John Newton

John Newton

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Chairman and CTO for Alfresco Software, Inc.


John Newton (Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer of Alfresco Software Ltd.) has had one of the longest and most influential careers in content management. Considered by many to be the father of enterprise content management, Newton is credited with inventing many of the concepts widely used in the industry today, and has twice co-founded companies that radically changed how organizations manage the flow of information across the enterprise. In 1990, Newton co-founded, designed, and led the development of Documentum, which became the leader in content management and was acquired by EMC. He sent shockwaves through the industry again in 2005, when he co-founded Alfresco, an open source alternative to proprietary Enterprise Content Management vendors. He graduated with a BS in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the University of California at Berkeley. Newton is a regular attendee at the World Economic Forum meetings in Davos, where Alfresco was awarded a coveted Technology Pioneer designation. Newton is also a member of the AIIM Board of Directors.

Latest Blog Entries

Irrational Exuberance on CMIS?


I am an incurable optimist. I believe in the power of technology and that with software anything is possible. So it is understandable that on a panel on CMIS at AIIM the other week, Microsoft progr... read more

A Perspective on Enterprise 2.0

Today marks the beginning of my new blog for AIIM's Enterprise 2.0 expert group. This is exciting stuff for me because I have seen dramatic changes in AIIM's industry over the last 25 years or so a... read more