Open Text president, CEO named to Computerworld Honours Chairmen`s Committee
Lava Systems Africa, an affinity partner of Canadian-based Open Text, and one of the companies within the Enterprise Content & Wireless (ECW) Group, today announced that Bob Carrigan, Chairman of the Computerworld Honours Programme Chairmen`s Committee and President of IDG Communications, has announced that John Shackleton, President and Chief Executive Officer, Open Text, has joined its prestigious Chairmen`s Committee.
Comprised of an elite group of top technology executives, the committee strives to recognise IT companies that have leveraged technology through the betterment of society.
"The Chairmen`s Committee possesses some of the most innovative leaders the IT industry has to offer," commented Carrigan. "John Shackleton, along with other members of the committee, will play a prominent role in helping to carry out the programme`s mission - to identify those companies and individuals who are using technology to positively impact society."
The Computerworld Honours Programme unites chairmen and CEOs of the world`s foremost information technology companies to recognise the most outstanding user achievements in technology each year. The process culminates with an awards ceremony, which will take place in Washington, DC, with a guest list that represents a who`s who in IT. The technology achievements honoured by this programme are preserved and protected in national archives, and in over 250 universities, museums and research institutions throughout the world.
As part of the Chairmen`s Committee, Shackleton will help to identify the organisations whose use of information technology has been especially noteworthy for the originality of its conception, the breadth of its vision and the significance of its benefit to society.