Symantec Vice President of Research Joe Pasqua Joins CTO Forum Executive Board

Mon Sep 14, 2009 9:07am EDT

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SANTA CLARA, Calif.--(Business Wire)--
The CTO Forum today announced that Joe Pasqua, vicepresident, research
forSymantec Corp., has been appointed to its executive board. The CTO Forum
brings together senior technology executives from leading organizations to
foster discussion and collaboration regarding the advancement of technology and
innovation within organizations. 

"The CTO Forum is honored to welcome Joe to our executive board," said Basheer
Janjua, founder and chairman of the CTO Forum and CEO of Integnology
Corporation. "Joe brings a wealth of experience in developing and
commercializing innovative technologies at Symantec, Adobe, Xerox and several
other industry leading organizations. His knowledge and perspectives will
provide an important contribution to the CTO Forum." 

As vice president of research, Pasqua is responsible for all activities within
Symantec Research Labs, the company`s global research organization. In this
capacity, he oversees core research, collaborative research with government and
universities, advanced concept development, external standards activities, and
product security. His background includes more than 25 years of research and
development experience in the software industry at companies such as Adobe,
Oracle, and Xerox as well as several startups. 

Symantec Research Labs plays a leading role in developing and commercializing
numerous cutting-edge technologies across Symantec`s business areas. Under
Pasqua`s leadership, the company`s research labs have developed several
technologies that are being leveraged as part of Symantec`s revolutionary
reputation-based security technology and products that have been commercialized
for shipping, including the innovative OnlineFamily.Norton family safety

"The CTO Forum provides a unique opportunity for candid and insightful
interactions among a great set of technology leaders," said Pasqua. "The
forward-thinking exchanges initiated by the CTO Forum benefit each member and
also help accelerate innovation in the greater community. Innovation is critical
to stay ahead of customer needs and vital for emerging from challenging times
with strong and sustainable advantage." 

About the CTO Forum

The CTO Forum is a non-profit organization dedicated to fostering a trusted,
open and creative environment where the brightest minds of our times convene to
address the industry`s most important issues. The CTO Forum brings together the
best minds in technology from different industries to define opportunities, and
to collaborate in harnessing the extraordinary potential of technology. The CTO
Forum`s mission is to deliver a Global Innovation Platform, where technology
leaders collaborate and co-create the technology and solutions that will be
critical to meeting tomorrow`s global opportunities and challenges. For more
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