Lou Shipley | President & CEO

Lou brings over 25 years of experience as an enterprise software executive. He is a veteran of five Massachusetts software startups: Avid, WebLine (Cisco), FairMarket (Ebay), Reflectent (Citrix) and VMTurbo. Lou was President and CEO of VMTurbo, Inc., and Reflectent Software (acquired by Citrix Systems in 2006), both of which served the enterprise and financial services industries. After the Reflectent acquisition, Lou served as General Manager of the Citrix Management Systems group, and then took on the role of General Manager of the Citrix Virtualization and Cloud Products Group. He worked as an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Highland Capital Partners in 2002. Prior to Highland, Lou served as Vice President of Worldwide Field Operations for WebLine Communications, a customer contact center software company acquired by Cisco Systems in 1999 for $325 million. Before WebLine, Lou served as Vice President of Americas and Pacific operations at Avid Technology. He joined Avid when the company was a startup and oversaw its growth to over $450 million in revenue. Lou also founded and served as President of Avid Japan KK. Lou serves as Chairman of the Board of CustomerGauge and is an advisor to AppFirst and Unidesk Software. He holds a BA in economics from Trinity College and an MBA from Harvard Business School. He is a lecturer at the MIT Sloan School of Management, where he teaches the course “Technology Sales & Sales Management.”

Recent Posts

For the last six months, Forrester Research has been gathering and analyzing comparative information on technology vendors — including Black Duck — that provide Software Composition Analysis, an increasingly important job in helping organizations secure their software applications. Their

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Early last year, I “fired” talk radio along with NPR’s morning and evening editions. That same day, I “hired” Amazon Audible as my commute companion. It wasn’t a difficult decision. Audible is far better than its predecessors at doing the job I need done as I travel to and from my office – provide

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For many people, watching a TV news report, or reading a Web article about an “international trade mission” likely conjures an image of politicians and corporate bigwigs jetting to interesting or exotic destinations for a semi-vacation on someone else’s dime. In short, a junket. When I accepted

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I’m very pleased to be a member of the Massachusetts delegation visiting Israel this week as part of Gov. Charlie Baker’s first international trade mission since taking office nearly two years ago. We’re an energetic and diverse group of more than 40 strong – from large and small Mass technology

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Demand Increasing for Complete Application-Security Picture Today we announced the integration of Black Duck Hub with HPE Security Fortify Software Security Center (SSC), complementing Fortify’s static, dynamic, and runtime application security features. As HPE points out, the Hub integration

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Apple Pay, PayPal, Google Wallet – all recognizable names that are taking over the consumer-to-business (C2B) space. According to Gartner Research by 2017 the total worldwide mobile payments market is expected to reach 450 million users (18% growth a year) and be worth $721 billion (35% a year).

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When news of the Heartbleed bug circulated last week after going undetected for two years, OpenSSL programmer Robin Seggelmann admitted that he "missed the necessary validation by an oversight." While the bug led some to question the security and quality of open source software, many came to its

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‘A serious bug in software used by millions of web servers could have exposed anyone visiting sites they hosted to spying and eavesdropping.’ I know what I asked our team when I read this BBC headline: Are we vulnerable to the Heartbleed bug, and do we ship this with our software? Thankfully

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