Former Director of Army Media and Communications to Drill Cloud Computing Start-up in Institutional and Government Markets
EDINBURGH, June 14, 2012 – Cloudsoft Corporation, a software innovator specialising in multi-cloud application management, today announced they have appointed Major General David Shaw CBE to their strategic advisory board. Shaw joins the board to help shape Cloudsoft‘s approach to government and institutional markets, and to provide guidance in media and communication.
Shaw completed his career in the British Army in 2012, having served as Director of Army Media and Communication, General Officer Commanding 2nd Division and Governor of Edinburgh Castle. His specialties include media and communication, leadership, change management and operations.
“I am very excited to be working with Cloudsoft,” said Shaw. “The ground breaking technology that they’ve developed has the potential to produce radical and beneficial effects on military and government department processes and capabilities.”
“We are delighted to have David on board with his unique blend of military, media and management experience.” said Duncan Johnston-Watt, founder and CEO, Cloudsoft. “His advice and expertise will be invaluable particularly as we look to build on our early work in supply chain and logistics.”
Shaw takes this position in addition to his role as a director of social enterprise Red Lion Foods, and his duties as a visiting Professor at The Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, where he lectures in strategic communication and leadership.
About David Shaw:
Major General David Shaw CBE completed a full career in the British Army in 2012, having served in a variety of operational and management posts across the world. He was appointed Director of Army Media and Communication in 2007 and, in 2009, General Officer Commanding 2nd Division and Governor of Edinburgh Castle.
Shaw’s specialties are media and communication, leadership, change management and operations. He has run multi-functional organizations, worked in the MOD’s equipment capability department and has taught Defence procurement and management.
He has a Cranfield Masters in Defence Administration and is a visiting Professor at The Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, focusing on strategic communication and leadership.
Reference: Wikipedia: David Shaw, British Army officer
About Cloudsoft Corporation:
Cloudsoft Corporation is a software company specialising in multi-cloud application management, enabling enterprises to better exploit the benefits of cloud computing: using cloud without losing control.
Cloudsoft provides comprehensive professional open source support and services, actively sponsoring established open source projects such as Apache Whirr and jclouds which together with its recently open sourced control plane, brooklyn, form the basis of Cloudsoft’s Application Management Platform. This fully supported open source platform enables enterprises to develop, deploy and manage large-scale distributed applications at lower cost, reduced complexity and minimal risk while avoiding vendor lock-in.
Headquartered in the UK and venture funded, Cloudsoft is led by seasoned executives backed by an experienced open source leadership and a world-class advisory board.