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*NEWS: Ephesoft Announces New Board Member

Ajay Patel, board member, Ephesoft

An enterprise content capture and data discovery provider announced today that it appointed enterprise software leader, Ajay Patel, to its board of directors.

Patel joins Ephesofts five-member board, which guides the company toward its goal of expanding reach in the enterprise capture market by offering its machine learning products to customers and partners seeking to incorporate cloud-based services into their business processes. Machine learning is a subset of AI.

Named one of CRN’s “100 People You Don’t Know But Should 2018”, Patel brings a wealth of enterprise software management experience to Ephesoft’s board.

Since 2013, he has served as sr VP and GM of VMware’s cloud provider software business unit, managing the VMware cloud provider program— one of the largest and most active communities for cloud and managed services providers with more than 4,200 partners in over 120 countries.

Patel also oversees VMware’s cloud provider product development, go-to-market strategy, sales and strategic cloud partnerships.

With Ephesoft, he will offer counsel on similar partner programs, especially as they pertain to cloud-centric products and managed services products.

Prior to VMware, Patel served as VP of fusion middleware at Oracle, where he led Oracle’s Cloud Application Foundation. He also spearheaded a number of core products, including Oracle Exalogic and its industry-leading Java EE Application Server, Oracle WebLogic. The business unit saw enormous growth under Patel’s purview, increasing by more than $1 billion during his tenure.

Patel also served as SVP of Sonoa Systems (now Apigee) before it was acquired by Google in 2016 in a $625 million deal.

Additionally, he has worked in a consulting capacity with such multinational corporations as AT&T and Price Waterhouse Coopers.

A graduate of the UCI, Patel earned two bachelor of science degrees in electrical engineering and computer science.

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Deirdre Newman is a veteran journalist, who's covered OC startups for two-plus years.

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