through from its earliest origins to where it is today. It's exciting to see how far it has come and to participate in its future path as chairman of AIIM's board," said Newton. "AIIM has been a trusted resource and forum for the content management industry and through its collaborative membership, I'm excited to partner together to redefine what content management means in the 21st century."

The next few years will continue to bring some of the most significant changes in technology seen to-date. A new generation is embracing these changes and drastically altering the way global organizations use information as consumers and in the enterprise. Both Alfresco and AIIM are uniquely positioned to not only embrace new technologies and ideas, but also together can positively impact organizations, employees and customers looking to effectively embrace this historic technology evolution.

In 1990, Newton co-founded, designed and led the development of Documentum, the leader in content management acquired by EMC. For the next 10 years, he invented many of the foundational concepts and technologies widely used in the industry today. In addition, he built Documentum's marketing and professional services organizations in Europe, has been an entrepreneur-in-residence at Benchmark Capital and was one of the founding engineers at Ingres where he helped develop the world's first commercial relational database.

"As one of our industry's most inspiring luminaries, John brings important insight into the new era of engagement and has a deep understanding of the relationship between content, engagement systems and business performance," said AIIM President John Mancini. "We look forward to having John take a strong leadership position on our board as we enter a pivotal phase in our growth and expansion to reach new audiences."

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About AIIM
AIIM has been an advocate and supporter of information professionals for nearly 70 years. The association's mission is to ensure that information professionals understand the current and future challenges of managing information assets in an era of social, mobile, cloud and big data. Founded in 1943, AIIM builds on a strong heritage of research and member service. Today, AIIM is a global, non-profit organization that provides independent research, education and certification programs to information professionals. AIIM represents the entire information management community, with programs and content for practitioners, technology suppliers, integrators and consultants.

About Alfresco
Alfresco is how great businesses share, organize and protect content. Nearly seven million people in more than 180 countries use Alfresco Enterprise, Cloud, Mobile and Community to manage over three billion files worldwide.

Whether on the go or in the office, Alfresco empowers today's teams to do great work.

Founded in 2005, Alfresco is headquartered in London with U.S. headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia. For more information about Alfresco, please visit: